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Conan O’Brien Returns to TV

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Just nine months after getting yanked off the air by NBC, Conan O'Brien debuted his new TBS talk show Conanlast night. It began with a hilarious flashback to "last season onConan," in which he is repeatedly gunned down by the Mafia afterleaving NBC, then forced to work as a birthday party clown and later atBurger King. Click here to watch.

Read Rolling Stone's October interview with Conan

The episode ended with a musical performance by O'Brien's longtime friend Jack White,who performed Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" with the newlychristened Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, and Conan himself onguitar. Click here to watch. (E Street drummer Max Weinberg has been replaced by JamesWormworth.) Tonight Soundgarden make their first TV appearance sincere-forming earlier this year. 

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