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Airborne Toxic Event Share Mick Jagger Dreams Backstage at Lolla

August 10, 2009 8:22 AM ET

Recording a video diary for Rolling Stone at Lollapalooza somehow got Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett thinking about the Rolling Stones, so he broke out his English accent and shared some of his old dreams about getting a phone call from Mick Jagger asking him to jump on tour. Go backstage with the Los Angeles rockers just moments before they hit the stage and check out some of their Sunday afternoon set, above. And experience all the Lolla action in our photo gallery straight from the scene.

Plus, want to see T.A.T.E. in a more intimate setting? Check out their exclusive acoustic set from the RS offices here:
The Airborne Toxic Event: Acoustic Set Live at Rolling Stone

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