Rolling StonesÂ’ Mick Jagger will usher in his Grammy debut on Feb. 13. It will be JaggerÂ’s first solo performance when he rocks at the award ceremony. Why is Jagger making his Grammy debut? It is a tribute to Solomon Burke, who passed away last October. The Grammy Awards will have a recorded Â“In MemoriamÂ” ceremony.
With Mick JaggerÂ’s solo performance, speculation will most likely rise as to whether the Rolling Stones will go on tour in 2011 or 2012. Rumors have been flying that the band will go on tour soon. The rumors increased after a legal dispute arose between Live Nation and Michael Cohl, who are both potential promoters of the Rolling Stones band.
In 2010, Live Nation began a lawsuit against Mr. Cohl Â“over an agreement that allowed him to work with the Stones. The Hollywood Reporter said that Mr. Cohl had countersued, asserting his rights for a tour timed to the bandÂ’s 50th anniversary.
It sure sounds like a tour is coming for Mick Jagger and the Stones. DoesnÂ’t it?
On Wednesday, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones issued this statement allaying anymore rising rumors about an upcoming tour. Here is the statement in part: Â“Following the end of the 2007 Â‘A Bigger BangÂ’ world tour, the Rolling Stones became free from any contractual arrangements or agreements with Michael Cohl. He is neither their representative nor their tour promoter. Also the Stones confirmed today they have no firm plans to tour at this time.Â”
Mick Jagger is not the only big name at the Grammy Awards this year. Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Usher, Katy Perry, Justin Biever and Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jim Henson Company Puppets. Will Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog perform on the Grammys? They will most likely be the highlight of the whole show!
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