Måneskin Replace Bass Player With Jimmy Fallon: Watch


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Måneskin's bass player Victoria De Angelis couldn't join them for their Tonight Show performance last night (May 20) due to illness, so they did what any logical band would do — they replaced her with none other than Jimmy Fallon himself.

The late-night show host channeled his inner rock star by wearing a blonde wig, eyeliner, and a striking red jacket. “This is a true story,” he explained before the performance. “This morning, we found out that their bass player, Vic, couldn’t be here because she got sick. She’s fine, but they needed a bass player; so they asked me if I could play.”

“This is true, it happened this morning at like 11 o’clock,” he continued. “I’m like, ‘How do you play it? What is it? I don’t know.’ They showed it to me and I got it. [Plays bass chords] So I have that. I said, ‘I can do this. I can rock that and I can go loud. Let’s go for it! I’m gonna do this for Vic; I’m gonna do this for rock and roll.”

Måneskin took to Instagram after the performance to share hilarious photos of themselves with Fallon alongside a cardboard cutout of De Angelis. “The rumours say we gave Vic away in exchange for a life-size cardboard version of her," they wrote. “Bless you @jimmyfallon for simply being a natural and authentic stuntman 🌟SUPERMODEL wouldn’t be the same without your bass expertise (aaand the original Vic is recovering.”

Watch the performance and see the photos below.