Tour Preview: Why 2012 Is Shaping Up to Be a Monster Year

Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more are planning to hit the road
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The Rolling Stones

While it's no secret that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards haven't exactly been buddy-buddy these last few years, the prospect of a $500 million payday will probably prove to be too tempting for them not to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary with a tour. Keith recently told us that the group is planning to rehearse in London pretty soon. They are even open to the idea of bringing former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor along for the tour. One scenario has them doing long stands in major cities. That will ease the strain of touring, reduce their overhead and allow the fans to simply come to them. The two-year slogs of the past may be over, but expect some sort of a tour.

Likelihood: 80 percent. Charlie Watts is 70, and the rest of the group is getting there. (Hell, Bill Wyman is 75.) Mick may not love the thought of spending all that time with Keith, but he has to realize it's now or never.  

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