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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

Questlove And Chris Rock Talk Black Bar Mitzvah Music, Joe Jackson, & The Top Five Soundtrack

Chris Rock’s new film Top Five — which was produced by Kanye and Jay Z — hits theaters next month. Questlove served as the movie’s music producer, and The New York Times sat down for a talk with both of them behind the scenes of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. They had a fascinating… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Watch SNL‘s Swiftamine Commercial For Taylor Swift Onset Vertigo

Saturday Night Live took on Taylor Swift last night with a fake commercial for Swiftamine, a drug that helps with the vertigo you experience when you come to the realization that you love Taylor Swift, even if you think you may hate her. (1989 is so good, right?) Host Chris Rock makes an appearance. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 11:29 am

SNL Will Let Prince Play An 8-Minute Jam

Saturday Night Live musical performances aren’t really known for their inventiveness. Sure, there’s the occasional exaggerated stunt (or blunder), but it seems like it’s mostly just another PR stepping stone artists have to get through, and the music always feels tangentially related to the goings-on of the actual show. But leave it to Prince to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 27, 2014 - 11:33 am

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Kanye And Jay Z Produce New Chris Rock Movie

Paramount Pictures has just picked up Top Five, a movie written and directed by Chris Rock, after it got pretty good reviews at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. According to Deadline, Kanye West and Jay Z co-produced the movie and the executive music producer was Questlove. The film stars Andre Allen as a fictionalized… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 7:35 pm

Watch BET Awards ’14 Highlights: Missy Joins Pharrell, Nicki Shades Iggy, Chris Rock Interviews White People, BET Misspells Lionel Richie At The Worst Possible Time

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, hosted by Chris Rock and featuring a vast number of entertainers. But they could’ve probably used another editor on hand, since they managed to throw an errant T into Lionel Richie’s name onscreen as they were presenting him a Lifetime Achievement Award. But that wasn’t the big… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2014 - 9:11 am

The Music Of Prince (Feat. D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Fred Armisen, & More) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 3/7/13

Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC’s Carnegie Hall. Among the performers: D’Angelo, the Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Talib Kweli, Sandra Bernhard, Nina Persson (the Cardigans), the Blind Boys Of Alabama, Betty Lavette, and Fred Armisen, who has impersonated… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 8, 2013 - 11:15 am

Check Out Photos And Video From Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductions

The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions took place in Cleveland Saturday night, and while there were a lot of no shows — Faces’ Rod Stewart, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chili Pepper John Frusciante, and Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed, and Izzy Stradlin — only Axl’s absence was booed by… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2012 - 9:30 am

Simon Replaces Garfunkel With Tracy Morgan, Preps His “Best Since Graceland

The trio appeared together on yesterday’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit on Comedy Central to help raise funds for autism research. This skit about Morgan and Rock’s attempt to sing “Scarborough Fair” is overly long and fairly flat, but it may be your only chance to see Paul Simon do his Snoop Dogg impression. More »

By: brandon / October 22, 2010 - 2:37 pm

TV On The Radio Bring “Dancing Choose” To Letterman’s Fire Escape

It was a tumultuous week at NY’s Ed Sullivan Theater. Bill Clinton stopped by Monday (LOL @ Chris Rock afterward) and on Wednesday John McCain canceled at the last minute because the economy exploded. The high-profile week of musical chairs was capped off with TV On The Radio & Friends’ horny, wordy “Dancing Choose,” a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 27, 2008 - 2:50 pm

Chris Rock Was The Only Black Guy At The Coldplay Show

I’m not saying that because Coldplay is now officially Stuff White People Like, I’m saying that because Chris Rock is saying that in a Celebrity MySpace blog post entitled “Only Black Guy Concert Review.” He lists some of the shows at which he held the distinction of being “the only black guy” — Van Halen,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 2, 2008 - 2:07 pm

Bonnaroo: Photos Of Funny People (Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney)

It’s Economics 101: During hard times and increasing competition, secure your viability by diversifying your brand. Maybe? If I had ever taken Econ I’d know. That sounds good anyway, so I’m going with it. And so is Bonnaroo: Music festivals are in full glut swing and there just aren’t enough good bands to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 14, 2008 - 8:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Metallica Are Awesome At Ther Instruments, Being Photographed

Every festival has that band that becomes small talk fodder fest wide, the easy ice breaker, the default conversational touchstone. Last year’s Lolla it was Pearl Jam. Last year’s Bonnaroo it was the Police. And last night, it was Metallica. I was talking to Whitney before James, Lars, Kirk, and the Living Actio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 14, 2008 - 4:06 pm