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By PATRICK DOYLE

Contrary to strong hints and rumors, the Rolling Stones will not perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a source close to the band tells Rolling Stone.

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The evidence was overwhelming: the Indio, California festival appeared on the band's own official app in December under their tour dates section, and festival organizers later used their official Facebook page to post a photo of a stone rolling on the Empire Polo Grounds, where Coachella is held.

Rolling Stones Weigh Offers for Full Tour in 2013

But expect to still see the band on the road in 2013. "There have been quite a few offers," Mick Jagger told us recently after wrapping the bands recent 50th anniversary shows in London, New York and New Jersey. "I'm going to see what's on the table and discuss it with everyone. We'll announce it when we've figured it out." Added Keith Richards, "Really, all you're going to have to do is wait for an announcement . . . We barely got off the starting blocks. It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, 'Well, that's that, 50 years, bye-bye.'"

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  • Mick Jagger walking off stage, Anaheim, CA 1978

  • The Rolling Stones posing with a group of ladies, during rehearsals for ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' TV pop music show at Teddington Studios, London, 11th November 1964

  • Keith cooking in the kitchen of Andy Warhol's Montauk home where the Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their 1975 Tour of the Americas.

  • 1972 U.S. Tour

  • Mick & Aston Martin London 1966

  • This shot was taken backstage at the rehearsals for ABC's "Thank Your Lucky Stars." 1964

  • Stones Primrose Hill, London 1966 -- an outtake from the Between The Buttons cover shoot.

  • Rolling Stones at the Alamo; 1975

  • Rolling Stones onstage 1972 (location unknown)

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