I thought this seriously deserved a topic of its own. One of the WORLD'S biggest bands, most important acts, greatest songwriters, and iconic artists are planning their possible last shows ever.
So, let's start talking! The Rolling Stones' website says the announcement should drop on September 4th, so keep looking around and scout the rumors. Leave them here for us all to talk about.
I will almost certainly travel cross-country to NYC for this. I have someone I can stay with for free, though airfare would cost me somewhere around $200. Tickets for the show would probably run me a good $200 as well if I am even remotely lucky enough to get them when they go on sale, so I'm looking at a potential $400-$500 trip here. Perhaps I can swoon one of my parents into getting me a plane ticket for Christmas and knocking some of the cost down...
The 50 anniversary shows should be their last shows but 2012 Summer is almost over and there's been no news about it, so if it happens (which is still unsure), I'm afraid they won't be their farewell concerts
The Rolling Stones were great in the 1960's,and mid '70s.Its too bad Brian Jones became a mess from drugs,was kicked out,and then of course died.I actually like the run of albums with Mick Jones the best,from 1969-1974.Let It Bleed '69 (great),Sticky Fingers '71 (great),Exile '72(great),Goats Head '73 (was just ok,but has Angie,a classic,and a few other solid tunes like Heatbreaker and Winter),Only Rock N Roll '74 is great.
Whe Ron Wood joined in '75,that was that.Thats when they became The Stones.Leave out the Rolling.Wood was/is a clown.
"Every day I turn around and think, 'What the fuck was I doing? How did I get here?'. I did not own any of their records at all. Not even Achtung Baby, not Zooropa. I came into it totally fresh."
- Howie B on working with U2 for Pop
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."