They are famously fond of making money, and the Rolling Stones are celebrating their 60th anniversary by doing just that — kicking off the UK leg of their tour with a show at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool last night before a string of sold‑out dates, culminating in performances in Hyde Park on June 25 and July 3. And there’s more good news for their accountants: it can be revealed that the band has negotiated another giant payday. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have agreed a massive deal to allow some of their songs and story to be used in a drama for the first time for £50 million jointly Mick Jagger and Keith Richards — the Stones’ credited songwriters — have agreed a massive deal to allow some of their songs and story to be used in a drama for the first time. The team behind The Crown are making plans to shoot a new 16-part drama series about the band, which is as-yet untitled. It will be shown in two eight-part series by the network FX. I’m told that the production budget has been bloated by demands from the Stones for recompense for allowing their lives and their music… Read full this story
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