Rolling Stones News: Mick Jagger hosting SNL tonight- watch promos, ‘Live At The Checkerboard Lounge’ DVD/CD due in July
Mick Jagger hosts and performs on tonight’s season finale Saturday Night Live with musical guest Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck and Arcade Fire. Should be a great episode
Jagger’s hosting gig marks the close of the show’s 37th season. While Mick has appeared numerous times on the show as he guest, he also has some comedy experience, including a 1985 “pathological liar” sketch with Jon Lovitz, and a 2001 “mirror” skit featuring Mick and Jimmy Fallon mimicking each other’s gestures. Jagger joins cast member Kristen Wiig in these hilarious promos. This is expected to be Wiig’s last SNL, as it’s speculated she will be leaving the show.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 Unique show available on DVD & DVD/CD July 10!
On November 22nd 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters’ club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.