In what was a fantastic and classy ending to his far too brief run on "The Tonight Show," Conan O'Brien threw on a Les Paul and rocked in an all-star jam of "Free Bird." The band included Will Ferrell on lead vocals decked out as a Van Zant brother along with Beck, Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top). There's also the return of Ferrell's infamous cowbell too. Check out the video below and enjoy. Oh, and watch for Conan's solo towards the end. He's a pretty decent player.
Check out a video of Neil Young's solo performance of "Long May You Run" from the show too by going back a bit in the Hulu video.
We'll be keeping an eye out for Conan's in about 7 months where he'll hopefully keep his love of music alive. Many local favorites made their network television debuts on "Late Night" including Annuals and The Avett Brothers. Long live Coco.
Man, how in the world did I miss this? Fun little performance at the end, but the talk that he does at the beginning of the segment is pretty solid, too.
I don't watch much late night TV (but when I do, I watch Craig Ferguson), but I used to watch Conan on his previous show and he was great. I hope someone picks him up as soon as possible. He's a class act and always has some good music on the show.
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