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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 »

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

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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…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 9:34 am
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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…
Liz Pelly | April 7, 2013 - 9:01 am
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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…
Liz Pelly | March 24, 2013 - 12:15 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 10, 2013 - 11:30 am
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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…
Liz Pelly | March 3, 2013 - 12:14 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2013 - 9:39 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 9:19 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2012 - 8:56 am
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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…
Corban Goble | September 16, 2012 - 9:09 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 12:08 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2012 - 3:58 pm
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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 whe…
Scott Lapatine | May 20, 2012 - 9:01 am
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Watch SNL’s Mick Jagger/Arcade Fire/Foo Fighters Promos

The Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Jeff Beck are set to join the Mick Jagger-hosted SNL this weekend, so naturally some show promos involving all…
Corban Goble | May 18, 2012 - 9:55 am
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Watch SNL’s 100th Digital Short

Last Saturday's Will Ferrell-hosted Saturday Night Live contained the 100th Digital Short, a celebratory musical number featuring Justin Bieber, Julian Casablancas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman,…
Corban Goble | May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am
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Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters Join Jagger On SNL Season Finale

Entertainment Weekly reports that Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters will join Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live’s season finale, which Jagger is hosting. Between Nirvana,…
Corban Goble | May 11, 2012 - 10:49 am
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Mick Jagger To Host, Play SNL Season Finale

Hollywood Reporter reports that Mick Jagger will host and perform during the season finale of SNL on 5/19. It's his third time performing and hi…
Corban Goble | May 3, 2012 - 1:58 pm
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Watch The Shins Return To SNL

The Shins' fourth LP Port Of Morrow streams on iTunes on Tuesday, but fans paying close attention have already heard most of the album's song…
Scott Lapatine | March 11, 2012 - 12:48 am
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Watch Jack White On SNL

On last night's Lindsay Lohan-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, Jack White took the opportunity to air out a couple of songs from Blunderbuss, hi…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2012 - 9:39 am
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Watch Jack White In Some Lohan SNL Promos

Tomorrow night's episode of Saturday Night Live should be pretty fascinating: Lindsay Lohan attempting to salvage a career, Jack White doing his best to launch…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm
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Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am
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