Possibly the living embodiment of the term, “Dinosaur Rock”, The Rolling Stones have announced they will embark on a new U.S. tour beginning in April, the first show will be in Miami. (No word if it will be dubbed, “The Steel Wheel Chairs,” tour.)
Band mates Keith Richards and Ron Wood sat for an interview, discussing their plans for next year. However in speaking with the eponymous music magazine a bit of a bombshell was dropped:
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 12, 2018
Sometimes news comes at you and your mind is just not able to fully process it. “I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it.” Richards states he is down to just, “a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer.”
All told this has to be considered good news for the guitarist – that lifestyle is bound to catch up to a person! “It was time to quit,” says the 75-year-old rocker, although there are doubts he was likely to be too affected. At this stage he is essentially embalmed, isn’t he?
With word of his (mostly) abstinence, there is some skepticism, naturally.
— Musa Hakam (@musa_hakam) December 12, 2018
— Lt. Dan ice cream (@LTDan30728175) December 12, 2018
The 7th seal has been broken, run for the hills!!
— C Duguay (@Sportsfan31ca) December 12, 2018
— Jeff Kwiatkowski (@sym4dvl) December 13, 2018
I woke up at 4:15 to an earthquake here in GA this morning and now this bookends the day. I expect to hear trumpets in the morning… #theendisnear
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) December 13, 2018
The good news: alcohol inventories should grow as a result, leading to lower prices.
Now there has to be a select few who can utter this line without sounding ridiculous; “We’re still rocking like we’re 40-year-olds.” And God love him that they can, but in truth, what does he have left to lose??
Keith Richards, the only actor who didn’t need makeup in Pirates of the Caribbean ??
— GraceUnderPressure (@ExitStageRite) December 13, 2018
Just sayin’ …
Somewhere, in an attic, a 200 year old picture of Keith Richards just burst into flames.
— GeorgeHarley (@GeorgeIsa1) December 13, 2018
His liver should be on permanent display in the Smithsonian.
— B Traven (@chstrsse) December 12, 2018
And here is some real perspective
Brave time to quit when so many people are starting.
— Gary Reidenbach (@AgentsOfChilled) December 12, 2018
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