Mick Jagger Scores First "SNL" Hosting Gig for Finale

Rolling Stones frontman will also rock studio 8H in 30 Rock on May 19

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Updated 2:54 PM PDT
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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on its season finale later this month.

The 68-year-old rock star has scored a gig as "SNL's" musical guest twice before and will perform again on the May 19 finale, The Associated Press reported.

While this will be Jagger's first time as host, it won't be the first time he's appeared in a "SNL" skit. Back in 2001, Jagger made a cameo with Jimmy Fallon, Reuters noted.

The latest visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones as a band, though the iconic rock band has yet to announced any special events to mark their milestone.

Last year Jagger released a record as part of a group called SuperHeavy, which included reggae singer Damian Marley and former Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, the AP reported.

With "SNL's" season drawing to a close, New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl champ Eli Manning has also been booked to host the show for the first time. He'll appear with Rihanna as musical guest this weekend.

Former cast member Will Ferrell and Usher are set to appear on the season's penultimate May 11 episode.

Jagger's big finish in studio 8H comes amid a flurry of rumors about a possible cast shake-up for the NBC comedy staple's next season.

"SNL" creator Lorne Michaels confirmed Wednesday there would be changes, but said in a conference call with reporters that he wasn't "certain" who would be exiting the show, Us Weekly reported. 

"I know there will be some," he said. "It's just the nature of our work that no one talks about it until the season is done. Needless to say, I'd like everyone to stay."

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