A Few More Things: Conan O’Brien, Melissa Etheridge & Marc Anthony

Conan O’Brien jams with Jack White, Melissa Etheridge plans an appearance on the “Million Dollar Quartet” musical and Marc Anthony becomes king of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Fell In Love With A Comic

On Thursday Conan O’Brien treated a group of fans to a free show at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. After O’Brien and White announced online that “something special” was in the works, a group of a least 1,000 fans lined up, with some arriving as early as 24 hours before the show. Only the first 300 were allowed in.

O’Brien, who is touring the country on his “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Televison Tour,” put his spin on tunes including Elvis Presley’s “Blue Moon,” The Stray Cats’ “Rock This Town,” Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” and The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

Photo: Dave Proctor
Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

White joined the comedian on stage for Radiohead’s “Creep,” which O’Brien sang with an exaggerated British accent, and Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock.”

Thursday’s performance was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape and Third Man Records is now taking pre-orders through its website for the LP.

Fans can catch O’Brien at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., this weekend with performances Friday and Saturday.

Click here for Third Man Records’ website.

Click here for Team Coco’s website.

Million Dollar Melissa

Melissa Etheridge is helping the Tony Award-nominated “Million Dollar Quartet” close the curtain in style with a performance on the June 23 finale of the hit Broadway musical.

The musical is centered around a 1956 impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tenn., between Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. The artists all made a name for themselves after recording at the studio, which was owned by record producer Sam Phillips.

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Dow Live Earth Run For Water, Los Angeles, Calif.

Etheridge will perform an undisclosed song from the catalog of one of the four legendary singers. 

Click here for the “Million Dollar Quartet” website.

Click here for Melissa Etheridge’s website.

All Hail King Marc

Marc Anthony’s royal status has just been upgraded. After initially planning to make a brief appearance at New York’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, the singer-songwriter will now be this year’s parade king.

The parade, which is open to the public, takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m., making its way down Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street. 

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Madison Square Garden, New York City

Anthony was born in New York but is of Puerto Rican descent. He released his eleventh studio album, Iconos, last month. 

Click here for the Puerto Rican Day Parade website.

Click here for Marc Anthony’s website.