Source says Michael Eavis is desperate to bag the legendary rockers for next year's Worthy Farm bash
The Rolling Stones are being lined up to headline next year’s Glastonbury festival, according to reports.
With the band’s guitarist Keith Richards letting slip that they had been booked to play live shows in London and New York, and sax player Bobby Keys later claiming that the shows would take place in November, the legendary rockers look set to finally hit the road and celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Now, according to the Sun, a source has claimed that Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis is desperate to convince the band to top the bill at Worthy Farm in 2013. “The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute,” they said. “Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people.”
“It would be a massive coup to get the band playing Glasto on what could be their last round of live dates,” they added. “Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it,”
Yesterday (October 11), the band debuted a new track titled ‘Doom And Gloom’. A hard-rocking, bluesy number, ‘Doom And Gloom’ recalls the likes of ‘Gimme Shelter’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women’. “All I hear is doom and gloom, all is darkness in my room,” say the lyrics – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.
Recorded in Paris and produced by Don Was, ‘Doom and Gloom’ is one of two brand new songs taken from the forthcoming hits collection ‘GRRR!’, which will be released on November 12. The other new track, titled ‘One More Shot’, is still under wraps, but ‘Doom And Gloom’ is available to buy now.