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Watch Måneskin make their riotous ‘SNL’ debut with two-song set

Måneskin made their debut on Saturday Night Live last night (January 22) by performing their cover of ‘Beggin’’ alongside ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ – watch footage below. Introduced by special guest Will Forte, the Italian rock group delivered a riotous performance of...
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‘SNL’ Recap: Will Forte Returns To Host, While Måneskin Leaves Us Beggin’

After more than a decade away from Saturday Night Live, former cast member Will Forte finally got the invite back to host an episode. And yet, for whatever reason, the show seemed to undermine Forte throughout, from jabs at his ego’s expense in the monologue, to a number of sketches that never quite reached their full potential. It’s not Forte’s fault. He still came prepared and willing to extend himself into extremely eccentric characters. But something was missing. Was it Jason Sudeikis? Kristin Wiig came back to support Forte. And yet. This episode did not score highly on the whelming meter. Perhaps everyone was holding back on their big ideas for next week? Perhaps Lorne Michaels or the other producers or head writers held the rest of the staff back? But like Lorne loves to be requoted about, the show doesn’t go on because it’s ready or funny, it goes on because it’s 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night in New York City.
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Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Italian Rock Band Måneskin

"Rock 'n' roll never dies!" That's what Måneskin's frontman Damiano David exclaimed when the band was crowned 2021 Eurovision Song Contest champions in May. While the Italian group is a music phenomenon the U.S. didn't see coming, the Rome rockers' upcoming appearances on Saturday Night Live and Coachella prove they're here to stay.
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‘SNL’ Promo: Will Forte And Kenan Thompson Play The Name Game As Måneskin Watches

It’s all in the family for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, as former cast member Will Forte returns, joined by musical guests Måneskin. Kenan Thompson welcomed back his old friend in the promo. There was some name confusion, of course, since it’s been so long since they’ve rubbed shoulders on the show. Thompson is not Michael Creegan, as Forte mistakenly called him. Taking it all in silently was Måneskin, merely one of the hottest rock bands in the world. Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio stood silently, but Victoria managed a little smile at the end.  Watch the video for details.
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Maneskin Performs 'Beggin' & 'I Wanna Be Your Slave' on 'Saturday Night Live' - Watch!

Maneskin is taking over the Saturday Night Live stage!. The Italian rock band made their musical debut on the NBC sketch comedy series on Saturday (January 22). For their first performance, Maneskin – featuring members Damiano David, Ethan Torchio, Thomas Raggi, and Victoria De Angelis – performed their hit song “Beggin’.”
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Måneskin Play It Hard And Fast in ‘SNL’ Debut

Måneskin wasted no time on the stage of Studio 8H, launching into their slinky, urgent earworm “Beggin” right away, lead singer Damiano David moving in a way that can only be described as Big Marc Bolan Energy. In three-inch leather boots and a heavy smokey eye, David sashayed between guitarist Thomas Raggi and bassist Victoria De Angelis, who supplied the licks. The Italian glam rockers blasted onto the global music scene after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Italy with their pop-rock track “Zitti e buoni.” But it was the addictiveness of “Beggin” that turned the retro foursome into bona fide superstars. For their second SNL performance, Måneskin performed the invigorating “I Wanna Be Your Slave.”
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BTS, Maneskin & More Are International Nominees at the 2022 Brit Awards

The nominees for international group of the year at February’s Brit Awards are truly international: There’s ABBA from Sweden, BTS from South Korea, Måneskin from Italy, and two American acts — R&B superduo Silk Sonic and rock band The War on Drugs. This is the second...
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2021 In Review: 8 Trends That Defined Rock

There's some credence to this idea: AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Wolfgang Van Halen, Weezer, Kings of Leon and the late Chris Cornell had banner years. Even Black Pumas' twice-nominated Capitol Cuts was something of another permutation of their 2019 self-titled debut — to say nothing of their retro-soul sound. But the real story is more complicated than that.
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Måneskin Talk Musical Influences With ‘Rolling Stone’

Rolling Stone News caught up with Eurovision Song Contest winners Måneskin backstage at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City to answer fan questions ahead of the Italian glam-rock band’s first official show in the city. From a couch in their green room, the four-piece revealed their earliest memories of the songs that made them fall in love with music. For drummer Ethan Torchio, credit is due to Led Zeppelin’s “All of My Love.” “The first time I heard the song, I was five and I was shocked about it because I liked it very much,” Torchio shared, recalling having his mother put the song on loop when he couldn’t get enough of it. The crop of responses also featured mentions of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and David Bowie. Bowie popped up again while the band answered a question about which rock star’s closet they would raid if given the chance. While he was the choice of Torchio, frontman Damiano David went with Joe Perry, guitarist Thomas Raggi with Slash, and bassist Victoria De Angelis with Mick Jagger. Måneskin wrapped up the discussion after diving into more style and music details accompanied by childhood memories before heading out to a sold-out crowd for an electric show.
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Meet Måneskin: The Italian Band That Defied the Odds and Brought Rock Back to the U.S.

It may seem like the not atypical modern-day music success story: band goes viral; band gets signed; band finds mainstream success. But Måneskin’s journey is far from ordinary. The internet’s latest crush consists of Victoria De Angelis (bass), Ethan Torchio (drums), Thomas Raggi (guitar), and Damiano David (vocals), who have now officially landed in America — literally, with feet on the ground. Måneskin had its American television debut on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” followed by an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today. The Italian rock stars also made time for some small sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom in New...
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