Without going into specifics, Mick Jagger says he is "feeling pretty good" following heart surgery in April.
In an interview with Toronto's Q107, he says he has "been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks…This morning [I did] a bit of gym. Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band.”
And, as Keith Richards told the Toronto Sun, The Rolling Stones will change up the set list for the North American leg of their No Filter tour, which starts on June 21st in Chicago.
"We’re trying to pick some ones we haven’t done in recent years, stuff we haven’t done before,” he said. “Most of the time people don’t want too much unusual. People like a little bit unusual. They don’t want 100 percent unusual... 'Memory Motel' is one of the rarities the band rehearsed a few days ago.”
As for the hits, he says, "The favorite ones people like to hear are, you know, ‘Paint it Black, ‘Honky Tonk [Women]’ and ‘Satisfaction’ and things like that. We don’t always necessarily do all of them. We sometimes drop one or two, but there’s maybe 10 favorites. I don’t know how people would feel if you didn’t do any of them. I think people would say, ‘Oh, that’s a bit unfortunate, I came to hear this.' ... We usually have a [fan] vote song. We usually throw a couple different things in. There might be a few.”
The Stones are rehearsing in London, and the tour runs through August 31st in Miami.