So The Rolling Stones are going to play their last ever show at Glastonbury in 2013 are they? Not bloody likely. Just look at the source – The Mirror in the UK.
UK’s trashy rag is notoriously wrong notoriously often and pretty much because they never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Really, just think about what were are talking about here – Mick Jagger making a decision to say farewell at someone else’s gig? It will NEVER happen.
Just imagine what the last Stones show would be worth in merch rights, pay-for-play, movie rights, live TV rights, live streaming rights, DVD rights and ongoing repeats. Hundred and millions of dollars is the answer. Do you really think Sir Mick is going to give a third party like Glastonbury a cut of that Pot O’ Gold.
Then you have another issue. Glastonbury isn’t The Stones event. Do you really think Mick Jagger would do his last Stones show in front of half an audience who aren’t even there to see him?
When The Stones go they will go by their own rules, at their own gig, with their own audience AND keep all the money.
The article in The Mirror today is a joke. Note where the story came from! It was from that well-informed Murdoch news source “one insider”. So “one insider revealed” and the world believes it? People are easily fooled.
That is not to say the end is not nigh for the Rolling Stones. It is well known that Charlie doesn’t want to tour anymore and I still stand by our story of two years ago that reported he was prepared to leave the band instead of going on another world tour. That story has never been disproven by the way…still. He has not done one single show with the Rolling Stones since that story was published over two years ago. The article at the time did state that one-off shows were not out of the question and that now looks like how it will roll-out.
The Rolling Stones turned 50 last April. It passed without a whimper. Keith Richards acknowledges the band recognises the 50th as January 2013 when Charlie joined the band. With just under 7 months before that date, there is still no sign of any Stones activity.
The only thing known to about to happen is a 50th anniversary book ‘The Rolling Stones 50’ coming next month featuring 700 photos with words from the band about the past 50 years of the band.
I expect something will happen in 2013 and most likely include former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. But then Bill won’t fly, so that limits his involvement to the UK.
Don’t expect it will end at Glastonbury. That idea is just plain silly idea.