After nearly 40 years of playing “Satisfaction,” aren’t the Rolling Stones a bit sick of it? Really, they aren’t.
Keith Richards and Ron Wood say it’s a great song and it takes on a different meaning every time they play it.
“Of course, there are nights where you want to throw the set list out the window,” Mick Jagger said. “But up to a point, people want to hear certain things. But you don’t want to just play those, you want to play other things.
Richards and Jagger said they don’t think young people are giving up on rock.
“No, they come to our shows,” Richards said. “They love it.”
“I like that people being interested in other kinds of music,” Jagger said. “I think rock music is still interesting. It’s not true that young people don’t like rock music. There’s lots of young bands out there other people like. Of course, there is lots of kinds of music, and I hope there always will be.”
Richards and Jagger said they never really made a conscious decision what they would sound like.
“It evolved over the decades, Jagger said. “We didn’t sit down and decide what we were going to sound like.”
“I think though even though we play a lot of the same numbers, we don’t quite sound the same as like when we toured with the Everly Brothers,” he said
“I know three more chords,” Richards pointed out.
The Rolling Stones will be doing their first live concert event on HBO on Jan. 18 from Madison Square Garden.