Fred Armisen

Featured Fred Armisen stories

Interview

Q&A: SNL Band’s Jared Scharff On His First 10 Years On The Show And His New Pearl Lion Video

Jared Scharff has one of the best music gigs in television. As a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live band, the Rockland County-bred guitarist…
Scott Lapatine | June 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Best Covers

Sleater-Kinney’s 10 Best Cover Songs

Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York's finest venues. (They…
Michael Tedder | January 18, 2016 - 10:31 am

Interview

Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia’s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful -- and as wildly varied -- as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those…
T. Cole Rachel | January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

More Fred Armisen stories

Fred Armisen, Adam Pally, And Zoe Lister-Jones Made A Music Video For Their Band Aid Band

In the Sundance hit Band Aid, filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones performs in a fictional band called the Dirty Dishes -- not to be confused with the
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 4:26 pm

Chris Cornell’s Funeral: Chester Bennington Sings “Hallejulah,” Mourners Include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden Members

Among those who attended Chris Cornell's private memorial today were his Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron; Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament; Nirvana's Krist Novoselic;…
Associated Press | May 26, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Ty Segall – “Break A Guitar” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins, & Jack Black)

Psychedelic rock warrior Ty Segall just shared his video for "Break A Guitar," the revved-up hammerhead beast from this year's self-titled album, and it is…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 9:54 am

Watch Andy Samberg Parody Eddie Vedder Singing “Alive” In Spirit Awards’ Non-Memoriam Tribute

Andy Samberg delivered a special non-memoriam tribute at the Spirit Awards last night, singing Pearl Jam's "Alive" in his best Eddie Vedder voice as a…
Peter Helman | February 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy In Portlandia’s “Grammy For Suing” Sketch

The penultimate season of Portlandia is underway, and as usual it features some guest appearances from high-profile musicians. One sketch online today, for instance, features…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2017 - 9:25 am

Portlandia Announces Final Season

IFC has renewed Portlandia for an eighth and final season, which will air in 2018. IFC president Jennifer Caserta announced the news at the Television…
Peter Helman | January 15, 2017 - 10:46 am

Stream/Download Run The Jewels RTJ3

It's a Christmas fucking miracle! Killer Mike and El-P weren't supposed to release RTJ3, their highly anticipated third album under the name Run The Jewels,…
Peter Helman | December 24, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Run The Jewels, The B-52’s To Appear In Portlandia Season 7

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's sketch comedy show Portlandia returns for its seventh season in a few weeks (1/5). It reliably has a cadre of…
James Rettig | December 20, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Netflix Announces Michael Bolton Valentine’s Day Comedy Special With The Lonely Island, Fred Armisen, & More

Netflix has announced a new comedy special called Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special that will be released to the streaming service on 2/7.
James Rettig | December 16, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Hear Fred Armisen’s Jingles For KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken has been a big foodie trend for a while now, so of course KFC is adding their own take on the delicacy…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2016 - 9:31 am

“Mother Mother” Singer Tracy Bonham Crowdfunding 20th Anniversary Album Remake With Help From Fred Armisen

Tracy Bonham's debut album The Burdens Of Being Upright turns 20 this year, as does "Mother Mother," that album's hit song. To celebrate the anniversary…
James Rettig | November 4, 2016 - 4:29 pm

Stream Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Talking Heads Parody Album

On the most recent episode of their IFC show Documentary Now!, the Saturday Night Live veterans Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, along with old friend…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Watch Clips From Documentary Now!‘s Talking Heads Parody Episode

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have devoted an episode of their IFC comedy show Documentary Now! to parodying Jonathan Demme's 1984 Talking Heads concert film…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Watch Portlandia Mock MRAs With “What About Men?” Protest Song

Portlandia's seventh season premieres in January, and today, the series has shared a sneak peek at an upcoming episode. The sketch features Fred Armisen and…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2016 - 7:29 pm
1 2 3 4 ...