Perhaps we should not have been surprised though, as pretty much every band in the world can claim to be influenced by the Rolling Stones in some way or another (except, maybe, Slipknot perhaps).
With that in mind, we have taken a look through the modern day bands who love Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie the most in this gallery. From the bands shamelessly ripping them off right through to the most unusual covers of old Stones' hits, they're all in here.
Take a look through the pictures now to discover who is still indebted to the iconic band 50 years down the line.
Stunning shots of The Strypes, Chvrches, Swim Deep, Arcane Roots and more
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
Party like its 2002? More bands make their return - mostly with new beards
Pete says the band are just too old to keep going now
Ex Bassist not a fan of anniversary shows
Singer becomes latest guest star on US tour