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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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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 when…
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 his…
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 songs…
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, his…
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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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.
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm
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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
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 4:49 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | February 5, 2012 - 9:13 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am
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The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
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Lana Del Rey To Perform On SNL, Two Weeks Before Her Debut LP Release

Well, this is a pretty good sign that something has transcended all our little blog arguments and moved toward mass acceptance: Lana Del Rey will…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 2:45 pm
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SNL Sends Up Thom Yorke, M.I.A., Kanye In “Bublé Duets”

SNL's writers and former champions made this weekend's holiday episode a must see. Between Jimmy Fallon hosting, and the consequent cameo-returns of Weekend Updaters Tina…
Amrit Singh | December 19, 2011 - 10:27 am
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Check Out Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein’s iTunes Celebrity Playlists

It's poetic that after roasting everyone's DJ nights, the Portlandia stars sorta DJ for us. Well, for iTunes. I hope nobody is surprised that they…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2011 - 4:35 pm
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Watch Florence + The Machine On SNL

Florence & The Machine returned to SNL last night in what turned out to be a pretty decent episode of music-related content. Host Jason Segel…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2011 - 9:48 am
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