Saturday, September 02, 2006

THE FRANCHISE

The Rolling Stones have made some enduringly dreary music, and Jagger's grating mockney accent can only be rivalled by those other phonies Guy Ritchie, Jamie Oliver, and Dido. That said, owing to their advanced years, the Stones are the best example of a theory I've had for some time: the rock franchise.

In other words, their business franchise is now so incredibly valuable that the 'band' will have to continue long after all the original members are dead and buried, each one replaced as needed. In fact, I'd love to be around in a hundred years' time just to see if the theory's proven true. It'd be capitalism at its purest.

6 comments:

adam said...

i'm sure as soon as one of them kicks the bucket there'll be a reality show to find a new member ala INXS

charlie m. said...

you know I work at walmart (I already know whats wrong with that) and they selling rolling stones boxers...no joke.

JAEGER_90 said...

as a theory that's intriguing enough, yet on the other hand not exactly being alive hasn't kept keith richards from playing for so many years now that it's hard to say if it's ever going to be proven right or wrong.

KOSA_838 said...

Extremely pathetic: There is a movie coming out based on the life of Darby Crash, and for promotional purposes, the remaining three members of the Germs have reformed and are touring with the ACTOR FROM THE MOVIE (some guy from ER) replacing Crash.

William Bennett said...

What about when that fan of Judas Priest, 'Ripper' Owens, joined what was left of the band? He then became the inspiration for the laughable and ill-fated movie 'Rock Star' starring Mark Wahlberg.

JR said...

Kiss, arguably the most commercial rock band ever, has already laid plans to have the band on the road with no original members, and Devo has a band of kids called Devo2.0