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Source: Mount Saint Vincent University

Rolling Stones Fans Still Get Satisfaction From Their Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons

September 22, 2006

September 22, 2006, Halifax – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones
burst onto the rock ’n’ roll scene with a blues-influenced sound pulsating
with hedonistic, male, sexual energy.

They created the foundation of the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll band: the
licentious vocalist, sexual object and shaman, and the magnetic guitarist.
The Stones have withstood the ravages of time as the only constant in rock
music for the past 40 years - imitated but never replicated.

When the Rolling Stones take over the Halifax Commons stage on September 23,
fans old and young will spend the night together at a unique cultural
experience, while also paying homage to their rock ‘n’ roll idols.

Dr. Randi Warne, Coordinator of the Cultural Studies program and Chair of
the Department of Philosophy/Religious Studies at Mount Saint Vincent
University, sees the iconic Rolling Stones giving people what they want.

"The Stones hold a special place in our cultural lexicon, as shown in our
recent History of Rock ‘n’ Roll course, taught this past summer at MSVU. For
some, the Stones are a self-parodying, corporate franchise. For others, they
are the ultimate rock ‘n’ rollers. Some of my students believe their parents
are going to the concert to hang out with young people to be cool, even
though the Stones are their parents’ age, or older! I believe a Stones
concert represents the ultimate celebration of rock ‘n’ roll music and
lifestyle that is visceral, incendiary and powerful."

For more information or to arrange an interview with Dr. Warne, contact:
Anne Stephaniuk
MSVU Public Affairs
Tel: (902) 457-6439
Cell: (902) 441-0505



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