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- Posted on Nov 5th 2010 8:00AM by Chris Cope
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The legendary Oxford Street venue is facing closure due to rising costs, despite its history of putting on bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Clash and the Sex Pistols.
As the London Evening Standard reports, Sir Mick is saddened by the potential closure of the venue and feels there is a 'great need' for these type of historic, small venues.
He said, "This is really bad news if another great venue is threatened with closure. There's a real need for these places -- they have a connection with the past. And what is important is that you have places where bands can cut their teeth and places of a certain intimacy and size, that new bands can experiment in. There aren't that many great places in London, or indeed any city, that you can say that about."
The Rolling Stones' relationship with the venue however isn't quite as long-standing as some might think -- the band didn't even play there until the 1980s.
He added, "We never played the 100 Club when we first started. We couldn't get a gig."
As previously reported by Spinner, a special concert was held at the Gibson guitars studio in London recently in support of the campaign to save the stricken venue.