After a few days of rumours, it has been confirmed that Mick
Jagger will host US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live on May
19, and reports are suggesting that he will perform alongside the
evening's other musical guests, the Arcade Fire and Foo
The Rolling Stones frontman has confirmed that he will perform
on the show as well as host, but Rolling Stone is stating that he
might play with the programme's fellow musical performers.
Arcade Fire Tweeted about their upcoming appearance on the show
on May 11 writing, "We're extremely excited to be joining Mick
Jagger on SNL next Sat, May 19!"
Meanwhile the Foo Fighters Twitter account asked their
followers, "What're you guys doing next Saturday Night?#SNL."
Jagger last hosted Saturday Night Live with the rest of The
Rolling Stones in 1978. It is thought that he will delve into his
band's back catalogue on the show, in order to kick off their 50th
The legendary frontman was announced as the season finale host
on May 3. Last September, Jagger released an album as part of his
super group SuperHeavy, which features Dave Stewart, of the
Eurythmics, soul singer Joss Stone, reggae artist and youngest son
of the late Bob Marley, Damian Marley, and "Slumdog Millionaire"
film composer A.R. Rahman.
The first single off of the album was "Miracle Worker," which
the band shot a corresponding video for in late June. Other tracks
include "One Day One Night," "You're Never Gonna Change" and
It was initially thought that Jagger would use the SNL platform
to perform tracks from the SuperHeavy project but with the news of
'Arcade Fire' and 'The Foos' joining him, Stones fans can rest a
little easy -in the past, Arcade Fire has covered "The Last
Time" (watch it below).
The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig in London on July
12, 1962, and had been expected to celebrate the half-century
landmark by embarking on a world tour later this year, but in March
the band revealed that they would be delaying their live shows
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