“We haven’t done it for ages,” Jagger told the New Jersey crowd before resurrecting the 1963 Bob and Earl classic.
The Rolling Stones were four songs into their show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Monday night when Mick Jagger addressed the crowd. “Has anyone crossed two rivers to get here tonight?” he asked. “Anybody here from Queens? Anyone from Manhattan? Westchester? Staten Island? The Bronx? Hartford? Anyone here from New Jersey? We’re going to do a song sort of locally, vaguely, based. It’s called ‘Harlem Shuffle.’ ”
The Stones released that Bob and Earl cover as the lead single from their 1986 LP Dirty Work; it hit Number Five on the Hot 100 thanks in part to an animated video that got a lot of play on MTV. But prior to Monday night, they hadn’t performed it live since August 25th, 1990, at London’s Wembley Stadium. “We haven’t done it for ages,” Jagger told the crowd at MetLife. “Be forgiving if you can.” Check out fan-shot video of the performance right here.
The concert was the 11th stop on the Stones’ 2019 No Filter tour. They also played MetLife Stadium last Thursday night, but this show featured five songs not performed at that gig, including “You Got Me Rocking,” “Monkey Man,” “Let It Bleed,” and “You Got the Silver.” (Intentionally or not, they played six of the nine songs on Let It Bleed.) Every show on the tour features one song selected via an online fan vote, a methodology that has resulted in relative rarities like “She’s a Rainbow,” “Rocks Off,” “Under My Thumb,” and “Bitch” over the past few weeks. They’ve also played Don Covay’s “Mercy, Mercy” for the first time since 1969, and “Sad Sad Sad” for the first time since 2002.
When Mick Jagger and two of his bandmates stopped at the Tick Tock diner in Clifton, no one recognized them, according to Kalliopi, the waitress who served the trio.
“I didn’t realize that it was them, so I didn’t ask any questions,” said Kalliopi, who asked to only be identified by her first name. “I kind of think they wanted to be low-key.” (Source New Jersey com)
Kalliopi said some of the diner’s customers who were there that morning also attended the concert later, and didn’t recognize the world-famous band either. One hostess thought Mick Jagger looked a little familiar, but diner staff respect the privacy of their customers, she said.
She recalled not paying attention to most of the details that morning, and it was only once the trio ordered food to-go after their meal that she realized who they were.
They came to the diner around 10 a.m. and sat in one of the booths in the dining room, next to a window, Kalliopi said. They stayed no more than an hour and ordered Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches (not pork roll sandwiches), disco fries and one coffee.
She said one of the gentlemen ordered a Reuben sandwich to go, which is when she realized who she had served. Jagger, she recalled, had a British accent and looked familiar, although she did not give it too much thought because the diner was busy.
The Rolling Stones to support the environment Stones: We’ve become addicted to single-use cups: 600 billion disposable cups (for all drinks) are produced and sold annually.
If you see the Stones in concert this summer and go get a drink, there may be no single-use plastic cup for you. The band and its promoter are working with Michael Martin — he’s produced a bunch of big Earth Day concerts. The Stones approached Martin and asked for help in eliminating plastic waste. He came up with a simple solution.(Source)
“When you come up to get your first beverage, you put down a $3 deposit, you get a r04eally high-quality Rolling Stones-branded cup,” says Martin. “You use it throughout the night, and at the end of the event you can turn your cup in and get your $3 back or you can keep your cup.”
If you return the heavier plastic cup at the end of the show, it gets washed and used again. Or recycled. (At some concert venues, there will still be disposable cups available as well.)
Recently Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, an environmental activist, said a U.S. government ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles is “inevitable” as a way to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
(Excerpt from PJmedia.com) – Leavell also weighed in on President Trump’s continued use of Rolling Stones’ music at his rallies. In 2016, the Stones said the Trump campaign did not seek permission to play their music at his rallies and asked him to stop. Trump played the Stones’ hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during a rally held earlier this month in Mississippi.
Leavell was asked for his opinion of Trump still playing the Rolling Stones’ music despite the band’s public opposition.
“The band has asked him not to – that’s all I know. They’re not songs I have any control over or that I’ve written but they’re songs I’ve certainly had the pleasure of playing many, many times – and so I respect the wishes of the band, and I think they would like to see it cease,” Leavell told PJM during a recent interview at the Choose Outdoors Partner Awards reception, which was organized to support the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program for 2018.
Leavell, who joined Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue last week during the lighting of the 2018 Agriculture Department Christmas tree, shared his views on the Trump administration’s handling of environmental issues.
I would like to see the administration step up and do more, obviously. I was not all that pleased that we pulled out of the Paris Accord. I think there’s a lot more that needs to be done for our country and our planet and, we’ll see, hopefully things will change for the positive,” Leavell said.
“When people ask me: what can I do? Plant a tree. Talk to your community. Talk to your church. Talk to your school. Get the kids involved and go out there and plant 12, 15, 100 trees and make a difference and talk about it and read about it and learn about it,” he added.