Rolling Stones Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon continued yesterday as Keith Urban celebrated the reissue of Exile on Main Street with a surprisingly hard-rocking rendition of “Tumbling Dice.” To add some authenticity to his version, which extended the Stones’ original by nearly a minute, Urban recruited the Stones’ longtime keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
Monday night’s Fallon featured a surprise performance by Taj Mahal — as well as Green Day’s punk take on “Rip This Joint” — but last night’s episode had an even bigger shocker in store: Mick Jagger appeared in Fallon’s ongoing Lost parody, Late. Like Lost, the plot of Late is obscure, but the sixth part of the late-night saga showed Fallon opening up an electrical closet in the NBC Studios and finding Jagger inside. Mick played the “Desmond from Lost” role in the spoof, telling Fallon he needs to say, “Yeah, c’mon, all right, we can do it” every six seconds into four microphones or else the world would come to an end, brother. Watch the clip over at the show’s website.
As Rolling Stone previously reported, Sheryl Crow, who performs tonight, and Phish, who take the stage Thursday, will round out the Main Street tributes, while the Friday episode will feature the premiere of the Stones in Exile documentary, which screened last night in New York ( RS was on the scene). Fallon promises more surprises in store, so maybe Keith Richards will appear in the show’s ongoing “Rob Pattinson is bothered” skits. And of course, for much more on the Stones and their masterpiece Exile on Main Street, be sure to check out the new issue of Rolling Stone , on stands now.
Get an early look at Stones in Exile in our exclusive clip: