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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. The… More »

By: James Rettig / November 16, 2014 - 9:39 am

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 - 9:18 am

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 Bjelland Brothers with TasteMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 8:09 pm

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 - 7:14 pm

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 - 6:36 pm

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 - 12:59 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

MØ Explains Delayed Vocals With Iggy Azalea On SNL

After an off performance alongside Iggy Azalea on SNL this past weekend, MØ tweeted a picture of a handwritten letter, penned for her fans, offering an explanation for the problems she encountered on set. She wrote, "I was BEYOND excited (!!!) -- but unfortunately I had some technical difficulties which cased latency on my vocals,… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 27, 2014 - 3:44 pm

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

Watch SNL‘s “Chandelier” Halloween Party Sketch With Jim Carrey & Iggy Azalea

Saturday Night Live's a little slow on the uptake nowadays, so it took them until now to fit in a parody of Sia's "Chandelier," something that both Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers did months ago. Their version takes place at an office Halloween party where two people both dress as Maddie Ziegler, the dancer from… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 11:28 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

Watch Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Play SNL‘s 40th Season Premiere

Ariana Grande mumbled her way through her debut Saturday Night Live appearance for the show's 40th season premiere last night. She sang My Everything single "Break Free" and was joined by the Weeknd to perform their duet "Love Me Harder." Watch the two performances below, plus her promos with host Chris Pratt. More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014 - 11:50 am

SNL Books Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 For Season 40

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season later this month. While the show has a rich history of booking of-the-moment buzz bands as musical guests, giving them career-defining moments, that won't be happening in the first couple of months of this season. The first two guests of this season are big crossover pop stars,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm

The Replacements To Play 30 Rock For The First Time Since SNL Ban

The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986 after a drunken performance in which they forgot entire verses, mumbled lyrics, and cursed at the audience. In the band's oral history All Over But The Shouting, Bob Stinson recalled that night: "Lorne Michaels put food and flower baskets in our [hotel] rooms, free bar… More »

By: James Rettig / September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm

A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice‘s Janessa Slater

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL's Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice -- and many merciless insults -- to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor's Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 12:56 pm

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything's cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am

Watch St. Vincent’s SNL Promos With Andy Samberg

Last month it was announced that St. Vincent would perform on the season finale of SNL with host (and SNL alum) Andy Samberg, and today, NBC has released the promos shot by Annie Clark, Samberg, and SNL cast member Aidy Bryant. Frankly Clark is probably underused considering the comic chops she's showcased on Portlandia, among… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 15, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Watch The Black Keys Play SNL With Charlize Theron

The Black Keys' Turn Blue is out on Tuesday and last night the band returned to Saturday Night Live to play a couple of songs from the album. You can watch their performances of "Fever" and "Bullet In The Brain" below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 11, 2014 - 9:01 am

Watch The Black Keys Goof Around With Charlize Theron In Some SNL Promos

It's a big day for goofy promo videos featuring the Black Keys! First it was the Turn Blue tour announcement; now it's the promos for their appearance on SNL this weekend. Below, watch Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach joke around with Charlize Theron and Cecily Strong. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm

SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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