Are the Rolling Stones finally set to headline England's Glastonbury festival??? According to The National Ledger, festival organizer Michael Eavis is pushing hard for the gig to be the cherry on top of the band's 50th anniversary shows. An unnamed source told The Sun: "The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute. Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people. It would be a massive coup to get the band playing 'Glasto' on what could be their last round of live dates. Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it."
As a teaser for their upcoming greatest hits collection, titled GRRR!, the Stones have released their first new, original single in six years, called "Doom And Gloom."
- Noted rock biographer Phillip Norman has just published his new 640-page book on Mick Jagger, titled, Mick. Norman told us that apart from anything else, Jagger is singlehandedly responsible for creating the role of the modern rock frontman: "The Stones were the people who sort of wrote the book for modern rock culture. Jagger was the prototype of the man who stands in front of the band -- doesn't play guitar. His body movements become another instrument. Anyone else who came after him, they may have sounded very different -- the way they sang; their whole persona might've been different, but when it came to moving around, they had no way other to move than the way Jagger moved. And that is why I think he is just the founder of a species."
- Although nothing has been officially confirmed, Roger Friedman posted last week on Showbiz411.com that the band will play London's O2 Arena during the last week of November, and "approximately December 15th and 16th -- or thereabouts" for Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center.
- Dates are also said to be forthcoming for Brooklyn's Barclays Center, but it's unclear whether that was simply the venue the band was eying before deciding on the Newark arena -- or whether additional shows would be played there.
- The Rolling Stones will release their latest greatest hits set, titled, GRRR! on November 13th. The career-spanning collection -- which features a bizarre album cover featuring a drawing of a gorilla with the Stones' signature tongue-and-lips logo -- will be available in several different formats -- including a three-CD 50 track version and a four-CD Super-Deluxe version featuring 80 tracks.
- The Stones' upcoming career-spanning HBO documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, will premiere on November 15th.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones on November 29th, 1968 performing "Sympathy For The Devil" on Frost On Saturday:
Phillip Norman On Mick Jagger As A Frontman
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