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Mick Jagger Speaks About Not Doing Coachella
By: Gary Graff
1/22/2013

The news that the Rolling Stones will definitely not be playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as rumors stated has fleshed out a confirmation that more shows are on the horizon.

Mick Jagger tells Britain's New Musical Express that "we're not gonna stop. I'm going to see what's on the table and discuss it with everyone. We'll announce it when we've figured it out."

The Stones, of course, played five high-profile 50th anniversary concerts -- plus two club warm-up dates -- in November and December, and it briefly listed the Coachella fest on its mobile app. The April show in California was quickly removed, however, and Jagger tells NME that the festival was "too early...It's very early, Coachella. It's April or something, isn't it? We're not gonna be ready to go by April."

The Stones may wind up making some sort of appearance at this year's NME Music Awards, however. The group is up for a field-leading four honors, including Best Live Band, Best Book ("Rolling Stones 50"), Best Music Film ("Crossfire Hurricane") and Music Moment of the Year.

Jagger told NME that, "It's very nice to be nominated. When I first head it was four things, I thought, 'Ooh, blimey! That's very nice! And it`s not a journalists-only thing, it's not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing. It's funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley Arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners (concert). We remembered it was the first time we ever played 'Jumping Jack Flash,' at one of those Pollwinners concerts."

The ceremony takes place February 27 in London.

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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