Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Rock Hall Honors The Rolling Stones
In the 17 previous incarnations of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Music Masters Series, there have been times that the artists being feted have not shown. But there was a good excuse: They were dead.
For this year’s honorees, the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards is still kicking, as are bandmates Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, even if they are well past Social Security age. But they will not be attending, according to the Rock Hall.
The official statement of from the Stones' publicist cites the band members' "very busy schedules“ as the reason they will not be able to attend.
So for the 2013 event, renamed from the American Music Masters Series to just Music Masters because of the Stones’ nationality – and the obvious contributions to rock outside the U.S. borders – the Rock Hall has done the next best thing. The institution has assembled a house band that features musicians who’ve been a part of the Stones’ 50-year history. That band includes Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel, Bobby Keys, Nils Lofgren, Sarah Dash, Merry Clayton and more...MORE HERE & HERE