In a delightful surprise for fans, legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards made an unexpected appearance on The Tonight Show following the release party of the band’s new album in New York City.
The guitarist, known for his effortless cool, casually strolled onto the stage, briefly disrupting the ongoing filming to the astonishment of the audience and host Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon, clearly in awe of the rock icon’s impromptu entrance, shared his excitement about attending the Hackney Diamonds gig with his viewers.
“How cool is that guy right there? ‘Yeah, I’ll walk out.’ He doesn’t care; he’s Keith Richards. He does what he wants!” Fallon remarked, capturing the essence of Richards’ nonchalant charm.
When it was time for the formal interview, Richards and Fallon delved into the Rolling Stones’ recent concert and the exhilarating experience of performing tracks from the new album live for the first time. Richards expressed the band’s thrill about the performance, stating, “The heart of a band lies in a small room with a crowd of people; that’s where you refine your craft.”
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During the conversation, Richards also reminisced about the band’s history, including their collaboration with Paul McCartney on the Hackney Diamonds album.
The guitarist corrected Fallon, noting that the Beatles’ John Lennon and McCartney had previously appeared on the Rolling Stones’ 1967 single “We Love You.”
As a special musical treat, Richards demonstrated his guitar prowess, treating the audience to acoustic renditions of timeless Rolling Stones hits, “Honky Tonk Women” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” With behind-the-scenes assistance from the Roots and Fallon channeling his inner Mick Jagger, the performance showcased Richards’ legendary guitar techniques, captivating fans and music enthusiasts alike.
Richards’ appearance on The Tonight Show not only provided a glimpse into the band’s new musical endeavors but also offered a rare opportunity to witness the magic behind the Rolling Stones’ iconic sound.
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