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Manufacturing Glitch Pushes The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ Reissue Back Two Weeks

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Rolling Stones fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for the band’s eagerly awaited deluxe edition of 1971’s Sticky Fingers. The group posted on its original website (RollingStones.com) that the set’s release date has been pushed back, due to a manufacturing glitch in producing the workable zipper, which was the signature of Andy Warhol’s legendary LP cover. Instead of May 26th, fans will have to bear a two-week wait until June 9th for the reissue.

Mick Jagger admits that although the Stones played up their bad boy tendencies during their first decade as a band, he’s still amazed at how quickly the establishment chose to embrace the band: “But, y’know, in a funny way, we didn’t really have a (laughs) choice, y’know? ‘Okay, I’m gonna be an anti-hero now — now I’m not going to be!’ I had no real idea that our kinda slight scruffiness was going to turn into this anti-heroic act. In some ways, we were swept along with the tide, but we helped ourselves propel ourselves along with it.”

The Rolling Stones kick off their 15-date North American “Zip Code Tour” on May 24th at San Diego’s Petco Park.

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