Paul McCartney inexplicably joins Bruce Springsteen for ‘SNL’ finale

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen sing ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band brought Santa Claus and a special elf, Paul McCartney, to town as the group rocked around Saturday Night Live’s Christmas tree for the Dec. 19 episode. To close out Saturday Night Live, the Boss was joined by the SNL cast and some up-and-comer named Paul McCartney on jingle bells and backing vocals to sing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Vets Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph — not to be confused with Rudolph the red nosed reindeer — danced with the current cast in a flurry of TV magic snowflakes. The Boss played the Christmas classic over the closing credits of the show, with the former Beatles member joining the band on stage adding to the merriment with some jingle bells. In addition to performing a pair of cuts from The River’s deluxe reissue The Ties That Bind, Springsteen and company had a Christmas surprise at the ready for episode’s end. This was the first time Springsteen and McCartney shared the stage since appearing together at a 2012 concert in London that went past curfew, resulting in the pulling of the plug.

Springsteen hinted at a McCartney Christmas cameo after tweeting a photo from backstage and writing, “Got a few surprises in store for #SpringsteenSNL tonight…and make sure to stay up for the end credits.” Bobby Moynihan commemorated the occassion with an SNL cast selfie posted to Twitter. Thompson stepped in to deliver the line, “you better be good for goodness sake.” The band played three songs, including the live debut of “Meet Me in The City,” a never before released song from The River sessions. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

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