It is now 2018 and what remains of the Rolling Stones are still dressing up in spandex and hitting the concert circuit despite being so old that they look like the congressional leadership of the Democratic party.
Both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are now 74-years-old and millionaires several times over but remain driven by enough narcissism and greed to continue to tour despite their advanced ages and the fact that the “world’s greatest rock and roll band” hasn’t had a real hit in decades nor a really good album since Richard Nixon was in the White House. The fossilized remnants of one of the most iconic classic British rock bands in history will embark on their latest U.S. tour this summer and like other geriatric rockers are looking to appeal to a younger generation by ripping on President Trump.
According to Richards who just may be immortal given his history of substance abuse and his continued existence, the United States must find a way to “get rid” of Trump which can be interpreted in a number of ways but it isn’t likely going to happen at the ballot box thanks to the ongoing troubles of the Democrats and the tenacity of the president whose popularity continues rising with each domestic and foreign policy success.
The Stones have an ax to grind with Trump who they demanded to stop using their music during his campaign in 2016 and their wounded pride has clearly been festering.
Richards made his remarks during an interview with the BBC and sounding like a bitter old man, went way back to 1991 to air his personal grievances over the man who would one day become the leader of the free world.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2018
Via The Hill “Keith Richards: America ‘has to get rid’ of Trump”:
Keith Richards says he’s issuing a warning for Americans: it’s time to “get rid” of President Trump.
“Now America has to get rid of him,” Richards said, with a chuckle, of Trump, during an interview with BBC Radio 4 released Tuesday. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you,” Richards added.
The cautionary notice came after The Rolling Stones’ guitarist recalled a time when Trump, then a New York real estate mogul, was tapped to promote one of the band’s concerts in Atlantic City.
“When we got to Atlantic City,” Richards told the radio program, “[The concert was prominently advertised as] ‘Donald Trump Presents’… ‘The Rolling Stones’ [was written] in miniature.”
“We never have much to do with promoters usually, but this one got me,” the 74-year-old British musician exclaimed. “That was the last time I got angry — I pulled out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said: ‘You’ve got to get rid of this man.'”
Not that Richards is much of an authority on the democratic process, he’s from freaking England where the populace submits to the whims of the royal family an has become as much of a fascist country today than it would have been had the Nazis won the war. His comments about the knife should also earn him a dressing room visit from the U.S. Secret Service when the tour hits domestic venues.
The truth is that this is more of a cry for attention and while I personally love the old Stones albums, they stopped putting out anything that was decent a few years after they headlined the infamous concert at Altamont when the last vestiges of the flower power hippies got their heads kicked in by the Hell’s Angels. The productive era for the band came to a close with the 1973 classic “Exile On Main Street” and then Richards vanished into a narcotic fog which he still seems to be wandering around in.
I am sure that Jagger-Richards Inc. will be charging maximum dollars for their tickets and will continue to do so until they need walkers to assist them in hobbling around onstage because this is nothing more than a zombie band anymore and that’s been the case for quite awhile now.