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The Rolling Stones Rock Glastonbury
By: Troy Frisby
7/1/2013


The Rolling Stones have been rocking out for 50 years (and counting), but Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts proved they can still master uncharted territory when the rock legends played the Glastonbury Festival for the first time this weekend.

The Stones debuted at the festival in the U.K. on Saturday, kicking off their performance with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” According to Billboard, they played a new song called “Glastonbury Girl,” which was written specifically for the festival.

As for their hits, the guys also performed “Paint It, Black,” “Gimme Shelter” and “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll (But I Like It),” among other songs.

The BBC screened a portion of the show Saturday night, with the audience from their VOD service set to be in “the tens of millions,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In an interview with BBC Radio before the show, Jagger said he has no plans to fade away anytime soon. He said he had “no idea” when the band would stop performing, saying he’ll likely keep going for as long as he wants.

The Rolling Stones will next hit Hyde Park on July 6 and 13, wrapping up the most recent leg of their 50 & Counting tour.

Get the latest news from the Stones by heading over to RollingStones.com and check out clips from their Glastonbury performance at the BBC’s official website.


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