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Keith Richards says that selling catalog means the musician is getting old

During the last years the number of bands and musicians that sold their songwriting catalogs increased and the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards talked in an interview wtih Rolling Stone about the possibility of the band do the same thing.


The musician revealed that there are no plans to do that and in his oppinion it is a sign that the person is getting old when they sell the catalog.

Keith Richards says that selling catalog means the musician is getting old:

“Mick and I have not spoken about it on a serious level,” he said. “I don’t know if we’re ready to sell our catalog. We might drag it out a bit, put some more stuff in it. The only thing about selling your catalog…it’s a sign of getting old.”

In the same interview he talked about the death of the original Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, saying: “I think he tried to keep [his health] under the wraps last year,” he said. “It came as quite a shock. He had had a rough with cancer a year or two before, but he beat that one. He just got hit with a double whammy, bless his soul.”

“I think Charlie wanted us to go on the road. He wanted the tour to happen. That was my feeling the last time I spoke with him.”

The group recently announced 13 European tour dates for 2022 that will celebrate the group’s 60th anniversary. Concerts are scheduled in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Austria, France and Sweden. It will be the first Stones concerts in Europe after the death of the legendary original drummer Charlie Watts in 2021.

The Rolling Stones 2022 European Tour


  • 1 – Wanda Metropolitano Stadium MADRID, SPAIN
  • 5 – Olympic Stadium MUNICH, GERMANY
  • 9 – Anfield Stadium LIVERPOOL, UK
  • 13 – Johan Cruijff ArenA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
  • 17 – Wankdorf Stadium BERN, SWITZERLAND
  • 21 – San Siro Stadium MILAN, ITALY
  • 25 – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park LONDON, UK


  • 3 – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park LONDON, UK
  • 11 – King Baudouin Stadium BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
  • 15 – Ernst Happel Stadium – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  • 19 – Groupama Stadium LYON, FRANCE
  • 23 – Hippodrome ParisLongchamp PARIS, FRANCE
  • 27 – Veltins-Arena GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY
  • 31 – Friends Arena STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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