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Rolling With The Stones: A Backstage Exclusive With Side-Guys Chuck Leavell and Darryl Jones

Greg Phillips, Australian Musician, June 2006

More than forty years on, the Rolling Stones still pack a mighty mean punch on stage. Sure, nostalgia accounts for much of the electricity they generate in their adoring audiences, but so what. Younger bands would kill to have a fraction of the Stones' legendary back catalogue, Mick and Keith still rock out with the best of them, and to put it simply ... you’ve never seen a real rock show unless you've seen The Rolling Stones. Largely responsible for the band’s ongoing ability to impress every night are the two amazing musicians who share their stage ... Chuck Leavell on keyboards and Darryl Jones on bass. In this Australian Musician exclusive, Chuck and Darryl kindly share their pre-show afternoon with Greg Phillips at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.


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