Street-fighting man stops by Starbucks

Rolling_stones_starbucks_coverThe Rolling Stones’ tongue is about to get a taste of Starbucks’ Espresso Roast. The band has signed a deal with the coffee chain to release a CD, Rarities 1971-2003, that will include never-released tracks and live versions of “Tumbling Dice” and “Beast of Burden,” along with obligatory dance mixes of old tunes such as the already disco-friendly “Miss You.” It drops (or in this case, drips?) on Nov. 22. Starbucks’ best musical seller so far has been the posthumous Ray Charles CD Genius Loves Company, but we’d have to guess this one is going to blow past that disc’s 3.1 million in sales. Just a guess. Whatever the case, we like this Stones promo much more than than the band’s bizarro hookup with Days of Our Lives.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor