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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 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 versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 9:39 am

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 u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012 - 9:19 am

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's notoriously… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012 - 8:56 am

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 - 9:09 pm

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 - 12:08 pm

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' "Miss You"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012 - 3:58 pm

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 - 9:01 am

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 mentioned parties have hit the air. I'm not clear on what exactly everybody's role is -- you might remember Arcade Fire popped up in a Digital Short a couple year… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012 - 9:55 am

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, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm and about every imaginable character from the Digital Shorts. There might not be many more of these; Andy Samberg is rumored to be leaving the… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 9:06 am

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, Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers this will be Dave Grohl's tenth appearance drumming on the show. Jeff Beck will perform as well. It all… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 11, 2012 - 10:49 am

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 his first time in the host slot. In 2001, you might recall he showed up in a classic SNL sketch with Jimmy Fallon, and that's below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 3, 2012 - 1:58 pm

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 songs through various teasers and studio sessions. (Specifically: "Simple Song," September," "The Rifle's Spiral," It's Only Life," "Bait And Switch," "No Way Down," and "Port Of Morrow.") Tonight saw James Mercer… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 11, 2012 - 12:48 am

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, his forthcoming debut solo album. Overcoming the usual woes of SNL's shitty in-studio sound, he started out with a striking version of the single "Love Interruption," backed by a white-clad all-female… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2012 - 9:39 am

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 his solo endeavors, some sort of inevitable and richly deserved Oscar evisceration. And below, we've got three promos for the show that feature White alongside Lohan and nerd-glasses Andy Samberg. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm

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 considerably more intimate SNL studios across town. They played Reign Of Terror's raucous first single "Comeback Kid" and No Doubt-y ballad "End Of The Line" and you can watch both… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am

Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job. The show featured Nasim Pedrad's M.I.A. impression for a parody episode of Piers Morgan Tonight investigating the Super Bowl Halftime "scandal" as well as Abby Elliot's own Zooey Deschanel impressio… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Sleigh Bells To Play SNL

Sleigh Bells' camp has confirmed that the duo will be the musical guest on the 2/18 episode of Saturday Night Live, where they'll play Reign Of Terror cuts "End Of The Line" and "Comeback Kid." Former SNL castmember and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph hosts, which is also pretty awesome. More looks for Sleigh Bells forthcoming… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 8, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Watch Bon Iver (And Kristen Wiig’s Lana Del Rey Impersonation) On SNL

With one week to go before the Grammys (at which Justin Vernon may win some big awards, but will not perform, thankyouverymuch) Bon Iver hit Studio 8H as musical guests for SNL's Channing Tatum-hosted episode. The band played "Holocene" and my favorite song of last year "Beth/Rest," plus Colin Stetson wore a Liturgy shirt. During… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 5, 2012 - 9:13 am

Watch Lana Del Rey On SNL

Lana Del Rey's tidal wave of international buzz (see gallery above) has gotten even taller lately as the release of her insanely anticipated (for better or worse) Born To Die approaches. In just the ten days since we checked in with her latest leaks, the controversial singer signed with a modeling agency, nabbed a BRIT… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am
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