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Rolling Stones Gather to Plot 50th Anniversary Bash

ROLLING STONES 50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES – contrary reports in the UK & US Press – but Rolling Stone seems to have it right and its good news!

Band will meet in July in London to discuss performing possibilities –possible gigs this year – possible new album

Keith Richards

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Keith Richards performs during the Howlin For Hubert Concert at the Apollo Theater in New York. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

 

 

Conflicting reports emerged in the press this week with the Daily Mirror reporting that ‘sources’ said the Stones were going to do a ‘last ever’ gig at Glastonbury 2013 – that would follow a ‘few’ dates in the UK and US. Having seen Mr ‘all action’ Mick Jagger appearing nearly everywhere in recent weeks we here at www.liveblues.info doubted the validity of the Mirror’s report.

 

We were much encouraged then to read what Patrick Doyle reported in ROLLING STONE, and we know who we’d rather believe – here it is word for word

 

‘The Rolling Stones are strongly considering at least one live concert later this year to mark their 50th anniversary, Stones insiders tell Rolling Stone. Sources add that the band is still considering a tour in 2013. “I’d like to get a couple of shows down and see how it goes,” Keith Richards says. “But I’d love it.”

The news comes after the band gathered in late April in the New York area for a full week of rehearsals – their first time playing together at such length since the final night of the marathon A Bigger Bang tour at London’s O2 arena in August 2007. In July, the band will gather in London to further discuss live performance possibilities. “It’s all very hush-hush,” Richards says. “I’m going over to London for a bit, so I’ll find out more then.”

He adds that the band will also use the summit to discuss whether they will be recording their first new LP since 2005′s A Bigger Bang. “We’re going to talk about that in July and see. I mean, I’d love to get some tracks down and see what songs we’ve got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I’d love to cut some tracks, yeah.”

Does Richards see himself writing one-on-one with Mick Jagger again? “Oh, yeah,” he says. “I have no doubt.”

In late April, the Stones began rehearsing in New York and continued working across the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey, inviting a film crew led by director Brett Morgen to shoot footage for a documentary celebrating the group’s anniversary, set for a fall release. The Stones blasted through classics including “Beast of Burden,” “Respectable,” “Fool to Cry” and “Gimme Shelter.” “We played everything, really,” says Richards. “We’re just getting our chops together. It was like playing in the garage, a maintenance check, you know?”

The vibe was joyful, with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger joking around between takes. “Someone would mention a song, and within the second run they had nailed it,” Morgen says. “Having screened through 50 years of material over the last six months, I would rank it up there with anything I’ve ever heard from them. They were extremely tight.” Adds Richards, “I thought I’d be quite rusty, after all we hadn’t done it for a while, five years or something. But it sounded as fresh as you could hope for. It was a great week.”’

As reported by Patrick Doyle

 

…and if you want to read it in Rolling Stone here is the link

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stones-gather-to-plot-50th-anniversary-bash-20120619?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

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