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The Lonely Island Movie Is A Boy Band Reunion Satire

The Lonely Island already proved their legendary musical-comic genius via three albums and dozens of SNL Digital Shorts. Plus, all three guys were involved with the highly underrated Hot Rod — Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone as actors, Akiva Schaffer as director — and, oh yeah, they scored an Oscar nomination for their Tegan And… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Major Lazer – “Bass Drop” (Feat. Andy Samberg) Video

Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island crew hilariously parodied the EDM industrial complex with the SNL Digital Short “When Will The Bass Drop?” So it’s pleasantly meta to see Samberg guesting on Major Lazer’s new single, “Bass Drop,” a song built around exactly the kind of Transformers/modem digital bass explosions Samberg and company were lampooning. The track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX’s new Animation Domination. The show has been public knowledge for a while, but Billboard has some big details. The animated show will be called Major Lazer, centers on a superhero named… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Watch Tegan And Sara And The Lonely Island Perform On The Oscars

Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island took to the Academy Awards stage tonight for a deliriously fun performance of “Everything Is AWESOME!!!,” the Oscar-nominated song from The Lego Movie. Human counterparts of Lego figures (construction workers, astronauts, cowboys) and an “awesome possum” populated the stage. Joining the vocalists were Questlove, Mark Mothersbaugh (who co-produced… More »

By: James Rettig / February 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven’t made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won’t! Why do Sleater-Kinney need to make a music video? They have, however, put together a clip of a whole bunch of famous people singing along with the album’s badass title track. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Watch Weird Al Make Up TV Theme Song Lyrics On The Emmys

We were kind of close when we speculated last week that Weird Al would perform at an awards show. We thought it would be the VMAs because, you know, music, but it turns out that he was preparing for a surprise appearance at tonight’s Emmy Awards. He performed in a segment where he made u… More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014 - 10:08 pm

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight’s SNL season 39 finale addressed the week’s big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything’s cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am

Watch St. Vincent’s SNL Promos With Andy Samberg

Last month it was announced that St. Vincent would perform on the season finale of SNL with host (and SNL alum) Andy Samberg, and today, NBC has released the promos shot by Annie Clark, Samberg, and SNL cast member Aidy Bryant. Frankly Clark is probably underused considering the comic chops she’s showcased on Portlandia, among… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 15, 2014 - 5:57 pm

St. Vincent Playing SNL Season Finale With Host Andy Samberg

Spring has finally sprung, which means what remains of the traditional network TV season is winding down, and with it the 39th season of Saturday Night Live. As such, the show announced its hosts and musical guests for the final three episodes of the season on Tumblr today. On 5/3 Andrew Garfield aka The AmazingMore »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Tegan And Sara (Feat. The Lonely Island) – “Everything Is AWESOME!!!”

A year ago, Andy Samberg interviewed Tegan And Sara for a ridiculous online skit to promote their album Heartthrob. But even if Samberg did not manage to romantically involve himself with Tegan or Sara, his group the Lonely Island has teamed up with the duo on, of all things, a song for the forthcoming cinematic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 3:08 pm

U2 Win Golden Globe, Shoot “Invisible” Video For Super Bowl Spot

UPDATE: Last night Bono reportedly told Showbiz 411 U2’s new album is now coming in June.

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Last night Hollywood gathered for the 71st annual Golden Globes, that annual mishmash of movie and TV awards that’s slightly less reverent and/or relevant than the Oscars or Emmys. The big musical winner wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom Got Married Yesterday

After five years of dating, Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are now married. The couple’s wedding took place yesterday at a luxury retreat in Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn, according to US Weekly. “He liked her music and would go to her shows,” a friend of Samberg’s said in an interview with the magazine. More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Q&A: The Lonely Island On The Wack Album, The Hurdles Of Putting Together A Tour, And Stinkë Diqué

For the past month, fans have been getting peeks at the Lonely Island’s upcoming release, The Wack Album, through the group’s #WACKWEDNESDAYS campaign, beginning with “Spring Break Anthem” and most recently “Spell It Out.” The heavy Internet presence seems natural for the group, much of whose initial success went hand-in-hand with the rise of YouTube… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / June 6, 2013 - 10:34 am

The Lonely Island – “Spring Break Anthem” Video (Feat. Zach Galifianakis & James Franco)

They’re no longer SNL regulars, but the satirical fake-rap trio the Lonely Island is still making music, and next month they’ll release The Wack Album, their third LP. The album includes a couple of tracks that have already debuted as SNL Digital Shorts, and it’ll also have contributions from Solange, Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, and Billie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013 - 9:18 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Host & Sing On SNL

Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live to host for the fifth time. He took on musical guest duties, as well, as he did when he hosted in 2006. That was also the year that he and Andy Samberg — who recently got engaged to Joanna Newsom! — debuted their Color Me Badd-indebted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged

Everyone enjoy this moment, since we may never again get to see Joanna Newsom’s name on the Us Weekly website. According to that venerable institution, Newsom and her boyfriend of five years, SNL vet and Lonely Island lead Andy Samberg, are engaged. Us Weekly also has a bunch of quotes from an anonymous friend who’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Perform With SNL Cast, Mick Jagger At Show Afterparty

So the afterparty for last weekend’s SNL season finale looks like it was pretty fun. The Foo Fighters, who’d just helped out host Mick Jagger on the show, ended up playing a set of covers in the middle of Rockefeller Center under the goofy-joke cover-band name Chevy Metal. They played the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Watch Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters On SNL Season Finale

Saturday Night Live host and musical guest Mick Jagger got a hand from Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture when he performed on the show’s 37th season finale last night. Arcade Fire (with Nikolai) backed the Rolling Stone on “The Last Time,” and returned later with a medley of “She’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 20, 2012 - 9:01 am

Watch SNL‘s 100th Digital Short

Last Saturday’s Will Ferrell-hosted Saturday Night Live contained the 100th Digital Short, a celebratory musical number featuring Justin Bieber, Julian Casablancas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm and about every imaginable character from the Digital Shorts. There might not be many more of these; Andy Samberg is rumored to be leaving the… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am
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