A Rolling Stones hologram concert is “bound to happen”, says Keith Richards
In a new interview with Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1, Richards addressed the topic of an AI-created hologram concert featuring himself and his bandmates, saying: “Well, I certainly wouldn’t rule it out. I’m pretty sure that it is bound to happen”.
“Do I want it? Now, that’s another thing,” the guitarist added. “But I don’t know if I want to hang around that long enough, man. But at the same time, it won’t be up to me, will it?”
Richards previously addressed the topic in September in an interview with The Wall Street Journal while discussing the success of ABBA’s Voyage show.
“You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour,” Richards said at the time. “The technology has really moved on since the ABBA thing, which I was supposed to go to, but I missed it.”
The Rolling Stones released their 24th studio album ‘Hackney Diamonds’ on October 20. The record features contributions from Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and includes drum parts from the band’s late drummer Charlie Watts, as well as bass contributions from founding member Bill Wyman.
Richards has previously shared that the band was prompted to write the record by the death of Watts in 2021. “It [Watts’ death] jolted us into thinking we’ve got to make a record,” Richards said. “It was important for us to put out something we had cut with Charlie.”