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Mick Jagger says "Gimme Shelter" is about a "world closing in on you." Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood says 1980's "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, was designed to get people moving. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Ron Wood's Funky Contribution To The Stones Canon

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Charlie Watts says "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones' 1965 hit, "sums up the whole period" in the band's development. Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Charlie Watts On What Makes 'Satisfaction' So Satisfying

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Guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards calls "Street Fighting Man" one of his favorite Rolling Stones songs. MJ Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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Keith Richards: 'These Riffs Were Built To Last A Lifetime'

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One More Shot

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Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones in 1978, the year Some Girls was originally released. Lynn Goldsmith hide caption

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Mick Jagger And Keith Richards On 'Some Girls'

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Keith Richards is ranked 10th on  Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Looks Back At 'Life'

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Mick Jagger says he can only write words from today's experience, but still captures the original tone on these old tunes with new lyrics. Dominique Tarl hide caption

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Otis Redding performs in London in 1967. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Old Music Gets A New Life: Reissues From The '60s And '70s

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Keith Richards says he can still smell the hot and dusty basement where The Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street. How did it smell? "Indescribable." Dominique Tarl hide caption

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