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Rolling Stones Announce $5,000 Signed Photo Book

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Do you like the Rolling Stones? Like looking at pictures of them? Have a lot of extra cash sitting around? Then you may be totally into a new photo book signed by the group that’s selling for $5,000.

The book, which is simply titled ‘The Rolling Stones’ (apparently a more elaborate title would have added a couple thousand to the price tag), features autographs by the four members of the band who are still around: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts. So that’s basically $1,250 per signature if you want to look at it that way.

That said, the book does feature more than 500 photos from the band’s entire long career, including some that have never been seen before. Famous photographers Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz and Helmut Newton all contributed to the project.

The limited-edition book, which will be published by Taschen in December, includes a forward penned by President Bill Clinton, essays, a timeline and more. Only 1,150 copies of the individually numbered books will be available, so keep that in mind while you contemplate ordering.

“This book isn’t just rock ‘n’ roll, it’s a roller coaster through 50 years of memory lane,” Richards declares in press materials announcing the volume.

The imminent publication of ‘The Rolling Stones’ has got to be a sore point for Kiss, who put out their own insanely expensive book just two years ago. No doubt the crafty entrepreneurs are kicking themselves now for not charging an extra $701 per copy of their photo book ‘Monster.’ Maybe they have a few left in the warehouse they can unload at the new price, just to stay competitive.

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