The Rolling Stones
“Yeah, we got the old band back together,” Van Zandt tells us. “Me and David Chase and James Gandolfini.”
The Rolling Stones have been added to New York City’s 12.12.12 concert taking place next week (on, as it’s name suggests, December 12). Dubbed “The Concert For Sandy Relief,” the show, which takes place at Madison Square Garden, will raise money to help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Hey, it’s an infinitely better idea than the time they offered a phone dial-in to listen to their A Bigger Bang European Tour in 2006.
Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. will lend the Stones a hand at their Brooklyn show.
The band has come right out and told fans who they can expect to see turn up at tonight’s (November 29) show at London’s O2 Arena: Eric Clapton and Florence Welch of pop-rockers Florence and the Machine, once again portraying a combo of the new and old-school.
On Sunday, the Rolling Stones played their first arena show in six years. The fan reaction was joyous – but the authorities apparently aren’t so amused about the Stones playing over curfew.
Last night (November 25), The Rolling Stones played their first arena concert in six years at England’s O2 Arena. The band played a two-hour-plus set, spanning their 50 year career.
“I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night, you know just to check [it] out. It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. They were like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable.” – Mick Jagger
In stores this week is GRRR!, a career-spanning greatest hits set by The Rolling Stones. There are several versions of the collection available, including the 80-track “Super Deluxe” version. But with 50 years under their collective belt, even 80 songs doesn’t seem enough. Here, we suggest a couple of other great Stones songs that could make it an even 100 (and there’d still be songs missing).
So will The Rolling Stones continue their tour past their planned five scheduled shows? Evidence for both sides is pretty strong…