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Jimmy Fallon Replaces Little River Band With Darius Rucker For Monday Show

by Paul Cashmere on January 10, 2015

in News

The non-original Little River Band will no longer appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

Amber James, publicist for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, has confirmed for Noise11.com that former Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker will now appear on the show instead of Little River Band next week.

Today’s incarnation of the American based Little River Band has not had an original member since the departure of Derek Pellicci in 1997. The current band legally trades under the Little River Band brand despite brand owner Stephen Housden also no longer being a member of the band.

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon booked the current line-up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Little River Band. However, no member of the current LRB line-up was even in the band when they formed in Melbourne in 1975. The non-original line-up of Little River Band has also never toured Australia.

Founding member and original lead singer passed on a message to the non-original band telling Noise11.com, “I’ve written a strong letter to the production and/or Fallon outlaying my distress and outrage if it were and I ended it “if you do decide to put them on the show just pass on my message (to the band) ‘to go fuck yourselves’”.

Monday’s Fallon guest Darius Rucker, who as lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, sold more than 16 million records and won two Grammy Awards.

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon is broadcast on the ABC2 across Australia.


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