China is forcing The Rolling Stones to cut four classic tunes from their playlist when they tour the Middle Kingdom next month:
The band, which is scheduled to perform in Shanghai April 1 and in Beijing April 4, will not be allowed to play “Brown Sugar,” “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Beast of Burden,” or “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” said Chen Jixin head of Beijing Time New Century Entertainment, a concert organizer behind the two China dates.
Something tells me they weren’t even planning to play “Some Girls.” Any chance a song with this lyric would make folks happy in Beijing?
Chinese girls are so gentle
They’re really such a tease
You never know quite what they’re cookin’
Inside those silky sleeves
On the other hand. . .