THE ROLLING STONES DUST OFF CLASSICS
ROCK WITH MICK TAYLOR AT ECHOPLEX
The Rolling Stones took the stage for the first time in 2013 last
night for a warmup gig at Echoplex in Los Angeles. Fans at the tiny club were treated to a
90-minute/14-song show that included some of the group's biggest hits, a few rarities, a
trio of covers and a two-song guest appearance from former member Mick Taylor.
Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards were backed by Darryl Jones on
bass, saxophonist Bobby Keys, keyboardist Chuck Leavell and vocalists Lisa Fischer and
Bernard Fowler last night. The Stones opened with "You Got Me Rocking" off 1994's
Voodoo Lounge, which led into the Some Girls track "Respectable." Towards
the middle of the set the legendary rockers dusted off "Street Fighting Man" for the first
time since November 9th, 2003; yet the biggest bust out of the night was a cover of
"Little Queenie." The Chuck Berry classic hadn't been performed since September 19th,
"Little Queenie" came in the midst of a three-song covers section of the gig that also saw
the Stones perform "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Otis Redding) and "Just My Imagination"
(The Temptations). Taylor emerged towards the end of the set for takes on "Love in Vain"
and "Midnight Rambler." To finish the night, the Brits delivered an encore of two big
hits: "Brown Sugar" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Next up for The Rolling Stones, unless
they've got another surprise gig up their sleeves, is a show at L.A.'s Staples Center on
Here's the full setlist from the first Stones show of 2013.
Watch a brief clip of "You Got Me Rocking" and "Respectable" from last night's show that
was shared by The Stones.