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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 song, and, hey, here's the actual clip we made for the song. The band will be the musical guests on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on 9/28,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 16, 2013

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 Live. The episode will be broadcast on 9/28 and will be hosted by Tina Fey. Future hosts and musical guests include Miley Cyrus, who will perform both dutie… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 9, 2013

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 rock stars joining Armisen on stage for what appeared to be a send-off. Armisen played his punk character Ian Rubbish, leading a band featuring two other departing… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 19, 2013

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 song West debuted on Friday. The songs will appear on his next record, Yeezus. More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 19, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Return To SNL

Modern Vampires Of The City is out 5/14 on XL. Last night in advance of its release, the band returned to Saturday Night Live to perform "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers." Watch it below. And in case you missed it, check out this week's Premature Evaluation of the album. More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 12, 2013

Download The Best Of Ian Rubbish & The Bizarros

A couple weeks back, soon after the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, we were introduced to Ian Rubbish & The Bizarros, via the SNL sketch History Of Punk. The fictional band featured Fred Armisen as a Johnny Rotten-esque punk rocker with one crucial difference: Where Rotten was a public opponent of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 30, 2013

Kanye West, Vampire Weekend Booked For SNL Next Month

Steve Buscemi besties Vampire Weekend and daddy-to-be Kanye West have been announced as the last two musical guests for this season of Saturday Night Live. The Vamps will appear on the show on 5/11 with host Kristin Wiig, who only left her post as cast member last season. West will perform on the following… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013

Watch SNL‘s Pro-Thatcher Punk History Sketch

In real life, the Sex Pistols were no fans of Margaret Thatcher, but in the wake of the former prime minister's passing, this weekend's SNL re-imagined a world in which Johnny Rotten (or a thinly veiled composite) had a great big soft spot for the Iron Lady. In the SNL sketch, a mockumentary series called… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 15, 2013

Watch Miguel Kick Ass On SNL

Saturday night marked Miguel's ascendance to SNL musical-guest status, and if this had happened a year ago, he would've sung a hook for the Lonely Island, guaranteed. Instead, he rocked a rockabilly-pimp look that very few human beings could pull off, he sang a slickly jazzy version of "Adorn" and an unpredictably Princely psych-rock… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013

Watch Phoenix Return To SNL

In advance of Bankrupt!'s release, Phoenix are spending the weekend in NY. On Friday they played Music Hall of Williamsburg, and last night they returned to Saturday Night Live, where they played three songs back in '09. The band recently discussed how that came about with EW:… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 7, 2013

Watch A Second Daft Punk SNL Commercial

Yesterday we told you about newly confirmed details for the forthcoming Daft Punk record, Random Access Memories, out May 21st on Columbia imprint Daft Life Limited. In advance of the record, Daft Punk had released a 15-second audio clip as a commercial during SNL earlier this month. Last night they followed it u… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 24, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Host & Sing On SNL

Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live to host for the fifth time. He took on musical guest duties, as well, as he did when he hosted in 2006. That was also the year that he and Andy Samberg -- who recently got engaged to Joanna Newsom! -- debuted their Color Me… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 10, 2013

Hear 15 Seconds Of New Daft Punk

Last night during Saturday Night Live, a strange 15-second commercial aired featuring what is probably a new Daft Punk song. The commercial displayed the above graphic, a new Daft Punk logo that the band released when announcing their deal with Columbia Records. This follows news that Daft Punk's next record is out sometime… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 3, 2013

Watch Kendrick Lamar On SNL & “YOLO” Digital Short

Here's yet another indication, if we really needed one, that Kendrick Lamar is a freshly minted star: This weekend, he made his debut as Saturday Night Live's musical guest, managing to shine on a difficult stage. With a full live band, Kendrick absolutely rapped his ass off, doing "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and a Drake-free… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013

McCartney & Nirvana Members – “Cut Me Some Slack” Studio Version & SNL Performance

In one of those bizarre and unforseeable titans-clashing musical events, Paul McCartney linked up with the surviving members of Nirvana, reunited for the occasion, to play a few songs at last week's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief show. Among those songs was a hearteningly ass-whomping new one called "Cut Me Some Slack," which will show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012

Watch Passion Pit Play SNL

This past weekend, Passion Pit passed yet another career milestone, serving as musical guests on the Christina Applegate-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. The band played two tunes from their new Gossamer: "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away." They looked pretty comfortable throughout, and their crisp and chipper synth-rock somehow made it past SNL'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012

Watch Frank Ocean Play SNL

Last night, Frank Ocean performed on the first episode of Saturday Night Live's new season, which was hosted by Seth MacFarlane. If you've been dying to see John Mayer rip a solo on "Pyramids" while Frank fiddles with the on-stage arcade games, today is your lucky day. Watch the performances below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 16, 2012

Joanna Newsom Does 7 Minutes In Heaven

SNL writer Mike O'Brien has a web series called 7 Minutes In Heaven, a show that features Mike and a celebrity guest in a closet. Each episode culminates with O'Brien trying to kiss the guest -- it's basically awkwardness porn. This week's episode featured Joanna Newsom, who is admirably game. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012

Watch Foo Fighters Perform With SNL Cast, Mick Jagger At Show Afterparty

So the afterparty for last weekend's SNL season finale looks like it was pretty fun. The Foo Fighters, who'd just helped out host Mick Jagger on the show, ended up playing a set of covers in the middle of Rockefeller Center under the goofy-joke cover-band name Chevy Metal. They played the Rolling Stones' "Mi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012

Watch Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters On SNL Season Finale

Saturday Night Live host and musical guest Mick Jagger got a hand from Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture when he performed on the show's 37th season finale last night. Arcade Fire (with Nikolai) backed the Rolling Stone on "The Last Time," and returned later with a medley of "She'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 20, 2012
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