PILTON, England – This could be the last time, as Mick Jagger once sang. For the Rolling Stones, it was definitely a first.
The veteran rock rabble-rousers played Britain’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, their debut appearance at the country’s most prestigious rock music event.
A majority of the 135,000 festival ticket-holders crammed into the fields in front of Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage for the gig, which opened with a rousing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
As on recent tour dates, the Stones gave fans a fistful of classic hits – including “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),” “Paint It Black,” “Wild Horses” and “Gimme Shelter” – as well as newer songs.
Jagger, who turns 70 in July, has lost none of his swagger, strutting the stage in a sequined green jacket.
In a preshow BBC radio interview, Jagger gave no clue about whether the band he started with Keith Richards in 1962 will ever call it quits. He said, “I’ve no idea,” before telling an interviewer that he’d probably continue as long as he was wanted.
The band recently played a string of North American dates on its “50 and Counting” tour and is due to play two concerts in London’s Hyde Park next month.
Meek Mill must take classes in etiquette
PHILADELPHIA — A judge has ordered rapper Meek Mill to attend etiquette classes and notify his probation officer before he takes any trips outside of the commonwealth.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday told the rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, he must complete the classes before Aug. 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The orders came at a probation violation hearing for Williams, who is on probation for a 2008 gun and drug conviction for which he was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison. He served eight months in jail and began five years of probation in the fall of 2009.
The judge said Williams needed etiquette classes to refine his use of social media and to help him explain the nature of his business to the court.
– From news service reports