The Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell revealed that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have finally buried the hatchet, and are getting along famously on the ‘No Filter’ North American tour after their off and on feud over the last 57 years. Mick Jagger was recently spotted with his famous young girlfriend at a New York bar.
Leavell told The Wall Street Journal, “Mick and Keith are getting along famously, and it’s so cool to watch all the little smiles and glances between them,” he says. “At this stage of the band’s career, I think there’s a recognition that this is a precious opportunity, and everyone wants to make the most of it and have fun. There’s a strong sense of brotherhood, which is just beautiful to watch and be a part of.”
“We do roughly three weeks of rehearsal before every tour, running through about 20 songs a day,” says Mr. Leavell. “We mostly work on songs we don’t play every night, but people are sometimes surprised to hear that we also rehearse tunes like ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ or ‘Miss You,’ but it’s not because anyone needs to learn them. It’s an exercise very much like what athletes do on game day; a quarterback doesn’t only practice throws that need work. It’s a chance to listen to each other, remember arrangements and build a good pool of songs we can pull from.”
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant made a stunning Mick Jagger claim earlier this week. RBK posted on IORR.org that he considers Ronnie Wood the Stones’ 2019 Most Valuable Player.
“Clear eyed and apparently clear headed, Ronnie has been an inspiration to the band and fans alike on this tour. His parts are stinging and ferocious and no longer consist of half-hearted plucking that goes nowhere and then sputters out. He’s had his moments in years past but nothing like this. He’s found a kindred spirit in Karl Denson and between the two of them they are making sounds the Stones have never made before.
Monday night in NJ was not just inspired, the Stones were possessed. Even their auto-pilot shows are brilliant but this transcended that. Keith seemed aware of his limitations and actually appeared to step back and let Ronnie and Karl loose. The latter two appeared to wink and nod at each other and figuratively say, ‘We’re in the greatest band in the world. Let’s tear this sh*t up!’ Change my mind.” Mick Jagger was filmed recently screaming at a famous impersonator.