Foo Fighters & Mick Jagger Rock SNL, Chevelle, Halestorm, Rise Against Headed Out On Tour — Angel’s Rock Report
Mick Jagger's first time hosting Saturday Night Live featured memorable music, and The Rolling Stones singer played a wide range of characters in the show's sketches -- and there was one swear word towards the end of the show.
Jagger stuck mostly to Stones hits, doing a straightforward take on "The Last Time" backed by Arcade Fire. The performance was marred by a glitch that made Tim Kingsbury's guitar drop out during the song's solo. Foo Fighters joined Jagger to do a medley of "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "It's Only Rock n' Roll (But I Like It)."
For his final performance 10 minutes before the show's end, Jagger unveiled a new song called "Tea Party" that he said was a blue number about the upcoming election. He was joined by Jeff Beck, and the lyrics made clear why it was near the end of the show, as one of the lines ended with the S-word.
Two sketches with Jagger included Stones songs:
- He portrayed an insurance salesman at a convention watching other people sing "Satisfaction" and "Sympathy for the Devil" in karaoke. The bit ended with him singing a mournfully slow version of "Satisfaction."
- In the final sketch of the show, Jagger announced that a cast member was graduating. Kristen Wiig, who's leaving the show after seven seasons, then joined him in a dance while Arcade Fire and the SNL band did "She's a Rainbow." She then danced with each cast member while Jagger sang along, with the bands segueing into "Ruby Tuesday" as the credits rolled.
During the rest of sketches Jagger played a banker at JP Morgan, a very effeminate actor on a game show and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler on a talent competition called So You Can Think You Can Dance at an Outdoor Music Festival
Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine will be on the third annual Carnival of Madness tour. The traveling festival starts on July 31st in Springfield, Illinois and visits 24 cities before wrapping up on September 5th in Evansville, Indiana. Tickets go on sale on June 1st.
Chevelle put on a pretty good show, I'd see them again. You can catch Halestorm in Missoula this July.
Rise Against have announced their fall North American tour, which includes a return to Arizona now that the Sound Strike coalition has ended its ban on concerts in the state. They'll be playing in Flagstaff, Arizona on September 27th, with proceeds going to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Rise Against's tour starts on September 11th in Quebec City, and wraps up October 7th in Edmonton, Alberta.
In Stores Tomorrow:
Slash is back with his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love. The cover gives his band Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators feature billing.
The Cult's Choice of Weapon is Ian Astbury and company's ninth studio album, and first in five years.
Garbage returns after a seven-year break with Not Your Kind of People.
Joey Ramone's solo album Ya Know comes 11 years after his death.
Also out tomorrow is the Velvet Revolver DVD Let It Roll: Live in Germany 2008.