A fellow musician friend over in the UK just remarked that the more Stones die, the better the band is getting.
A very muzo-type comment made to point out that Darryl Jones was a far more proficient player than Bill ever was, and that Steve Jordan who was recently listed as taking Charlie's throne on the upcoming US tour is a more technical player than Charlie was.
I couldn't help taking his thought process forward a few steps and wonder if when Ronnie or Keef die, Vernon Reid gets the gig, turning the Stones into a majority American band, composed of African Americans that is. Imagine the kids thinking the Rolling Stones are a great black American band?
Only the Stones could create the possibility of such a scenario.