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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, SuperHeavy member Mick Jagger attends the release party for the band FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, SuperHeavy member Mick Jagger attends the release party for the band's new CD, "SuperHeavy", in New York. Jagger will host the "Saturday Night Live" finale on May 19. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)   

Mick Jagger gets first hosting gig at ‘SNL’ finale

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger will test his comic chops later this month as host of the “Saturday Night Live” season finale.

The Rolling Stones frontman has been a musical guest twice before on the long-running NBC show, and the network said Thursday he will perform musically on the May 19 finale. But he has never been host before, a job that usually requires participation in several comic skits.

The Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary as a band this year, but have yet to announce any activities to commemorate the occasion.

Jagger last year put out a disc as part of a group called SuperHeavy, which also included reggae singer Damian Marley and former Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart.