Ladies 'n Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
1st Things first: Stones to record new album / South America Tour in spring 2016
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August 13 - ZIP CODE Tour video
=> Ah, speaking of the latest gigs and the latest tour: the Stones just released their greetings to us from their perspective of the last tour - enjoy!
August 12 - The show in videos: Buffalo!
=> Just finished the videos from the last show in the US of the ZIP-CODE tour: Buffalo - hope you enjoy! It really was a particularly great show, IMHO! Most of the videos available from that show have really good quality. If I can choose from among several for one song, I usually look for completeness (length) first and then for quality. Then again, I prefere good sound quality over picture quality. Ok, here you go and have fun by getting closer to the experience of a Stones show than just from memory... :-)
August 11 - Waddy on Keith and some more technical things...
=> Today, there are two more technical things to share: One is about the lightning technic of the last tours and the other is about one of Ronnie's custom Gibson guitars.
=> But first, it's a pleasure to read what Waddy Wachtel has to report about recording and generally being with Keith: The Tao Of Keith Richards - X-Pensive Wino Waddy Wachtel on the uniquely relaxed approach of the Rolling Stones’ riff monolith (mojo4music.com) [thx Marcelo, UC] Also don't miss "25 solid gold moments from The Human Riff" at the bottom of the page! :-)
=> Next, let's remember the stages, the lightshow and video from the last tours. There has been considerable change in the concept of the last tours. No more 160 gigs with one stage, but tours with some 12 or 15 shows. Here are some interesting details from the insiders: Production Profile: The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour (plsn.com, thx BV, IORR)
=> Last, but not least, here's Ron Wood and the Gibson L-5S (gibson.com) and more details of this beautiful instrument: "A '70s classic spec'd out for the ultimate rock star, with chambered maple body, five-ply neck, Burst Bucker pickups, and LP Custom-style 'Tuxedo Features'"
August 7 - Detroit show in videos
=> New entry for the ZIP-Code Tour on stonesnews.com: the Detroit show in videos is online now!! The still remaining shows of this tour will follow. So for now, enjoy the Detroit show once again! (In case you know of a video here with better quality or duration, send me a note: zebulon[A.T.]stonesnews.com!)
August 6 - Recommended Keith interview
=> Nice interview with Keith and without most of the ususal questions! That interview can be read at esquire.com - Why Sgt. Pepper was rubbish, his new solo album, Crosseyed Heart, riffs on stamina, image, the blues, the road, and working and that playing on Ronnie's side always feels a bit weird...
July 29 - Keith Docu premieres Sept. 18
=> Morgan Neville’s Keith Richards' Documentary "Under The Influence" is set for Netflix Premiere on Friday, September 18! The film looks at the sounds and influences of Keith and his genesis as s songwriter, guitarist and performer and the music that inspired him as he creates his first solo album in 23 years. Read more details at Deadline.com
July 25 - Video: Trouble
=> Here you have Keith's new video, "Trouble"! [thx CKoenig, UC]
July 23 - New Album on the way! / South America Tour
=> Keith spoke to Mojo: "We’ll Do A New Stones Album After My Solo LP!" BANG! There you go! Ain't that GOOD NEWS again? Hold on, more is coming! So, on July 28, the new issue of MOJO will be out (UK). It has Keith on it's title. Very nice, a must have. Much more so, because in the interview you can read in full on paper then, Keith sais, that a new Rolling Stones album was in the talks even before the ZIP CODE TOUR had begun. Keith: "Will we record and tour again? I think we will ... We’ll do this year, then go into the studio. ... I know Mick wants to record again - he blurted it out in a meeting: ‘It’s about time we went back and recorded.’ - I was like, ‘We’re here to talk about a tour, right?’ So that will be interesting. End of the year." Read here the announcement from Mojo. (mojo4music.com)
=> Ok! Very fine indeed! And what's about the much talked about South America Tour, we have heared rumours about for quite some time now? Well, here also we have some good signs, that the hopes for this tour could become reality: A music magazine in Brazil had this to say: "Rolling Stones se apresentará em São Paulo em 21 e 23 de fevereiro de 2016" - that is "The Rolling Stones could do 2 shows in Sao Paulo on February 21 and 23, 2016". That could point to some 10 or 15 gigs in South America during February, March and April 2016! Here's the link (musica.uol.com.br) to the article.
July 19 - Indy show added / After the tour / Mick on Don Henley Album
=> Just added: the Indianapolis show in videos! Go ahead and enjoy!
=> Just after the tour, the band is on holidays. Mick thanked us fans via twitter: "And thanks to the crowd at @FestivalEteQc, all 102,000 of you - what a great way to end the tour. See you again soon!" - well that last bit sounds promising, but is was already clear: the Stones will continue to tour and make music as long as they like to and are capable of doing so. And they definitely should go into the studio and record new stuff!!
=> Don Henley (Eagles) has a new country album out, called "Cass County". Guests on the album are Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Ashley Monroe, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams and Trisha Yearwood. Mick added vocals and harmonica to "Bramble Rose," a wistful song written by Tift Merritt. Read on: Rolling Stone
July 17 - Where the boys go? / Catching up: here's Raleigh in videos
=> Ok, this tour's over - I wonder wher the boys go... a little holiday, I guess. But after that: do they join in the studio? Are there plans for more gigs this year? I'll keep you posted. If you should hear anything relyable: sent me that info, please!
=> Slowely I'm catching up with the shows in videos from this tour. You know - I check those videos in terms of length, sound and picture quality and then I collect them on one page. It takes some time. So for today, here's the beautiful show in Raleigh for you! The others will follow, no doubt! Hope you enjoy!
July 16 - Quebec Aftermath / Listen to "Trouble"! / Crosseyed Heart preview! / Keith and his blind angel
=> According to journaldequebec.com, that last show has had the biggest crowd of this tour yet: 93.000! Here's the full article: Foule record pour les Stones - Plus de 93 000 personnes sur les Plaines d’Abraham pour acclamer les quatre icônes du rock
=> Listen to Keith's new single here: (989kkzx.com)
Rolling Stone also has it: Bare-bones rocker marks first track from Rolling Stones guitarist's upcoming solo LP: The track is a stripped-down, no-nonsense rocker built around a bevy of quintessential Keef riffs — ragged, haggard blues lines that meander the fretboard and sound at once precise and just a bit "juiced up and sloppy."
=> Uncut Magazine (UK) also has previewed Keith's new album! "Keith Richards new album Crosseyed Heart previewed (uncut.co.uk)". Quote: Much as you would hope, a solo album by Keith Richards in 2015 sounds pretty much as it would in 1992, 1982 or 1972. Tonally, the blues still dominates; the music has a familiar, Stonesy feel to it. Crosseyed Heart is a familiar stew of rock’n’roll, country and a bit of light reggae. In fact, all that has changed, in some ways, is the voice. It sounds warmer - cask-aged, if you like...
=> Do you know the story of Keith and the blind angel? Well, when Keith was busted in Toronto in 1977, a blind girl went to the judges house, personally, and told him this simple story: when she followed the Stones on their last tour, someone told Keith about a blind girl, hitchhiking across the land, following the band from gig to gig no matter what. Keith silently arranged that her travels further on would take place in one or another of the crew vehicles so that she would get to the next gig safely. That blind girl was Rita Bedard and you can see her and Keith when they met again backstage on July 16 on that pic from Keith's twitter account.
July 15 - Quebec TODAY!!
Ladies & Gentlemen! The Rolling Stones!
=> Soundcheck: All Down The Line, Moonlight Mile, Street Fighting Man, choir rehearsed YCAGWYW;
=> While it is so sad that the end of this tour is in sight, there is only little doubt that our adventure with The Rolling Stones is going to continue! Meanwhile, the band has set up camp in Quebec. Here's a report about the fans: Des fans des Stones venus de loin or Voir les Stones à tout prix - Des fans dépensent des sommes considérables pour les voir partout dans le monde / See also for instance Les Rolling Stones à Montréal avant leur concert sur les Plaines (journaldequebec.com) for Charlie leaving the hotel last Sunday or for Charlie in Montreal just yesterday: Les Stones à Montréal (journaldequebec.com). Yesterday, too, Cédric Bélanger published the article Un concert qui promet - Les employés du FEQ et l’équipe technique des Stones travaillent fort pour que tout soit parfait mercredi - at the same site.
July 14 - Quebec approaching!
=> The Quebec song-vote in online! Choose one of these: Street Fighting Man / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / When The Whip Comes Down / Live With Me
=> Here's the general informations about the the Festival d'été de Québec
July 11 - Buffalo!
=> This is the last US stop for this tour this year. The Stones raise high expectations but have no problems to live up to those. Like "Rolling Stones take Buffalo by storm" (buffalo.com); also nice: "From kids to grandparents, fans turn out to see The Rolling Stones" (buffalo.com). Here's a report from our friend Todd (thanks a lot for sending it in!):
Well! Seems, Todd and his family had a blast, right? Wonderful!
=> Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones!
JULY 10 - Crosseyed Heart / Buffalo Approaching
=> Dear folks! With Buffalo, there's another great show approaching, I have not a single doubt. If you have seen 'em already: go there again! If you haven't: GO THERE!! And take all of your kids with ya! I promise: you won't regret it, never, never, ever!
=> PLEASE EXCUSE ME AND STONESNEWS.COM FOR THIS, but I CAN'T join that next-tour stop in Buffalo with you. I'm off for the weekend with my son - we are going to meet & greet H.H. the 14. Dalai Lama in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt on celebrations for his 80th birthday. We got some "PIT"-Tickets, like meet & greet, and we're very much looking forward to that. So PLEASE excuse me for not being online on that weekend an not updating this site. I'll be back for Tuesday, 1 day before the last tour stop in Quebec. After that tour, the Stones will maybe enter a studio to record another new album, what we all very much hope for!
=> Hear me Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie? You're kickin' ass on this tour! Just truely wonderful! Go into the studio and record some new stuff: it'll be alright. You are incredible and we fans are so truly blessed for enjoying this ride with you for some fucking 53 (!!!) years! Just roll on! We love you!
July 9 - Keith announces album!!
=> "Crosseyed Heart" is the name of the new solo album of Keith Richards. The first single "Trouble" is set for release July 17th! Steve Jordan from the "Expensive Winos" times co-wrote and produced most of this new record; Waddy Wachtel and Bernard Fowler were also adding their bits to the whole. Other well known names who can be found among contributers to this album are Ivan Neville, Sarah Dash, Norah Jones, Spooner Oldham, Larry Campbell and Aaron Neville. The late Bobby Keys also added some notes! Keith sais, that usually, he would do some "road work" after the release of a new record, so that's definitely a possibility. But for now, he's still engaged with the Stones and also eager to go into the studio with them to get a follower of "A Bigger Bang" (2005) together. He said to Rolling Stone: "We're talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there's nothing definite. We just threw out the idea. I'd like to get the boys back in the studio again, yeah. Anything can happen ... I'd like to see just how far they can evolve. I have no demands or particular visions for them, but you're just part of this thing and I want to see how far it will go." Read the full article at Rolling Stone.
July 8 - Detroit today!
Ladys and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones!!
=> Find more pics from this show at Detroit Free Press!
=> Thanks to Kurt Schwarz and flacvinyl [iorr], we have some info about today's soundcheck: they played Rocks Off, Just My Imagination amd Moonlight Mile - you can replay Kurt's Periscope feed here and have a listen, too!
=> Yesterday, 'Band 2' with Tim Ries, Bernard Fowler and Darryl Jones among others played the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Music Box. They played jazzy arranged Stones songs as well as some standards, during two of which, "For All We Know" and "All or Nothing at All", Charlie also joined in and played with the band.
=> Song-vote is still online: Choose your best ou of tese: When The Whip Comes Down / Street Fighting Man / Get Off Of My Cloud / Rocks Off
=> Too lewd??? LOL! The Rolling Stones logo that went too low... (dailymail.co.uk) / Recommended read: Buddy Guy on the Rolling Stones: 'They Were So Damn Wild' (rollingstone.com)
Video-Report from Indy:
July 6 - Ready: Kansas City in videos!
=> What a great show that has been, Kansas City! Be sure to visit it again and don't you miss them play Kansas City, Beast Of Burden with Ed Sheeran, Wild Horses and an unbelievable version of Street Fighting Man! Enjoy!!
July 5 - Indianapolis aftermath
=> Keith fell during Miss You! He slipped over some 'Independance Day Hat' (as you can see in the picture [thx rileyf, iorr]) on the catwalk and lay on the ground for some seconds. His handcuffs bracelet was not broken but ha had to put it back on. He must have been quite embarrased but seemd to be ok, because he quickly got up again and played the song through to the end. After Miss You he went to the back of the stage and someone seemed to quickly examine his hand. Ronnie and Mick asked if he was allright and he cept on playing the show to the end. Meanwhile, he's ok and doing well! See also below for some pics from the gig, made by Robert Scheer, The Star for indystar.com where there are lots more:
July 4 - Indy today!!
=> Here's the song vote: Dead Flowers / Let It Bleed / Live With Me / Respectable - ok: I voted for LWM! :-)
July 2 - Raleigh Aftermath / Stones comment EXHIBITIONISM / Indy dawning...
=> Boy, what a show! I came in a little late, but what I can tell from the periscope feeds I've enjoyed, the band delivered a highly energetic, enthusiastic and well performed show. That's normal for them by now, but let's not forget, that this being said on the grounds of a really high expectation! Again, I can't really tell from the feeds, but I think, this time they had some (technical) sound problem here and there. Some slight mishaps here and there, but that's normal. When the reviewers state that they (in a positive sense) sound like a garage band, then, well, not bad for these 'boring old farts', hehehe :-)
=> 2 great shots by OpenGshot [iorr] and some more from newsobserver.com:
=> The Stones will play the IMS on Independance Day. The Indystar asweres your questions: What you need to know and also has a video: Rock radio personality Laura Steele and Indianapolis Star entertainment reporter David Lindquist share insights on Saturday's Rolling Stones show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (David Lindquist / The Star)
July 1 - RALEIGH!!! / Big, stonesy exhibition! / Ticket contest for Indy
=> Periscope: Bryan (Scope master for tonight!!) / Greenroom
=> We don't care about superlaives: The Rolling Stones announce biggest ever touring rock exhibition with Saatchi Gallery. More than 500 artefacts from the band’s personal archives, including costumes, personal correspondence and unseen video clips, will be displayed at the exhibition which the band has designed to match the epic production values of their stadium shows. Here is the exhibition's homepage: stonesexhibitionism.com. You can also read what the Independent has to tell us about it (independent.co.uk).
=> At FOX59.com you can win 1 pair of tickets for the Indianapolis show The “Rolling Stones Ticket Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) runs from 2PM EST, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 through Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:00PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). To enter, “like” the Fox59 Facebook page during the Sweepstakes period... Read more at fox59.com.
June 30 - Pittsburgh, Milwaukee in videos / Museums / Raleigh Poster, song vote
=> Milwaukee: Mick takes selfie during Chuck's solo in Honky Tonk Women
=> The Raleigh song vote is up and running! Choose from among these: Angie / Worried About You / Far Away Eyes / Shine A Light.
June 29 - Sticky Fingers live at the Fonda Theatre on iTunes!! / IMS gig
=> Yup, that's correct! We can get the full Sticky Fingers with it's 10 songs played live officially on iTunes! Go get it here for: the US of A / United Kingdom / Germany. So far, no other platform is known to me, so at least I will have to wait for Google, Amazon or the others. [thx NeddieFlanders, iorr]
=> With Rolling Stones, IMS hopes to start up concert business (indystar.com)
June 28 - rock 'n' roll show for the ages
=> Rolling Stones give a big Arrowhead crowd a rock 'n' roll show for the ages (kansascity.com) // Hilarious read about Raleigh 1965: The Rolling Stones rock NCSU (newsobserver.com)
=> Pete send a pic to me showing his meeting with Bernard. Thank you kindly, Pete! Here's what he tells about it: "Here's the pic of me with Bernard. I bumped into Bernard Fowler on the street in Chicago yesterday [June 26] while on vacation with my wife. He was very gracious that I knew who he was and invited me to sit next to him on the steps for a brief conversation. He was very kind. He asked about my family and told me about his. I said how the band sounded the best they ever had and he looked me dead in the eye and repeated "ever!" Then he told me to check out his new solo album (I saw that he covered Can't You Hear Me Knocking on it)."
June 27 - Kansas City today!!!!
=> Wheew! Great show! After 10 shows of this tour, let me say this: they are back and big and blow you away anytime. It's their 53. year of playing live, but let's get it straight. they play and sound better than any time in the past. So go & catch them as long as you still can!
=> Soundcheck: As far as Cristiano (iorr) reports, they played Kansas City (!), Wild Horses,
Street Fighting Man,
Beast of Burden (?) and with the choir
=> Very nice: yesterday, the whole band visited Buddy Guy's Club in Chicago to share some stories, talk and hear blues and enjoy themselfs. As all stones were part of the scene, that is really a rare occasion and at the same time a very good sign for the good feeling among the group members during this tour. Apparently, they wanted this evening to be added for their tour documentary. Keith was there before the rest of the Stones came and played pool with Buddy and signing the white Gibson ES he gave to him as you can see in "Shine A Light". It was also seen later, when they were all there, that Ronnie and Keith shot pictures of Buddy playing on stage with their phones. Wow! Never knew that Keith has and even uses a handy! Maybe the times he only sends FAX are gone for good, hehehe ... Rolling Stone has a nice article about the event and a video (see below), too, so go there and check it out!
June 26 - 3 shows audio
=> Dear folks, Chris L. has mailed me his audio from three complete shows which he put up at dropbox so we all can enjoy them! Mighty fine! Thanks a lot, Chris! So here are: NASHVILLE / PITTSBURGH / MILWAUKEE - enjoy!
June 24 - Milwaukee aftermath
=> Stood up early (3:30 AM) to catch the gig and the periscopes - haven't slept since. And up come the first reviews! This is a rather nice one: The Rolling Stones starts up Summerfest with a bang (jsonline.com) | ... more to come for sure...
=> My own little review: what a gig! And thanks to Debbie, who again scoped the complete show, I can venture to write some words about the show although I haven't been there in person. Thanks so much, Debbie! Well, as you can see, they really mixed up the setlist quite a bit. Of course, as this was a relatively small audience of only about 25,000 people in Marcus Amphitheater. In stadiums almost thrice the size, that is not so easy for them. Buddy Guy opend and joined them for "Champagne & Reefer", Keith nailed all of his solos (he's really playing well). However, the intro for Honky Tonk Women was a bit shakey due to some uncommon cowbell playing by Chuck. Moonlight Mile was again taken into the set, but they also played CYHMK and Heartbreaker. Ronnie really shined on his solo spots. A rock solid show, but even better.
June 23 - Milwaukee summerfest today!!!!
=> SHOW SHOULD START ANY MINUTE NOW! See a short video of Mick and Buddy announcing a duet tonight! (instagram) From soundcheck: Heartbreaker was played, Get Off Of My Cloud, too, then Can't You Hear Me Knocking! Buddy Guy is on stage now. And our dear PerisQueen is online and feeding us again tonight! She also showed us Buddie's set! ==>> So check out her Twitter for the Stones show tonight! => Todd also feeds some songs from 3rd row!!
=> As Buddy Guy is opening for the Stones, I think we can expect to hear him as a guest on one song with the Stones tonight. It's going to be a hell of a show! Have a blast everyone going there!! And let's don't forget to organise a decent scope for the show!! That thing surfaced with this tour and already I can't do without it anymore, hehehe ... ;-)
=> The song vote is on! Choose one of these: Like A Rolling Stone / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / Rocks Off / Just My Imagination
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July 20, 2011 (and for eternity) - The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers And The Lost Photo Session
Ok, this comes a bit late. But since there are no more news about the possible gigs for Hide Park or anything like a tour in 2012 right now, I thought we could use the occasion and look back over yonder...
Recently, a treasure of photographs were discoverd after photographer Peter Webb's negatives went missing after shooting the Stones for that monster record "Sticky Fingers". Then, out of nowhere, they are re-discovered after a gap of almost 40 years. Let's have a look... oh man, have a look at Keith's eyes ...
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