The Black Crowes' Frontman Calls Rolling Stones Fans "Rock and Roll Tourists"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2013
He criticized the band's live performances...
In an interview with The Evening Standard (via NME), Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson criticized The Rolling Stones' live performances and Mick Jagger, saying Jagger lacked "sincerity" during their five dates at the end of 2012.
He said: "Bands the size and scale of the Stones - they're like Disneyland. I felt like the audience at those shows were rock 'n' roll tourists. I wish Mick had a little more sincerity and did a little bit less running around."
He didn't say if he actually attended any of the concerts. The band's sell-out shows in London on November 25 and 29, 2012, sold as many as 31,755 tickets. Their US dates at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 8 and the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 13 and 15 increased the amount to 364,864 over all five dates. They were joined by names like Florence Welch, Mary J Blige, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys.
Earlier this year, Ronnie Wood said that he would be trying to talk the band into playing Glastonbury, where they are rumored for the Pyramid stage. He added: "We've got a meeting next month and that's going to be my first question to them. It's something I've always been interested in. I'm going to twist their arms. I've got lots of high hopes this year, now that we're all rehearsed - let's get it cracking this summer!"