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ron ll
10-15-2012, 11:58 AM
http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2012911/reg_1024.stones.mh.101112.jpg

John of Phoenix
10-15-2012, 12:13 PM
That's one scary picture.

Paul Pless
10-15-2012, 12:17 PM
keith richards will always have 'it'. . .

ron ll
10-15-2012, 12:26 PM
That's one scary picture.

THIS is scary.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NcHeEWxLijk/T-_o62iT7dI/AAAAAAAAAbo/pJvNgDda37M/s320/keith+%25281%2529.jpg

TomF
10-15-2012, 12:32 PM
Nope. They've become caricatures of themselves. Mick's preening and strutting on stage might have been OK when he was 40 years younger ... or even 30. Now it is an ongoing embarassment.

skuthorp
10-15-2012, 03:33 PM
"Now it is an ongoing embarassment."
To whom? they still have an audience, they're still making money, Mick is as bizarre as he always was and, I presume, they are still having fun. They may also be taking the mickey by being a parody of themselves. There has been a certain amount of irony in interviews I have seen.
Governments round the world are encouraging older citizens to remain in work and not a drain on the SS system and they certainly are doing that. Not only that it's kept them fit, no weight problems there.
My mum in her hostel enjoyed Glen Miller and Buddy Rich, the boomers will enjoy the Stones and the Beetles, who will you listen to in your retirement home?

Canoez
10-15-2012, 03:58 PM
At their age, do they remember what "it" is? I can recall - many years back - hearing of the latest Rolling Stones tour and it being referred to as their "401k Tour" (That's a reference to a retirement account for those of you outside of the US)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-15-2012, 04:14 PM
Ah - The Strolling Bones.

skuthorp
10-15-2012, 04:34 PM
Do the groupies throw bloomers now?
(no, that was Tom Jones wasn't it?:D)

John Meachen
10-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Its nearly forty years since Mick Taylor left,on the grounds that they had no future.I would say he was right musically and wrong financially.

Garret
10-15-2012, 04:55 PM
We need to see pictures of their groupies to decide :-)

Kaa

I recently got one of those "Cougar Dating" spam emails. I was working alongside a guy who's about 30. He started laughing & asked him what was so funny. He replied "I was picturing cougar dating for you. Now that's scary!"

As far as the Stones go: Why not? I give 'em points for saying "Let's go do it & the hell with what people say!". It's not like they're doing it because they need the money....

Hal Forsen
10-15-2012, 05:25 PM
I'm in the middle of "Old Gods Almost Dead" a band bio done a few years back. Pretty amusing.
I hear this tour is sponsored by Depends. :p

Hwyl
10-15-2012, 06:17 PM
Their last tour grossed more money than any previous tour, that has since been surpassed by U2. I think the number was about $250 Million, so if we accept market theory, they are valid

purri
10-15-2012, 06:30 PM
a.k.a. the Strolling Bones

addendum: Sorry P.I. I missed your post.

Bobcat
10-15-2012, 06:33 PM
I got Keith Richard's autobiography from the library.

It was the large print version.

ron ll
10-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Richards' biography, "Life" was a great read. I bought it thinking I was just going to skim it but it really held my interest. I think Jagger may have a little different take on some of the events however.

AussieBarney
10-15-2012, 08:08 PM
They could not hold a tune in a bucket 40 years ago. They are so out of date it is an embarrasment. The fact that they can still gross obscene amounts of money on tour does not make them good muso's, it just means there is a generation who are trying regain their youth

In short, they were lousy forty years ago and still are.

Bobcat
10-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Richards' biography, "Life" was a great read. I bought it thinking I was just going to skim it but it really held my interest. I think Jagger may have a little different take on some of the events however.

Agreed. I found it bogged down in the middle with the focus on drugs. Richards was more of musicologist than I would have thought.

Meli
10-15-2012, 11:15 PM
I saw the Voodoo Lounge Tour.
Now the MCG is a notoriously awful venue.
it was OK but I declined to go twice.

Saw Bowie Here about 8 years ago.

He was great the first half, visibly tiring the second.
But half the audience looked like theyed need a Zimmer frame in a few years.:D

The Who were still fantastic a few years ago.

I'll still go to concerts but keep my sense of the redicerous in tact :)

Gerarddm
10-15-2012, 11:19 PM
Old And In The Way.

hokiefan
10-15-2012, 11:46 PM
With Lisa Fisher's help they still very much have it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1JI7aMtazY&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Cheers,

Bobby

skuthorp
10-16-2012, 05:13 AM
"They could not hold a tune in a bucket 40 years ago."
Autotune helps these days Barney.