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Amy Poehler reveals how she ended up on the cover art of a Yo La Tengo single

Amy Poehler has shared the story behind her appearance on the cover art of Yo La Tengo’s 2000 single, ‘You Can Have It All’.On Tuesday (May 22), Poehler was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a special guest to promote her upcoming film, Inside Out 2. In the Pixar sequel to the 2015 animated movie, Poehler reprises the role of main protagonist Joy.At the start of the interview, host Kimmel mentions that a staffer passed him a CD copy of ‘You Can Have It All’, which he brings out to show Poehler and the audience.Kimmel asks Poehler if the red substance around her lips is blood, to which she clarifies that it is, instead, pasta sauce – part of a sketch segment by her former comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade.“That’s a sketch I did with UCB, my sketch group, called ‘Spaghetti Jesus,’” she explained.“The premise of the sketch is that the face of Jesus is found in a bowl of spaghetti, and then someone ate it.

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Watch Wilco join Yo La Tengo to cover The Beatles, Bob Dylan at Chicago show
Yo La Tengo brought out Wilco for the encore of their show at Metro in Chicago last night, during which they performed four covers together.The bands ran through the Beatles‘ ‘She’s A Woman’, Bob Dylan‘s ‘Love Minus Zero/No Limit’, the Heartbreakers’ ‘One Track Mind’ and Fairport Convention’s ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’.After Wilco departed the stage, Yo La Tengo signed off on their set with another cover, ‘Yellow Sarong’ by The Scene Is Now. Earlier in their set, the band covered Wilco’s ‘If I Ever Was A Child’.Check out their covers below:At an earlier stop on their current US tour this month, Yo La Tengo made headlines by playing a show in Nashville, Tennessee in drag to protest the state’s restrictive new drag law.Earlier this month, Tennessee became the first US state to sign a law banning “adult cabaret” on public property or anywhere it could be seen by children, including “male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers”.The statute – which means a ban on drag performances in public spaces, set to take effect on April 1 – and similar laws, are reportedly being pushed in other Republic-run states.The band made no direct mention of the new law, but said in a statement (via Pitchfork): “What we did last night couldn’t have been clearer, and requires no further comment.”The band released a new album, ‘This Stupid World’, in February.