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Rolling Stones launch 50 & Counting tour in London
Rolling Stones launch 50 & Counting tour in London

Cresting a virtual tidal wave of publicity, the Rolling Stones kicked off their 50 & Counting tour Sunday night in London with a 2 1/2-hour concert that pulled from throughout the band's half-century career and included guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, Jeff Beck and ex-Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Early reviews of the show -- which revisits the O2 Arena on Thursday before heading to Brooklyn and New Jersey next month -- describe a spectacle somewhat smaller than what the group has brought to arenas in the past. "This was the Stones in the raw," said Rolling Stone, while England's Sun noted that "the band were tight, but rough around the...

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