A rock n roll story that has drifted into legend is now resurfacing on the internet.
Back in 1989, The Rolling Stones were winding up their Steel Wheels tour, and they got booked to play Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City. The event was sponsored by Donald Trump, and the band categorically stated that they would only do the gig if the Donald had NOTHING to do with the show. The deal further stipulated that he not even be allowed on the premises for the show.
Sure enough, he showed up.
The story continues, as recounted by tour manager, Michael Cohl –
“I get word that I have to come to the press room in the next building. I run to the press room in the next building and what do you think is happening? There’s Donald Trump giving a press conference, in our room!”
Cohl told Trump to leave; he initially obliged, only to return five minutes later.
When Richards got wind of Trump’s actions, “he pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, ‘What the hell do I have you for? Do I have to go over there and fire him myself? One of us is leaving the building – either him, or us.’”
Ultimately, Trump left the band’s press room, but not before “three shtarkers he’s with, in trench coats, two of them are putting on gloves and the other one is putting on brass knuckles.” Cohl said to he responded by calling the band’s head of security who “got 40 of the crew with tire irons and hockey sticks and screwdrivers.”
Trump and his men left.
For the record, the Rolling Stones are my favorite band in the world.