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.
Vampire Weekend returned to Saturday Night Liveafter two years in support of their new album Modern Vampires of the City. The New York band's second appearance on the late night show saw them perform two tracks, "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers." Even though Steve Buscemi wasn't able to make it, their performance was pretty excellent. Check 'em out below.
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)
Kevin Hart fans aside, last night's episode of Saturday Night Livewasn'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.
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
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.
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"Swimming Pools (Drank)":
SNL Digital Short with The Lonely Island and Adam Levine:
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.
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