John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt guested at the Rolling Stones' Wednesday night (May 8th) show at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. Fogerty, who was playing on his hometown turf, added a little bit of guts to the Stones' set as he traded off with Mick Jagger on the Stones' 1964 hit cover of the Valentino's "It's All Over Now." Bonnie Raitt sat in with the band as they tackled 1969's "Let It Bleed" -- and for the first time in all of the band's 50 & Counting shows, Mick Taylor performed twice in the show, guesting on his now customary "Midnight Rambler" and returning for the final encore -- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
We caught up with Mick Taylor, who confounded everyone in the rock world when he walked away from the Stones in December 1974. We asked Taylor if all these years later he regrets leaving the band: "Well, I am still with the band, albeit as a special guest. And, y'know, to be honest with you, because of what I'm doing now, it's sort of cleansed my brains of any regret. I just. . . I'm just enjoying the moment, really."
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
May 8 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
May 11 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 15, 18 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
May 20 - Los Angeles - Staples Center
May 25 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
May 28, 31 - Chicago, IL - United Center
June 3 - Chicago, IL - United Center
June 6 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
June 9 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
June 12, 14 - Boston, MA - TD North Garden
June 14 - Boston, MA - TD North Garden
June 18, 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
June 24 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
June 29 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
July 6, 13 - London, England - Hyde Park
- New additions to the setlist were performances of the 1968 Beggars Banquet standout, "No Expectations" and 1971's "Bitch" from Sticky Fingers.
DID YOU KNOW???
- On December 15th, 1981, during the Rolling Stones' Tattoo You tour, Mick Taylor appeared on stage at Kansas City's Kemper Arena and performed nearly the entire show with the band.
- The band's Tattoo You album featured "Tops" and "Waiting On A Friend," two Goat's Head Soup outtakes recorded in 1972 in Jamaica, which featured Taylor on guitar.
CHECK IT OUT: John Fogerty and The Stones performing "It's All Over Now" in San Jose:
CHECK IT OUT: Bonnie Raitt and The Stones performing "Let It Bleed" in San Jose:
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