Rolling Stones ringing in 50 with book

By Deborah Kim,

Rolling Stones is celebrating 50 years in literary style.

Reuters reported the band is ringing in its golden year with a book featuring photos of lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts throughout the years.

The book will hit shelves on July 12 this year, the exact date the band made its debut at London’s Marquee Club.

According to CBS News, the UK’s Thames & Hudson will publish the photo book.

"This is our story of 50 fantastic years," the members of the band said in a joint statement.

"Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond our archives."

It will feature pages and pages of about 700 photos of the band. The majority of the photos come from the UK’s Daily Mail tabloid archive, which holds the most photos of the band than any other newspaper’s library.

And while the Rolling Stones’ millions of fans will appreciate the book, they would probably be more excited for a tour.

Some members of the group have tossed around the idea of an anniversary world tour, saying that it isn’t completely out of the question, but no official announcement has been made.

In addition, there have been rumors that there is tension between Jagger and Richards since Richards’s negative portrayal of Jagger in his 2010 memoir, Life.

A hardback copy of The Rolling Stones: 50 will go on sale for $48 in Britain.

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