The Rolling Stones' legendary sax player Bobby Keys told us that he feels that the end is now in sight for rock's original bad boys. Keys, who was on hand on Sunday night (November 25th) at London's O2 Arena, first performed with the Stones on the 1969 Let It Bleed classic, "Live With Me," before touring with the band in 1970 and being featured on the 1971 chart-topping "Brown Sugar."
Keys told us that having been around for as long as he has, this definitely feels like the victory lap for the band: "I talk to Keith (Richards) and Ronnie (Wood) occasionally. And I went back to New York a couple of months ago to work on Keith's solo album and don't really think about the Stones as much as being a part of my life as I used to. Well, for one thing, the reality of it is, y'know, this train is going to pull into the last station pretty soon. I feel like it (laughs). It's kind of winding down. This might be sayonara, see you later, had a good time, and keep in touch time, y'know?"
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
November 29 - London, England - O2 Arena
December 8 - Brooklyn, NY- Barclays Center
December 13, 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
DID YOU KNOW???
- Bobby Keys was banned by Mick Jagger from touring with the Stones after missing a 1973 European show when he reportedly chose instead to take a bath with a young lady in a tub filled with Dom Perignon.
- He sat in with the band in 1975 and 1978, took part in the sessions for 1980's Emotional Rescue, and was allowed to perform a couple of songs per night in 1981. Keys was officially back on board starting in 1982.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones on Sunday night in London performing "You Can't Always Get What You Want":
Bobby Keys On The End Of The Rolling Stones
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