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The Rolling Stones have been forced to deny yet another round of rumours about their demise circulated by a throwback tabloid rag.
The Sun - which recently lied about a Darkness reunion, even inventing a baby son for a former band member - has made up quotes which suggest the Stones will make one more trip round the world before splitting up.
The freefalling publication fibs: "It's almost certainly the last full-scale world tour. The band realise age is creeping up on them. They want to bow out on top of their game and not short-change their fans."
It's another round of rumour mill rubbish from a paper which excels in the art - and, like the last lot of lies, not a word of it has basis in fact. Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood says: "We have all agreed this won't be the last time. Everyone's rocking."
On the upside, it's the first time concrete statements regarding a Stones tour have surfaced. Until recently there was no confirmation the band had agreed to hit the road again.
Meanwhile, singer Mick Jagger is planning to work with film maker Martin Scorcese again. They collaborated on the 2008 Stones documentary Shine a Light, and are now developing a drama series for American TV company HBO. It's based on an idea by Jagger which focuses on two friends' 40-year careers in the music business.