Mick Jagger to Host, Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Finale

Mick Jagger will host and perform on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” on May 19.

The legend will perform a humorous opening monologue and participate in comic skits during the long running show's season finale on May 19. Photo: rafsie/Flickr

It will be the third appearance of the Rolling Stones frontman on the the NBC series, but this will be his first hosting gig.

He also made a fleeting cameo in 2001 rehearsing his stage moves in a dressing room mirror with comedian Jimmy Fallon appearing as his reflection.

This time hosts star are reported to be in some of the evening’s skits, so it will be interesting to see how the rocker gets involved with the “SNL” cast.

Jagger, 68, will join usual cast members performing jokes, some of which will undoubtedly be at his own expense, claims The Telegraph.

Episodes of the show feature a famous host from the world of acting, music or politics and have previously included President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dolly Parton and George Harrison.

As CBS News reports, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will try his hand at comedy when he hosts “SNL” this weekend.

Fans cross their finger for a new album and tour, but no information has been confirmed yet. The band’s guitarist Ronnie Wood recently revealed to reporters that he wants to do something, but it’s a matter of timing it with everyone’s schedules.

Keith Richards, one more band’s frontman,  recently said: “The Stones always really considered ’63 to be 50 years, because Charlie [Watts] didn’t actually join until January.We look upon 2012 as sort of the year of conception, but the birth is next year.”

Triple M music reporter Nui Te Koha has revealed the plans the rock legends have in the pipeline.

“There is going to be a big concert worldwide. The Rolling Stones are thinking 20 dates around the world. They have to be landmark cities to fit in with this vibe,” he said.

“The word is the concerts are going to be free and that it’s all going to be sponsored by corporates. That’s the latest mail.”

The band always releases an album for its new tours, though 98% of the audience really just wants to hear the 1960s and 1970s classics again.

Last year, Jagger released an album as part of the group SuperHeavy, also featuring reggae singer Damian Marley and Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart.

Starpulse counted that Jagger, 68, is set to become the 6th oldest host on the show, following Betty White (88 when she hosted), Miskel Spillman (80), Ruth Gordon (80), Milton Berle (70), and Charlton Heston (70).

Amusingly, Spillman was the winner of the first and only “Anyone Can Host” contest in 1977 – he was paid $3,000 for his hosting duties.

The record number of hosting appearances by a celebrity is held by actor Alec Baldwin with 16.

Saturday Night Live was launched in 1975 and at various times its cast has included comedians Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and Tina Fey.

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