Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Schedule 50th Anniversary Summit
They might be the Glimmer Twins, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have never gone too long without being at each others’ throats — and these days, their latest row is threatening to scupper plans for a 50th anniversary celebration for the Rolling Stones. There’s still a chance that things could work out, however — and fans should know more after Jagger and Richards meet up to try and iron out their differences next month.
According to a report in the NME, the iconic rock duo have plans to get together in December; presumably, they’ll be going over some of the offers they’ve received from concert promoters to mount a 50th anniversary world tour next year. Richards recently expressed hope for a celebration, saying, “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 out own way through this.”
Jagger, meanwhile, seemed to be warming up to the idea, recently admitting, “It is quite amazing when you think about it. Anything is possible.”
Anything is indeed possible, but according to Stones guitarist Ron Wood, it may not be easy. Talking about the strained relations between Jagger and Richards, Wood commented, “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 … They have to come to terms with going on a working basis, which Charlie and I will help make happen. Wish me luck.”