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Watch Rihanna’s Moving Saturday Night Live Performance

Rihanna was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night. Disappointingly, she didn’t appear in any sketches alongside Louis C.K., which I think would have been a lot of fun, but she did give two very good performances that made up for it. She had a little fun for “Bitch… More »

By: James Rettig / May 17, 2015 - 11:05 am

Watch Louis C.K. & Rihanna’s Short But Sweet SNL Promo

Louis C.K. and Rihanna are the featured guests on this weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, and the show has just shared their cute promo ad, shot alongside cast member Leslie Jones. In one, Jones is overexcited to meet the pop superstar (as she should be), and in the other, Rihanna vehemently denies being… More »

By: James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Watch Florence + The Machine Return To SNL With A Stool

Florence Welch is still feeling the effects of the foot injury that she incurred at Coachella, so she had to do her second go-around on Saturday Night Live while sitting down on a stool. But like her also stationary Jools Holland performance from a few weeks ago, she has a commanding enough stage presence to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 10, 2015 - 10:35 am

SNL’s Last Musical Guests This Season: Wiz Khalifa, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna

Saturday Night Live took to Instagram today to announce the last three host/musical guest pairings of the season. Scarlett Johansson will host 5/2 with musical guest Wiz Khalifa (and, undoubtedly, this doofus). The 5/9 episode will feature Reese Witherspoon paired with Florence + The Machine, hopefully having regained some mobility. And the 5/16 season finale… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Watch Mumford & Sons Play Their New Singles On Saturday Night Live

Mumford & Sons graced the Saturday Night Live stage for the second time as musical guests on last night’s episode. They brought their updated electronic sound with them to perform their new singles “The Wolf” and “Believe” from their upcoming full-length, Wilder Mind. Unfortunately, guitarist Winston Marshall didn’t crack any jokes, but if you’re a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:53 am

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary cast list this side of a mixtape. Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Die Antwoord all make an appearance as characters in the film, and a particular… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL

Carly Rae Jepsen released a new single called “All That” last night just in time to perform it on Saturday Night Live. We knew Dev Hynes was involved with Jepsen’s new album, and it definitely shows on this song, a shining specimen of the synth-dreamy, bass-popping ’80s pop sound Hynes perfected on Cupid Deluxe. Jepse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen, Mumford & Sons Booked For SNL Next Month

Saturday Night Live just announced the details of a couple of next month’s shows. On the 4/4 episode, Michael Keaton will return to host for the third time, and Canadian crystalline-pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen will be the musical guest. That should be a fun show! Possibility of a Tom Hanks cameo seems high! Meanwhile,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm

George Ezra Is The Next SNL Musical Guest

George Ezra — the English singer-songwriter who has been gaining traction mostly overseas — has landed a spot as the next musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Expect his hit single, “Budapest,” to only get bigger after his appearance. He’ll be appearing alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will be the host for the night. More »

By: James Rettig / March 13, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Watch SNL’s Iggy Azalea Show

Saturday Night Live took on walking punchline Iggy Azalea last night in a sketch called The Iggy Azalea Show. Kate McKinnon stars as the titular rapper in the sketch, which also features Jay Pharoah as a bumbling T.I., Sasheer Zamata as frequent feuder Azealia Banks, and guest host Chris Hemsworth as her dopey cousin Rafty. More »

By: James Rettig / March 8, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Watch Jay Pharoah As Kanye West Rap An Apology Song On SNL

With Kanye in the news so much over the past month, it makes sense that Saturday Night Live would find an excuse for Jay Pharoah to bring out his impression. And indeed they did! Last night, Pharoah-as-West appeared on Weekend Update, mocking Kanye’s public apology to Beck via Twitter and rapping what he called “the… More »

By: James Rettig / March 1, 2015 - 9:56 am

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

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 - 5:26 pm

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 - 9:05 am

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. O’Brie… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm

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 - 9:27 am

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 1/31… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 10:30 am

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 dancer… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015 - 11:18 am

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. But it’s also… More »

By: James Rettig / January 15, 2015 - 6:32 pm

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 below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014 - 10:13 am
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