Rolling Stones – bookmakers favourite to headline Glastonbury 2010. David Bowie also gets a nod…

Following the news that Glastonbury 2010 tickets sold out within hours of going on sale (how many to genuine music fans, I wonder?), NME reports that the Rolling Stones are 4/1 bookmakers’ favourites to be next years Glastonbury headline act. So if you did jump the gun a bit and managed to land a few tickets, good on you! You could be in for a real treat (the full bookmakers list is at the bottom of this post – again thanks to NME for this info:  I notice that David Bowie is on there – I hope that this just goes to show that it takes more than a low-flying lollipop to keep the great man down – last saw him as cameo with Ricky Gervais in Extras – also below. Hilarious.)


This gives me an excuse (as if I need one) to talk about the opening guitar riff from Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones (see below) – this riff qualifies as one of the finest opening riffs of all time for me.  It’s right up there with AC/DC’s (who will play the Download 2010 Festival – 30th Anniversary of Monsters of Rock and AC/DC’s Back in Black album – there’s a petition underway to get Angus and the boys to play the entire Back in Black album for their set) For Those About to Rock.  Check it out.



The odds Bookies are giving for Glasto acts:

Rolling Stones 4/1
Coldplay 8/1
David Bowie 8/1
Muse 10/1
U2 12/1
Arctic Monkeys 12/1
Radiohead 14/1
Prince 16/1
Elton John 16/1
Red Hot Chili Peppers 16/1
Kings Of Leon 16/1
Green Day 20/1
Robbie Williams 20/1
Stone Roses 20/1
Madness 25/1
Spandau Ballet 25/1
Manic Street Preachers 25/1
Take That 33/1
Oasis 33/1


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