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Video: Vampire Weekend and Black Keys Fight It Out on 'Colbert Report'

Grammy-nominated bands are challenged to a 'sell-out-off'

January 12, 2011 10:25 AM ET

The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig stopped by The Colbert Report last night to help Stephen Colbert fill out his Grammy ballot: Since both bands are up for Best Alternative Music Album, he challenged them to a "sell-out-off" in which the musicians showed off the high-profile television ads that featured their songs in 2010.

But after Colbert determined that both bands "equally whored out" their music, things got a bit violent. Check it out.

The Colbert Report: January 11 [Colbert Nation]

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