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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

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

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014

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 More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 15, 2014

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

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

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

St. Vincent Playing SNL Season Finale With Host Andy Samberg

Spring has finally sprung, which means what remains of the traditional network TV season is winding down, and with it the 39th season of Saturday Night Live. As such, the show announced its hosts and musical guests for the final three episodes of the season on Tumblr today. On 5/3 Andrew Garfield aka TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014

SNL Music Recap: Anna Kendrick Covers Iggy Azalea As The Little Mermaid, Icona Pop Sing About Dongs, And You’ll Never Guess What Pharrell Wears On His Head

Anna Kendrick is a triple threat — she sings and acts and does that thing with cups — so she was a natural in her first time hosting Saturday Night Live. The series is in a transitional season, though, so if you missed last night's episode, you didn't miss much. Birthday boy Pharrell William… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014

Watch Pharrell’s SNL Promos With Anna Kendrick

If Anna Kendrick and Pharrell are going to get together to work on anything, it should really be a Pitch Perfect sequel where they only cover early Neptunes tracks. As it is, though, the two will converge on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, where Kendrick will host and Pharrell will serve as musical guest. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014

Watch Sam Smith Play SNL

UK rising star Sam Smith brought his divinely honeyed vocal cords and charming doofus stage presence to Saturday Night Live last night, and he went the balladeer's route. Smith performed his recent gospel-tinged single "Stay With Me" during the first musical segment and followed it with "Lay Me Down," which he released as a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2014

Sam Smith Can’t Stop Smiling In His SNL Promos

Tomorrow night's episode of Saturday Night Live is already an automatic DVR because Louis C.K. is hosting the thing. But it's an added bonus that the British soul singer Sam Smith will serve as musical guest. One of the endearing things about Smith is that he can't get the hang of the whole encroaching-fame thing,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014

SNL Books Sam Smith, Pharrell & Ed Sheeran

Saturday Night Live has announced its next round of hosts and musical guests, and it represents the biggest stateside look yet in the career of Disclosure collaborator and "Money On My Mind" singer Sam Smith. Smith will get to flex his dumpy Rick Astley charisma and estimable blue-eyed soul coo on the show's 3/29… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2014
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