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STONES SKIP AN MTV DATE

An ailing Mick Jagger means the Rolling Stones are out and David Bowie is in for Tuesday's premiere of MTV's new live concert program.

The Stones had been scheduled to appear on MTV's "Live From the 10 Spot," and the cancellation left network executives with no concert a day before the premiere of their new weekly show.

But Jagger told MTV on Monday that his sore throat would prevent him from performing at a small theater in Port Chester. Bowie was quickly enlisted as a replacement.

"There's a risk in presenting a weekly live music series, but MTV is committed to and excited about taking that risk," spokeswoman Andrea Smith said.

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