Mick Jagger has said there are no plans to mark the Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary by bringing former members back for guest appearances as they did a decade ago.
While the veterans’ 50-year milestone was celebrated with the temporary returns of Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman on select shows, the singer has all but ruled out similar activities on their dates in Europe and the UK this year. “I’m not going to push that hard,” Jagger said rolling stone in a recent interview, adding that he is approaching the new anniversary with “a light touch.” Asked about guest appearances, he replied, “We’re not going to go, I don’t think. The tour is called Sixty, but other than that, we won’t do too much. I think that’s enough.”
Instead, he said, he aimed to come up with a set list that would appeal to the band as well as the audience. “You always have to do some things for yourself,” he noted. “It’s one of the things I’m working on.” He said the song selection process remains a challenge. “It should be easy, but it’s not that easy to find ones that everyone likes. It’s the common denominator of getting 50,000 people to want to hear a song they want. You want to be adventurous – and you can be adventurous for a minute – but you can’t be adventurous for too long, because they get bored.
In another recent interview, Jagger said The Guardian that “we’re working on the new stage, which I hope will be beautiful. I’m looking forward to touring Europe and speaking many different languages, even though I don’t know what I’m talking about. … It doesn’t seem like very long since we finished doing the US, so I’m in and ready for that.” He also offered an update on his songwriting sessions with Keith Richards: “Yeah, we made a few trades. It was fun.”
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