Jason Aldean Reaches Tom Petty As 'SNL' Reacts To Las Vegas

Saturday Night Live never ever breaks its setup. The frozen opening picture, which inscribes one of the biggest news stories of this week, is one of its firm targets. But from time to time, they do have a change in the structure — possibly when the program delivered after September 11, when Paul Simon opened it singing “The Boxer” surrounded by New York City firefighters and police, as well as then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


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This Saturday night, SNL broke format all over again. The show inaugurated on Jason Aldean, who was on spotlight at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas on October 1 when the shooting began that left 58 people gone and wounded approximately 500. Aldean, at first introduced himself and expressed solidarity with everyone who was hurting in the wake of the gunfire. “When America is at its best,” he said, “our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.” He then performed “I Won’t Back Down,” from Tom Petty’s huge 1989 album Full Moon Fever. Petty expired on Monday, night, the date following the shooting, from cardiac arrest.


A song like “I Won’t Back Down,” truly not unlike “The Boxer,” remits an overall note of resolution that will be taken in a variety of ways by a diversity of witnesses. And in that manner, it reverberates the inconvenience of responding to misfortunes: It’s explicit that there’s a dare to persevere against, but it goes unstated what such challenge is.


But meanwhile Aldean didn’t direct it, the program didn’t avoid the gun control discussion that has flared since the gunfire. Later, “Weekend Update” began with host Colin Jost saying, “The investigation into the tragedy in Las Vegas this week has sparked a larger debate in America between people who want common-sense gun control and people who are wrong.”