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It never topped Billboard’s Hot 100, didn’t receive any Grammy nominations, and wasn’t among YouTube’s 10 most popular music videos this year, but in 2015 Drake’s “Hotline Bling” dominated online culture like no other song.

This huffy, nineteen85-produced one-off had an inauspicious mid-summer debut on Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio, where it was… More »

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 »

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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…
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,…
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…
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…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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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…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 11:29 am
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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…
Maggie Stamets | October 27, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 11:33 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 11:28 am
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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…
Michael Nelson | October 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 28, 2014 - 11:50 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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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,…
Michael Nelson | May 15, 2014 - 5:57 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 11, 2014 - 9:01 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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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
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2014 - 1:03 pm
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