At this point, it’s Don Henley and friends, or an Eagles tribute band, although I suppose you could make the case that Walsh and Timothy B are integral to the sound. In any case, I imagine everyone but Henley is getting paid as a hired hand.Good point. But maybe they should hang it up as well? Glen Fry was a huge loss and the cornerstone of that band IMO.
The Stones carrying on beyond all reason has been an integral part of their "brand" for longer than most bands have even existed. I remember people theorizing that Keith was getting blood transfusions to make it through the Steel Wheels tour 30 years ago. Common sense should have nothing to do with this calculation.How come some bands like Zeppelin just call it quits and bands like the Stones just cant?
If your blood type matches Keith's and you donate a bag, you can get 1/2 price admission. LOLI like a lot of the Rolling Stones music, particularly with Brian Jones. Anyway, I couldn't imagine paying any amount of money or expending any time to go see them. But if they can generate enough enthusiasm for people to spend their time and money to go see them, and they still want to do it (I keep saying 'they', it's just Jagger/ Richards) then what the hell, go for it. I mean they keep putting out these sequels to movies like 'Fast and Furious #45' at this point, and people still line up and pay their money, so let the masses keep shoveling it down, if there are up for the shoveling.
Sounds like the plan now is carry on beyond any remaining original members, keep “tribute” out of the title, all as a future investment. The rock’n’roll establishment has come home.The Stones carrying on beyond all reason has been an integral part of their "brand" for longer than most bands have even existed. I remember people theorizing that Keith was getting blood transfusions to make it through the Steel Wheels tour 30 years ago. Common sense should have nothing to do with this calculation.
That is probably critical.... Or maintain a low level lifestyle, when off the road, and out of the public eye. That way in the event of a failed recording, there isn't much of a major lifestyle change.I often surmise that, when you're that rich, you need to keep making big money to keep you in the lifestyle you're accustomed to.
That sure beats doing electrical work, in a phosphate plant where it's 85 90 100°.... The drummer from Def Leppard said when in an interview that when he talked to his parents about playing music, they said if it never worked, he could always work in a factory in England.Their catalog of songs is so large and well known the could play a five hour gig and you’d know every tune.
Nothing wrong with playing for a living and enjoying it and getting payed well.