Saturday Night Live was home to a little bit of history last night, when Mick Jagger put on a new hat as frontman for Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck and The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture for a series of excellent performances that wiped the floor with the majority of acts that've graced the stage in this 37th season of SNL.
Jagger first teamed up with Arcade Fire and Fraiture (who played bass) for a spin on The Rolling Stones’ The Last Time. Later, Jagger and Foos (who flew in by helicopter from their just-finished Bamboozle headliner set in Asbury Park, NJ) crushed The Stones’ 19th Nervous Breakdown and It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It). And finally, Jagger joined the living axe legend Beck to perform an original blues jam about the presidential election.
Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Nikolai Fraiture:
Mick Jagger and Foo Fighters:
Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck:
Lastly, Arcade Fire reappeared at the end of the show to give their own color to the tearful farewell to MVP cast member Kristen Wiig. With a guest-heavy singalong, the band performed The Stones’ She’s A Rainbow and Ruby Tuesday. Grab a kleenex.
See you in September for the Season Premiere!