I’ll twist Stones’ arms over Glasto
Ronnie Wood has vowed to force his Rolling Stones bandmates to agree to appear at Glastonbury at a meeting next month.
He’s determined to take advantage of the momentum they built up on their short run of 50th anniversary shows at the end of 2012.
Wood tells the Independent: “Wouldn’t it be nice? That’s going to be my first question to them. It’s something I’ve always been interested in. I’m going to twist their arms.
“I’ve got lots of high hopes for this year, now that we’re all rehearsed. Let’s get it cracking this summer.”
The Stones had previously been involved in talks to headline the US Coachella festival in April, but later revealed they’d been unable to reach a deal with promoters.
Meanwhile, frontman Mick Jagger has lashed out at former business adviser Prince Rupert Loewenstein.
The banker, a member of the Bavarian royal family, is credited with having turned the band’s fortunes around – despite never having enjoyed their music. Now he’s written a book about his tenure with them, which ended in 2007.
He reveals how Jagger told him at their first meeting: “None of us has any money,” leading to his recommendation that they renegotiate their contracts and become tax exiles in France; how they used to be paid in bags of used cash; and how he guided them through bitter legal battles with their management.
Jagger tells the Daily Mail: “Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think your ex bank manager should be discussing your financial dealings and personal information in public.
“It just goes to show that well brought up people don’t always display good manners.”
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