ROLLING STONES: Not in Olympic Shape
The Rolling Stones have turned down an offer to play at the London Olympics.
The Rolling Stones confirm that they were asked to perform the opening ceremony of this summer's London Olympics, but turned it down.
Mick Jagger says, "I didn't think, to be honest, we were quite stage-ready. We haven't played in a long time. It's a very big gig and it's very risk-taking. I didn't think the band themselves felt they were really ready to do it at this point."
The Stones' last tour ended in 2007. The group did do some rehearsing this spring, which Jagger expects will lead to a few shows. "We hope we're going to do some gigs this year. We haven't actually finalized them, but we hope we're going to do some gigs. We've done rehearsing, hanging out together and all that discussing. We've been seeing each other quite a lot."
The Stones have all gathered in London this week to mark their 50 years as a band.