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Mick Jagger Contemplates the Past, Present, and Future of the Rolling Stones in a Recent Interview
In a recent interview, Mick Jagger, the frontman of the Rolling Stones, has hinted at the possibility of the band continuing as an operational entity even after its individual members are no longer able to perform.
During his conversation with the Wall Street Journal, Jagger acknowledged that the Rolling Stones brand might endure beyond the lifetimes of the band members, remarking, “You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour. The technology has really advanced since the ABBA thing [referring to the Voyage show featuring ‘ABBAtars’ of the Swedish pop group ‘performing’ live, currently enjoying great success in London], which I was supposed to attend, but I missed it.”
In another part of the interview, Jagger discussed the period in the mid-1980s when the band faced internal conflicts, stating, “There were numerous disagreements. And then, with Charlie [Watts] not functioning too well… perhaps it was his way of seeking an escape. When you reach a certain age, you don’t want to deal with this kind of stuff. I mean, everyone was using drugs, and the 1980s were a significant drug era. Well, so were the 1970s! And the 1960s!”
Jagger also disclosed that the forthcoming album, “Hackney Diamonds,” may not be the Rolling Stones’ final work. He mentioned to writer Neil Shah, “We have an entire album’s worth of unreleased songs! I need to complete them, but we’ve already finished about three-quarters of it.”
“Hackney Diamonds” is set to be released on October 20th by Universal, marking the band’s first collection of original songs since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.” The album was produced by Andrew Watt and recorded in various locations including Los Angeles, New York, London, and the Bahamas.