Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters to Join Mick Jagger on “Saturday Night Live”…

This season of “Saturday Night Live” will close out with a bang on May 19. The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger will both host and perform. Entertainment Weekly reports that Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters will serve as Jagger’s backing band.

Watch the video for Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” at Pitchfork…

Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters to Join Mick Jagger on “Saturday Night Live”…

This season of “Saturday Night Live” will close out with a bang on May 19. The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger will both host and perform. Entertainment Weekly reports that Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters will serve as Jagger’s backing band.

Watch the video for Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” at Pitchfork

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Rihanna Set For ‘American Idol’ Finale Performance…

If finding out the winner of Season 11 wasn’t enough excitement for “American Idol” fans, the competition’s May 23 finale will feature a special performance from none other than Rihanna.

The Barbadian pop star will perform “Where Have You Been,” her fifth single from Talk That Talk which re-entered the Hot 100 at No. 78 last week. Rihanna performed on the singing competition’s ninth and 10th season as well, and recently performed “Where Have You Been” and “Birthday Cake” on Saturday Night Live. (Read More at Billboard…)

Rihanna Set For ‘American Idol’ Finale Performance…

If finding out the winner of Season 11 wasn’t enough excitement for “American Idol” fans, the competition’s May 23 finale will feature a special performance from none other than Rihanna.

The Barbadian pop star will perform “Where Have You Been,” her fifth single from Talk That Talk which re-entered the Hot 100 at No. 78 last week. Rihanna performed on the singing competition’s ninth and 10th season as well, and recently performed “Where Have You Been” and “Birthday Cake” on Saturday Night Live. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Rihanna Heats Up ‘SNL’ in Epic Performance: Watch…

Rihanna didn’t do any acting on “Saturday Night Live,” but she did plenty of performing. The singer brought elaborate sets, costumes and lighting to her musical performances, and gave the audience one of the strongest visual spectacles of the “SNL” season.

In front of a spider web, Rihanna began her first appearance with “Birthday Cake” and ended up on “Talk That Talk.” The laser lights were pretty impressive, even on the small screen. (Watch Above… Read More at Billboard…)

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Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100…

Fueled by a “Glee” remake and his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, lifts 2-1.
 
With the “Glee” cast having performed its version of the song on the Fox series’ April 10 episode and Gotye and Kimbra having sung “Somebody” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on April 14, the track sold 542,000 downloads in the April 9-15 tracking period, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is the fourth-best since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. Here are the five highest weekly totals… at Billboard…

Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100…

Fueled by a “Glee” remake and his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, lifts 2-1.

With the “Glee” cast having performed its version of the song on the Fox series’ April 10 episode and Gotye and Kimbra having sung “Somebody” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on April 14, the track sold 542,000 downloads in the April 9-15 tracking period, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is the fourth-best since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. Here are the five highest weekly totals… at Billboard

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Simon Cowell’s Label Sued Over One Direction’s Name…

One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands’ members finished strongly on the seventh season of “The X Factor” in the U.K. The group’s debut album recently topped the U.S. chart, and it had a successful performance on “Saturday Night Live.” The band’s arrival is being hailed as the new “British Invasion.”

But there’s a problem: Another U.S. band already calls itself One Direction. (Read More at Billboard…)
Simon Cowell’s Label Sued Over One Direction’s Name…

One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands’ members finished strongly on the seventh season of “The X Factor” in the U.K. The group’s debut album recently topped the U.S. chart, and it had a successful performance on “Saturday Night Live.” The band’s arrival is being hailed as the new “British Invasion.”

But there’s a problem: Another U.S. band already calls itself One Direction. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Watch One Direction Stay ‘Beautiful’ in ‘SNL’ Debut…

Following the grand example of Karmin and Lana Del Rey, One Direction made their “Saturday Night Live” debut on Saturday (Apr. 7), with performances of “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing.” (Read More and Watch Videos at Billboard…)
Watch One Direction Stay ‘Beautiful’ in ‘SNL’ Debut…

Following the grand example of Karmin and Lana Del Rey, One Direction made their “Saturday Night Live” debut on Saturday (Apr. 7), with performances of “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing.” (Read More and Watch Videos at Billboard…)

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