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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

Watch SNL “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga

Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake revived their funky fresh new jack swing duo on tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, which JT hosted for the fourth time. Musical guest Lady Gaga joins the pair in this digital short, a raunchy ’90s R&B-inspired throwback a la Emmy-winning holiday carol “Dick In A Box” and “Motherlover”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am

Progress Report: The Lonely Island

Name: The Lonely Island
Progress Report: America’s mightiest novelty band slip on a Turtleneck & Chain
The genre known as “comedy music” is often regarded as the sad realm of the one-hit wonder. It’s fair to say that most comedy songs — no matter how clever or funny or particularly zeitgeisty they might… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 9, 2011 - 7:07 pm

The Lonely Island – “Turtleneck And Chain” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)

The Lonely Island’s next single from Turtleneck & Chain is the satirical rap troupe’s second LP title track, roasting lifestyle attire and beverage choices while keenly framing these guys’ costume ideas for Halloween 2011. Snoop Dogg drops in for a verse, joining Akon, Michael Bolton, Beck, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, John Waters, Santigold, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2011 - 9:53 am

The Lonely Island – “We’re Back” Video & Turtleneck & Chain Info

The Lonely Island are back with (drumroll) “We’re Back,” the first taste of their forthcoming second album Turtleneck & Chain. The SNL trio’s 2009 Incredibad boasted guest spots from T-Pain, Norah Jones, and Julian Casablancas. This time they’ve got Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. Does that mean this album will include “I Just… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am

The Lonely Island & Julian Casablancas – “Boombox” Video

My favorite song from Incredibad gets a video/SNL digital short. Come along to awesometown, b.y.o.boiledgoose. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 14, 2010 - 9:53 am

Ted Leo, “Lazy Sunday” Return To Late Night

Fallon’s on a roll with musical guests and reunions. Last week he had Joanna Newsom and Silversun Pickups alongside a reunion for the cast of “California Dreams.” He kicked off this week with Ted Leo doing “The Mighty Sparrow,” and Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg for a live “Lazy Sunday” performance. Leo’s on a promo… More »

By: jessica / March 9, 2010 - 1:18 pm

SNL Delivers Juggalos Parody, Rihanna With Shy Ronnie And Nuno Bettencourt

Blake Lively hosted the best SNL of the season? Believe it. And yes, that’s Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt on guitar with Rihanna. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 7, 2009 - 11:49 am

Let The Joanna Newsom 2010 Rumor Mill Begin

The bra commercial, the urban mom video cameo, popping up as an anonymous model on a street-style blog, and now a photo for Giorgio Armani’s United Artist campaign for W mag: Joanna Newsom’s in the midst of a clear shift from the forests to the fashion set. So it’s only fitting that tidbits about a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Lonely Island Tribute, Ass In Eminem’s Face Highlight MTV Movie Awards

LeeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak, and Forest Whitaker sang an SNL song medley, Bruno “accidentally” bare-assed Eminem, and Kristen Stewart was predictably awkward. Check out video and photos of the funniest moments. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

TV On The Radio, Lonely Island, Fake Björk Liven Up Saturday Night

This week’s SNL featured music guest TV On The Radio and host The Mean Guy In Wedding Crashers. Over the course of “Golden Age” and “Dancing Choose,” TVOTR sounded like they could have used more time soundchecking, but the video for Lonely Island’s “I’m On A Boat” and Kristen Wiig’s Björk On The Icelandic Economy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2009 - 12:25 pm

New Lonely Island (Feat. Julian Casablancas) – “Boombox”

In anticipation of INCREDIBAD, Lonely Island’s send-ups are arriving rapid fire. This new track, which has the Strokes man lending his pipes, is less “Jizz In My Pants,” more “I’m On A Boat,” at least via its initial posh, old-money country club setting. The protagonist shows up to the stuffy, boiled-goose-and-sauerkraut-scented affair and learns a… More »

By: brandon / February 9, 2009 - 11:25 am

Live From New York It’s A Fleet Foxes Promo

This weekend, Fleet Foxes become the sixth “indie” band to play SNL in recent memory. Or seventh. Eighth. Clearly it’s a controversial issue that should be resolved immediately because understanding label distribution deals is key to enjoying music. Sarcasm! Anyway, the Seattle folkies have been rehearsing at Studio 8H and shot some promos with the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 16, 2009 - 1:13 am

Lonely Island’s Incredibad Gets Tracklist, Not Aphex Twin

As previously reported, Saturday Night Live trio Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg release their debut Lonely Island LP next month. Incredibad features cameos from Norah Jones, Julian Casablances, and T-Pain, among others, and includes all your favorite musical digital shorts from SNL except the Aphex Twin-sampling “Iran So Far.” We asked Samberg why… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 12, 2009 - 2:21 am

Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones Guest On Lonely Island LP

By now you’ve heard “Jizz In My Pants,” the provocative “West End Girls”-y first single from Lonely Island’s Incredibad. The SNL comedy trio’s debut album will also feature guest appearances from Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones, and T-Pain.”It might be surprising what Norah’s singing about,” says Islander Jorma Taccone. “For both her and Julian, it’s definitely… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 9, 2008 - 2:23 pm

New Lonely Island Video – “Jizz In My Pants”

Andy Samberg pulled Lonely Island writing partner Jorma Taccone on cam (also Justin Timberlake, Molly Simms, and Meadow Soprano) for an orgasmic digital-short song on SNL this weekend. It’s the first single from LI’s forthcoming album Incredibad (out 2/10). If ever an LP earned a Premature Evaluation, it’s one with a song called “Jizz I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 8, 2008 - 10:23 am

The Killers’ Day & Age Album Art

The Killers performed “Human” and “Spaceman” on SNL this past weekend. It turns out they also performed some songs off-the-air, which is documented in this clip, wherein Fred Armisen explains the situation and we spot a very gracious Brandon Flowers along with Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, and Will Forte sorta “rocking out.” It sounds like… More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2008 - 3:11 pm

The Killers On SNL: Are They “Human” Or Are They “Spaceman”

Both. But Whatever you think of the Killers, one thing is inarguable: Brandon Flowers despises conventional torso-wear. The band returned to Studio 8H looking trim and with plumage on their shoulder pads (well Brandon did anyway) to perform two from their forthcoming set Day & Age: “Human,” which has been streaming and sounded a little… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2008 - 12:44 pm

My Morning Jacket Bring Their “Amazed,” “Evil Urges” To SNL

This weekend’s MacGruber-friendly Saturday Night Live episode featured Shia The Motherfucking Beef and musical guest My Morning Jacket. Jim James probably didn’t want to scare America and so he kept “Highly Suspicious” on the sidelines. Instead MMJ catered to the jammier elements of Evil Urges, with southern rocking “I’m Amazed” and the Dead-inflected verses/Allmans-Skynyrd rapid-fire… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2008 - 11:56 am

Justin Timberlake’s Superbowl Commercial

How many slurps of Pepsi does it take to get Justin Timberlake into your backyard? We lost count. But in this commercial for Pepsi and Amazon’s MP3 Store, the journey includes one of the creepier Andy Samberg cameo’s on record along with Tony Romo in an SVU sans Jessica (and yet this is still the… More »

By: brandon / January 31, 2008 - 10:54 am