18 Oct Rolling Stones: “We Didn’t Play The Olympics Because Of Politics”
Many of London’s biggest acts performed at the Olympics last summer. Not the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards says they did not play them due to “politics” and they do not regret it.
Richards spoke to Absolute Radio stating “Politics and other technical things” prevented the legendary band from playing.
“I think there were basically there was some politics going on and technical things, and I don’t think that timing wise we would’ve been ready for it. So we had to give it a miss.”
“I watched it, nearly all of it actually, and I thought the Queen did a great job – and in our place you know!”
The Stones, who announced 4 shows to kick off their 50th Anniversary tour did even know about the concerts until a week ago. Seriously.
“I’m amazed we handled it so well. It’s been a bit of a secret from me until about a week ago as to exactly what was happening. It’s all been done a bit on the fly, but it sort of worked out I think.”
Tickets for the o2 Arena shows go on sale tomorrow morning.-DocFB