Monday, May 14, 2012
Now that Saturday Night Live has confirmed the musical guests for this week’s season finale with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards tells Rolling Stone that he won't be involved.
"I spoke to Mick and he said it's something that he said yes to many months ago, so he's just doing it," Richards says. "He's on his own."
Will the guitarist be watching? "Probably," Richards says with a laugh.
In addition to his hosting duties, Jagger will perform with Arcade Fire and the Foo Fighters with Jeff Beck.
Rumors surfaced last week that the Stones have been rehearsing secretly in New York, prompting speculation that the band could make a surprise appearance on the program with their frontman.
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