InvisionAs The Rolling Stones prepare to return to the road for their impending 50 & ******** tour, the band members are sharing some new details about their upcoming shows. In a new Rolling Stone magazine article, guitarist Keith Richards suggests that the trek will consist of a lot more dates than the few that have been confirmed so far.
"My experience with The Rolling Stones is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop," Richards declares. "So without sort of saying definitely yes -- yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!"
The band also reveals that they're expecting two former members -- bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor -- to make guest appearances at the four scheduled 2012 concerts, taking place November 25 and 29 in London and December 13 and 15 in Newark, New Jersey.
Richards says, however, that Stones touring bassist Darryl Jones, who joined the group after Wyman left in 1993, will continue to hold down the bottom end for the band. "Darryl doesn't get enough recognition," insists Richards. "He and Bill can talk about songs they want to step in and out of."
As previously reported, the second Newark concert will be screened live as a pay-per-view special, and guitarist Ronnie Wood reveals that some big-name rock stars like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck may be on hand to play with The Stones that night.
Meanwhile, both Richards and singer Mick Jagger addressed their recent rift, which stemmed from the critical comments Keith included in his 2010 memoir, Life, about his longtime songwriting partner.
"He did apologize, to my face," Jagger tells Rolling Stone. "So you have to put all that sort of stuff away. Water under the bridge, really. Hopefully, you know, we can carry on working."
Richards, meanwhile, says mending his relationship with Mick "was something to get out of the bloody way so we could get the band on the road."
He adds, "You know, I'll say sorry to God if you like. I don't give a s**t...If you was married to somebody for 50 years, you can have your little spats here and there, and we don't mind having them in public occasionally. We can't get divorced -- we're doing it for the kids!"
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