The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have reportedly scored a major payday for the use of their music and likeness in the upcoming series based on the group’s early days. The Daily Mail reported the series — produced in conjunction with the Stones — will earn “The Glimmer Twins” a combined $61.5 million.
The limited-series, which has been ordered by FX for two seasons, is the first time the band has allowed their music to be used for such a production. The series will spotlight the Stones’ first dozen years, spanning 1962 to 1974. No casting has been announced with production set to start in 2024.
According to an inside source: “The Stones see this series as being their legacy. When they can’t tour any more, this will remain alongside the music. It’s a bit like ABBA and their (digital performance) Abbatars.
The Rolling Stones perform tonight (June 13th) in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena.
- Just released is The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 box set. The limited-edition set includes reproductions of the first 18 seven-vinyl singles and extended play records as originally released by Decca and London Records. The tracks are all remastered by 12-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Ludwig.
- According to the announcement: “The set, replete with period-correct picture sleeve art, will also come with a 32-page book with extensive liner notes by Stones authority Nigel Williamson, as well as rare photos and ephemera plus a set of five photo cards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box. A companion second vinyl box set in the series, The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971, will be released next year.”
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones in September 1965 performing “The Last Time” live in Ireland: