Mick Jagger will be a Stone alone when he performs on Saturday Night Live this weekend - bandmate Keith Richards has ruled out a Rolling Stones get together in New York.

Jagger will host the SNL season finale and also provide the night's musical performances - solo.

Richards tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I spoke to Mick and he said it's something that he said yes to many months ago, so he's just doing it. He's on his own."

Many fans had hoped Jagger's appearance on the show - his first as host - would lead to a Stones reunion, in what will be the band's 50th anniversary year. The group has been staging rehearsals in recent weeks.

Reports suggest Jagger will perform with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Jeff Beck on SNL.