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Mick Jagger Doesn’t Care About the Rolling Stones’ 50th Birthday


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Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' birth, and fans have been waiting impatiently for the band to unveil their plans to celebrate this momentous occasion. As of now, though, it looks like the only way the Stones will mark their birthday is with a Some Girls reissue. Mick Jagger doesn't seem all that optimistic about the Rolling Stones reforming to honor their half-century of rocking, telling the Sun bluntly, "Don't hold your breath." Holding your breath until 2012 is ill-advised to begin with, but it appears as though Mick is just bored of his bandmates.

"A band gets trapped. When a band starts as a blues band, it always remains sort of true to that," Jagger added, dousing "rumours" that the Stones would also perform at next summer's London Olympics. The band first performed as "the Rollin' Stones" in July 1962 at London's Marquee Club, and their debut single "Come On" followed a year later. Most bands start the clock on their history when they issue their first release -- eligible candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can only be nominated 25 years after their first release, not first concert -- so the Stones can still call 2013 their 50th anniversary. However, Jagger doesn't seem to care about that: a Stones tour doesn't need to tether itself to some inconsequential anniversary to sell out in a blink.

Jagger is busy right now with his mediocre "supergroup" Super Heavy, and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Joss Stone are probably better company than Charlie Watts these days. Meanwhile, Keith Richards is spending his time scouring casting agencies in search of someone worthy enough to portray him in the film Life.

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