Against all odds, with the death of their legendary road companion Charlie Watts in between, on September 26 the Rolling Stones returned to the scene, inaugurating a new American leg of their tour No Filter, which already takes 11 concerts held and three more to come.
Not bad, for the combo made up of Mick Jagger, 78; Keith Rchards, 77; and Ronnie Wood, from ‘barely’ 74, now with Steve Jordan on drums, in addition to the already usual members of the “live” version of the band, such as Chuck Levell, Darryll Jones, Bernard Fowler and Tim Rice, among others.
But it seems that, while the band once again rises to the top of the list of the most profitable live numbers of the moment, in this time of return to the big stadiums and theaters, some found it attractive to lower the price to the group formed in London in 1962.
ST LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 26: Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform during the 2021 “No Filter” Tour Opener – St. Louis at The Dome at Americas Center on September 26, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. Jeff Curry / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
The “friend” Paul
The first one to grab a dart to shoot at the Stones was nothing more and nothing less than Paul McCartney himself, who belittled his role in the music scene. “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s what the Stones are,” McCartney said, adding, “I think our network was a little bit broader than theirs.” .
Of course, Jagger didn’t let her pass, and during one of the shows on the current tour, the singer said, “There are a lot of celebrities here tonight. Megan Fox is here, she’s lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio. Lady Gaga. Kirk Douglas .. . Paul McCartney is here. He’s going to help us: will join us on a blues cover later“.
The question did not go from there, and as everyone knows, the eternal rivalry always had a lot of business and marketing and a little, no more, of musical handholds to hold her up. However, now it was another essential musician of the already distant ’60s, the singer of The Who Roger Daltrey, who charged against the owners of the most famous language in history.
FILE PHOTO: Musician Paul McCartney performs at the Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, US, October 8, 2016. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File Photo
A mediocre band
“As a band, if you were outside a pub and heard that music coming out of there some night, you would think: ‘Well, that’s a mediocre pub band! ‘“said Daltrey, who carries 77 and remains in full activity with his” partner “Pete Townshend.
Of course, Daltrey was in charge of making it clear that not all of them are critical. During the interview he offered to the Coda Collection channel, the singer admitted that in his own way, the Stones take advantage. “Mick jagger… You have to take your hat off to him. He is the number one rock ‘n’ roll performer.“
For the rest, Daltrey admitted that always envied his close friend and leader of Led Zepellin, Robert Plant. And he pointed to one of his great achievements as a singer in a band, which makes him worthy of the envy of more than one of his colleagues. A band without solos!
Roger Daltrey also declared his envy for his friend Robert Plant. Photo REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni
Then, he said that with Robert Plant they joke about it. “Robert said you could go and read a book when (Jimmy) Page started out on a guitar solo or (John) Bonham one of drums. And suddenly I thought: ‘I wonder what it would have been like to be in a band like that! “
In another vein, the man took the opportunity to predict that The Internet will be “probably the end of our civilization”. “I never thought that anything good would come out of it, and I still don’t think anything good has come out of it. I think if we’re not careful it’s probably the end of our civilization,” he said.
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