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Mick Jagger: Fans don't want a new Rolling Stones album

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The Rolling Stones have given up on plans to release an album to coincide with their summer tour because Mick Jagger says fans don't want to hear new music live.

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The band's last release was 2012 greatest hits album "GRRR!," which featured two new songs, and their last studio album was 2005's "A Bigger Bang."

Jagger says the rockers have been toying with the idea of making another record, but he fears fans now only want to hear the band's classic hits.

He tells USA Today, "It would be nice to have a new album, but people don't like the new album when you play it onstage. They glumly look at you. 'OK, it will be over in a minute.' It's not a good excuse, but it's the truth and has to be said."

However, guitarist Keith Richards hopes the frontman will change his mind about a new record once the veteran musicians conclude their upcoming summer tour.

He says, "The time to record a band is once they've been on the road a while so they're hot. We'll think about that while we're doing this (tour). The world needs more Stones records. So do I."

The band kicks off the 50 & Counting tour in California next month.

18Comments
Apr 12, 2013 5:44PM
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Personally I thought the Bridges over Babylon was one of their best all time records which really showed the depth and diversity of their musical abilities.  They are truly of the best Rock bands ever, we should readily welcome anything they put out, they are legends!!  We should all enjoy  the gift they have given us, obviously the tours and albums are numbered at this point in their distinguished careers, it is truly the end of an era, they have been major contributors to the art of Rock and Roll.  I give them props   and would love another album!!!
Apr 12, 2013 4:19PM
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Oh brother! Maybe the reason real Stones fans give a huge HO-HUM about anything new the Stones release or plan to release is because the band hasn't recorded ANYTHING worth listening to since the early seventies. They used to be great. Now they're at best, poster children for exactly what young kids DON'T give two **** about; out of touch, out of time, you know, like that GREAT old Stones song; "Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time ..." While I rarely listen to them anymore, nor have I bought anything of theirs past Some Girls, (even that's so-so) check the first album, mostly covers by the way. They're raw, edgy, out to prove themselves as something other than just another British Invasion group of the early-mid sixties. As for their concerts, well let's face it, at what they're charging for even the WORST seat in the house (like around $400.00 in Anaheim, plus an obscene $90.00 for parking,) you'd best believe I'd want to hear the BEST of the Stones were I going. They were the first band I ever saw live in 1965, with Brian of course, the heart and soul of the band ... Saw them three other times as well as the horror at Altamont. Actually thought about seeing them again for old times sake and literally laughed out loud when I saw the ticket prices, then got to thinking about how I'd recently seen The Hives, maybe $30.00 for a ticket? They're everything the Stones USED to be, put on an INCREDIBLE show, are all about great tunes, high energy, showmanship, interactive with the fans, tight, tight, TIGHT; everything you want in a live performance. I wouldn't go across the damn street to see the Stones again because they're just not relevant anymore other than a nostalgic spectacle for their well heeled old fans who can afford to dole out an obscene amount of money, buy a new Stones tee ALSO costing an arm and a leg, then wear at their next yuppie backyard barbeque. YAWN ...
Apr 12, 2013 2:39PM
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It would be great if they came out on stage in a taxi, only to see it catch fire trapping them all inside burning alive.

 

 

Apr 12, 2013 2:12PM
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uhh whatever dude! These artists get old and can't produce anymore and blame it on the fans, classy
Apr 12, 2013 2:10PM
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Hey Keith..if Jagger wants to do his Sir Brenda sh*t....put the Winos together for some new stuff..

I'm game ! I'm sure Johnny would love to play on a couple tracks...he's been honing his chops all over the place...........

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