.

Eminem to Perform on 'SNL' in November

'Scandal' star Kerry Washington will host the episode

October 16, 2013 1:45 PM ET
Eminem
Eminem
Lester Cohen/Getty Images

Eminem will perform November 2nd on Saturday Night Live, with Scandal star Kerry Washington hosting, SNL tweeted today. Eminem's appearance will be rapper's sixth on the show, including his 1999 debut with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and will come just a few days before he releases his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, on November 5th.

Where Does Eminem Rank on Our 100 Greatest Artists List?

Eminem has previewed the album with three songs so far, most recently including the tongue-twisting "Rap God."  Meanwhile, his homage to the Eighties rap, "Berzerk," is still holding strong in the upper echelons of the Billboard Hot 100. The 16-track LP also features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and fun. singer Nate Ruess.

It's not out of the question that Eminem's appearance could include the rapper appearing in a sketch or two: he once stopped by the Weekend Update desk for an old-school hip-hop bit.

Eminem's appearance follows a string of high-profile musical guests on the season so far, including Arcade Fire for the season premiere, Miley Cyrus as host and musical guest and, last weekend, Katy Perry, who performed a pair of songs from her new album Prism. The show returns live on October 26th with musical guest Janelle Monáe and host Edward Norton.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com