Jay-Z and Eminem tape rooftop 'Late Show with David Letterman' duet
UPI News Service, 06/22/2010
Rappers Jay-Z and Eminem have taped a special performance on the rooftop of the "Late Show with David Letterman" studio in New York, CBS said.
The duet was taped Monday atop the Ed Sullivan Theater. It is expected to air on Friday's edition of "Late Show."
"Over the years, the Ed Sullivan Theater Building is the site of historic musical performances," Letterman said during the show's taping. "The Beatles ! the Rolling Stones -- anybody who is anybody has performed on this stage, and we've been lucky enough to -- to continue that tradition."
Eminem and Jay-Z perform three songs during their set, which takes place 13 stories high, 140 feet above Manhattan. Besides performing, Jay-Z also appears as the show's lead guest, and Eminem presents the Top 10 Eminem Pieces of Advice for the Kids, CBS said.
The musicians' "Late Show" appearance comes in anticipation of their historic, co-headlining 2-stop concert tour, "Home and Home," produced by Live Nation, at Comerica Park in Detroit Sept. 2 and at Yankee Stadium in New York Sept. 13.
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