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Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Vince Staples, and More to Perform at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Festival

After 26 years of existence, Comedy Central is finally launching its own standalone comedy festival on June 2-4 at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and…
Brian Josephs / February 28, 2017

Watch ‘Saturday Night Live’s Tribute to David Bowie

In 1979, David Bowie gave Saturday Night Live one of the show's weirdest and most amazing performances of the series' 41 years. On Saturday, SNL…
Colin Stutz / January 17, 2016

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Weezer and Fred Armisen Try to Sing ‘Buddy Holly on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

When you think about it, watching Weezer and Fred Armisen makes perfect sense. Throw in Armisen shuttling the veteran rockers around, well, then hijinx ensue.
Daniel Kohn / March 6, 2020

Duff McKagan, Jakob Dylan, and More Pay Tribute to The Clash at London Calling 40th Anniversary Show

It was a jam-packed night at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on January 11 when fans of The Clash prepared for the time of…
Pamela Chelin / January 13, 2020

Dave Grohl’s 5 Best Drum Performances, According to Fred Armisen

A version of this article was originally published on February 21, 2013. "When Dave Grohl was going to be on the show [with…
David Marchese / December 17, 2019

Coldplay Team Up With Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen to Announce Concert Livestream

Coldplay's new album Everyday Life is due out later this month, and unlike their last few confetti-filled releases, the band has announced that they'll be…
Rob Arcand / November 2, 2019

The Flaming Lips’ “Giant Baby” Video Features Fred Armisen as a Late-Night Host

The Flaming Lips' latest album, King's Mouth: Music and Songs, dropped earlier this year as a Record Store Day exclusive featuring some of their strongest material…
Rob Arcand / August 30, 2019

Kevin Shields, Fred Armisen to Be Counselors at Dinosaur Jr.’s Rock Camp

Back in March, Dinosaur Jr. announced that they'd be hosting a summer rock camp called Camp Fuzz. The camp will stretch across four days, from July…
Will Gottsegen / June 12, 2019

Documentary Now! to Return With Star-Studded Sondheim Parody

The brilliant IFC mockumentary series Documentary Now!, starring Saturday Night Live alums Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, returns in February 2019 with a star-studded parody of …
Maggie Serota / August 13, 2018

Fred Armisen Performs with Devo at Burger Boogaloo 2018: Watch

Devo hit the stage as the headlining act at last night's Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, CA, and the during their performance, the band was joined…
Rob Arcand / July 1, 2018

Watch Portlandia’s Sardonic Pop Anthem “Let’s Give Up!”

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s sketch show Portlandia has almost reached its conclusion. With the show first airing back in 2011, the duo have spent the ensuing…
Ryan Leas, Stereogum / March 14, 2018

Watch Ty Segall’s “Break A Guitar” Video Starring Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins, and Jack Black

Psychedelic rock warrior Ty Segall just shared his video for "Break A Guitar," the revved-up hammerhead beast from this year’s self-titled album, and it is…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / April 24, 2017

Watch Run the Jewels Talk Album Release Strategy on Portlandia

Run the Jewels' album release strategy has mainly involved surprise early drops—remember Christmas Eve, when they gave us RTJ3 ahead of schedule? But the duo did…
Brian Josephs / December 27, 2016

Run the Jewels Will Appear in the Next Season of Portlandia

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia is known for featuring a cadre of guest stars. The show's upcoming seventh season, set to debut January 5,…
Brian Josephs / December 20, 2016

Watch Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen as Shopping Goths and Office Weirdos in Three New Portlandia Sketches

On January 5, Fred Armisen and Carrie Browstein's surrealist sketch comedy show Portlandia will return to IFC for its seventh season, and the network has released three…
Andy Cush / December 16, 2016

Fred Armisen Shills for Bad Chicken

Fred Armisen, who has a reputation, is now singing songs for KFC, which makes bad chicken. The SNL vet has recorded two jingles for the…
Taylor Berman / December 12, 2016
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