The Rolling Stones meeting to discuss anniversary

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are meeting in December to discuss how to mark The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary.

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are meeting next month to discuss The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary.

Guitarist Keith has long said he, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood are keen to mark a half century since the legendary group began, but Mick has played down rumours they would stage any concerts, although he is meeting to discuss how they approach the milestone in December.

Keith told Rolling Stone magazine: "I don't see why in the world the Stones can't put together some kind of show next year.

"I'd almost count on it. It doesn't have to be the whole spectacle bull***t again, but we've got to find our own way through this."

Mick added: "It is quite amazing when you think about it. Anything's possible."

Relations between Mick and Keith became strained after the latter released his book, 'Life', in which he painted a somewhat negative portrait of his bandmate, although in recent months they are thought to have thawed.

Ronnie said: "I think there's a healing process waiting to take place. I think it's happening now as we speak, but it has to be resolved. Something has to be resolved there. They have to come to terms with going on a working basis, which Charlie and I will help make happen. Wish me luck!"

Mick has told how he had been jamming with Charlie recently, and even written songs for the band.

He said: "I have been writing a lot for the Stones. I mean, when I write, I go, 'Yeah, that could be a good Stones tune'.

"I did some sessions with Charlie recently where I just played some songs I'd written, and of course I wrote more when he was there.

"I'd start making them up, so that was good fun, so we had a really good time doing that."

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.


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