The Rolling Stones and frontman Mick Jagger have officially joined TikTok – introducing a new generation of music fans to the 60-year-old British rock band and its classic tunes.
Bandmate Keith Richards (@OfficialKiff) joined Jagger on TikTok (@Jagger) after arriving on the platform last year. But there’s one flaw with Jagger’s inaugural post on TikTok, at least for American fans: There are no words available.
Posted on Thursday, Jagger’s first TikTok video was captioned, “Hello Tik Tok! Follow @The Rolling Stones and create … Also check out our guest playlist for all the hits on the Sounds page or link in bio… #therollingstones.” Jagger’s TikTok uses the band’s 1968 track “Sympathy for the Devil” — but the video from the US Attempting to access it generates a message that says, “This word is not available in your country or region.” Presumably, this will be fixed in the near future.
In joining TikTok, the Rolling Stones agreed to give access to their entire music catalog on the platform. For the first time, TikTok users will be able to use the band’s tracks in their videos (available on the TikTok Sounds page), including hits like “Start Me Up,” “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Love It),” and “Miss You.” ,” “Angie” and “Beast of Burden.” The Rolling Stones also launched a curated guest playlist with 44 songs from their catalog.
The band’s official channel (@RollingStones) will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content from live shows, studio recordings and more.
To celebrate the Stones joining the app, TikTok is launching the official hashtag #TheRollingStones, inviting TikTokers to share their best covers and remixes of the rock band’s songs — as well as their Jagger-style dance moves and Stones-inspired looks. To date, the #TheRollingStones and #RollingStones hashtags have generated more than 500 million views on TikTok, according to the company.