“When you hear that beat, it really is something.”

Nick Saban and I shared a concert venue in 2015?  Who knew?

Like most boomer dads, Saban marvels at the fact that the septuagenarian Stones—Jagger (75), Keith Richards (75), Charlie Watts (78), and Ronnie Wood (72)—can still shred. The last time he saw them live was in 2015 at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. “The first thing is ‘Start Me Up,’” he said.

He probably had better seats, though.


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18 responses to ““When you hear that beat, it really is something.”

  1. Swampdawg

    Read “Between Rock and a Home Place” and never new Chuck L. was a Tide fan. Thanks for this article.


    • Mike Cooley

      Met him and spent some time around him doing some work on his place outside Kathleen. He’s a good dude. Very down to earth. He talked about being a Tide fan. Nobody’s perfect.


  2. gastr1

    And here I’d have pegged Saban for strictly the worst kind of country-pop crap. That’s ok, that’s probably the majority of his collection anyway.


  3. Keith Richards cannot be killed with conventional weapons.

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  4. Normaltown Mike

    He had front row seats but only b/c he can’t see over normal sized adults.


  5. spur21

    Saw them in the old dome – great time.


  6. Russ

    I’ve always enjoyed the beat at BDS.


  7. Uglydawg

    Keith Richards said he loved performing at BDS because he knew it would be easy to get the beat down.


  8. JasonC

    In Stones terms I am not old, but it feels old to say, “I saw the Stones 20 years earlier at BDS.”



    From all I’ve ever read/seen about Saban, away from football, he comes across as a nice normal guy, or as close to normal as he can be. Music and all. An interview with the golfing dude, Feherty, comes to mind.

    He’s a hell of a Coach, who right now has our number…hopefully the music changes.


  10. PTC DAWG

    Re the Stones and BDS, what year did Living Colour open for them? I was at that one.