‘SNL': Elton John, Helen Mirren Confirmed to Host

Elton John will perform with Leon Russell; Foo Fighters are Mirren’s musical guest

Elton John and Helen Mirren will host the first two "Saturday NIght Live" episodes of April, the show announced Tuesday.

John, who had previously said he would appear on the show, will also be the musical guest, joined by Leon Russell, with whom he recorded the new album "The Union." He hosts April 2. It will be his first appearance on the show since 1982.

Mirren, an Academy Award winner for "The Queen," will make her hosting debut on April 9, promoting “Arthur.” The Foo Fighters will be her musical guest.