Saturday Night Live turns 40 this year, and to celebrate the anniversary, it’s putting on a special show — and everyone’s invited! On Feb. 15, NBC will air the SNL 40th Anniversary special, which features a long list of cast members from years past, including Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Chevy Chase. And during last night’s Super Bowl, the musical guests were also announced.
On deck to perform at the SNL 40 spectacular are Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift. Most likely, all of the artists listed will be performing songs, but it’s possible they could also be appearing in sketches — that wasn’t really made clear, though having Timberlake and Fallon onstage together could only possibly mean one thing: The Barry Gibb Talk Show.
So, set your DVRs for this one. In the meantime, if you missed SNL this weekend, D’Angelo performed some songs from his new album Black Messiah, and it was kind of awesome. Watch his performance of “The Charade” below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.