Rolling Stones: The Last Time?
The Rolling Stones are now down to the last of their five 50 and Counting shows, Saturday in Newark, New Jersey after doing their first show there Thursday night.
That show featured two songs not done during the previous three — “Respectable” with special guest John Mayer and “Around & Around,” which they had not done since the El Mocambo club in Toronto on March 5th, 1977. Also joining them Thursday was former guitarist Mick Taylor for “Midnight Rambler.” Taylor also played at the two London shows. Original bassist Bill Wyman also did the London shows, but since he does not fly, he has not been part of the U.S. dates.
Saturday night’s Newark show will be available on pay-per-view. Titled One More Shot after their new song of the same name, this one will feature appearances by Mick Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Lady Gaga. The Stones have also put together a list of 12 songs that they want their fans to vote on for inclusion in the set. They are:
•”Around and Around”
•”Beast of Burden”
•”Far Away Eyes”
•”If You Can’t Rock Me”
•”Let It Bleed”
•”Rip This Joint”
•”She’s So Cold”
•”Street Fighting Man”
•”You Got Me Rocking”
Voting will be via the Rolling Stones Official App, which is now available on Google Android and Apple devices, as well as the Stones website. They will do the song that garners the most votes.
And finally, as for touring next year, nothing has been announced, although Keith Richards has hinted that it will continue.