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For all of your fancy guesswork on our “Who Should Headline Coachella 2011?” post this summer, nobody came up with the apparent top contender for this year’s big paycheck, at least according to Hits Daily Double’s rumor mill. HDD has “sources,” which I’m told are a thing that used to exist before blogs, that say the Stones are “close to finalizing a deal” with Goldenvoice. Reportedly their fee would be $5MM, which according to my calculations would be $1.5MM more than Macca made for his headlining slot in ’09, and according to my other calculations would be an insane amount of money. Mick’s chicken dance in the desert: enough to get you to pony up for another trek to Indio?

Comments (4)
  1. I think it is a solid choice, I mean one of the best bands of all time, it just is unexpected… certainly not in a bad way.

  2. Booooooooo. How am I supposed to get my mobility scooter over that polo field?

  3. On a league of their own. Not even the energizer-bunny…

  4. I would have been more enthusiastic until I read Keith Richards trash much of what they’ve been since 1972…I’m sure plenty of boomers will still pony up the cash.

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