Favorites Depart Saturday Night Live Via Musical Tribute Featuring Punk and Indie Rock Stars

Posted 19 May 2013 in Music + TV News

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Saturday Night Live Says goodbye to Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and  Jason Sudeikis.

It’s starting to turn into a tradition… last season’s finale was a musical number that said goodbye to fan-favorite Kristen Wiig. This year music again was used as a way of tipping the old chapeau to three additional favorites, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis.  Someone’s going to be wearing big shoes this fall. I hope they can fill them.

Bill Hader departure had been made official earlier in the week. Jason Sudeikis’ was expected as he was not even planning on staying past the presidential election.  Fred Armisen’s leaving also cannot be considered a surprise.  Seth Myers is taking over the Late Show replacing Jimmy Fallon.  His Saturday Night Live fate has not been decided, at least any decision has not been made official.

Fred reprised his punky “Johnny Rotten-lite” character for the piece named Ian Rubbish.  He was joined on stage by Hader and Sudeikis but it didn’t end there. The song titled “It’s a Lovely Day” featured some surprising and not so surprising musical “influences.”  First up on the stage were Portlandia co-star and member of  Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag Carrie Brownstein and also former Sex Pistol Steve Jones.  They were followed by Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth and guitarist J. Mascis from Dinosaur, Jr.  They stage finally reached maximum capacity when joined by the singing / songwriting wife and husband team of Amiee Mann and Michael Penn.

The more than simple song wasn’t bad either! You can give it a listen below via Hulu.Please visit and LIKE our facebook page

Those three had a very nice run. I know “Stefon” (pictured above) will be missed by many.  You can see his farewell piece below as well….

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(Take a look back at some Mick Jagger highlights from a few years ago when he was host. This page includes some party footage with Mick jamming with the Foo Fighters. CLICK HERE)

Here’s the “Stefon” farewell….

Posted by Larry Carta


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