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As proof, he looks no further than the band's most resilient member. "You've got Keith Richards -- how is he still alive? He's like a cat, it's just insane, I don't understand," Cester says. "But that's what a band is. It just has to keep going."
Jet witnessed that perseverance firsthand opening for the Stones and sharing a bill with Pearl Jam. "One time I was on stage watching them and I'm not the biggest Pearl Jam fan," Cester says. "[But] I really had a moment of admiration for them watching them. They were playing in front of a huge audience in Germany of about 50,000 people and I was just sitting there with Cam [guitarist Cameron Muncey] and I turned to him and said, 'Staying together is almost the whole game.' Nobody really cares about a band that comes and goes and disappears. The fact that they stayed around forever is really appreciated by everyone and that's something to aspire to as a musician."