Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers tapped as ‘SNL’ musical guest after Roddy Ricch drops out due to COVID exposure
Jack Antonoff backstage during the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. - Taylor Arthur/Los Angeles Times/TNS

NEW YORK — Pop-rock band Bleachers have been tapped to replace Roddy Ricch as the “Saturday Night Live” musical guest this weekend after the rapper pulled out due to COVID-19 exposure. The long-running NBC sketch comedy series announced Wednesday night that the Jack Antonoff-fronted group will perform on it first show of 2022, hosted by “West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose. The appearance will be the first time for the New York City-based band, who released their third opus, “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,” in July. Antonoff, 37, has produced and co-wrote songs Taylor Swift, Sara Bare...