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Rolling Stones will finish 50th anniversary tour with pay perview broadcast
 

By GARY GRAFF
For Journal Register Newspapers

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The Rolling Stones play the last of their five 50th anniversary concerts this weekend in Newark, N.J., and we're all invited -- for a price, of course.

The group's concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 -- which will feature guests Bruce Springsteen, former guitarist Mick Taylor, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys -- is being simulcast as a "One More Shot" pay-per-view special via WWE, for $39.99. It follows shows in London and Brooklyn -- as well as a performance at the 12-12-12 benefit for victims of superstorm Sandy -- that have featured collaborations with former Stones members Taylor and Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige and Florence Welch.

In a statement announcing Saturday's guests, the Stones said, "We're excited these extraordinary artists...have agreed to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary as we share the night live with our fans all over the world. Now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together." Lady Gaga, meanwhile tweeted that she was "so honoured" to be part of the event.

The E! network, meanwhile, will host a (free) pre-show special at 8 p.m. that will feature interviews with the Stones and behind-the-scenes footage. "Live From the Rolling Stones" will be hosted by E! News anchor Terence Jenkins.

The Stones are expected to play more shows in 2013 but have not announced any dates yet.

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