The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The group is on my top five list next to The Beatles, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Fans looking to attend the Stones’ latest U.S. tour may be disappointed to find out the band left behind one of its greatest hits. The Rolling Stones have dropped the 1971 song “Brown Sugar” from its tour after criticism over the song’s lyrics: “Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields.”
“You picked up on that, huh?,” band member Keith Richards, responded to the LA Times when asked if the Stones had cut the song out.
“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this s***.