Saturday Night Live has undoubtedly served as one of primetime television's biggest stages since its inception in 1975. A world class collection of both comedians and musicians have solidified their name in entertainment history within NBC studios over the past 43 years, and the hit series' latest episode will be remembered for years to come. With Will Ferrell returning as host and outlaw country star Chris Stapleton as the musical guest, expectations were already soaring high this past Saturday night. When Ferrell ultimately introduced both Stapleton and fellow outlaw Sturgill Simpson, the already special occasion took on an entirely new life.
While previous generations remember stories of Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, modern music fans will reflect on moments like these in similar fashion. Simpson's lead guitar work is complimented by Stapleton's wife, Morgane, on harmony vocals for "Hard Livin'," while famed Nashville producer Dave Cobb joins in on acoustic guitar for "Midnight Train To Memphis." See below for complete footage of both songs, and make a point to get out a see these two legends in the making ASAP.
Watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform "Hard Livin'" here:
Watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform "Midnight Train To Memphis" here:
Electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem has been working its way back into the spotlight as of late, following the band's recent residency at the brand new Brooklyn Steel venue in Brooklyn, NY. This past weekend, the band was called on by Saturday Night Live, where they performed two of the brand new songs debuted in Brooklyn ("Call The Police" and "American Dream"). This week, front man James Murphy updated the band's loyal base on the status of the band's upcoming album, ""I insist that there is vinyl on the day it's released (because … well … because I'm an old person)," Murphy added. "It's been one of the most enjoyable records to make in my life, if not the most fun ever (I think it is, for sure, the happiest I've ever been making a record). So it will be sad in some ways to see it leave the house etc."
Watch LCD Soundsytem perform "Call The Police" here: