It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but you’ll like it

Published 12:29 pm Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Rolling Stones tribute show “Satisfaction” is coming to the Paramount Theatre Friday, Feb. 13.

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but music fans will like it.

Go online in search of “Rolling Stones” and discover 22 million results.

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By contrast, search “The Beatles” and there are 25 million.

Since the two British bands debuted, they have forever bedeviled their music fans in popularity contests.

On stage, their music — both the Stones and the Fab Four — still has strong appeal.

A Beatles tribute band has performed in Austin before.

This time, it is the Rolling Stones’ turn to let fans judge their music as performed by tribute artists at the historic Paramount Theatre on St. Valentine’s Day weekend.

How to define the band is a challenge.

Genres include blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues and rock.

Since they debuted in 1962, they haven’t quit performing or exploring new horizons on their own. Last September, legendary lead guitarist Keith Richards performed duets with country icon George Jones.

Their record labels have included many: Decca, Rolling Stones, Virgin, ABKCO, Interscope and Polydor.

Today, baby boomers know them best: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

How many hard-core fans remember former members Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman?

The English rock band first took the stage in London when original leader, Brian Jones, and pianist, Ian Stewart, were joined by vocalist Jagger and guitarist Richards.

The band is presently on hiatus from performing. Its last tour was in 2007.

Enter the tribute band, Satisfaction. Chris LeGrand portrays Jagger and Jim Riddick, Richards.

The two-hour show covers 45 years of Rolling Stones music.

The tribute band has performed in venues across the nation including Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

“They shined just like the real Rolling Stones,” a Las Vegas Sun entertainment critic wrote.

“They’ll have you in the aisles just like Jumping Jack Flash,” raved Showbiz Magazine of the Satisfaction band.

Now, fans will see if they can be satisfied at the Paramount Theatre.

For more information and tickets call the Paramount Theater box office 434-0934 or visit the box office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More information is available online at or at

Tickets are also available at Hardy Geranium and B&J Bar and Grill in Austin and Tone Music in Albert Lea.

All seats are $22 and reserved.