The Rolling Stones’ Fallback Jobs

Jason KeilMay 9, 2019
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In March, The Rolling Stones announced the postponement of their show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale this month because of Mick Jagger’s health issues. While the singer is expected to make a full recovery from his heart procedure, it’s not a bad idea for the rest of the Stones to have a Plan B. Here’s a look at their side hustles.

Mick Jagger

In addition to playing lead roles in films like 1970’s Performance and thoughtful dramas such as the independent production The Man From Elysian Fields, the 75-year-old frontman founded the production company Jagged Films, which produced the 2001 thriller Enigma and The Women, the 2008 remake of the classic George Cukor film. Film work is certainly less taxing than strutting onstage.

Keith Richards

The guitarist spent some time in front of the camera as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but would you believe he is also a children’s book author? Gus & Me, illustrated by his daughter, tells the story of how Richards’ grandfather taught him to play guitar.

Charlie Watts

When the well-dressed drummer isn’t keeping rhythm, he and his wife, Shirley, run Halsdon Arabians, a 600-acre horse farm in Devonshire, England.

Ronnie Wood

The guitarist also has an interest in breeding thoroughbreds, but he sets himself apart as an accomplished visual artist working in sculpture and canvas. He has had work commissioned by everyone from Eric Clapton to Andrew Lloyd Webber.