Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rolling Stones Are All Wight

The Rolling Stones will return to live duty with a June 10 headlining appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival, according to U.K. reports. The Stones have not played a U.K. festival since the Knebworth Fair in 1976.

Mick Jagger is expected to conduct a live Webcast Thursday (March 22) on the Stones' Web site, likely regarding more European concerts for this summer, including make-ups for dates canceled in Europe in 2006.

At Isle of Wight, which begins June 8, the Stones will be joined by Snow Patrol, Muse, Amy Winehouse, Keane, Kasabian, the Feeling, Paolo Nutini, James Morrison, Groove Armada and Wolfmother.

In other Stones news, frontman Mick Jagger is teaming with director Martin Scorsese to produce the music business-centered film "The Long Play." Meanwhile, Scorsese's as yet-untitled Stones documentary, including footage filmed last fall at New York's Beacon Theatre, is due for release in the fall.


I've also found this additional piece of news related to the Stones not playing Glastonbury this year:

Mick Jagger has spoken of his disappointment at not being asked to play this summer's Glastonbury Festival. However, it seems the rock'n'roll legends would have played the Somerset event if Michael Eavis had approached the band.

Jagger explained to the BBC that his group never got the call, with The Who now confirmed to fill the traditional Sunday evening 'legends' slot. "Glastonbury would have been a good one, but I was never really offered the Glastonbury Festival to do this year, but the Isle of Wight was offered, so that is why I decided to do it", he told the BBC.

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