Music legend Mick Jagger did his household chores in his funny public service ad "How To Quarantine," which aired in Fallon's "The Tonight Show," May 4.
The skit featured The Rolling Stones' frontman in a parody of BBC's black and white 40s news featurettes, with Jagger staying in his country estate in France where he's spending the quarantine.
"In times of international crisis, every man, woman, and child must pull their weight," the "Global News" began before showing Jagger seated and playing the guitar. The narrator called him and told him to put his guitar down and "go and do something useful."
The narrator voiced over all the chores Jagger has "been putting off," which included repairs, car maintenance, cooking, herding animals, and tending to plants.
Mick Jagger's recent appearance on the "The Tonight Show" was on behalf of Save The Children, an international nonprofit aiming to improve the lives of children through education, health, and economic support. The "How To Quarantine" video featured a message toward the end. "Coronavirus - the biggest global health crisis of our lifetime - threatens children in every way. Your support today can help children in unsafe households, help protect and prepare doctors and health clinics in refugee camps and help support distance learning in the face of school closure," the statement said.
The Rolling Stones Rockin' for Support
The 76-year-old rock legend also joined Will Smith, Jack Black, Bryan Adams, and more in the recent "iFor India" fundraiser event. iHeartMedia organized the large, star-studded event brought together the largest names in Indian television, film, and music industries including composer A. R. Rahman, superstars Abhishek Bachchan and Aamir Khan, Tiger Shroff, comedian Kapil Sharma, and artists Arijit Singh, Lisa Mishra, and Jay Sean - whose real name is Kamaljit Singh Jhooti. The Indian fundraiser last May 3 was launched to raise funds for more than a hundred groups helping provide food and other essentials in the subcontinent.
Jagger and the rest of The Rolling Stones have also appeared in the Global Citizen and World Health Organization collaboration "One World: Together at Home." The Lady Gaga-curated fundraiser also featured appearances and performances from the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, siblings FINNEAS and Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and more. The March 6 "at home" concert has already raised $127 million for the "COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO."
Living In a Ghost Town and "Beatles or Stones?"
Jagger recently reconnected with his band and released their first song in eight years, "Living in a Ghost Town," which they tagged as "recorded in LA, London, and in isolation." The new single from The Rolling Stones' featured a music video filled with views of major cities in the world now empty because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, Jagger said that he and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards have worked on "Living in a Ghost Town" for more than a year before rewriting some parts of the songs he thought was "not gonna work." He also noted that he wrote the song "really quickly, in like, ten minutes."
It was also in the same interview that he weighed in the immortal fan debate of "Beatles or Stones," which the Stones' frontman readily answered "no competition" before explaining how The Rolling Stones surpass The Beatles.