The Rolling Stones will go on rolling along, and in April, the British band will mark the 50th anniversary of its founding. Although the record for gross earnings, set by the 2007 "A Bigger Bang" tour, was shattered in 2011 by U2, the Stones can still teach Bono and the guys a thing or two about survival. Not that they don't have their internal rivalries and jealousies.
In his best-selling 2010 autobiography, Keith Richards settled accounts with Mick Jagger, accusing him of having a tremendous ego while aiming barbs about the size of certain of Jagger's organs. Still, as long as the tensions remain behind the scenes and don't erupt onto center stage, the fans don't mind.
It's not yet known how the members of the band will celebrate their jubilee. For the moment, rumors outnumber facts. One way or another, Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are not about to let the Beach Boys' comeback poop their party. Trust them to find a way to light up the candles in the audience.