Mick Jagger to host and perform on SNL finale
Rolling Stone Magazine is reporting that legendary rocker Mick Jagger will host and perform on the May 19 finale of Saturday Night Live. This will be the 3rd time the Rolling Stones lead singer will perform on SNL, and it is his first time hosting.
In 1978, Jagger co-hosted SNL with the rest of the Stones. They performed and appeared together in various sketches, Rolling Stone
For those wondering how Jagger will perform as host, Jagger has proven he does indeed have a sense of humor. One of his most memorable SNL moments happened in a sketch with Jimmy Fallon in 2001. Jagger was the musical guest with host Hugh Jackman
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, CBS
reports.A documentary is set to be released in September, and a book commemorating the Stones will be out later this year.
According to Forbes,
sources say Keith Richards has been writing songs and putting together demos for a new album, and there are rumors that Jagger has listened to them and that the two are starting to work together.
The NY Daily News
is also reporting that rumors have been circulating about a 2013 Rolling Stones tour. Stones guitarist Ron Wood said recently that he, Jagger, Richards, and Charlie Watts had been brainstorming ideas for new songs.
Jagger's most recent record was with the super group SuperHeavy whose members include Joss Stone, Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman, and Dave Stewart.
There is a lot of speculation as to what Jagger will perform as Rolling Stone
reports that SuperHeavy is not billed for the show. Many believe he will perform a Stones song to commemorate their 50th anniversary. No official word yet on if any other Stones members will be joining Jagger on stage.