Conan O'Brien Hijacks 'Rock Band' with Radiohead, Beastie Boys Covers

January 3, 2008 1:36 PM ET

Last night, during his maiden show since the onset of the Writer's Guild strike, Conan O'Brien made a little video depicting how he'd spent the days waiting to return to the air. What we learned: O'Brien can proficiently execute "Sunshine of Your Love" and the opening riff of "Purple Haze" on guitar. Also, he enjoys busting in on his staffers' Rock Band sessions to play along with Radiohead's "Creep," and he does a wicked "Sabatoge" in the voice of Edith Bunker.

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