Mick Jagger to host 'Saturday Night Live' - Watch the promos
Mick Jagger is gearing up to host the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on May 19 and kept fans updated on Twitter all week.
"At Wednesday's script read through. Read 36 sketches to narrow it down to 7," Jagger Tweeted on May 18, posting a photo of him next to "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels at the show's conference table.
It will be the 68-year-old Rolling Stones front man's first time as host, though he has appeared on the series as a musical performer at least twice. In the past, the rock legend has shown off his comedy skills by participating in some skits on the show, most memorably in a December 2011 skit with Jimmy Fallon.
The rock legend will be joined by two Grammy Award-winning bands - The Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, as well as Jeff Beck, who will all perform with Jagger on the Studio 8H stage. Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has performed on the live sketch show 11 times.
Arcade Fire Tweeted about their appearance on the show on May 11 writing, "We're extremely excited to be joining Mick Jagger on SNL next Sat, May 19!"
Meanwhile the Foo Fighters Twitter account asked their followers, "What're you guys doing next Saturday Night?#SNL."
Jagger posted a photo of him rehearsing with the Foo Fighters on Twitter, with the caption, "Wait until Saturday night to hear what we'll be playing!"
Jagger was announced as the season finale host on May 3. Last September, Jagger released an album as part of his super group SuperHeavy, which features Dave Stewart, 59, of the Eurythmics, soul singer Joss Stone, 25, reggae artist and youngest son of the late Bob Marley, Damian Marley, 33, and "Slumdog Millionaire" film composer A.R. Rahman, 46.
The first single off of the album was "Miracle Worker," which the band shot a corresponding video for in late June. Other tracks include "One Day One Night," "You're Never Gonna Change" and "SuperHeavy." Billboard described the sound as varying from straight reggae to "Indian and Jamaican rhythms" with touches of "street-smart swagger" and "cinematic string" elements.
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and plan to release a documentary in September, as well as a commemorative book later in the year.
Watch Mick Jagger in promos for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig below.