While Mick Jagger is teasing fans via social media about whether the Rolling Stones
will appear at the Glastonbury festival later this year, their classic mobile studio used to record Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers,
and Goat's Head Soup
, along with albums by the Who, Jeff Beck, and Led Zeppelin, will soon be refurbished and made available to the public---if you live in Calgary.
Under the direction of John Leimseider, head technician of the National Music Centre in Calgary, the world's most famous studio-on-wheels will be completely restored. The National Music Centre bought the mobile studio in 2000 and it's been in storage ever since. Most of the priceless analog technology in the bus dates back to the early '70s.
"It's spectacular — some of the most important albums of our musical lives were done on that," Leimseider told the Calgary Sun
. "This is a piece of major history that has to be protected to death, so my plan is a very conservative restoration. There are people who will take consoles and rewire everything — we're not changing anything, and the plan is to clean it up and make it work perfectly."
Maybe the Rolling Stones Mobile can come to your town and record you. Stay tuned.