12 Facts About Rolling Stones

1. The Rolling Stones have inspired and mentored new generations of musical artists both as a band and individually.

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2. In July 2017, the Toronto Sun reported the Rolling Stones were getting ready to record their first album of original material in more than a decade.

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3. In July 2008 the Rolling Stones left EMI to sign with Vivendi's Universal Music, taking with them their catalogue stretching back to Sticky Fingers.

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4. The Rolling Stones returned to North America for concerts in September 2006, and returned to Europe on 5 June 2007.

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5. In November 2004, the Rolling Stones were among the inaugural inductees into the UK Music Hall of Fame.

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6. The Rolling Stones headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert in Toronto, Canada, to help the city—which they had used for rehearsals since the Steel Wheels tour—recover from the 2003 SARS epidemic.

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7. In 2002, the Rolling Stones released Forty Licks, a greatest hits double album, to mark forty years as a band.

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8. In 1999, the Rolling Stones staged the No Security Tour in the US and continued the Bridges to Babylon tour in Europe.

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9. In early 1989, the Rolling Stones, including Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood as well as Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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10. The Rolling Stones played a private tribute concert for him at London's 100 Club in February 1986.

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11. The Rolling Stones moved to the South of France, where Richards rented the Villa Nellcote and sublet rooms to band members and their entourage.

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12. The Rolling Stones experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels, promoted by a large stadium and arena tour.

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