ESPN to honor Stones' 50th anniversary
September, 6, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
The Rolling Stones have announced the November release of GRRR!, a greatest hits collection to mark their five decades of rock 'n' roll. ESPN will commemorate band's 50th Anniversary on Monday nights throughout the NFL season this fall with “Legend to Legend”, a unique collaboration with the Universal Music Group that will combine "Monday Night Football" highlights with classic tracks from the legendary band.
rollingstones.comThe Rolling Stones have released a 50th anniversary logo designed by Shepard Fairey.
ESPN is licensing 16 Rolling Stones tracks, spanning the early 1970’s through the mid 2000’s. Four songs will be selected each month and will be used for four weeks at a time on ESPN’s "Monday Night Countdown" pregame show, on SportsCenter and other programming.
“Legend to Legend” will debut Monday, Sept. 10 when ESPN kicks off the 43rd season of "Monday Night Football" with two games. The schedule continues throughout ESPN’s 16-week NFL schedule.