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Brian Williams Calls Lana Del Rey SNL Performance “One Of The Worst Outings In SNL History”

NBC news anchor/indie rock enthusiast Brian Williams and Gawker chief Nick Denton are friends, apparently, and over the weekend he e-mailed a critique of the site’s coverage, or lack thereof, to Denton. An excerpt:

… I do wish the main page featured more TV coverage (Brooklyn hippster [sic] Lana Del Rey… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 16, 2012 - 12:48 pm

America’s Indie Rock News Anchors Grill Julian Casablancas

As we mentioned, the Strokes have announced they’ll be headlining this year’s Lollapalooza, and will have a new LP out in September. But as a few of you noticed when we posted the Strokes’s in-the-studio video, Julian Casablancas was a no-show. In this pair of interviews with ABC’s Dan Harris and NBC’s Brian Williams, Casablanca… More »

By: jessica / March 29, 2010 - 11:22 am

Q&A With Indie Rock Vlogger Brian Williams

The NBC anchor on his new gig: “No one should fear me becoming a tragic hipster. I’m not going to bars in Brooklyn and drinking PBRs.” The Deer Tick fan also recommends Camera Obscura and the Veils. Read at RS. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 14, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Brian Williams Plugs Deer Tick, iTunes

We already knew his iPod included Interpol, Feist, and Cat Power and that he hung out with Nano’s favorite daughter on SNL. Well, NBC’s prime time anchor Brian Williams continues intermingling Apple products with indie rock for this interview/iTunes plug with Deer Tick. It’s the inaugural edition of his new MSNBC.com series called — wait,… More »

By: brandon / May 11, 2009 - 3:04 pm

Feist, Brian Williams, & Obama Do Saturday Night Live

Wonder if newsman Brian had something to do with SNL’s music guest casting Saturday night? Or maybe the 30 Rock crew watches Kimmel. Leslie joined NBC’s prime time anchor Brian Williams on what may be the last Saturday Night Live for awhile, making the jump from your Nano to the Studio 8A stage with a… More »

By: Stereogum / November 5, 2007 - 10:09 am

Brian Williams On Interpol, Cat Power, Feist

Is Brian Williams’s iPod cooler than Anderson Cooper’s iPod? The NBC Nightly News anchor throws the gauntlet in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel (he doesn’t call-out AC, but we like making things into competitions) when he discusses the relative merits of Our Love To Admire (“I think the first three are the best cuts o… More »

By: Stereogum / July 19, 2007 - 9:32 am