Tag: Saturday Night Live

Decades after ‘SNL’ ban, The Replacements returning to 30 Rock to play ‘Tonight Show’

Decades after ‘SNL’ ban, The Replacements returning to 30 Rock to play ‘Tonight Show’

More than 28 years after being banned from “Saturday Night Live” — reportedly over a drunken and profane performance — The Replacements will return to NBC’s famed 30 Rockefeller Center next week to perform as musical guests on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Video: Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Aimee Mann send off SNL’s Fred Armisen

Video: Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Aimee Mann send off SNL’s Fred Armisen

Tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale was notable for its final appearances by a number of soon-to-be-former castmembers, including, in all likelihood, Fred Armisen, who reprised his Ian Rubbish punk character with a live band that included Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Carrie Brownstein, Aimee Mann and more.

Milestones: Sinead O’Connor tore up pope’s photo on ‘SNL’ 20 years ago tonight

Milestones: Sinead O’Connor tore up pope’s photo on ‘SNL’ 20 years ago tonight

Exactly 20 years ago tonight, Sinead O’Connor largely derailed what had been a promising career when she appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and, in the most infamous of her many controversial acts, tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II while urging viewers to “fight the real enemy.”

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Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Thirty-three years ago tonight, Elvis Costello & The Attractions staged one of the more infamous stunts in ‘Saturday Night Live’ history, pulling the plug on their label-approved song ‘Less Than Zero’ less than 10 seconds in and instead ripping through ‘Radio Radio.’

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Today we mark the birthday of Paul Simonon — he’s turning 55 — with this performance of The Clash bassist’s signature tune, ‘The Guns of Brixton,’ filmed April 25, 1980, for the band’s second-ever U.S. television appearance on ABC’s late-night comedy show ‘Fridays.’