Rumors circulate that the Rolling Stones will bow out with Glastonbury Festival appearance next year
They say all things must pass and so it seems even the seemingly endless saga of the Rolling Stones may soon be coming to a close. According to a report published by The Mirror in the UK, the seminal English rock band will be bowing out next year with a headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
The Stones, who officially began their career in 1963 when Charlie Watts joined the group as drummer, have never played at Glastonbury before. The festival itself has been held nearly every year since 1970 in the English town of Somerset.
According to sources close to the band, the group are not interested in kicking off another of their epic world tours this time around, but instead will play a handful of shows around Britain and America before officially bringing the curtain down on the greatest and most long-running rock and roll circus in the world.
Rumors are also currently circulating that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood may be joined by former bassist Bill Wyman and even ex-lead guitarist Mick Taylor. Wyman left the group in 1992 and was replaced by session bassist Darryl Jones. Taylor replaced the late Brian Jones and was a member of the band between 1969 and1974. However during that time the guitar hero contributed to what are regarded as some of the Stone’s best albums including Exile on Main Street, Let It Bleed, and Sticky Fingers.
Of course for every action there is a reaction and a story published by The Guardian has refuted the claims that Mick, Keith and the boys will be playing the festival or retiring.