The Rolling Stones Are Still At It

Photo by Kevin Mazur

Photo by Kevin Mazur

"In 2016, we know too well that all heroes eventually die. Bowie and Prince and Phife and Lemmy shuffled off to Valhalla. Someone on this stage on this weekend is certain to be next. If there is a point to all this, it's about how you approach aging and eventually death: whether you go gently into the night or set off fireworks as The Stones literally did at the end of their set. There was something life affirming in watching a band scoff at their expiration date. As though if we somehow manage to keep ahold of Mick Jagger's fountain of youth serum made from the blood of Burmese virgins, the nectar of a rare 1,200 year old Galapagos tortoise, and kale smoothies covered in organic fat-free emeralds, we can all continue to beat back against the current—or at least refuse to stay stagnant." - Jeff Weiss via Noisey