Matt Cord

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One of my favorite bands of all time is back in the news again!

That’s right, The Rolling Stones are back in the news cycle yet again, and this time it is a celebration!

The band’s producer, Don Was, is entering his 30th year as a record producer for The Stones.

Was first joined the iconic band as a producer for their album titled, Voodoo Lounge, which was originally released in 1994 and recorded as early as 1993.

During a recent interview, Was detailed a story about the first time he was meeting with the band to see if he would be the right fit as a producer.

He was in the studio just observing as both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were auditioning some bass players.

In the midst of the tryout session, both Jagger and Richards sandwiched Was in a good-cop-bad-cop type of situation.

Jagger was going on and on about what the band needed in a producer all the while Richards is going on and on about how the band actually does not need a producer.

Both were talking at the same time and would not stop or let the other have the floor completely!

Was said he would constantly look back and forth trying to give his attention to both musical icons, but then started to believe it was some sort of test to see if he could actually handle the job of being their producer.

After a few minutes, they both finally ran out of breath and it fell silent for just a second.

That’s when Richards finally had the potential producer’s undivided attention, so he looked at Was and said, “Are you sure you want to be the meat in this sandwich?”

Absolutely hilarious!

I can just picture the scenario in my head as both Jagger and Richards are such big personalities!

While that’s such a big reason why they are universally loved and regarded as one of the greatest bands of all time, I can also see why the band would need the perfect fit in the producer role to reign all the band members in to get the best out of all of them.

In the end, it turns out Was did want to be the meat to The Stones’ sandwich and was actually the perfect fit for the band, as the great producer has lasted nearly three decades with The Stones, which is unparalleled in terms of longevity with the band!

Here’s to Don Was and his 30 years with one of my favorite bands!

I’ll leave you today with an original song of his that I have always enjoyed, titled, “Walk The Dinosaur.”

Such a fun song!

Take a listen below!

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