This is one of the coolest music links ever:
The Rolling Stones kicked off their 50 & Counting tour this past Friday night (May 3rd) at the Staples Center in L.A. . The 23-song set featured tunes from across the band's 50 year career. The highlights of the show -- which was preceded by the UCLA Bruins marching band playing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" -- was undoubtedly the Stones' live premiere of 1980's "Emotional Rescue," and the band's first performance since 1997 of the Beggars Banquet acoustic classic, "Factory Girl."
Pollstar reported the concert was preceded by a film featuring such famous friends and fans as Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, and Cate Blanchett talking about their love for the Stones. During the show, Mick Jagger gave a shout out to Jack Nicholson and joked about the band switching its opening night to accommodate the basketball playoffs, saying: "It was either us or the Lakers, so now you got us. It doesn't matter to Jack Nicholson."
Here's the set list:
"Get Off My Cloud"
"The Last Time"
"It's Only Rock N Roll"
"Paint It, Black"
"Wild Horses" (with Gwen Stefani)
"Respectable" (with Keith Urban)
"Doom And Gloom"
"One More Shot"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Before They Make You Run"
"Midnight Rambler" (with Mick Taylor)
"Start Me Up"
"Sympathy For The Devil"
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash "
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Man, this should be really good!
Stephen Stills is set to release a blues album this summer. He's formed a new trio called the Rides with guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, and their album 'Can't Get Enough' is set for a July 30 release.
Just hit the Jimmy the K personal CD collection to pop in my vehicle when one song is just not enough: