The Rolling Stones were considered the most overrated rock band by a mile, but despite that, they were arguably one of the most influential bands who came out of Britain. They have made 29 studio albums, 13 live albums, 24 compilation albums and 109 singles over a career spanning more than 50 years. Here’s our look at the 5 Recent Facts About The Rolling Stones:
5. In 2015, The Rolling Stones Released “Sticky Fingers” Performance
The Rolling Stones’ ‘From The Vault’ series that was released in 2015 saw them play their classic 1971 album, Sticky Fingers, in its entirety. It was released via CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and vinyl — as a deluxe treatment package.
4. Donald Trump Used The Rolling Stone’s Tune As Music For Rallies, And The Band Wasn’t Happy About It
Donald Trump took to the stage at Trump Tower and used a tune that filled the room, the Rolling Stones, “Start Me Up” — a song that was used in a TV commercial when Microsoft co-opted it to sell its Windows 95 operating system — well, the Stones surely were fond of Bill Gates than of Trump.
3. In 2019, the Rolling Stones Postponed Their North America Tour Due To Mick Jagger’s Illness
In a statement, they were advised by Jagger’s doctor not to tour because he needed to undergo medical treatment. Jagger, 75, apologized directly to fans on Instagram and Twitter.
“I really hate letting you down like this,” he wrote. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can.”
2. In 2018, Keith Richards Cut Back On Drinking, Saying “I Got Fed Up With It.”
“It’s been about a year now,” Richards says quietly. “I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it.” But admits he still has “a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer.” “It was time to quit,” Richards says. “Just like all the other stuff.” Was it an adjustment? “You can call it that, yeah,” he says with a laugh. “But I don’t notice any difference really – except for I don’t drink. I wasn’t feeling [right]. I’ve done it. I didn’t want that anymore.”
1. 2020 Revealed That Keith Richards Finally Quit Smoking
Keith confirmed that he hasn’t had a cigarette since 2019 October, saying that he has “done that, been there,” during an interview with Jim Kerr of New York’s Q104.3 “harder to quit than heroin.”