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
George Michael has just confirmed the rumors and officially announced he is performing at the closing ceremonies of this years Olympic games.
George took to his twitter to express his nervousness about performing at the closing ceremonies and him have not been able to perform for over a year:
Obviously a bit nervous not having played for nearly a year, but rehearsals sounding great so far!
George has a life-threatening illness last year that left him with no voice and losing a considerable amount of weight. Aside from a press conference after his release where he thanked the doctors for saving his life, George has been pretty much out of the public eye. he does have dates in Australia set for later this year.
George has not announced which songs he will be performing but we have a feeling it will be jam-packed with his hits from the 80's, and 90's, and hopefully a never before released song....because as much as I LOVE George, that last song was.....not even worthy of a bronze medal.
Are you looking forward to George Michael's performance at the closing ceremonies?-DocFB
Nikki Yanofsky, the singer who did the Canadian National Anthem to open the Olympics, has been enjoying her success and turning 16!
Her song "I Believe" also hit number 1 and she has been outselling artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Ke$ha (Gaga Light) on the charts.
Check out the clip above and let me know if you want to hear more on Nikki.-Dr.FB
I'm kind of geting sucked into the Winter Olympics, how about you?
Redhead Shaun White took home gold again in the Snowboard pipe competition. I couldn't believe how high he would get above the pipe! There was some controversy when his expletive-laced celebratory conversation with his coach was broadast on TV, but considering they have been working hard for that result for four years, I think a few expletives are understandable. Watch Shaun's medal-winning runs
Short track speed skating is a blast and one of the most unpredictable events I've ever watched. USA's Apolo Ohno has already grabbed silver and he'll anchor the men's relay later on in the games (the US qualified for the final last night). He makes it look so easy. He's on track to become the most decorated US Winter Olympian of all time. But then again, his sport is never predictable.
Women's downhill skiing was last night and American Lindsey Vonn took home gold after a bone-rattling, slightly out of control run down the mountain (but damn it was fast!). There were a lot of crashes at yesterday's competition (video), including one for Sweden's Anja Paerson that made me want to cover my eyes.
I do appreciate having a DVR when I watch things like the Olympics. Nothing against figure skating, but I usually fast forward through those competitions.
Are you or will you be tuning in to the Olympics? - Dr.FB
Chicago was eliminated as host of the Olympic Games in 2016.
I didn't think the U.S. had a chance until President Obama agreed to go to Copenhagen. I am still surprised they were not awarded the games.
What do you think about the Olympics and the United States not getting it?-Dr.FB
P.S. Congrats to Rio who will be hosting it!
His catch phrase, of "It's true! It's damn true" will now be the answer when people ask if Kurt Angle used HGH (Human-Growth Hormones) as he has been busted.
He didn't respect a an order of protection that his girlfriend put out against the wrestler, who is also an Olympic gold medalist. So while following his girlfriend to a coffee shop and waiting for her in the parking lot, cops came. They searched his car and found the HGH. Angle claimed to have a prescription for the drug.
He was charged with violating the order of protection, harassment, possession of drugs and paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. Angle is the current TNA world champion. I am sure the WWE is breathing a sigh of relief for dropping the wrestler a couple of years ago.-Dr.FB
In a development that gladdens the hearts of all who were outraged at the outrage, Sheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, South Carolina, says charges will not be brought against Olympian Michael Phelps over the leaked photo of his bong hit.
Here is the story from AFP:
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AFP) — No charges will be filed against American swim star Michael Phelps from his being photographed with a pipe typically used to smoke marijuana, police announced on Monday.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that after a full investigation into the November party at which Phelps was photographed, touching off a controversy that led to a three-month ban, there was not enough evidence to charge anyone.
"Having thoroughly investigated this matter, we do not believe we have enough evidence to prosecute anyone that was present at the November party," Lott said.
Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics six months ago, was shown holding a bong in a photograph published two weeks ago by a British newspaper, humiliating the superstar swimmer.
"I'm glad this matter is put to rest," Phelps said in a statement. "But there are also some important lessons that I've learned. For me, it's all about recognizing that I used bad judgment and it's a mistake I won't make again."
Read the rest of the story here.
Okay, now move along folks. Nothing left to see here.
The shee-riff of Richland County in South Carolina don't take too kindly to hippies like Michael Phelps smokin' that there marij-ju-wanna in his neck of the woods.
Sheriff Leon Lott is looking to press charges against the Olympian if it's proven he partook in Lott's jurisdiction. Phelps could face up to 30 days in jail or a $570 fine.
I, for one, think the sheriff should throw the book at him. Make him an example. See kids? Look at where smoking weed will lead you! A life of...Olympic record-shattering. And...multi-million dollar product endorsements. And stuff. - Dr. FC