The Rolling Stones will not make a headline appearance at Coachella in April, contrary to persistent Internet rumours.
According to an article posted Friday by LAWeekly.com, that a concert industry insider claims the “Satisfaction” hitmakers have broken off negotiations with the California music festival “over a money dispute.”
The rumors stem from a note, which temporarily appeared in December on The Stones’ iPhone app, listing an April 12 Coachella appearance that was removed hours later.
Internet buzz was further fuelled after Coachella’s official Facebook page posted an ad featuring what appeared to be a round object, sitting in a field along with the caption “Happy New Years! We’re excited, hope you are too!”
Coachella promoters Goldenvoice later clarified that the object in question was a polo ball, and was employed because the festival is staged at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
In a RollingStone.com interview, frontman Mick Jagger insists that he had not been approached about playing at the festival, saying, "I always said that we'd see how this would go, and then we'd think about doing more – or not."
Despite the denial, both Jagger and fellow Stone Keith Richards admit that the band has received “quite a few offers” for a full tour in 2013 and think it would be “dopey” to pack it after performing just a handful of shows late last year.
Did you know? “The World’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band” wrapped up their 2012 “50 and Counting” tour last month, performing a star-studded 2-½ hour concert to a capacity crowd in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center.