Since the election, it seems like Saturday Night Live has been taking aim at the US political sphere with the cold open each week.
But we got something a little unexpected this week – instead of Alec Baldwin parodying Donald Trump, Jason Aldean surprised everyone by showing up and giving a beautiful speech about the events in Las Vegas, and covering Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down”.
A gunman open fired on the packed crowd at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas during Aldean’s set this past week. Details can be found here, courtesy of our friends at Global News.
Petty passed away at the age of 66 earlier this week.