Tonight was SNL’s 37th season finale (as well as Kristen Wiig’s last episode) and it was hosted by none other than legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The flashy rock star doubled down on music guest duties as well, inviting some of his famous friends: Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck and The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture.
First up were Jagger with Arcade Fire and Nikolai performing a rendition of The Rolling Stones’ debut single “The Last Time.” Later on it was Mick and the Foos doing 1966 hit “19th Nervous Breakdown” and timeless sing-along crowd pleaser “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It).” And finally, Jagger hit the stage with fellow Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to perform an original composition dubbed “Presidential Election Blues.”
At the end of the show Arcade Fire sent off America’s funniest woman, Kristen Wiig, with renditions of the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday.” Jagger, Steve Martin, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and the rest of the SNL crew sang along as well. All in all, we’d say it was a pretty fucking solid block of late night music.
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):