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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

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 »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

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The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they've never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Imagine Dragons On SNL

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured Melissa McCarthy as host and Imagine Dragons as musical guests. The Vegas band recently won a Best Rock Performance…
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Drag City’s Releasing Some Obscure SNL Songs On 7″

The former SNL cast member and indie-scene lifer Fred Armisen is teaming up with Drag City to release a couple of less-heralded songs from hi…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Watch Drake Host SNL

Drake returned to SNL tonight, this time pulling double duty as host and musical guest. The Degrassi alum and Raptors global ambassador played on hi…
Scott Lapatine | January 19, 2014 - 1:03 am

Watch Drake’s SNL Promos

In what may turn out to be the biggest night of his career to date, Drake will serve as both host and musical guest of…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 11:06 am

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play SNL

Over the weekend, the Southern-rock megastar yarlers Kings Of Leon served as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they dutifully banged out "Temple" and…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 10:15 am

Watch HAIM (And An Epic Outfield Tribute) On SNL

The sisters HAIM rocked SNL last night, proving Este Haim's dream-crushing teacher wrong forever. They performed Days Are Gone jams "The Wire" and "Don't Save…
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2013 - 10:13 am

SNL Books Justin Timberlake, Kings Of Leon For December

While last week's Gagathon was hit or miss, Saturday Night Live should get back on track with a trio of comedic actors returning to host…
Scott Lapatine | November 21, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Watch SNL’s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of…
Scott Lapatine | November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am

Watch Eminem Play SNL

Three days before The Marshall Mathers LP 2 officially drops (like a turd, unfortunately), Eminem descended upon SNL to perform lead single "Berzerk" (with Rick…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2013 - 10:18 am

Eminem Loves Cupcakes

Eminem's last TV appearance was awkward, but he can redeem himself this weekend when he performs on Saturday Night Live. In these promos for the…
Scott Lapatine | October 31, 2013 - 7:17 pm

HAIM To Play SNL Next Month

Pop-rock sister act HAIM, the heroes of 2013's festival season and the band behind our Album Of The Week at the start of this month,…
Scott Lapatine | October 31, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe Play SNL

Janelle Monáe made her Saturday Night Live debut last night, performing "Dance Apocalyptic" as well as the title track from her latest album, The Electric
Liz Pelly | October 27, 2013 - 6:01 am

Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”

Arcade Fire's James Murphy-produced double LP Reflektor is just one month away, and tonight the band returned to SNL for their first television appearance (and…
Scott Lapatine | September 29, 2013 - 12:40 am

Watch Tina Fey And Arcade Fire In SNL’s Season Premiere Promos

This weekend's 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live will mark Tina Fey's fourth time hosting and Arcade Fire's fourth time as musical guests. We've…
Scott Lapatine | September 27, 2013 - 9:37 am

NBC Airing Arcade Fire Concert Special After SNL Premiere

We learned last week that Arcade Fire has a penchant for lingering — here’s a new song, oh and here’s an interactive video for the…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 16, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Arcade Fire To Play SNL Premiere

In the most straight-forward Arcade Fire news we’ve received recently, it’s been announced that the band will perform on this season’s premiere of Saturday Night
Claire Lobenfeld | September 9, 2013 - 11:45 am

Watch Fred Armisen’s SNL Farewell With Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, J Mascis, Aimee Mann

It seems Fred Armisen is leaving Saturday Night Live. In addition to two epic Kanye West performances, last night's episode featured a super-group of indie…
Liz Pelly | May 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

Watch Kanye West Do “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” On SNL

Kanye West took the stage at Saturday Night Live last night to debut an aggressive new track, "Black Skinhead." He also performed "New Slaves," a…
Liz Pelly | May 19, 2013 - 11:24 am
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