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  • Archive Panic: As their Web page says: "92 singles, 29 studio albums, 10 live albums and more songs than you can count."
    • And now they're starting to roll out previously bootleg-only material (such as the legendary 1973 Brussels show) via their Rolling Stones Archive online store.
  • Covered Up: Some of their early hits, such as "Not Fade Away", "Time Is On My Side", and "It's All Over Now", are covers that have arguably displaced the originals in popularity.
    • "Harlem Shuffle," originally a Bob & Earl song from 1964, and covered by the Stones for Dirty Work in 1986, definitely fits here as well. It sounds so prototypically Stones that few even knew it was a cover before the days of the internet.
    • A slightly more complicated example would be "As Tears Go By" and "Wild Horses". Jagger and Richards wrote those songs, and the Stones' versions are definitive, but in both cases they were preceded by cover versions - they donated "Tears" to Marianne Faithfull before recording it themselves, while Gram Parsons convinced them to let his band The Flying Burrito Brothers cover the already-recorded "Wild Horses", and their version was released a year before the Stones' own.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: For Charlie Watts, the Beware the Nice Ones example on the main page.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Mick, you ignorant slut!"
  • Crowning Music of Awesome
  • Epic Riff: "Satisfaction". Need I say more?
    • Sure. "The Last Time", "Get Off of My Cloud", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Paint It Black", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Brown Sugar", "Street Fightin' Man", "Sympathy for the Devil", "Gimme Shelter", "Beast of Burden", "Shattered", "Start Me Up", "Mixed Emotions"...
      • Keith Richards has said that if he were only allowed to play one riff for the rest of his life, he'd pick "Jumpin' Jack Flash."
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Their Satanic Majesties Request, and to a lesser extent Between the Buttons are considered an aberration by some fans.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Keith Richards
  • Face of the Band: Mick Jagger. To a lesser extent, Keith Richards.
  • Fan Nickname: Keith Richards became "Keef", due to his accent. And the band as a whole are commonly known as simply "The Stones".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Gimme Shelter" took on a whole new meaning after Altamont.
  • Memetic Badass: Keith Richards should have died of a drug overdose in the '70s. He is immortal.
    • Multiple times it has been suggested (one of them by Bill Hicks) that if nuclear apocalypse happens, all that will be left are a handful of cockroaches and Keith Richards.
    • And then there was this New Rule from Real Time with Bill Maher:

  "New Rule: Airplane black boxes must be made out of Keith Richards. The Man who has done more drugs than Courtney Love, Robert Downey, Jr., and Rush Limbaugh combined recently fell out of a tree and crashed a jetski. And yet, that cigarette never fell from his lips. Something tells me the future of medical science isn't injecting stem cells, it's injecting heroin."

  • Memetic Mutation: Thanks to his sightings in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Mick Jagger has now become a harbinger of bad luck for any team he decides to cheer on, like the English Team, for example. Even though he's not to blame that that English team had such a low technical level.
  • Seasonal Rot: Some fans say they haven't been good for a long time. The most frequently cited "last good/great album" is Tattoo You.
  • Too Cool to Live: Brian Jones.
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