100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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68. "Hand of Fate" (1976)

Recorded shortly after Taylor's departure in 1974, "Hand of Fate" is a growling, funked-up murder fantasy. Wayne Perkins, auditioning to be Taylor's replacement, played the sterling solo. "There was a spotlight in the middle of the room," he said of his first meeting with the band. "They wanted to see if I looked like a Rolling Stone, and I hadn't even played a note for 'em yet."

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