May 11, 2012


Mick Jagger's "SNL" Backing Band: Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters

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Because Glimmer Twin Keith Richards is too old and craggy to play guitar anymore (I kid, I kid... well, maybe not), the Rolling Stones' ass-shaking, stage-bounding mouthpiece Mick Jagger has recruited an all-new band for his solo take hosting and performing on the May 19 season finale of Saturday Night Live. Backing him up: Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters. Yowza.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the two (much younger) rock giants will stare directly at Jagger's 68-year-old a$$ as he performs solo for the third time, following his 1993 and 2001 appearances. It is Jagger's first time in the host position, though. But as EW points out, Grohl could probably give the rock n' roll vet a tip or two on his performance; between Grohl's stints with Nirvana, Foos, Them Crooked Vultures and the time he joined Tom Petty on drums, he's played on SNL a whopping 11 times. 

So what songs will this all-star group play? Who knows. Tell us your request in the comments below.