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by (@megsokay)

Arcade Fire Takes Over Saturday Night Live And NBC With A Delightfully Bizarre Music Special

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Arcade Fire took 30 Rock (and NBC) by storm last night. They performed two new songs on Saturday Night Live and then after the show was over, NBC let them air an original special that featured trippy visuals, celebrity guests like James Franco and Ben Stiller, and three additional new tracks. Oh, and the band cropped up in a sketch. All in all, it was quite a night for the Canadian band.

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by (@sllambe)

The Best (Fake) Songs Written For TV

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All week we’ve been celebrating the return of Fall TV with a look back on the best musical moments on television and songs that need to be retired. Now we are looking back on all the songs made up for a TV show. We’ve gathered up the best songs performed by your favorite characters. Everything from “Let’s Go To The Mall” (Robin Sparkles, How I Met Your Mother) to “Smelly Cat” (Phoebe, Friends) is on this list. Read more…

by (@megsokay)

Phoenix Brought “Entertainment” And More To Saturday Night Live

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Last night, Phoenix returned to Saturday Night Live and rocked 30 Rock out with their new singles, “Entertainment” and “Trying To Be Cool/Drakkar Noir”. The last time Phoenix played Studio 8H, they were asked to push out their set and play more songs, but as they told Entertainment Weekly, they didn’t want to. Last night, it seems two performances (of three new songs!) were more than enough to bring the house down.

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by (@emilyexton)

What Justin Bieber Can Learn From Britney Spears And Justin Timberlake Before His Saturday Night Live Hosting Gig

Justin Bieber Host and Musical Guest on SNL

Justin Bieber has set his sights on 30 Rock, scheduled as both host and musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. You’ve seen the promos, and now, with the impending snowstorm predicted to rock much of the Northeast, you have no choice but to watch. Nicely done, Scooter Braun! We will never question your relationship with the weather gods again.
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by (@emilyexton)

Justin Bieber Is Coming For Justin Timberlake’s Comedy Title With Saturday Night Live Gig

While Adam Levine left the musical duties–aside from putting his own stamp on “YOLO”–to Kendrick Lamar during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, 18-year-old Justin Bieber is handling both this weekend, joining the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, and his pal, Ludacris. It’s a chance to get a little racy, given the 11:30 p.m. showtime, and prove whether or not he has the multihyphenate gene in him à la some other Justin. Bring on the yellow raincoat sketch.

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by (@emilyexton)

Hey, Saturday Night Live: Five Artists We’d Like To See As Musical Guests This Season

Justin Timberlake, NKOTB, Ed Sheeran & More SNL Suggestions

It’s so much more than a weirdly tropical Hump Day here in New York City. The funny minds over at Saturday Night Live are letting you–yes, you–make a case for the musical guest you think deserves a shot on the late-night program. No promise on whether they’ll listen, but #SNLMusic Suggestion Day, as you’ve always dreamed, is finally here.

So who should be next to get The Call from Lorne Michaels and his team? The Backstreet Boys, of course! At least that’s what they think:

20 years! Boy bands never really left though, so cue the legion of BSB diehards tweeting until their fingers turn blue:

While they present very logical arguments–and we fully support celebrating any anniversary with china–we have a few ideas of our own. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

Huh? The 5 Weirdest Promotional Stunts Of 2012

Everyone knows that albums don’t sell — exceptions granted to all British neo-soul performers whose names begin with the letter “A” and end with “dele,” because their albums go Diamond — and so tasked with the challenge of assuring that their albums actually sell, artists have done away with the televised performance here, album singing there promotional tours of old in favor of elaborate stunts that include breaking world records, reuniting with abusive boyfriends, large pizza pies and selling at least a few extra records. Here are five of the wackiest pulled in the last 365 days: