“Tumbling Dice” (Rolling Stones Cover) (Live on Fallon) (Video)

    Jimmy Fallon’s  show is celebrating the re-release of the Rolling Stones’ classic Exile on Main St. this week, and they clearly have a few surprises in store. Green Day may have been an appropriate choice as the first act to cover a song from the record, but Keith Urban makes for an eyebrow-raising follow-up.

     

    “Tumbling Dice” is probably the best-known track from Exile, so Urban is on relatively safe ground, and he sticks very close to the original, ultimately delivering an uninspiring version of the song. What he should have done is recruit the Roots to completely overhaul the track, although a Questlove/Urban collaboration is perhaps too much of a stretch even for the relatively adventurous musical tastes of the Fallon show.