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Written by | October 22, 2016 11:38 | one response

I am going to see the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas this evening and was surprised to discover they had no opening act. Since the 90s, the Stones have prided themselves on having some of the biggest acts open for, the sort of bands, Foo Fighters for instance, who can fill a stadium by themselves and are proud to pay homage to the great rock and in the world by stepping down. Often, the Stones find bands indigenous and Las Vegas was tailor made for the Killers but no. Of the huge names I’ve seen recently, Van Morrison had his …

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Written by | November 9, 2015 7:10 | No Comments

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones – It might not be better than the original , but the version on Sticky Fingers has a better vocal, less affected, deeper, less drugged out, more country badass – A+

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Written by | July 6, 2015 20:36 | No Comments

But you know how bands always say they have to tour to compensate the fact they are not selling albums anymore? As you can see on this graph, the compensation is barely achieved. If you compare bands’ album revenue in the 80’s, today’s successful bands can hardly compensate by touring.

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Written by | June 12, 2015 14:17 | No Comments

“I first saw the Stones in 1981 and I’ve seen them maybe fifteen times since then. From Bruce Springsteen to Elton John to Billy Joel, I’ve grown disenchanted with the all time rockers, but the Stones still put on a great show. They know what we want and they know how to deliver it. People travelled from around the States and the world to be there on Tuesday night.”

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Written by | June 10, 2015 7:31 | No Comments

Live With Me Live At Leeds 1971 – The Rolling Stones – I am less than convinced by the third album, but this version is dynamic and the lick rings so nice, that let’s consider it the exception, as Jagger makes a declaration a desire – A

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