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Official Rolling Stones app hits iTunes

The Rolling Stones have a new official app available for free download on iTunes
(Dave Allocca / Associated Press)
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Classic rock fans have an opportunity for a little more satisfaction with the new Rolling Stones Official App that is available for download free from iTunes starting Tuesday and initially exclusively for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

“We wanted to do something a bit special and innovative,” singer Mick Jagger said in statement. “An app that really connects with the user, lots of exclusive content, integration with social networks, and the ability to make a song request for the upcoming shows.”

The content Jagger referred to includes previously unreleased interview footage and performances shot during preparation for upcoming Rolling Stones Live: 50 & Counting tour dates in London, Brooklyn and Newark, N.J. Users also will be able to vote for songs the band will play on the tour.

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“There’ll be quite a few surprises in there for the fans; some behind-the-scenes footage; some old, some new stuff that very few people get to see,” guitarist Keith Richards said. “It’s all part of a rather splendid celebration for us.”

Here’s a video of the band introducing the official Rolling Stones app.

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