Mick Jagger has said that the Rolling Stones are not performing at the Olympics this Summer as they are not up to scratch with their live performance.
The iconic British band were rumoured to be joining in the opening ceremony of the Games, which is believed to celebrate fifty years of music from the UK. However, that has not come to fruition, something Jagger blames on a lack of match practice.
Speaking to ITN, Jagger said yesterday (July 12): "I didn't think, to be honest, we were quite stage ready. We haven't played in a long time and we weren't really stage-ready, and it's a very big gig and it's very risk-taking. I didn't think the band themselves felt they were really ready to do it at this point."
However, that's not to say there will be no Rolling Stones action in the near future: "We hope we're going to do some gigs this year. We haven't actually finalised them, but we hope we're going to do some gigs. We've done rehearsing, hanging out together and all that discussing so you know, we've been seeing each other quite a lot."
The Rolling Stones yesterday celebrated 50 years as a band together, where Keith Richards revealed the band were back rehearsing for a new tour.
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