Are The Stones Set To Roll Off Into The Sunset?
Most of what we’re hearing about the Rolling Stones these days may not be giving fans a great deal of hope about the future of group. Mick Jagger, in particular, seems to be have his knickers in a twist lately and what he’s saying about the group hasn’t been too positive. picking up on these negative vibes emanating from Jagger’s general direction a week or two ago when he proclaimed that band mate Keith Richards should not be permitted to attend a ceremony that may be organized to honor the group’s 50th anniversary next year. Jagger pointed out that Charlie Watts would be welcome to attend despite the fact that he was not a founding member of the group in 1962, but he went out of his way to point out that Keith IS NOT. Up next was Jagger’s statement regarding the possibility of the Stones playing at the 2012 Olympics next year in London. Rumors had been circulating for some time that the group may have been set to perform but Jagger has cast doubt on that by announcing that they had not been approached with any proposal to perform and that he was advised against it by Bryan Adams who said his experience playing at the winter Olympics in Canada was not great. “It was so cold, and he had to wear this bizarre suit. That’s not going to happen here – it would just rain,”. Jagger also threw cold water on the notion that the Rolling Stones may tour next year to honor their 50th anniversary. Putting the name of a rock band and “50th anniversary” together in the same sentence is not something you get to do every day, that’s for sure. Considering the fact that all of the group’s current members are still around and probably fit to tour, it’s seems a little odd that Jagger seems so eager to blow it off. Fifty years is a pretty big deal after all and seems like a perfect time for them to exit the stage for the final time if that’s what they’ve got in mind. Not many groups can say “It’s been a great fifty years. Thank you, and good night!” Hopefully Mick and kieth will work out their un-told differences and mick have a change of heart on the idea of haveing a Stones 50th anniversary tour, it would be epic.