Green Day will launch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's week of performances celebrating the arrival of the Rolling Stones' eagerly anticipated Exile on Main Street reissue with a special appearance on the show's May 10th episode. The Roots' ?uestlove announced the news via Twitter, confirming that Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool will be joining Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Phish, who will appear May 11th through May 13th, respectively. While ?uestlove hasn't revealed how the Roots, the show's acclaimed house band, will participate in the festivities, it's a safe bet the Philly hip-hop collective will be chipping in a special performance — or collaborating with one of the musical guests — as well.
On Friday, May 14th, Fallon, will premiere the making-of documentary Stones in Exile. "It's mostly archival footage," Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone of the short film. "There's stuff from [the unreleased 1972 documentary] Cocksucker Blues in there, and a lot of voice-overs and some interviews with us now, but mostly it's taken from that time period."
In addition to remastered sound, the Exile on Main Street reissue will feature 10 unreleased songs, including "Aladdin's Story," "Pass the Wine" and the recent Record Store Day single "Plundered My Soul." "Basically it's the record and a few tracks we found when we were plundering the vaults," Keith Richards told Rolling Stone. "Listening back to everything we said, 'Well, this would be an interesting addition.' "
The May 10th appearance will bring Green Day back to New York City, where they've been recently camped out for weeks prepping for the opening of their American Idiot musical on Broadway. Sunday night, the band rocked a sweaty secret show at the tiny Manhattan club Bowery Electric as their garage-rock alter egos Foxboro Hot Tubs. Like Urban, Crow and Phish, the trio will tackle one of the many classic tracks from Exile on Fallon. (RS predicts Green Day will perform opener "Rocks Off," but make your guesses in our comments.)
As Rolling Stone previously reported, Phish should have no trouble picking a song to perform: While "Loving Cup" is a longtime set list staple for the jam band, Phish rocked Exile in its entirety on Halloween 2009 at Festival 8, which was captured for the big-screen documentary Phish 3D .
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