A Statement From The Rolling Stones

You know all that legal bickering going on between Live Nation and former LN Chairman Michael Cohl over a Rolling Stones tour? Guess what? The band has decided to comment. It also looks as if we’re not going to be blessed by a Stones tour anytime in the near future.

From The Rolling Stones via the band’s publicist:

“In light of recent reports surrounding the ‘Breach of Contract’ Court Case in America between Live Nation Entertainment and former Live Nation chairman Michael Cohl, The Rolling Stones wish to clarify their position regarding representation and touring.

“Following the end of the 2007 A Bigger Bang 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.

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“The Rolling Stones have recently secured a worldwide merchandizing agreement with Bravado Inc. and in 2008 signed a new global record deal with Universal Music.”