The Rolling Stones were forced to drop the hits Brown Sugar and Honky Tonk Woman from their set list during a show in China on Wednesday night (12Mar14) after censors insisted the tracks were too naughty.
The rockers returned to China for the first time since their debut there in 2006 when they performed at the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena with a set that had to be approved by government officials.
Frontman Mick Jagger told fans that Honky Tonk Women had been "vetoed" by the authorities, and speaking before the concert, he confirmed that he and his bandmates had to submit the lyrics to the songs they had planned to perform in Shanghai to censorship chiefs - as is customary for visiting western acts.
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Sir Mick Jagger feels The Rolling Stones are ''slightly cheating'' by staging some of their 50th anniversary celebrations this year.
The 'Brown Sugar' singer gathered with present bandmates Keith Richards, Ronnie Woods and Charlie Watts for photos outside London's Marquee Club yesterday (11.07.12), in order to mark 50 years to the day since the group's first live performance, but acknowledged they are now a very different band.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It is quite amazing, but it was so long ago. Some of us are still here, but it's a very different group than the one that played 50 years ago.
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Florence Welch celebrated winning two prizes at the NME Awards in London last night (29.02.12) by partying with Kasabian, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung at the W London Leicester Square hotel.
The Florence + the Machine singer was presented with the prizes for Best Solo Artist and Best Track for 'Shake It Out' at the ceremony, which was held at London's O2 Academy Brixton.
After watching Godlike Genius Award winner Noel Gallagher close the show with a live performance, Florence - who was wearing a floral suit - rushed across the UK capital to attend a special one-off Wyld Wednesdays event at the Wyld Bar at the W London Leicester Square hotel.
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Keith Richards has revealed he, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are to enter a rehearsal studio later this month, though he is unsure if Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger will join them.
The Rolling Stones are to rehearse together this month.
The group celebrate their 50th anniversary next year and guitarist Keith Richards has fuelled speculation they will perform live after admitting they have made plans to work together - though he is unsure if frontman Sir Mick Jagger will be there.
He said: "We're just going to play a little together, because we haven't played for three or four years. You don't necessarily want to rehearse or write anything - you just want to touch bases. That's a good start: me, Charlie [Watts] and Ronnie [Wood]. Mick's welcome, and I'm sure he'll turn up, but right now we just want to get our chops down."
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Georgia Jagger wants to go on tour with her father Sir Mick Jagger's band The Rolling Stones next year to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The model - who is the daughter of the band's frontman Sir Mick Jagger - is keeping her diary free for 2012 when the group celebrate their 50th anniversary in the hope they decide to hit the road so she can join them.
She told The Sun newspaper: "Hopefully when they play again I hope to go with them. It's really, really fun.
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Sir Mick Jagger has revealed he has written ''a lot'' of new material for the Rolling Stones and wrote even more when he met up with drummer Charlie Watts.
He said: "I have been writing a lot for the Stones. I mean, when I write, I go, 'Yeah, that could be a good Stones tune' or, 'That's not really going to work for that'.
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Keith Richards' Pirates Of The Caribbean cameo will be filmed when THE ROLLING STONES European tour wraps up in September (06), following months of speculation.
Johnny Depp famously based his character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW on the Brown Sugar guitarist, and Richards has long been touted for an appearance as Depp's father in one of the two forthcoming sequels.
And, after masses of on/off speculation, director Gore Verbinski has confirmed Richards will appear in the third Pirates movie, despite falling out of a palm tree in April (06) and subsequently undergoing skull surgery.
Verbinski tells MTV, "We've written a little cameo, and Keith has scheduled us into his tour, and it's going to be a lot of fun.
"Apparently he's doing really well, and we'll shoot him in September."
Veteran rockers THE Rolling Stones are too old to attend one of their own concerts - after organisers of their forthcoming Super Bowl gig banned audience members above the age of 45.
The US National Football League (NFL) finale next month (05FEB06) will see the Brown Sugar hitmakers perform in front of 2,000 volunteers at Detroit's Ford Field during half time.
But middle-aged fans and pensioners have been barred from the guest list because organisers fear they are not spritely enough to dance, sing and cheer in front of football supporters both in the stadium and watching on TV.
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The Brown Sugar beauty will play explorer LEX KLINE, who leads an expedition to Antarctica to uncover warring alien races, in ALIEN VS PREDATOR.
The character is modelled on Weaver's RIPLEY character from the Alien films.24/10/2003 19:18
Legendary Rolling Stones hellraiser Keith Richards admits he never went into hospital to have his blood changed - claiming it was just a ruse to divert attention from the fact he was going into rehab.
Richards made up the elaborate story in the seventies when some journalists collared him on his way to Switzerland, where he was heading in a bid to sober up, and insists having his blood changed is something he would never consider.
The Brown Sugar musician reminisces, "This one is all my fault. I was at a London airport and I was going to Switzerland - I was going to a clinic in actual fact, to clean up 'cos I was on the dope - and there was the usual gaggle of Fleet Street there.
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