TIME IS ON OUR SIDE
stopped telling me: Youíre
getting older around 30. I remember my 40th birthday,
my 50th, milestones, but even then I was like: Iím not 40Ö 72? Forget
- Ron Wood, February 2020
larger point, really, is ó in the short, medium, and long term
ó how is everyone that performs live going to function in the
future? We donít know. In Europe, weíve had small-scale
concerts. Weíve had socially-distanced concerts. You can see
(concerts) starting in some parts of the world ó New Zealand,
Australia and so on. ButÖ as far as the U.S. is concerned, we
donít really know what the future holds. So many people are
out of work, losing money. Is it ever going to be the same
again? Will it be always different? We just donít know at the
We might be playing to very few people. Even though we might
be lucky enough to have sold tickets, we might not be able to
play to them all at once.
- Mick Jagger, August 2020,
on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic
hope so. And I hope to celebrate with as many of us as
possible. Look on the bright side - one has to do that, you
know?... I hope weíre all there, man. Itís something to look
- Keith Richards, August
2020, asked if the Stones will celebrate their 60th
anniversary onstage in 2022
Iím turning 77 for Chrissake. I know it, I donít give a shit.
Iím very proud of it. And Iím still trying to know myself a
bit better. But things change as you know, as you go on.
- Keith Richards, September
big guess (when we perform again), isnít it? I think people
are hoping that in some countriesÖ each country is going to be
slightly different... Maybe in England, at the end of the
summer, beginning of the autumn might be good?
Definitely (weíll do it if we have the opportunity). In a way,
we kind of have to Ďcause weíd (laughs) signed up we were
going to do an American tour, you know, last year, and we sold
the ticketsÖ And I donít think we can do that exact tour
because it wonít be the exact time. But I think weíre pretty
much committed to having to do something like that. So I
thinkÖ things will be somewhere near normal by the end of the
summer. Letís hope anyway.
- Mick Jagger, April 2021
asked that question since I was 31. And your answer is the
same. I donít know. I mean, anything could happen. You know,
if things are good next year and everyoneís feeling good about
touring, Iím sure weíll do shows. Iím just trying to
concentrate on this tour now.
- Mick Jagger, September
2021, asked if the current tour will be the last
I got a
feeling that weíre just tickling the surface here. Weíre
seeing another unexploded mine. Itís got a lot of time on it.
- Ron Wood, September 2021
wrap their head around 60 fucking years (laughs)? It all seems
impossible that it's been that long.
- Keith Richards, March 2022
If I did
that, I wouldn't come up with an answer and then I'd be always
thinking about it, you know? Tomorrow? No. July the 5th,
2025? (Laughs) I'll find out the hard way.
- Keith Richards, March
2022, asked if he ever asks himself how long he can do it
planning it to be the last tour. I love being on tour.
- Mick Jagger, April 2022,
about the upcoming European tour
& roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isnít supposed
to be done when youíre in your seventies. It wasnít designed
for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really
pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So itís,
like, OK, weíve got to fucking do this right, but itís
got to be as full-on as possible.
- Mick Jagger, May 2022
already had some stuff cut with Charlie. It should be coming
- Keith Richards, May 2022,
on the next Stones album
working now to finish off the studio album that we've been
working on for years... We're finishing off in L.A. in a
couple of weeks' time... And you will be seeing us live again
next year, hopefully, too.
- Ron Wood, October 2022
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