Mick Jagger Reveals Jeff Beck Will Join Him on ‘SNL’
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' is pulling out at all the stops for the finale of its 37th season. First it was announced that Mick Jagger would be both the host and musical guest. Then they said that Jagger would be backed by Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire. Now they've added another rock legend to the proceedings, guitarist Jeff Beck.
Jagger and Beck have known each other since the beginning of their careers, having come up through the London blues scene that centered around the Ealing Club, and Beck even auditioned to join the group after Mick Taylor left in 1975. However, they have not often recorded together. Beck played on Jagger's first two solo albums, 1985's 'She's the Boss' and 1987's 'Primitive Cool.' The two most recently performed together in February in front of President Obama for ‘In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues.’
Many people are hoping that Jagger will drop some big news about an upcoming Rolling Stones album and/or tour during his appearance on 'SNL.' Earlier today it was learned that Stones guitarist Ron Wood is keeping October and November free. Let's not forget that Wood got his start as the bass player in the Jeff Beck Group in 1968. We've been wrong before, but we think this is now too much of a coincidence for it to not be happening.
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