Friday, May 4, 2012

Live from New York: Mick Jagger to Host SNL

Longtime Rolling Stones front man Sir Mick Jagger is set for a first in his life at the age of 68: He will be the guest host on the season closing episode of the 36th season of Saturday Night Live.

The iconic rocker will serve as the show's musical guest as well.  Jagger did appear in a 2001 skit on SNL with Jimmy Fallon where he played himself. Over the decades, Jagger has also made occasional appearances in film and TV productions. He received good notices for his portrayal of an escort service agency owner in the 2001 movie The Man from Elysian Fields, which co-starred Andy Garcia.

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones forming in their native England. Plans to commemorate the special anniversary for the band have not yet been announced.  Sir Mick has been keeping busy with other projects however, including the rock ensemble SuperHeavy, featuring Jagger along with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, reggae star Damian Marley, soul singer Joss Stone and Bollywood singer, composer and musician A.R. Rahman.

The Saturday Night Live finale with Jagger airs May 19, on NBC.


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