June 30, 2013 10:52

Keith Richards on Rolling Stones' future: 'I don't see why there shouldn't be a 60th anniversary'

After headlining Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage last night (June 29), guitarist looks towards the future

Keith Richards on Rolling Stones' future: 'I don't see why there shouldn't be a 60th anniversary'

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Keith Richards has revealed The Rolling Stones could continue for at least another 10 years.

The band are currently touring the world on their 50 & Counting anniversary tour, but there is already talk among Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts of a future 60th anniversary tour.

Read our first impressions on the Rolling Stones first ever Glastonbury headline slot

Richards told Classic Rock magazine: "I've been hooked on everything once or twice in my life. The one thing I can't kick is playing with The Rolling Stones. All these zeros that keep zooming by… 30, 40, 50 years. I don't really see any reason why there shouldn't be a 60th. Either that or we croak on the job."

Last night, The Rolling Stones turned in their long-awaited headline performance on the Pyramid Stage on the second day of Glastonbury 2013. Arriving to a soundtrack of tribal drumming and jungle noises, the band took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.40pm (BST) and launched into their first song, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. "It's great to be here, Glastonbury," said frontman Mick Jagger before playing 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)'.

"I'm going to tell you something, you know it's great to be here doing this show," Jagger said from the stage before third song 'Paint It, Black', during which two flares were lit up in the crowd. "You all look amazing, after all these years they finally got around to asking us. Thank you Michael [Eavis]." Despite speculation that a big-name guest – rumoured to be Adele or Florence Welch – would provide guest vocals on 'Gimme Shelter', the duty instead fell to the less headline-grabbing backing vocalist Lisa Fischer.

"I arrived last night," Jagger then told the crowd. "I went to Shangri-La, I saw the Arctic Monkeys, I couldn't get up the tower because the queue was too big." The singer then strapped on an acoustic guitar for little-heard track 'Factory Girl', renamed 'Glastonbury Girl' especially for the occasion, and which Jagger claimed to have written "last night". ' 'Wild Horses' followed, then 'Doom And Gloom' from last year's 'GRRR!' compilation.

The main set ended with 'Brown Sugar'. The encore, which saw Jagger wearing another sparkly jacket, included 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', where the band were joined by an all-female choir. They finished with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', at which point red ticker tape was released above the crowd. The set ended with bright white fireworks. After a pause, the band returned to take a bow.

The Rolling Stones played:

'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
'It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)'
'Paint It, Black'
'Gimme Shelter'
'Glastonbury Girl'
'Wild Horses'
'Doom And Gloom'
'Can't You Hear Me Knocking'
'Honky Tonk Women'
'You Got The Silver'
'Happy'
'Miss You'
'Midnight Rambler'
'2000 Light Years From Home'
'Sympathy For The Devil'
'Start Me Up'
'Tumbling Dice'
'Brown Sugar'
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'


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