Ladies 'n Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
1st Things first: South America Tour 2015, Keith solo record, Australia, New Zealand
The Rolling Stones 14 On Fire - Next Gig: Adelaide
October 22 - The Stage, Rehearsals
=> By now, the stage nears completion and besides press reports by abc.net.au, dailymail.co.uk and smh.com.au, here's a video-interview with Dale Skjerseth, the Stones production manager, about the stage and the venue:
Thanks to Bjornulf from IORR, we know that the band has rehearsed 18 different songs today - quite some work! I wonder if we could possibly get SWAY in Adelaide... that would be marvellous! Here are the songs:
October 21 - TV-Tip, Rehearsals running smooth
=> If you understand German or and/can acces german TV channel VOX TV, then you might want to see the 4 hours (!) documentary special "Die größte Band der Welt - 50 Jahre Rolling Stones" (The greatest band of the world - 50 years Rolling Stones). I don't really expect much of new material, maybe even a screening of Crossfire Hurricane, but after all, they don't list those well known docus as part of the program. So even if you can't be in Adelaide on Saturday, you can watch the setlist here at stonesnews.com as it develops and later, you can check out the Stones for 4 hours at VOX...
=> According to reports, the Stones rehearsed Sway, Dead Flowers, She's So Cold and Silver Train, among others, today (Thx Macnee2! IORR). That's good to hear but actually quite expectable - they usually delve into their archives before taking the songs back on the road. The dailymail has another report with pics of Charlie, Keith and Mick.
'Rip This Bone' from IORR has assiduously listed the songs rehearsed so far for almost each day and thanks to him here is what we know about the proceedings so far:
October 20 - Report from Rehearsals
=> After the first days in Adelaide and only 5 days to go before the first show, we have informations about the songs they rehearsed. Mick Taylor has joined the band, too, so it's very nice that we can expect him to join the Stones again on this part of the tour. The Mail online reports about Keith arriving at the studio and Ronnie and Sally walking hand-in-hand along the River Torrens in Adelaide on Sunday.
Acording to reports on IORR, the band sounds good and everyone seems to be enjoying themselfes. The songs they played were, in no particular order: Gimme Shelter, Out Of Control, Paint It Black, Rocks Off, Let's Spend The Night Together, Wild Horses, IORR, Doom & Gloom and Worried About You.
October 17 - All Stones rehearse in Adelaide
=> All Stones are in Adelate now and rehearsals have started. Bernard and Karl are here, too, so Liza Fisher should be there, too. No detailed infos about setlists so far, sadly, but that'll change, once the band and the fans pick up speed, hehehe ... After the long wait, it's only 7 days until the tour's gonna kick off! And here's a YT report from 9NewsAdelate from yesterday.
=> Recommended read: Rolling Stones reveal what it has taken to bring 14 On Fire tour to Australia (news.com.au) / Mick needs some downtime on tour days: irishmirror.ie
Quote of the day:
"We are not doing this ... for money. ... You couldn’t buy Charlie Watts if he didn’t want to do it."
And here's a taste of the new member, Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe featuring Nicky Blum: "My Baby (does for me)":
October 16 - Rehearsals about to start
=> The band has found a suitable place to start with rehearsals: on the sound stage of Adelaide Studios, which is part of the South Australian Film Corporation, set in the expansive grounds that also house, of all things, Glenside Psychiatric Hospital. Sounds hilarious! Thanks to Bernard Fowler, we have a pic of Charlies drum set, with the sign still reading "Closed" - but no fear, it will be turned and we hope to hear about the first rehearsal setlists soon! Read more: DailyMail.co.uk, AldelaideNow.com.au
October 15 - Mick, Ronnie and Charlie in Adelaide / Bobby Keys not well
=> Three of the band have touched ground in Australia to begin rehearsals for the upcoming gigs. Keith is expected to join them on Monday. Adelaidenow.com.au reports: "Mick Jagger was seen out dining in Hyde Park last night, while guitarist Ronnie Wood was spotted outside the InterContinental Hotel on North Tce at 3pm on Wednesday..."
As Karl Denson has joined the team as a new player, one immediately asked oneself what about Bobby Keys? Concerning this, the Stones tweeted today: "Due to being a bit under the weather, Bobby Keys will not be joining the Stones on the Australian and NZ tour dates... Bobby is under doctors orders to take it a bit easy for the next month and hopes to see everyone soon." All the best wishes for you, Bobby, get well soon!
October 14 - Karl Denson hired for 9 gigs, Rehearsals to start
=> Karl is going to join Bobby Keys and Tim Ries on the next 9 gigs in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran saxophonist from San Diego was recomended to the Stones by Lenny Kravitz and is going to fly to Australia on Friday for rehearsals. Check out more details of how Karl and Lenny and the Stones came together - a nice read! (utsandiego.com) And so, we now finally have some information about rehearsals! More to come soon ...
October 08 - A.L. Oldham interview, Touring the MilkyWay, Gus & Me on YouTube
=> Recomended Read - If you haven't already seen this, have a look at the Andrew Loog Oldham interview of Goldmine Magazine.
=> After Australia and New Zealand, the Stones will probably visit South America for some gigs in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia. They maybe visit London afterwards. And after that, it could well be that they tour the Milky Way - the demand is there and their logo is well known in this galaxy by now, hehehe ...
October 05 - New Zealand Teaser
=> The Stones have issued another YT teaser for their stop in New Zealand - enjoy!
September 19 - New Stones teaser: back on the road!
=> Ahead of their return to Australia and New Zealand, the Stones tease us up with a new clip at YouTube, which you can see below. Interesting, too is the snippet with the rehearsal-setlist. So the Stones most likely will start rehearsing in October in Australia. So, we're gathering up speed: the Stones are rolling & rocking again very soon! See also this article at dailymail.co.uk about it.
September 18 - Stones to release Hampton '81 and L.A. Forum '75
=> Stones will release live gigs under the title "From The Vault". First to be released will be Hampton Coliseum 1981 (2,5 hrs running time, to be released on November 4) and L.A. Forum 1975 (2,5 hrs running time, to be released on November 18). Formats will be on BlueRay/CD/DVD and vinyl as well as downloads. These concerts have previously only been available in the U.S. and only to Google Play subscribers.
Hampton Coliseum 1981: Under My Thumb / When The Whip Comes Down / Letís Spend The Night Together / Shattered / Neighbours / Black Limousine / Just My Imagination / Twenty Flight Rock / Going To A Go Go / Let Me Go / Time Is On My Side / Beast Of Burden / Waiting On A Friend / Let It Bleed / You Canít Always Get What You Want / Band Introductions / Happy Birthday Keith / Little T & A / Tumbling Dice / Sheís So Cold / Hang Fire / Miss You / Honky Tonk Women / Brown Sugar / Start Me Up / Jumping Jack Flash / (I Canít Get No) Satisfaction
September 16 - Stones ask for our wishes! Mick's film, Ronnie's first album
=> It's only 38 days left and The Stones have asked us via Twitter, which rarities and gems we would like to hear during the Australian - New Zealand Tour. Here are the tracklists:
=> It's only 2 days ago when Mick presented his film Get On UP at the Deauville Festival.
=> It's 40 years ago now, that Ronnie released his "I've Got My Own Album To Do" and here he is, answering some fans questions:
September 15 - After South America...
=> Rumours have it, that the Stones are close to a done deal for next year's Rock in Rio USA [twitter]. Well, that would be really cool! South America is still very likely as are two more gigs in London next year. The Stones want to keep rolling, it seems, and we want them to roll, too! And hey, only 39 days left until Adelaine! Wooohooo! And of course they'll have to rehearse before then... folks, I can't wait for it!
September 9 - Keith: South America next February, more dates likely, solo record finished!
=> In an interview at Germano Studios (where he recorded his upcoming solo album), he talked with AP music writer Fekadu about the tour next year and his solo record.. He said that South America was lined up for next February, after the Australian and New Zealand gigs. This of course is also not an official Rolling Stones announcement, but it comes pretty close, I guess. He also said that after South America, Stones tours tend to get extended - that's a hint towards more possible dates maybe in 2015. He said it would sound like the band could be touring for most of next year.
September 5 - 6 Stones movies on demand, Eel Pie Island, Sunderland!
=> Do you like the Rolling Stones on FB? Well, get this: There's six prime videos you can acces on demand. According to The Rolling Stones’ announcement of Facebook VOD distribution for their movies, you can access Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park Live, Crossfire Hurricane, Ladies & Gentlemen, Some Girls, Stones in Exile and Live at the Checkerboard. Ceck out screenburn.com for details.
=> The Isle where it all began! Here is a nice article about the early London years of the Rolling Stones. Check it out at dailybeast.com: The Isle Where It All Began!
=> Oh man, is it already 50 years? Check out this report about the Stones rocking' gig at Sunderland at sunderlandecho.com - hilarious stories of those who were there...
=> Do you can access german TV station ARTE? Well, Crossfire Hurricane" is beeing broadcast tomorow, Saturday, 6. September, at 21:45 hours local time...
September 3 - Gus & me
=> It's not the latest news, alright. Ok, I've been in holidays lately, does that count? Nevertheles, I'm back and I won't forget to point your interest to "Gus & Me - The Story of my Granddad and my first Guitar" by Keith & Theodora Richards! Recommended read about this publication is at harpersbazaar.com: "FAMILY VALUES: KEITH AND THEODORA RICHARDS - Rolling Stone Keith Richards and his daughter Theodora have joined forces to create a new children's book, 'Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.' Here, they weigh in on their collaboration."
September 2 - Tour Rumours stable, Get On Up
=> As we cound down the time until the new dates of the formerly postponed dates in Australia ans New Zealand finally happen, we can still hold on to hopes for more dates in 2015. That tour would start in February 2015 and will take the band to Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Colombiy and Mexico until it winds up in April. The site stonesplanetbrazil mentions news concerning these plans would be announced within the next 2 or 3 weeks. Of course, all these things are 100% unofficial. But still, we sem to have reason to hope that after Australia and New Zealand, the band will go on to play selected gigs.
=> Mick Jagger, Co-Producer of the James Brown bio "Get On Up" will be in Zurich, Switzerland, for the French premiere and out of competition screening at the french filmfestival in Deauville on September 12. Here he is, together with Brian Grazer, talking about the film:
August 28 - Australian Tour approaches: support acts published
=> The Rolling Stones just announced which band will support them for their upcoming 14 On Fire tour in Australia.
So far, australian band British India and The Preatures are mentioned for the Hanging Rock show on November 8 and for Hope Estate show on November 15. On the opening show at Adelaide Oval on October 25, the Stones will be joined by Jimmy Barnes as a special guest.
July 28 - 15 ON FIRE, 14 ON FIRE, Happy Birthday, Mick!
=> It's been a while that rumours started that the band would play on after the gigs in Australia and New Zealand this fall. Now, Bjornulf from IORR has added fuel to the fire of hopes. It's talk about several more shows to happen in South America next spring in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Costa Rica! Woah! I mean, really, that is some good news, isn't it? But remember, nothing is official as of today yet. The pace ot the Stones tours definitey has slowed down during the recent tours. But if they manage to still tour on like this for some years more, I'ld be the last to complain!
=> Keith has been busy, too. We hear he's recording his own stuff some more and just beginning this month, he guested Alan Clayton and his father, Johnny Clayton at his house; Anita was there, too... you'll find more details at The Dirty Strangers FB page (thx, Buy Buy Johnny!)
=> Happy Birthday Mick! Last Saturday, Mick celebrated his 71 birthday! Thank you Mick for all that music! You're amazing!
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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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