RollingStones.comHow would you like the satisfaction of using your smart phone to ask The Rolling Stones to play a specific song at one of their upcoming 50th anniversary concerts? That's just one of the many things you'll be able to do with The Rolling Stones Official App, which can be downloaded for free now at the iTunes App Store.
The program, which currently is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users, offers a wide array of features, including photo galleries, videos, news updates and tour information. The app also will allow fans to connect via the band's various social media outlets, purchase Stones merchandise and music, win concert tickets and vote for tunes that you'd like the rock legends to perform at their upcoming shows.
The application, which was created with the input of the band members, also will feature a paid section that will offer exclusive video and audio produced specifically for the program.
"We wanted to do something a bit special and innovative," says Mick Jagger. "An app that really connects with the user, lots of exclusive content [and] integration with social networks."
Adds Keith Richards, "There'll be quite a few surprises in there for the fans; some behind the scenes footage; some old, some new stuff that very few people get to see. It's all part of a rather splendid celebration for us."
In other Stones news, the official video for the band's new song "Doom and Gloom" is set to premiere online tonight at 7 p.m. ET at VEVO.com. The clip was directed by Jonas Ackerlund and features Swedish actress Noomi Rapace who starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as all four Rolling Stones members. "Doom and Gloom," of course, is one of the two new tracks the group recorded for it's just-released compilation, GRRR!
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