Posts tagged Saturday Night Live
[Watch] Kanye West Debuts "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" on SNL

After projecting new material onto the sides of 66 buildings across New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles and more Friday night, Kanye West continues to own the spotlight. He took to the stage last night on Saturday Night Live, and to say it was memorable is an understatement.

Yeezy debuted two new songs during his visit to 30 Rockefeller. The first was "Black Skinhead," an intense Marilyn Manson-sampling cut that was paired with barrage of equally intense visual imagery. The second was "New Slaves," the song he premiered on the walls of buildings Friday night. Kanye stood still throughout the whole performance, but his stillness was met with incredibly quickfire verses. Watch both performances below.

The two songs are the first material we've heard from Kanye's just-revealed sixth album Yeezus, due out June 18th.

"Black Skinhead":

"New Slaves":

[Watch] Daft Punk Preview New Song "Get Lucky," Featuring Pharrell, at Coachella and on SNL

Continuing the Daft Punk bombardment, the French duo have unveiled a short preview of their much-teased song "Get Lucky". First appearing on screens across the Coachella grounds a few nights ago, the video featured Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers performing over a minute of the track. That's a lot longer than the 15-second previews we've been seeing, and this extended teaser sounds freakin' fantastic. Last night, a high quality version of the teaser aired during Saturday Night Live, which you can watch below.


The teaser video also revealed some other notable mentions, namely the full list of collaborators featured on Random Access Memories. We already knew names like Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Pharrell, Chilly Gonzales and Panda Bear were contributing to the album, but it seems a few more names can be added to that list. The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas and DJ Falcon will also be adding their talents to what will certainly be an incredible album. As well, this fits with the supposedly confirmed tracklist for Random Access Memories. Take a look at below.

Random Access Memories Tracklist:
1. “Give Life Back to Music” (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. “The Game of Love”
3. “Giorgio by Moroder” (featuring Giorgio Moroder)
4. “Within” (featuring Chilly Gonzales)
5. “Instant Crush” (featuring Julian Casablancas)
6. “Lose Yourself to Dance” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
7. “Touch” (featuring Paul Williams)
8. “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
9. “Beyond”
10. “Motherhood”
11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)

[Listen] Stream 15 Seconds of New Daft Punk Material

Kevin Hart fans aside, last night's episode of Saturday Night Live wasn't exactly worth watching. During the commercial break, however, there was a curiousity-inducing 15-second clip that will surely have Daft Punk fans wetting their pants with excitement. While brief, the short video features the French duo's new logo, soundtracked by what we can assume is new material. Excited? Let's hope we'll hear more from the famed pair soon. Check it out below.

And, for those who would prefer listening to that 15 seconds over and over again for 10 minutes, you're in luck.

[News] Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Announce Summer Stadium Tour

Jay-Z pretty much confirmed it on his Life+Times website last night, but now we can officially say that Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will hit the road this summer for the Legends of the Summer Tour.

Starting on July 17th at Toronto's Rogers Centre, the joint tour will hit 12 stadiums across North America, including New York City’s Yankee Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl, and Boston’s Fenway Park. Tickets go on sale on February 28th through Live Nation. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

Justin also took to Twitter recently to announce some late-night appearances leading up to the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience. On March 9th, JT will host and perform on Saturday Night Live, followed by five consecutive nights on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from March 11th to the 15th. Here's hoping we get a "History of Rap Pt. 4".

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake 2013 Tour Dates:

07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Yanke Stadium
07/22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Candlestick Park
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
07/31 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
08/04 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Stadium
08/06 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
08/08 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium
08/10 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
08/16 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium

[Watch] Kendrick Lamar Performs "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice" on SNL

Saturday Night Live is a proving ground for late-night television, serving as a reminder for the mainstream of who's got it and who doesn't. Kendrick Lamar proved that last night when he performed on the long-running sketch comedy show. As if his amazing studio debut good kid m.A.A.d. city didn't display his talent enough, Lamar's confident live renditions of both "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice" surely did. The Compton rapper went beyond that calm, collected demeanor, though, making an appearance in The Lonely Island's digital short for their Adam Levine-featuring single "Yolo". Check out all three videos below.

good kid m.A.A.d. city is out now. Grab yourself a copy here.

"Swimming Pools (Drank)":

"Poetic Justice":

SNL Digital Short with The Lonely Island and Adam Levine:

[Watch] Passion Pit - "Take A Walk" x "Carried Away" on Saturday Night Live

Over the weekend Passion Pit took the stage at Saturday Night Live to deliver two stellar performances from their sophomore album, Gossamer. The band is currently on tour in support of the album, with dates all across the US and select dates in the UK from now through December. Head over to their website for more details. For now, enjoy "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away" from Saturday night.

"Take A Walk"

"Carried Away"

[Watch] Muse Visit Saturday Night Live

Muse continued their onslaught of the media with a visit to Saturday Night Live this weekend and performed their recent single Muse and that funk filled number known as "Panic Station". Both tracks are taken from their recently released album The 2nd Law and they receive a bit of help from a small brass section for the second performance which was a nice added touch. Two on point performances from a band that are going to be pretty much everywhere for the next 12 months or so.

UPDATE: After the jump, you can check out the dates for the band's just-announced North American tour.

Muse 2012-2013 Tour Dates:
10/16 – Montpellier, FR @ Park & Suites Arena
10/18 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
10/20 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes
10/22 – Nantes, FR @ Zenith
10/24 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
10/26 – London, UK @ The O2
10/27 – London, UK  @ The O2
10/30 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
11/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
11/03 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
11/12 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
11/14 – Basel, CH @ St. Jakobshalle
11/16 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
11/17 – Pesaro, IT @ Adriatic Arena
11/19 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/20 – Budapest, HR @ Budapest Arena
11/22 – Prauge, CZ @ O2 Arena
11/23 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
12/05 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum Arena
12/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe
01/21 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino
01/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
01/28 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
02/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall
02/04 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
02/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
02/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
02/25 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
02/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
03/02 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
03/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
03/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
03/10 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
04/12 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
04/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/19 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
04/23 – Montreal, QC @ Belle Centre
04/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi