The Rolling Stones are back on the road - just months after the passing of Charlie Watts. But the long time drummer isn't the only thing missing from the band's shows. The band has decided to drop Brown Sugar from their set lists for fear that the song's lyrics may be misconstrued.
In an interview with the LA Times - Keith Richards said of the song's omission -
“You picked up on that, huh? I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit."
Richards also said he's "hoping that we'll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track."
Mick Jagger said of the song not being in the show: "We've played 'Brown Sugar' every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,"
He also said - “We might put it back in...the set list in a stadium show, it’s kind of a tough one”