Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger appeared on US TV last night to share a light-hearted list of ten things he’s learned about the music business.
The veteran singer told host David Letterman that fans aren’t interested in a band’s new album, it’s polite to trash a hotel room early in the evening – and the role of drugs in his life has changed over five decades.
Ten things Mick Jagger has learned
10. Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album.
9. Never take relationship advice from Phil Spector.
8. Before shouting, ‘Hi, Seattle!’ make sure you’re in Seattle.
7. You don’t earn a cent when someone does a song about “having moves like Jagger.”
6. Everybody you meet after you become famous is only interested in you as a person.
5. Song royalties are great, but even they can’t match the guaranteed cash flow from a reverse mortgage.
4. A good way to keep yourself entertained it to sign every tenth autograph “Doris Goldblatt.”
3. Be considerate of other hotel guests – trash your room by 10pm.
2. You can’t always get what you want – like a good joke on the top-ten list.
1. You start out playing rock’n'roll so you can have sex and do drugs… but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock’n'roll and have sex.
Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones are offering fans a chance to choose a song for the setlist of their final 50th anniversary show in New Jersey at the weekend.
The concert will be broadcast on a pay-per-view basis, and the band have chosen twelve tracks from which fans can choose. The winning song will be played during the gig. Voting takes place via their official app, available for iOS and Android devices.
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