The Rolling Stones have not confirmed any information about their plans for the band’s 50th anniversary this year, but their frontman is bringing his Jagger-like moves to Saturday Night Live.
Mick Jagger has been confirmed to host the season finale of SNL tonight at 11:30 p.m., according to Forbes. Rumors have begun about other Rolling Stones band members appearing with him.
What's not a rumor is that some big musical acts will be taking the stage as well. The Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, and Jeff Beck are also in tonight's line-up making this season's finale a complete rock star event.
Meanwhile, a documentary about the Rolling Stones is scheduled for a September release, and a commemorative book comes out later in the year. The documentary follows the band's 50-year run and contains previously unseen footage and unreleased music.
Sources say Keith Richards has been writing songs and putting together demos for a new album. Rumors are saying that he and Jagger are beginning to work together.
And guitarist Ronnie Wood told CBS News that touring or a new album would be a matter of coordinating everyone’s schedules. Reports say that Wood, Jagger, Richards, and drummer Charlie Watts have been working on new material.
Jagger and the band co-hosted and played on SNL in 1978. According to Digital Journal, Jagger’s most recent recording came in September with SuperHeavy, incuding members Joss Stone, Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman, and Dave Stewart.
A sketch featuring Jagger and talk show host Jimmy Fallon from December 2001 can be found here on Rolling Stone.
Jagger and Richards have said that 2013 is their new goal for an anniversary tour. According to Rolling Stone, sources say that questions about Richards' health has raised doubts about his ability to last through a worldwide tour.