Saturday, March 19, 2016

The night the Rolling Stones fired Donald Trump is a truly telling story—includes goons and knives

This past summer, a story hit the internets and got passed around. It was the story that Michael Cohl related to an audience at a keynote address for Pollstar. Cohl was a concert promoter and producer who had worked with popular luminaries like Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and of course, the Rolling Stones.
The 1989 Steel Wheels tour was famous for many things, including its reunion of Mick and Keef but also for its profitability, grossing nearly $100 million – a tour manufactured by Cohl and one that changed the landscape of concert promotion. It wrapped with a $24.95 pay-per-view event at Atlantic City’s 16,000-capacity Convention Center.
Cohl figured out a way to sell the band on a big Pay-Per-View event, which ended up with the Stones having to get involved with Donald Trump. The Rolling Stones, even back in 1989, didn’t want to have anything to do with Trump—but Cohl promised he would “control” Trump. Part of the agreement Cohl makes with Trump is that he can’t be associated with the Stones. At all. Trump cannot even be on the premises when they perform for the Pay-Per-View. Well, with about an hour to go before the Rolling Stones do their press conference for the nightly news to promote this unique concert PPV, Cohl gets word that lo and behold, Trump is in the press room doing his own press conference, lying like a insane person.

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Keith Richards pulled the knife, if you didn't already guess.

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