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Video: Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters on Saturday Night Live

on May 20, 2012, 12:55am

mick jagger arcade fire foo fighters Video: Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Foo Fighters on Saturday Night Live

Few would argue that these are the glory days of Saturday Night Live. But if there’s one thing the late-night staple has been solid at as of late, it’s their musical guest bookings. This season alone featured RadioheadJack WhiteThe Black Keys, Coldplay, DrakeBon Iver, Florence and the MachineUsher, The Shins, Sleigh Bells, Foster the People, and Robyn. And to cap it all off, last night’s season finale boasted the biggest performance of ‘em all when Mick Jagger appeared alongside Arcade Fire, Foo FightersJeff Beck, and The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture.

Jagger first teamed up with Arcade Fire and Fraiture (who played bass) for a rendition of The Rolling Stones’ early single “The Last Time”. Later, Jagger and Foo Fighters ripped through The Stones’ “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”. (Amazing side note: Three hours prior to SNL, Foo Fighters headlined The Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.) Finally, Jagger joined Beck to perform an original blues composition about the presidential election.

Arcade Fire also appeared at the end of the show to help send off cast member Kristen Wiig. With Jagger, Steve Martin, Jon Hamm, and fellow SNL cast members singing along, the band performed The Stones’ ”She’s A Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday”.

Replay all of the performances below (via The Audio Perv).

Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Nikolai Fraiture – “The Last Time”:

Mick Jagger and Foo Fighters – “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”:

Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck - Presidential Election Blues:

Arcade Fire – “She’s A Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday” (Kristen Wiig goodbye):


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Mikey G
May 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

haven’t watched SNL in many years, but this one has to rank as one of the best ever…

Mike Corso
May 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

“Few would argue that these are the glory days of Saturday Night Live. ”

You’re so full of crap. Do you even watch the show? The past couple of years have seen some of the best SNL comedy.


May 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

“Few would argue” that you lack basic reading comprehension, sir :)

May 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

that rocked. period.

May 21, 2012 at 4:42 am

I look forward to Jagger’s rock n’ roll collaborations album…

May 21, 2012 at 4:37 am

Michael Phillip, you always pull one out out of the box
A Superb mix of talent, and so well done
Disapointed that you didn’t have the expance of stageing to “do your stuff”
The interaction was superb
It just confirms who/what you are
Even  tho you are are a pain in the ass to work with
The result was  superb, with nor without the usual parciptants



May 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

The cryptkeeper? Really? Let’s see how you look (and move) at 68.

May 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

Kudos to whoever had the idea to bring some attention to the recording that “more than inspired” The Rolling Stones “The Last Time.” I don’t know who the six were that performed it last night, but take a bow Staples.

May 20, 2012 at 5:41 am

I can’t believe I missed it I’m so mad at myself :(

May 20, 2012 at 3:22 am

Mick Jagger looks like the Cryptkeeper 

dave starsign laroc
May 20, 2012 at 2:52 am

The Last Time was not the Stones’ first ever single, it was their 14th.

Alex Young
May 20, 2012 at 9:49 am


Martin Viau
May 20, 2012 at 2:16 am

Thanks to Arcade Fire, wearing the red patches! Amazing. Much appreciated support to the striking students in Québec.

May 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

 Who were the 6 guys that sang a capella at the beginning of The Last Time?

Gary. T
May 21, 2012 at 1:00 am

The Staple Singers ..this was a nod by Mick to the Staple’s original version. The song is based on a traditional spiritual song that goes way back.

May 20, 2012 at 2:07 am

was dave grohl in any skits?

May 20, 2012 at 1:16 am

Awesome job by Mick – almost, but not quite, makes up for the lack of Keef.


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