Google, Microsoft and The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones song “Start Me Up” was the theme of Microsoft’s big time WIndows 95 launch. Now the Stones, like everyone else, has gone Google. Et tu, Mick?

Fans complained when The Rolling Stones signed up with Microsoft in 1995 to have its Start Me Up song be the theme music behind the Windows 95 launch. Now The Stones glam it up and cash in on another high-profile tech launch — this time with Google and its Google Music, unveiled today.

The Rolling Stones plan will stream several live concerts over Google Music through year’s end. How will fans react now?

Well, if the Stones are going to sell out, I’m glad the guys are at least doing it for tech. Here’s Microsoft’s Windows 95 promo video — with The Rolling Stones. Et tu, Mick?