The Rolling Stones were formed in London in 1962, released their first album in 1964, and 59 years later released another amazing album, "Hackney Diamonds." The band is busy promoting the new album with a fantastic show in New York, where surprise guest Lady Gaga joined them. Two nights later, one band member is seen joining two skits on a Saturday Night Live episode starring Bad Bunny as the host and musical guest.
There was much secrecy surrounding the recent performance in New York City by The Rolling Stones to promote their new album. The event took place at Racket, a venue located in Chelsea, formerly known as High Line. While information regarding what would happen at the party was confusing, the result was a fantastic performance by the band of old favorites and tracks from the new album, including a surprise guest.
Variety reports that Lady Gaga joined the band for the encore performance of "Sweet Sound of Heaven," a song she and Stevie Wonder are featured in on the "Hackney Diamonds" album. The performance was followed by the album's release approximately 90 minutes after the band exited the stage.
Mick Jagger joins Bad Bunny on SNL
Two days following the New York performance, frontman Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, and actor Pedro Pascal would be surprise guests on the episode of SNL. Jagger joined reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny for two skits, one with SNL cast member Marcello Hernández in a Spanish language soap opera where Jagger, the father in the skit, would dramatically slap both actors—the second featured Bad Bunny and Jagger in a parody of Sister Act 3, featuring some not-so-holy nuns.
Check out the video from ET highlighting some of the great moments of the Saturday Night Live episode.
Fans of The Rolling Stones have highly anticipated the latest album from the band, and critics have given the newest release favorable reviews. In addition to Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder, the new album also features Elton John, Paul McCartney, and former bandmate Bill Wyman. The final track on the album is "The Rolling Stones Blues," a song first performed by Muddy Waters in the 50s for which the band got its name.
There has been no official announcement of another Rolling Stones tour, but fans are hopeful.
Check out "Hackney Diamonds" below.