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.
"Having had my notebook stolen in Seattle a few weeks before, I had no lyrics written down. So I just tried to pull out of myself what was really going on in the songs. The things you are most deeply concerned about, lying there in your subconscious, may come out in tears, or temper, or an act of violence."
- Bono on October
did you know
The song 'I Will Follow' is about Bono's undying love and devotion to his mother, who died while Bono was still a very young boy. This song pays homage to the fact that death cannot sever love.