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‘Star Wars’ superstar BB-8 inspires some amazing ‘Late Late Show’ music

A droid and a musician, in perfect harmony.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Mar 9, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 2:54 am CDT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s breakout star is already inspiring the next generation of musicians.

Lovable droid BB-8 is The Late Late Show bandleader Reggie Watts’s current muse, and from their interactions, it’s easy to see why. His dialogue in binary almost sounds like music (even if all he’s doing is cursing up a storm), and all Watts needs is a few beats to get him started on a magically catchy tune that captures BB-8’s loyal nature—and our hearts.

When can BB-8 join the band?

Screengrab via The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 9, 2016, 10:56 am CST