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(Newsday)   Cool: The Stones play an L.A. gig. Cooler: At a 700-capacity club. Coolest: Tickets were a mere $20   (newsday.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-28 05:33:13 PM  
They've been doing that for ages.  Still, pretty cool.
 
2013-04-28 05:34:44 PM  
I though Scott Weiland quit and joined LA Guns when Sammy Hagar was fired...
 
2013-04-28 05:40:52 PM  
So I heard. The concert was announced around noon yesterday, and was sold out about an hour later. :(
 
2013-04-28 05:42:21 PM  
Cooler: animatronic ride at Disney that recreates the making of Spike Lee's video for "Fight The Power"
 
2013-04-28 05:43:23 PM  
Coolester: here's the Thrilldo you ordered, sir.
 
2013-04-28 05:52:37 PM  
I'm bummed that I missed out but life goes on .
Yes, they are old, they still got it going on .
/lawn- off with ye
 
2013-04-28 05:56:17 PM  
Toward the end of the show, the band was joined by former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor for their version of Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain," as well as "Midnight Rambler."

The band, which was backed by Darryll Jones on bass, Chuck Leavell on keys, Bobby Keys on sax and Bernard Fowler and Lisa Fischer as backup singers, encored with the hits "Brown Sugar" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash."


And they gave them a couple drink tickets each for their effort.

/but the cab ride home was on their own tab.
//Sorry, mate. Take it up with Rupert.
 
2013-04-28 06:00:55 PM  
A concert for the little person.....

And....

Gwen Stafani
The Olsen Twins
Bruce Willis
Owen Wilson
Kimberly Stewart
Rachel Hunter
Johnny Depp
Maria Shriver
Kesha
James Woods
Minka Kelly

But yeah, I'm sure there were some ordinary people there too.
 
2013-04-28 06:03:53 PM  
Thunderhorse.
 
2013-04-28 06:13:52 PM  
It's called rehearsals, they seem to have done this a fair bit, they don't need to charge the $20 but do anyway because Mick likes money.
Mick really likes money.
 
2013-04-28 06:43:11 PM  
When are they gonna show some appreciation and stop screwing all the ticket buyers for the rest of their shows? How about a stadium show with $20 tix?
 
2013-04-28 07:12:41 PM  

JK8Fan: When are they gonna show some appreciation and stop screwing all the ticket buyers for the rest of their shows? How about a stadium show with $20 tix?


Because they probably take the view that they are providing good value for the money and not that they "owe" the fans something for anything.

Now shut up and buy a CD that you'll listen to once and then never listen to again before you pay out the ass to hear the "hits" from 40 years ago live in concert from a seat a half a mile from the stage.
 
2013-04-28 07:26:26 PM  
I talked to someone who went to that concert last night. Lucked into a ticket through a radio gig he's got. Says it was amazing. Best show he's ever seen.
 
2013-04-28 07:38:29 PM  
The Stones-I love the Stones. I can't believe they're still doing it after all these years. I watch 'em whenever I can. Fred, Barney...
 
2013-04-28 07:40:54 PM  
I saw Margaret Trudeaus beaver at the El Mocambo.
I mean the Stones. The Stones.
 
2013-04-28 07:41:14 PM  
These guys are still great but....

I don't WANT to hear 'Brown Sugar' again. Or 'Under My Thumb'.

Or most of anything else that's been played to death on the radio - except maybe the stuff off of 'Tattoo You' and 'Some Girls'.

But 'Street Fightin' Man'?
No.

Here's a thought: they could have gone out and played 'TY' or 'SG' in their entirety start to finish.
Or maybe 'Beggar's Banquet'

I'd pay $100 a ticket to see that.

And Keith's solo stuff is WAY better than Mick's so it shows who *really* has the talent.
 
2013-04-28 08:47:38 PM  
They did that in Dallas.  I was high.  I don't remember much.
 
2013-04-28 09:30:56 PM  
A guy I used to work with said they did this in Boston years ago. Said they had thought about going to the club that night on a whim but him & the wifey decided to stay home. Found out the next morning of course.
 
2013-04-28 10:43:49 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: They did that in Dallas.  I was high.  I don't remember much.


You chose...poorly.
 
2013-04-28 10:48:17 PM  
Shame it wasn't a free show. Last one of those they did was a killer.
 
2013-04-28 11:47:02 PM  

YoOjo: It's called rehearsals, they seem to have done this a fair bit, they don't need to charge the $20 but do anyway because Mick likes money.
Mick really likes money.


He was, after all, a Business major.

Anonymous Bosch: Shame it wasn't a free show. Last one of those they did was a killer.


What, you mean Altamont?
 
2013-04-29 12:10:49 AM  

Top Geezer: And they gave them a couple drink tickets each for their effort.


I think they've finally made up with Mick in recent years, and I'd bet he's gotten some money off the Exiles box, etc.

YoOjo: It's called rehearsals, they seem to have done this a fair bit, they don't need to charge the $20 but do anyway because Mick likes money.
Mick really likes money.


No, they charge $500/ticket for their normal shows because Jagger loves money.  They play these cheap-ticket club shows because Keith loves playing and still loves their fans.
 
2013-04-29 12:24:16 AM  
MadMark A guy I used to work with said they did this in Boston years ago.

New Haven, but who's counting?
http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1109912,1111316
 
2013-04-29 12:47:00 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Top Geezer: And they gave them a couple drink tickets each for their effort.

I think they've finally made up with Mick in recent years, and I'd bet he's gotten some money off the Exiles box, etc.

YoOjo: It's called rehearsals, they seem to have done this a fair bit, they don't need to charge the $20 but do anyway because Mick likes money.
Mick really likes money.

No, they charge $500/ticket for their normal shows because Jagger loves money.  They play these cheap-ticket club shows because Keith loves playing and still loves their fans.


the stones employ so many people for their shows! That is'nt local talent building the stage, pointing lights, running the sound etc. And another crew ahead setting up the next gig. They employ an army of carpenters, techs etc. They do get local help and supervise them for basic labor etc. It is really quite impressive. So that's where there money goes.
And child support for all of Mick's kids.
 
2013-04-29 02:10:55 AM  
not cool= 300 year old band with the best years they had behind them play a show to teleprompters
fark= depends sponsors the show

yawn.

hurry up and die already
 
2013-04-29 02:50:15 AM  

FlyingJ: MadMark A guy I used to work with said they did this in Boston years ago.

New Haven, but who's counting?
http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1109912,1111316


Came here for this. Saw the Tom Tom Club at Toad's Place in the '80s, awesome show.

Looks like the club's held up better than most of the acts from that time...

Thought I heard somewhere (Keith Richards on Letterman?)  Mick Taylor was playing
on the tour as well. Personally, it's his work with the band that I still rock out on.

/Can't You Hear Me Knocking
 
2013-04-29 03:02:49 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: not cool= 300 year old band with the best years they had behind them play a show to teleprompters
fark= depends sponsors the show

yawn.

hurry up and die already


Give it time- It happens to every generation. In a few decades the Juggalos
will be slamming into each other's wheelchairs while the Insane Clown Posse
drooles into their mics as the roadies turns their disoriented, lipitor soaked asses
towards the crowd.
 
2013-04-29 12:57:43 PM  
SLAVE
 
2013-04-29 03:31:40 PM  

douchebag/hater: These guys are still great but....

I don't WANT to hear 'Brown Sugar' again. Or 'Under My Thumb'.

Or most of anything else that's been played to death on the radio - except maybe the stuff off of 'Tattoo You' and 'Some Girls'.

But 'Street Fightin' Man'?
No.

Here's a thought: they could have gone out and played 'TY' or 'SG' in their entirety start to finish.
Or maybe 'Beggar's Banquet'

I'd pay $100 a ticket to see that.

And Keith's solo stuff is WAY better than Mick's so it shows who *really* has the talent.


this.  i've seen them 14 times, in every major western city, starting with their still life tour in 81.  i'm really, really on the fence this time.  i've seen most of their tours at least once, one "bridges to babylon" 3 times.    don't know if i'll see them this time around.  i'm sure they will extend their current arena tour through the fall to include stadiums...still......don't know.
 
2013-04-29 03:37:49 PM  

puddleonfire: SLAVE


BACK TO ZERO
 
2013-04-29 08:23:49 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: not cool= 300 year old band with the best years they had behind them play a show to teleprompters
fark= depends sponsors the show

yawn.


Not a big fan of the Stones myself and I'm of that generation. I would have been more than happy if they had retired 30 years ago or so.

Go away gracefully and stop embarrassing yourselves, old dudes.
 
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