Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger announced that the Rolling Stones will be playing in the deserts of Baghdad early next year.
The Rolling Stones, fresh off from their "Licks" tour celebrating their 40th year anniversary, will be the first Western pop/rock group to play in Iraq.
"I'm looking forward to sampling their local drinks," guitarist Keith Richards mentioned, a sly grin on his face. "Also, they require no special permit or visa to get in, so I can bring in almost anything."
The Iraq Governing Council however, has asked the Stones to modify some of their signature songs to please the local crowd.
Some songs such as "Bitch" will be re-named "Bush", and "I Can't Get No (Satisafaction)" will be re-titled "I Can't Find No (Destruction)". Some other signature hits such as "Gimme Shelter" will be played in their original format. "Honky Tonk Woman" will be "especially dedicated to President Bush," said Jagger.
Tickets are priced at US$ 50,000 each. An unexpected visit by President George Bush is expected.