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Seth Meyers Names Fred Armisen as His 'Late Night' Band Leader

February 11, 2014 (1:30 am) GMT
The 'Portlandia' star will join his fellow 'Saturday Night Live' alum on the NBC talk show, leading house band 8G Band.

is reuniting with his former "" co-star on "Late Night". The former "SNL" head writer has named the "" star as the leader of his show's house band, 8G Band.

"Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia," so Meyers announced on Twitter. He also posted the first photo of him with members of 8G Band, including Armisen, Seth Jabour (guitar), Kimberly Thompson (drums), Eli Janney (keyboards) and Syd Butler (bass).

Armison is no stranger to music. He was a drummer with the punk rock band Trenchmouth and once showed off his drumming skills in a drum battle with Questlove on "".

Questlove and his band are following over to his new show, "", which will premiere February 17. Meyers, meanwhile, will make his "Late Night" hosting debut on February 24. Both shows air on NBC.

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