All four members of the Rolling Stones were recently photographed exiting a building in London, fueling rumors and speculation that the band met to plan a world tour to celebrate their momentous 50th anniversary. The Stones will mark 50 years of rocking in 2012. Fifty years!!!
It’s not expected that the Stones will divulge what was discussed at the meeting and how it affects the fans any time in the near future. The band has been off the road for several years and has not played together since 2007, when it wrapped the Bigger Bang tour in August of that year.
Mick Jagger has been busy with his SuperHeavy band project, featuring Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley. They have released a second track from their debut album, titled “I Can’t Take It No More”, with a more straight ahead rock feel to it, and Jagger on lead vocals. Listen to it here.
Keith Richards‘ told The Telegraph at the GQ Awards in the UK earlier this week that his best-selling autobiography ‘Life’ is about to be transformed into a biopic. Richards that the film is in the rudimentary stages. He is reportedly not in any sort of rush to get the film made, and it appears that there will be lots of wrangling over the rights and getting his bandmates to sign off on the project, since they are the source of much of the book.
Richards has appeared in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, starring as Captain Teague, the father of friend Johnny Depp’s iconic Jack Sparrow character. As far as speculating who will play the Rolling Stones guitarist? Johnny Depp? Richards acknowledged the degree of difficulty in finding an actor (or actors) to portray him at various stages of his life if the filmmakers forego the prosthetics and heavy makeup route in order to age a younger thespian. “There are feelers out at the minute [but] I’m in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me? The idea of a succession of Keith Richards coming down is horrifying,” he said.