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THE ROLLING STONES GET SOME APP-ISFACTION

11/20/2012

At the ripe age of 50, the Rolling Stones are entering the App world. The Rolling Stones Official App is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, featuring exclusive interviews, photos, videos and concert footage as well as opportunities to win concert tickets. Additional content will be available via a pay portion of the app. As the Stones hit the road, the band intends to use the app to allow fans to vote for songs the band should play in concert.  In a statement, Mick Jagger said that,  “We wanted to do something a bit special and innovative - an app that really connects with the user, lots of exclusive content, integration with social networks and the ability to make a song request for the upcoming shows.” Guitarist Keith Richards added, “There’ll be quite a few surprises in there for the fans; some behind the scenes footage; some old, some new stuff that very few people get to see. It’s all part of a rather splendid celebration for us.” The app was designed by the Endemol Group, which will also administer it. The Stones are revving up for five scheduled 50th anniversary concerts, starting Sunday (November 25) inLondon. The final show, December 15 in Newark, New Jersey, will be broadcast via pay per view….The Stones have also released a new “bootleg” to the live archival series at Google Play. “Live atLeedsRoundhayPark – 1982” features a 24-track show supporting the previous year’s “Tattoo You” album. The tour marked the first to feature keyboardist Chuck Leavell, formerly of the Allman Brothers Band and Sea Level, who now works as the Stones’ musical director.

 


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