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Mick Jagger, 'SNL': Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire Join Rolling Stones Frontman -- and Funnyman -- on Season Finale
- Posted on May 20th 2012 6:45AM by Kenneth Partridge
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The latter backed him first on "19th Nervous Breakdown" and returned for "She's a Rainbow" and "Ruby Tuesday," which came during a graduation-theme sketch likely meant as a farewell to 'SNL' cast member Kristen Wiig, who's rumored to be leaving the show.
Jagger also played political pundit, teaming up with guitar great Jeff Beck for "Tea Party," a blues tune Mick penned about the upcoming election.
"Who will be the president come November? Well, it's anyone's guess," Jagger sang as Beck peeled off some classic riffs. "After six months, he'll be screaming, 'Get Me Out of This Mess.'"
Finally, there was Jagger the comedic actor, and perhaps not surprisingly, he fared well from the monologue -- in which he said his biggest regret was not singing at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant opening -- to the sketches, playing everyone from Steven Tyler to an insurance salesmen too timid to sing Stones tunes at karaoke night.
"I just don't have that kind of confidence," Jagger said, selling the joke the subtlety it required.
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