Rolling Stones drop Brown Sugar from US tour set list - BBC News
Oct 13, 2021 1 min, 21 secs
The Rolling Stones have dropped Brown Sugar, one of their biggest hits, from their US tour.

It follows unease with the depictions of black women and references to slavery in the song, which reached number one in the US in 1971.

The band's veteran guitarist Keith Richards confirmed the decision to the LA Times but said he was confused by people who wanted to "bury" the track.

Singer and co-writer Sir Mick Jagger, meanwhile, told the paper the reason for not playing the song was that it was "tough" to compile a set list for stadium shows.

"We've played Brown Sugar every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, we'll take that one out for now and see how it goes," he said.

Over the years, Brown Sugar has been the band's second most-played song live after Jumpin' Jack Flash, according to Setlist.fm.

The catchy opening riff and melody propelled the song to mainstream success and often overshadowed the song's problematic references to slavery, sex, sadomasochism and heroin.

Discussing the song in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jagger said: "I never would write that song now.

Last year producer Ian Brennan criticised the band's decision to continue to "play and profit" from the song, which he said glorifies slavery, rape, torture and paedophilia.

Brown Sugar is not some obscure B-side.".

The song reached number two in the UK charts when it was released, and has been streamed almost 170 million times on Spotify.

3Rolling Stones drop Brown Sugar from US tour


1. Inside Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young's Lavish Wedding - E! NEWS
Oct 24, 2021 # entertainment 41 secs
2. Cardi B & “You” Star Penn Badgely Can’t Stop Obsessing Over Each Other - HotNewHipHop
Oct 20, 2021 # entertainment 28 secs
3. St. Petersburg man gets 600th Tom Brady touchdown ball, gives it back - Tampa Bay Times
Oct 25, 2021 # politics 39 secs
4. As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race - The New York Times
Oct 23, 2021 # entertainment 2 mins, 42 secs
5. Former homicide detective believes human remains found in Brian Laundrie hunt may not be intact - Fox News
Oct 21, 2021 # politics 1 min, 5 secs
6. Kat Von D says she's closing her LA-based tattoo parlor High Voltage after 14 years - Daily Mail
Oct 26, 2021 # entertainment 28 secs
7. Braves vs. Astros schedule: World Series 2021 dates, times, TV channel, odds as Houston enters as favorite - CBS Sports
Oct 26, 2021 # politics 51 secs
8. Sam Darnold benched by Carolina Panthers in MetLife return as P.J. Walker takes over - ESPN India
Oct 24, 2021 # politics 1 min, 13 secs
9. Britney Spears praises herself over weight loss: 'It's nice to finally see some results' - Fox News
Oct 23, 2021 # entertainment 41 secs
10. Woman gives birth to son before passing away from COVID-19 - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Oct 24, 2021 # politics 8 secs
11. 'I want accountability': Kobe Bryant's widow reveals grief, harassment following helicopter crash - NBC News
Oct 24, 2021 # politics 1 min, 19 secs
12. Triassic dinosaur with giant 'murder feet' wasn't so big after all, scientists find - Livescience.com
Oct 21, 2021 # science 1 min, 35 secs
13. Samuel L. Jackson Called Out Salma Hayek for Keeping Her Eternals Role a Secret - ComicBook.com
Oct 22, 2021 # entertainment 52 secs
14. New York school district bans 'Squid Game' Halloween costumes - New York Post
Oct 27, 2021 # entertainment 26 secs
15. Donald Trump reveals plans to launch social media platform TRUTH Social to 'fight' big tech
Oct 21, 2021 # breaking 53 secs
16. New PS5 Controller Releasing Next Month - ComicBook.com
Oct 23, 2021 # technology 23 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED