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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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015

Watch SNL‘s 100% Accurate Jay Z Story Feat. J.K. Simmons As Nas

Besides D'Angelo's stunning musical performance, there was one other highlight on yesterday's Saturday Night Live: Mike O'Brien's The Jay Z Story, "the definitive, fully accurate biopic" of Jay Z's rise to fame that mock's Hollywood's obsession with cheap biopics and the industry's tendency to shove white guys in leading roles whenever they possibly can. More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

Watch D’Angelo’s Stunning Saturday Night Live Debut

D'Angelo continued his comeback with a spot as the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. It was his first time ever on SNL, his first performance in support of his new album, and his first TV performance in a long while. He was accompanied by his backing band the Vanguard, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

D’Angelo Is Playing SNL

D'Angelo has not played music on TV in many, many years. But with the surprise release of his much-loved comeback album Black Messiah, he is back out there in the world. And now we'll all get to see exactly how he gets it done onstage. The man will serve as musical guest on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015

Watch Sia, Maddie Ziegler, & A Signing Mime Do SNL

We wondered what new excuse Sia would come up with to cover her face during her appearance on Saturday Night Live, and now we have our answer. She wore the same veil that she did during the promo and let other people take the spotlight, though less so than usual. Maddie Ziegler and another… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015

Awkward SNL Promo Confirms It’s Time For Sia To Stop Obscuring Her Face

For this album cycle, Sia made the decision to stay out of the spotlight and avoid public appearances whenever possible. This has resulted in some really great entertainment: take using 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler as her muse to create two iconic music videos, or Lena Dunham's inspired interpretive "Chandelier" dance on Seth Meyers. More »

By: James Rettig / January 15, 2015

Watch Charli XCX Play SNL

Charli XCX's sophomore album Sucker comes out in just a few days (though you can stream it now), and she made her debut appearance on Saturday Night Live to perform her lead singles "Boom Clap" and "Break The Rules." The SNL stage was decked out with Christmas lights and wreaths for her performance. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Impersonate Beyoncé And Kim Kardashain On SNL

Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and performed three songs from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint: "Bed Of Lies" with Skylar Grey, "Only," and "All Things Go." She also appeared in a few sketches: she played Beyoncé in a MTV hip-hop nativity sketch called the "Jingle Ballerz Special,"… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014

Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL

Mark Ronson was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and he brought out Bruno Mars and Mystikal to perform their respective songs from his upcoming new album, Uptown Special. Mars sang their lead single "Uptown Funk" in his first SNL appearance since 2012 (when he performed "Locked Out Of Heaven," which… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ SNL Promos With Cameron Diaz

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars will perform their new single "Uptown Funk" on Saturday Night Live this weekend and NBC has released the promos for the show which feature the two of them going head-to-head with host Cameron Diaz. They do some Nardwuar-esque awkward still posing and Diaz gets frustrated with them… More »

By: James Rettig / November 21, 2014

SNL Announces Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, One Direction For December

Today, NBC and Saturday Night Live announced that they will close out their 2014 season with performances from Nicki Minaj (hosted by James Franco on 12/06), Charli XCX (hosted by Martin Freeman on 12/13), and One Direction (hosted by Amy Adams on 12/20). Minaj and One Direction have performed on the show before, but thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

Watch A Sweaty, Black-Lensed Kendrick Lamar Return To SNL

Kendrick Lamar was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night. He performed his new single, "i," and brought out Chantal Kreviazuk and Jay Rock to do their collaboration "Pay For It." Lamar was pretty intense (and sweaty) and wore black sclera contacts to give the performance a bit of a disconcerting edge. More »

By: James Rettig / November 16, 2014

Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight's funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts & Old Farts, a compilation of duets in the style of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's recent chart-topping album Cheek To Cheek. This gave the cast an opportunity to break out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2014

Fred Armisen’s Latest SNL 7″ Features Joshua Rainhorn, Paulinho e Beatriz

At the beginning of the year, Drag City announced that it was teaming up with Fred Armisen to release a series of 7-inches featuring songs by some of the musician characters he portrayed on Saturday Night Live. They've already released two splits: the Blue Jean Committee with the Fingerlings and the BjellandMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014

Watch Kendrick Lamar Get A Piggyback Ride In His SNL Promo

Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend alongside host Woody Harrelson. Today, NBC has released the promos that Lamar, Harrelson, and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon shot, which feature Lamar getting mistaken for a member of the cast of True Detective and getting a piggyback ride. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014

Mark Ronson Playing SNL This Month

Mark Ronson will be Saturday Night Live's musical guest on 11/22. He'll be performing the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album, which is a collaboration with Bruno Mars called "Uptown Funk." The song itself is expected to be released on 11/10, presumably with an official album announcement and release date along with it. More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014

Watch Prince’s Mighty Return To SNL In Third Eye Sunglasses

Prince returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in eight years to perform an extended 8-minute jam with his band, 3rdEyeGirl. He played a medley of three songs: "Clouds," "Marz," and "Another Love," and wore some crazy third eye sunglasses while doing it. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014

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. More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014
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