Keith Richards has a solo album completed, and says the Rolling Stones have been talking about making a new album.
The actor Sacha Baron Cohen has backed away from playing Freddie Mercury in a feature-length biopic, apparently after falling out with surviving members of the band Queen.
You come to a Rolling Stones 50th anniversary gig expecting an event. But you don't necessarily come expecting eventfulness. Spontaneity is not on the set list when any band is working arenas, and that is compounded, like interest, for an outfit with the gimlet-eyed professionalism of the Stones.
In light of the recent rumblings about the Costa judges only finding three biographies "enjoyable" enough for nomination, I can only assume that the panel are not fans of rock'n'roll.