Sticky Fingers Songs Confused with Missing Rolling Stones Songs

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Over the past nine months, Rolling Stones fans have been sharing stories of confusion regarding eleven songs floating around the Internet. The mysterious songs were thought to have been lost recordings from a Rolling Stones recording session that took place in France, circa 1970. As it turns out, the songs were newly recorded songs by Rolling Stones tribute band, Sticky Fingers. The songs appear on their recently launched CD, Like a Rolling Stone.

Sticky Fingers has been voted "best Rolling Stones Tribute Band in the world by MusicTime magazine

Sticky Fingers are considered by many to be the best Rolling Stones tribute band in the world

I hired Andy Johns to produce the record because he produced the Rolling Stones in the early 70's

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On December 6, 2012, Rolling Stones tribute band Sticky Fingers have revealed that the eleven songs that have been circulating the Internet since July 2012 are actually songs from their original CD release titled, Like a Rolling Stone. Rough, demo-versions of the songs have been circulating the Internet for the past six months, making many Rolling Stones fans believe that the tracks were songs missing from a Stones recording session that took place in France circa 1970.

It doesn't take much to excite fans of classic rock when buzz about lost or stolen recording begin to circulate, but this was different. Eleven songs were being passed around the globe that sounded to many to be in fact previously unreleased songs recorded by the Rolling Stones. The origin of the eleven songs could not be traced, bringing even more intrigue to the already frenzied situation.

As it turns out, the songs were the rough, demo versions of songs recorded by Glen Carroll and band, Sticky Fingers. Sticky Fingers has long been considered the world's best Rolling Stones tribute band, Now, having toured for over 35 years, Sticky Fingers both looks and sounds like the Rolling Stones. It only makes sense that a record released by them would fool even the most skeptical Rolling Stones fans.

The band is lead by lead vocalist, Glen Carroll. Originally hired to be the drummer, Glen took the vocal reigns in 1990, and has since taken control of the band and toured the globe. Plans to release a CD finally took hold in 2011, when Glen started assembling the talent. Glen Carroll looks so much like Mick Jagger, that he gets stopped in traffic and at restaurants for autographs and photo opportunities. He and band Sticky Fingers have performed in 15 countries, appeared on over 20 television shows, and most recently were the featured topic in Steven Kurutz's book titled, Like a Rolling Stone: The Strange Life of a Tribute Band.

In early 2012, Glen and some of the nation's top rock & roll session players began recording the first Sticky Fingers band original album titled, “Like a Rolling Stone”. Staying true to the music was the goal, and because of that, Glen Carroll hired musicians who both tour and record with the Rolling Stones. “I wanted the record to be mine, but also a tribute to the Rolling Stones and people like Muddy Waters who basically created modern rock & roll. To do this, I hired both Bobby Keys and Bernard Fowler, both have toured and recorded with the Stones,” according to Glen.

Before the Like a Rolling Stone CD was released, many of the rough demo tracks were being passed around between the musicians in order to hone and correct their parts. Apparently, someone got hold of the tracks and spun quite a story. Even YouTube videos were made by Rolling Stones fans claiming they had found the recordings. Even the rough demo tracks sound like the Rolling Stones. In addition to the musicians used to create the CD, the producer chosen for the project coincidentally worked with the Rolling Stones in the early seventies in France. All the parts were there to make the story believable. “I hired Andy Johns to produce because he's worked with so many legends like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and many others. If anyone can make a record that sounds like the Rolling Stones, it's Andy Johns”, said Glen.

The CD Like a Rolling Stone can be bought on and iTunes.

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