People: May 20, 2002

REMEMBER THE HINDENBURG

Sometimes a blimp is just a blimp, and sometimes it's used by an aging rock band in its 40th year to compensate for fears of seeming to be over the hill. To announce yet another world tour, the ROLLING STONES ruled out issuing a press release. Instead, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards invited journalists to stand in a Bronx, N.Y., park as the band members hovered overhead for 20 minutes in a neon-yellow dirigible before disembarking to hold a press conference. The tour will kick off Sept. 5 in Boston, and the Stones hope...

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