It looks like all the recent covert activity by members of the Rolling Stones -- including recent reports of recording sessions and rehearsals -- is indeed leading to something. The Stones have announced they'll play four shows later this year in celebration of their 50th anniversary as a band. The shows will mark their first live appearances since 2007.
Given that the Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and it's been more than seven years since their last studio album and three since their last proper live performance, speculation is high regarding whether or not we'll ever get to hear new material from the band.
As we recently reported, Mick Jagger will be hosting the May 19 season finale of NBC's Saturday Night Live. It was an announcement that left us wondering about that night's musical guests -- especially since Jagger was merely named the host.
Deadline reports that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live, which will air on May 19. While this marks his first hosting gig, the Stone has appeared on the show twice as a performer — once in 1978 and again in 2001.
It's always nice when members of at least three of the Big Four Bands of British Rock (The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) get together to jam on some old tunes -- and that happened last night, when Paul McCartney (Beatles) invited Roger Daltrey (Who) and Ron Wood (Stones) on stage to perform The Beatles' "Get Back" at London's Albert Hall.
For those of you who haven't read it, Keith Richards' recent autobiography, Life, is a quintessential rock and roll book. A big reason for that is how raw the book is and how in-depth Richards was willing to go, sometimes at the risk of alienating a friend or bandmate.
It's unbelievable for any band to be able to celebrate their 50th anniversary — hell, most don't make it to their 10th — so it makes perfect sense that everyone seems to be clamoring for a Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour.