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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2005-May-12, 05:09 PM
Are they past their "best before date"?

Archer17
2005-May-12, 05:27 PM
If they can still pack them in why should they retire?

N C More
2005-May-12, 05:28 PM
Ah, come on, let the old people have their fun too! Seriously, what harm can it do...Ok, they're old...so what?



[keep in mind... I'm over 50, out of estrogen and probably know (or could know) all of your mothers! :wink: ]

A Thousand Pardons
2005-May-12, 05:30 PM
Which begs the question, how many people here are afraid to drink milk one day after it has expired?

tlbs101
2005-May-12, 05:33 PM
A friend of mine coined a phrase (at least I think he's the first one to use it -- correct me if I'm wrong), "Geezer Rock", to describe bands such as the Rolling Stones.

I don't see why they shouldn't be performing as long as they have the ability.

Mrs. tlbs101 went to a Judd's concert (Naomi and Wynonna) last year. Some were saying they were going "downhill", but something happened that night and everything "clicked". It turned out to be one of their best concerts ever (this according to their own producer/manager). Good, or even great concerts are still possible from older performers.

Andromeda321
2005-May-12, 05:34 PM
They can stick around but it doesn't mean I have to listen to them. :wink:

Argos
2005-May-12, 05:38 PM
Long live the Stones. Time is on their side. 8)

Parrothead
2005-May-12, 05:42 PM
I voted no. While I won't be going to any of their stadium/arena shows anymore (I was less then impressed with the Bridges to Babylon tour), AC/DC stealing the show at Sarsfest was more proof. I do think the club appearances may be a better option. I will be keeping an ear open for the inevitable club appearance(s), while they are in town rehearsing for the tour. The previous times, I've been out of town when the same day club shows have been announced. If this were labelled a farewell tour, maybe. Then again, I went to what was supposedly, one of the Who's final appearances back in Oct '81(?). :wink:

Bob
2005-May-12, 06:09 PM
Some Stones songs have had to be revised for a more age-appropriate theme:

"Under My Gums"

"Dye It Black"

"Let's Take a Nap Together"

"Hey! You! Get Off Of My Lawn!"

"Help Me Up"

"Time Is On My Side (Well, Maybe Not)"

R.A.F.
2005-May-12, 08:10 PM
Should they retire?...I thought they were retired.

I can't believe that I'm disagreeing with Archer and N C, but I voted yes. (I never really liked the Stones, so that might something to do with my opinion.)

Swift
2005-May-12, 08:24 PM
Heck more power to them, have fun boys. But looking at Keith Richards, I'm not sure one can tell by looking whether he is even still alive. 8-[
http://www.speakuponline.it/archivio/12-2003/images/art/news_25.jpg

Van Rijn
2005-May-12, 08:26 PM
That's it. Now I definitely do believe zombies exist.

Gillianren
2005-May-12, 08:32 PM
"Hey! You! Get Off Of My Lawn!"

okay, this is definitely my favorite Rolling Stones song . . . of course, I don't much like the Stones, either. I'm a Beatles fan.

frogesque
2005-May-12, 08:38 PM
Not Fade Away! (http://www.bluesforpeace.com/lyrics/not-fade-away.htm)

crosscountry
2005-May-12, 10:09 PM
Heck more power to them, have fun boys. But looking at Keith Richards, I'm not sure one can tell by looking whether he is even still alive. 8-[
http://www.speakuponline.it/archivio/12-2003/images/art/news_25.jpg


I was going to say the same thing.




I saw the Stones 'bout 2 years back. They were really good. We had a sell out audience at Reliant Staduim in Houston, nearly 50k people.

the whole place rocked

geokstr
2005-May-13, 12:35 AM
I heard the only reason they kept Keith Richards in the Stones all this time was to make Mick Jagger look healthy.

sarongsong
2005-May-13, 01:22 AM
Retire?...they can't---they're bluesmen (http://www.muddywaters.com/bio.html).

paulie jay
2005-May-13, 02:18 AM
In a way I voted yes and no! No they shouldn't retire, but yes, they are waaaaaay past their sell by date. Haven't had a decent album out since Black And Blue

Argos
2005-May-13, 12:33 PM
Heck more power to them, have fun boys. But looking at Keith Richards, I'm not sure one can tell by looking whether he is even still alive. 8-[

Man, that was great. :D He really does look like a Peruvian mummy, lol.

N C More
2005-May-13, 01:01 PM
Heck more power to them, have fun boys. But looking at Keith Richards, I'm not sure one can tell by looking whether he is even still alive. 8-[

Man, that was great. :D He really does look like a Peruvian mummy, lol.

That's it! The secret of mummification finally revealed...sex, drugs and rock and roll! :lol:

Candy
2005-May-13, 01:27 PM
Ewwww, with the mummy man.

Two words for the Rolling Stones: THE LIPS! I love lips! :P

crosscountry
2005-May-13, 03:51 PM
Ewwww, with the mummy man.

Two words for the Rolling Stones: THE LIPS! I love lips! :P


Kiss had other features that were attractive.





Sorry if this post was gross. I was just adding to what you said.

Amadeus
2005-May-13, 04:05 PM
Heck more power to them, have fun boys. But looking at Keith Richards, I'm not sure one can tell by looking whether he is even still alive. 8-[
http://www.speakuponline.it/archivio/12-2003/images/art/news_25.jpg

Looks like me when i'am having my first cig & cofffee in the morning :D

sarongsong
2005-May-14, 06:50 AM
Say, just how good do you have to be to open for the Stones...
"There have been a lot of changes in Jonny Lang's life since he opened for the Rolling Stones...a few years ago. This time around, he's the headliner..."
http://starbulletin.com/2005/05/13/features/

Madcat
2005-May-14, 07:58 PM
Most musicians enjoy what they are doing. They aren't going to stop playing music and they'll probably do it for an audience as long as there are interested people. Asking a pro musician to retire would be like asking a dedicated videogamer to hang up the joystick.

Kaptain K
2005-May-15, 04:43 AM
The sad thing is that Richards has looked like that (or worse) for 30 years! :o

Melusine
2005-May-15, 05:01 PM
Oh, poor Keith, some of the songs he wrote are my favorites. My friend, who lives in Los Angeles, is married to Jerry Hall's sister, and though Jerry and Mick have split, when the Stones last played in CA, they got up-front seats. The stage had a long extension into the field, and he told me that there was a point where Keith had this solo, and people just used that time to go to the lavatories, get food, etc. But Keith went out on that extension and was just in the zone--played remarkably. My friend is a 60+ bass player, so he knows good guitar when he hears it. He felt so sorry for Keith, because he was just jamming, and it was like nobody was paying attention.

That's the thing...everybody wants to hear the old songs. The same thing happened when I saw Roger Waters a few years ago; when he got around to playing some of his new stuff, people got disinterested. However, he really appreciated the crowds' reactions to the PF music. When you listen to say, the Hot Rocks album, I believe the Rolling Stones have the most recognizable, great opening riffs, but yeah, they haven't put out anything memorable in a longgg time.

Since the 70's, Mick has always gone jogging before concerts--real healthy guy, but you never know, Keith might outlive us all! Let 'em go on for longevity...when you think about it, their "togetherness" is pretty remarkable alone.

sarongsong
2005-Aug-10, 11:26 PM
...they haven't put out anything memorable in a longgg time...Hee-hee! (http://www.uncut.co.uk/music/the_rolling_stones/special_features/8652)
"...Now finally they've gone and done it with 'A Bigger Bang', a title which apparently reflects their "Fascination with the scientific theory about the origin of the universe."..."

Parrothead
2005-Aug-10, 11:47 PM
...they haven't put out anything memorable in a longgg time...Hee-hee! (http://www.uncut.co.uk/music/the_rolling_stones/special_features/8652)
"...Now finally they've gone and done it with 'A Bigger Bang', a title which apparently reflects their "Fascination with the scientific theory about the origin of the universe."..."

Some 400+ lucky people who managed to snag tickets, may hear that one tonight (along with the seemingly controversial neo-con one), when they perform a thank-you to Toronto (much like they did in 94, 97 and 2001(?)), by doing a show in a small club for $10/ticket, before heading out on tour. :P

sarongsong
2005-Aug-12, 08:39 AM
TORONTO (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7543363/therollingstones?rssfeed=musicnews&rnd=11238135414 43&has-player=unknown) - "...The band kicked off the evening with "Rough Justice"..."