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Why The Stones Are Still The Best

The Rolling Stones are setting out on a mini-tour this spring.   Make fun of these guys all you want, I think they’re still amazing after 50 years together.  One thing that makes this band so special is how seriously they take their work.

In a recent interview with Chicago Tribune Rock Critic Greg Kot, Mick Jagger talked about how the band still practices!  Here’s what he said:

Everyone had a really good time in the five shows before Christmas.  We wanted to see how the band was playing, how people were reacting.  We didn’t get much moaning or complaining. What was quite good is that we set a small goal.  We rehearsed for a long time, as if we were doing 100 gigs.

The Stones practiced and practiced as if they were doing 100 gigs!  They’re the Stones.  They probably could just go up on stage and wing it.  The fact  they practiced is just one of many reasons they are a great model not only for musicians, but for all of us when it comes to giving our best performance.

Click here to read Greg Kot’s entire interview with Mick.


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