Only rock'n'roll? Think again! As they prepare for the most legendary headline slot in Glastonbury history to round off their spectacular 50th anniversary celebrations, NME looks back at the world-shattering life and times of The Rolling Stones, the band that invented the counter-culture, kick-started modern rebel rock and epitomized the entire sex, drugs and rock'n'roll ethos for generations.
Delving into the NME archive, we've uncovered rare, revealing, long-lost interviews with the band from their earliest days right up to the present, including Jagger's early claims to be an anarchist, the hell of Villa Nellcote and Keith's scariest stories of guns, deals and dying from strychnine injections. We explore their unrivalled influence on the current rock scene and examined their legacy album-by-album and unearthed the truths behind the craziest myths – the drug busts, the blood changes, the sexual misdeeds with chocolate. Plus we showcase the most stunning shots from their 50 book, get backstage and down the front at their biggest tours, remember their most outrageous cinematic outings, remember Brian Jones and Altamont and reveal the secrets behind their sauciest lyrics. 'Satisfaction' guaranteed!