Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mick Jagger forms a unique supergroup

The Rolling Stones will turn 50 years old next year but singer Mick Jagger has announced a new side project. According to Rolling Stone and various other sources, Jagger has formed a supergroup called Super Heavy. This eclectic group includes Jagger, former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone,  reggae singer (as well as Bob Marley's youngest child) Damian Marley, and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman. The group has been together for two years, actually. They have been working for the last 18 months on their debut album, which should be released sometime in September. Jagger and Stewart have been interviewed recently, saying this project has been very experimental. Though different from the Stones, Jagger is confident fans will like the group. As far as a tour next year, Keith Richards recently said that they could "if Mick and Charlie feel like I do", as Keith misses playing for a crowd. When Mick was asked about a tour next year, he chuckled and said "I don't have any announcement to make at the moment. I'm just, uh, ya know...just doing this right now."
Well this is very interesting. It is very experimental...sounds like something Brian Jones would've done as far as Indian music is concerned. Sure, I'll pick up the debut album. I've been enjoying the New York Dolls, Uriah Heep, and Anvil. Super Heavy are welcomed to join the club! As for a Stones tour, I would really like to see the band tour. 50 years is something to celebrate. I saw the guys in September 2002 during the Licks tour, which celebrated their 40th anniversary (God, has it been that long ago?). It was a fine show but I'd love to see them again. Also, I'd like to see another album from the Stones. If it's the last tour, at least they'll go out blazing.

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