Mick Jagger insists The Rolling Stones will keep rocking
The Rolling Stones insist their new career spanning exhibition does not mean they are planning on retiring and they plan to keep on rocking
Sir Mick Jagger insists The Rolling Stones have no intention of retiring and are going to keep "working".
This week the band announced 'Exhibitionism' this week, an exhibition displaying memorabilia from the legendary group's 53-year career which will include iconic stage outfits, instruments, tour posters, album artwork, photos, letters and even some rare sound archives and recordings.
Although the four Rolling Stones members - also including Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - have decided to create this retrospective attraction, Mick is adamant they will continue to play live and work on new projects going forward.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, the 71-year-old singer said: "Just because we're doing a retrospective doesn't mean it's all over. We're still working, still doing shows and I think we will continue to do so."
Guitarist Keith echoes his bandmate's statement and has assured fans The Stones - who are currently on their North American 'Zip Code Tour' - are "not particularly" interested in retirement.
He said: "How many times have they said that about every tour (that it's our last) since 1975?
"If anybody should be interested in when we're going to quit, it should be the Stones (themselves) and, er, they're not particularly interested in that."
Ronnie added: "This is another insight into an ongoing machine, an institution that will never stop rumbling. Another input into the travelling circus. We didn't have this museum idea with the thought of retirement."
The band also revealed they spent just as much time organising and developing the exhibition as they would planning their concerts and wanted to include as much paraphernalia and as many iconic items - such as Mick's flag cape - as they could.
Mick said: "We've been thinking about it for quite a long time, collecting things, thinking, 'Ah, this would be good,' or, 'We'd better save that.'
"We wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. The process has been like planning our touring productions."
'Exhibitionism' opens at The Saatchi Gallery in London on April 6, 2016 and will run until September 2016.