Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones in China: the Outside Story – Frederik Balfour

From BusinessWeek (link) When a well-connected friend in Shanghai told me he could score some really excellent tickets for the Rolling Stones long-awaited debut concert in China on Apr. 8, I was in a state of rock ‘n’ roll nirvana. “These are really V-V.I.P. tickets,” he assured me a week before the concert. It looked […]

In a First, the Stones Rock China, but Hold the Brown Sugar – Howard French

From the New York Times (link) After nearly 30 years of trying, the world’s most famous rock band finally made it to the world’s largest country, as the Rolling Stones brought their show to a small stage in China’s biggest city. The concert on Saturday, a late addition to the band’s Biggest Bang world tour, […]

Jagger damns Chinese with faint praise for banning songs – Jonathan Watts

From the Guardian (link): Mick Jagger heaped sarcastic praise on China’s censors yesterday as it emerged that another of the Rolling Stones’ songs has been banned ahead of their first concert in the world’s most populous country… Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the gig, Jagger noted the irony in the authorities […]

Rolling Stones To Rock China In April – Reuters

From Reuters, via Billboard (link): The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China’s censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with an April concert. The veteran British group, who had two shows in China canceled in spring 2003 because of the SARS epidemic, will make its mainland debut in Shanghai on […]

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