The Rolling Stones were booked to play a Trump-sponsored show at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall as part of their 1989 ‘Steel Wheels’ tour.
According to the band’s former tour manager Michael Cohl, the Stones had agreed to perform on agreement that Trump would not be in attendance. However, the future Republican candidate showed up to host a press conference and was subsequently was asked to leave.
When Trump returned five minutes later, Cohl said Richards was enraged “He pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, ‘What the hell do I have you for? Do I have to go over there and fire him myself? One of us is leaving the building – either him, or us,” he told the Polstar.
Trump eventually left the band’s press room, but not before “three shtarkers he’s with, in trench coats, two of them are putting on gloves and the other one is putting on brass knuckles,” explained Cohl.
Cohl said he responded by calling the band’s head of security who “got 40 of the crew with tire irons and hockey sticks and screwdrivers.”