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News - Archive for 2013
December 29 - Rehearsals in Paris 2014
=> In a recent interview, Bobby Keys, who turned 70 on the same day as Keith, said that the Stones are going to rehearse in France before heading towards Abu Dhabi. Here's the quote:
We'll rehearse in Paris and then we'll go to Abu Dhabi, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a couple of other countries sprinkled in there. Half the time, I don't really know where we'll land. [Full article at nj.com]
As in 2012, we maybe can expect the Stones to rehearse in the same place as they did then, for a couple of weeks (!). That's a great opportunity for fans who hav time to stick around, note the songs rehearsed and sometimes even have some close encounter...
December 19 - BBC Keith feature
=> While we wait for the opening riff in Abu Dhabi, here's the Keith docu from the BBC. It's 1 hour of celebration of Keith and a joy to us, so sit back in your seat, relax and enjoy:
December 17 - Happy Birthday, Keith!
=> Dear folks, friends, fans, Keith turns 70 today! So happy lucky birthday to you. Keith! Let's drink to the Riff-Master! Long may he live! Long my he roll!!!
=> mensjournal.com: Keith Richards: A Pirate Looks at 70 - Keith Richards' 50 years as a Rolling Stone cast the die for ragged rock & roll excess. Now, as a grandfather, he's still touring, still restless, still making it look easy. || huffingtonpost.co.uk: Keith Richards Turns 70: We Celebrate With 70 Pics Of Him And The Rolling Stones || cnjonline.com: Richards, Stones still rollin’ on ||
=> When looking at the tour schedule so far known for the 14 On Fire Tour, starting on February 21, it is not impossible to have one or two dates more to be strewn in between shows. You just never know, so let's see what happens. For us fans however, quite some time before the first gig next year we can be shure to enjoy the setlists from rehearsals again, because rehearse they will, definitely!
=> At the homepage of the Wall Street Journal, there's a fine piece of text, I'ld like to recommend: it's about Keith (who turns 70 next wednesday!) trying to find that particular sound for Street Fighting Man.
December 11 - Lucky Dip Tickets! Ticket prices
=> Recommend: try to getsome of the Lucky Dip Tickets at rollingstones.com! The $99.- Lucky Dip Tickets are restricted to a maximum of two (2) tickets per purchaser and must be purchased via www.rollingstones.com on Monday 16 December from 9am AEDST with a valid credit card. Venues are Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Macedon, Brisbane and Auckland.
=> Again, as in 2013, there is a lot of discussion these days about the scalpers, buying tickets and selling them for somtimes ridiculous amounts on the secondary market. Thank god, Mick himself has strongy argued against this business. He said this in an interview with the Chicago Tribune in April 2013 and I personally am very happy that Mick has found the right words for that kind of business! In the 70ies we called those folks 'stalkers' or 'dealers' who sold either heroine or ticktes if only they could get their hands on your money ...
December 4 - Further dates confirmed for Asia!!!
=> They're coming to Asia! The Rolling Stones just confirmed the following dates:
"A further two big concerts in Asia will be announced soon." - ... could well be the dates for Singapore and Shanghai... !?
The boys are coming to Tokio!
December 3 - The 14 on fire-Tour announced!!!
=> They're coming! We have confirmed tour dates for March and April 2014!
TICKETS for all shows go on sale to the general public on Monday 16 December, with a pre-sale via frontiertouring.com/rollingstones.com from Monday 9 December.
A limited selection of "lucky dip" seats from each venue will also be available to purchase at a very special price of just $99 via www.rollingstones.com on Monday 16 December (from 9am local time), ensuring that some of even the best tickets can be snapped up for a bargain by genuine fans.
November 26 - Adelaine Sold Out! / Great! Grand! Pa! / Ronnie+Sally+Mick Taylor in NYC
Adelaine show sold out in 1 hour So far, we have possible dates for these cities: Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Macau, Sydney, Perth, Hanging Rock and Auckland. Of these, only Adelaide is confirmed so far.
=> In early 2014, Mick's gonna be Great Grandpa! Yes, he's 70 now and his grandchild Assisi is pregnant - that's the way thing go, folks! Congratulations, Mick! We hope to see you soon in Australia, New Zealand and hopefully on tour in the rest of the world!
=> Ronnie Wood, Sally and Mick Taylor were spotted at JFK Airport, NYC, caching a flight to London, UK last sunday. It's really great, seeing Ronnie and Mick Taylor hanging out together. Let's not forget, that they just played gigs in NYC together and Mick Taylor is also scheduld for the 2014 gigs in Australia and New Zealand. More dates hopafully to be added soon!
November 23 - Tour dates
=> So far, we have one date confirmed and several others rumoured or likely to happen: Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore in March or even February, Perth, Adelaide (confirmed), Melbourne and Sydney in March and Auckland in early April 2014.
November 22 - New Tour Dawns
November 20 - Official: Stones to open Adelaide Oval 22 March 2014
==> The Rolling Stones are officially set to open the Adelaide Oval 22 March 2014! Pre-sale 11am ACST on 21 November - 6pm 22 Nov (or earlier if pre-sale allocation is exhausted). General on sale starts 9am ACST 25 November! Mick Taylor will be a special guest for this concert.
More details: The stage design for this show includes a massive ramp, over 30 metres long, which extends right into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their audience. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show. Nearly 60 trucks are required for all the staging and production and it will be the only show in Australia featuring this level of outdoor production. The Adelaide concert will be promoted by IEC in association with Frontier/AEG Live.
==> THE ROLLING STONES PRE-SALE for Adelaine: Thu 21 Nov, 11am - Fri 22 Nov, 6pm* - On sale to public Mon 25 Nov, 9am
==> More Rolling Stones concerts in Australia, and one in New Zealand, will be announced by Frontier Touring & AEG Live in the next few weeks!!!!!!!!
November 19 - something's coming up ...
=> Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood announced via twitter some great news would be out soon. Mick even tweeted "some exciting gig news"!
More news here as they pop up!
November 18 - Interview with Darryl Jones
Darryl Jones is about to tour with Australian group The Dead Dasies in late November and until mid December in the UK. He gave noise11.com an interview and talks about The Stones, Miles Davies and The Dead Daisies during rehearsals in Sydney for the UK tour...
November 17 - NYC Gathering, Australia Dates?, Cutting Room MP3, Band Of The Year Award
=> When staying in NYC, Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor not only enjoyed playing Jimmy Reed songs together, but also met Keith for lunch on November 11...
=> Tour rumours still keep coming up. triplem.com.au comes up again with hopes for australian gigs next year. From another source, we could heared from a fan whose friend was spending the day with Darryl Jones, that Darryl also expects tour dates for next year.
=> Thanks to a friend, we now have some 13 links to MP3s from Ronnie's and Mick Taylor's gig at the Cutting Room, November 7th - thanks for sharing, mate! So check out the Comments!
=> The Rolling Stones won the "BAND OF THE YEAR" Classic Rock Award! Mick Jagger, by video link, said: "We had a fantastic summer here in the UK. Glastonbury was one of the most exciting gigs we've ever done, and Hyde Park was a wonderful summer's evening." (nme.com)
November 9 - Ronnie + Mick T. NYC
=> Yeah, Ronnie just keeps on playing. He and Mick Taylor played songs of Jimmy Reed in the Cutting Room. We already have a review by rollingstone.com for yesterday's gig: Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Unite in New York - I wonder where Keith is - I guess he would have loved to join in, wouldn't he?
Meanwhile, we have three videos from yesterdays show; I'll put them, together with hopefully more from these gigs ==> together on a seperate page.
November 7 - Mick talks about tour, Bluesfest
=> Mick Jagger was at the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards where L'Wren Scott picked up an award (Tastemaker of the Year) last Tuesday night which he said L'Wren truly deserved and that he is really proud of her. When asked about the Stones and the last gigs this summer he said:
"This summer was really good for us. I feel really happy and I had a really fantastic time in the last year. It was a great ending at Glastonbury and Hyde Park. ... We were blown away. I’d love to do it again." (standart.co.uk)
=> Two great pics more of Ronnie and Mick Taylor at London Blues Fest (thx mikegriff!). And on Tuesday, Ronnie and Sally met Aaron Paul at the airport. Just now, Ronnie is in NYC for his gigs at the Cutting Room! Keep on playing, Ronnie!
November 3 - Ronnie Wood Band, Mick Taylor at the London BluesFest 2013
=> The Ronnie Wood Band, joined by Mick Taylor, Bobby Womack, Paul Weller and Mick Hucknall, have been performing live at the London Bluesfest at the Royal Albert Hall on 1st November 2013. Here are some pics for you to enjoy as well as some YouTube videos which have been put ==> together on a seperate page. (Pics below by Brian Rasic, paulywaul,
And here's Ronnie promoting the BluesFest:
October 29 - SSS in cinema tomorrot - another teaser
=> Tomorrow evening I will enjoy ther pre-screening of Sweet Summer Sun in a cinema within my reach and I#m really looking forward to it. I hope many of you too can go and enjoy it these days arount the world. And while we're at it: here's another teaser: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll:
October 26 - Start Me Up - Sweet Summer Sun
=> Check out START ME UP (4:05) - the new teaser for the upcoming release of Sweet Summer Sun! Enjoy!
October 23 - Mick + L'Wren in India, Don Was on producing the Stones, Billboard Awards nomination
=> Today, there's three recommenable articles telling stories from quite different angles as far as Stones content is concerend:
Second, we have good old Don Was telling about producing the Stones, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan
Third, it's Billboard, nominating the Rolling Stones for their Touring Awards!
October 22 - NYC Club Gig already sold out
=> Woah, that was quick! Today, withing an hour or so, all tickets for the two public shows of Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor were sold. So there still seems to be a certain demand for shows with Stones content, right? Which again adds to the hopes for a tour in 2014. Australia urges the Stones to come and play, as does Latin America. Ronnie again has uttered hopes for next years gigs when he was at todays Q Awards...
October 20 - NYC Club Gig with Ronnie, Mick T. and maybe Keith
=> You folks in NYC are kind of lucky, you know that? Check out the dates of November 7, 8, and 9th, because Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor are setting up shop for three gigs at the Cutting Room on East 32nd St. and Park Avenue [The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd Street / Bookings@TheCuttingRoomNYC.com / (212) 691-1900)]. So far, the Cutting Room website has no info on how to buy tickets or the gigs as yet. The first night appears to be invite only, so tickety may be hard to find, but let's hope for the best for the second and third show there. I hope you folks send in some reports to zebulon[AT]stonesnews.com?!
October 14 - Sweet Summer Sun in cinemas worldwide
=> SpectiCast, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, is proud to present THE ROLLING STONES: SWEET SUMMER SUN - HYDE PARK LIVE. On their page you'll find cinemas all over the world showing Sweet Summer Sun between the end of October and beginning of November. Have a blast, everybody!
October 11 - Ronnie tells of tour 2014
Our dear friend Ronnie Wood once again was the first to relate tour-news to the press!
=> update: thanks to Steve, here's the man himself, speaking to Planet Rock's Wyatt Wendels. My impression of Ronnie: he's in high spirits, focussed and sober. It's just a joy to see and hear him these days. He's definitely on the right track. Can't wait to see and hear news from
Much to our delight, Ronnie Wood has revealed that The Rolling Stones are planning a world tour for 2014. Well, that still ain't official, but it's at least close to official. I hope! ;-)
Ronnie apparently told british tabloid The Sun, that the band will get together in February 2014 for another run of shows. Of course, it didn't take long for a band spokesperson to reveal that there are "no firm plans yet". Ronnie had said: "While the big wheel is rolling we are going to capture it before it stops totally ... ". Reason behind this is most likely progressing business talks and of course the enthusiasm the band experienced during their last gigs this year. Check this info at NME.com
October 10 - Sweet Summer Sun: JJF!!! Keith was target for a bomb!?
=> Another bit of appetizer: watch JJF from Hyde Park here now! (Runs 5:09)
=> As the Mirror yells, a man wanted to blow up our Keith! You know, what tabloids are like, ok? Well here's another number quite hilarious but not too serious, I hope: Joseph Callahan is a retired chemist and lives just 10 miles away from Keith's house in Connecticut. He was found with 7 stone of explosive chemicals and 142 guns at his house. He apparently has told the police that he wanted to blow up Keith...
October 5 - 12/12/12 premiere,
=> Do you stay in NYC? Then check October 28 for a special event at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. The new documentary of the Concert For Sandy Relief will be shown there for the first time. Many of the performers who participated in the 12-12-12 concert, as well as people hit hard by the hurricane, will be invited to attend. Public screenings of the movie will begin on November 1 in New York and L.A.
=> Do you stay in London? To celebrate the imminent release of The Rolling Stones' Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live concert film on DVD and Blu-Ray, Uncut Magazine has teamed up with Eagle Rock to give away a pair of tickets to attend an exclusive advance screening at the Electric Cinema in West London at 8.30pm on Thursday, October 10. To win the tickets, you must answer a question which should really be easy to answer for you Stones fans and sent them your answer via email - so go there and lots of luck to you!
October 4 - bigger trailer for sweet summer sun
October 3 - Australia 2014? Hyde Park at BBC1
According to perthnow.com.au, the Stones have been invited to play the brand new Adelaide Oval next year. Of course, until now, there are no official comments about this. However, you see, those tour rumours won't calm down...
The London Hyde Park gig from this summer is going to be shown by the BBC this month, on Saturday, October 12 at 10.35pm on BBC1 - so don't you miss it! Details at metro.co.uk.
October 2 - sorry for the delay
=> Yeah, sorry folks, that took longer than expected. I just had some really urgent stuff going on on the job that I couldn't get this done. But here now is the latest from busy Keith:
Sept. 19 - Brigitte Zaries writes on Facebook: "Keith Holy Sh^* Richards of The Rolling Stones ,My Producer ,bass player Neil Jason and the amazing Drummer , producer Steve Jordan .Now that's a day in the studio!"
Sept. 20 - A pic of Keith with Spooner Oldham (see below) without info as to where and when it was taken - most probably it's from Keith's stay in NYC last month, where he was taking care of his new solo album!
Sept. 23. - Recording session at Germano Recording Studios on Broadway, Manhattan. Keith wanted Lee 'Scratch' Perry to mix a track for the new solo album he’s making with drummer and producer Steve Jordan. At the session, Lee turned up first and got straight down to business. The track in question is Keith’s own version of ‘Prisoner of Loneliness’ by Gregory Isaacs. By the time Keith rolled in, the studio was firing on all cylinders. With The Upsetter at the controls and a studio full of KR’s Rock ‘n Roll motley crew, a party was bound to follow... More details at State Of Emergency's blog.
October 1 - News from Keith's solo album
We have some news from the making of Keith's new solo album, beeing recorded in Germano Studios, New York. Just give me some time...
September 27 - News from rockmusicmemorabilia, champagne & reefer
=> Hi there, folks... not much in the news stoneswise lately, huh? Well, that's true. But just have some patience, there will be more coming at us, no doubt.
Meanwhile, Henrietta from rockmusicmemorabilia contacted me and had some good news to tell which also is likely to be of interest for you, too:
=> Meanwhile, check out the Stones on their second London show 29 November 2012, with guest Eric Clapton playing Champagne & Reefer:
September 22 - More tour rumours, Mick Great Grandpa!
=> Just 1 month ago, german tabloid Bild somehow knew of 2 gigs in Germany and 14 dates in Europe in 2014. Now, austrian celeb site wegotit.at also suggests a tour annoucement in March, rehearsals in April and a tourstart in May 2014. They say that the tour planned for autumn this year was postponed due to Mick's schedule with his Jagged Films (see below). Of course, wegotit.at doesn't give any sources or credits for this assertion. It's interesting, though and that's why I'm telling you about it. It maybe only rumours, but nevertheless it could be a possibillity for next year. Any future gig of the Stones is ok with me. I bet you agree, hehehe ...
=> One more gossip from the tabloids: Mick's gonna be great grandpa! His daughter Jade’s eldest girl Socialite Assisi, 21, is set to give birth - her first child with her boyfriend, Alex. A source said: “She and Alex are thrilled and broke the news to their immediate families last week. Jade was a little taken aback at first, not least because it means she will be a grandmother by the age of 42." For Mick, that seems to be ok: "He’s been joking about becoming a great, great, grandad and still performing!" Read more like this at mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk
September 19 - Sweet Summer Sun TRAILER
Well, that thing really could have been a bit longer, but anyway, here it is:
September 18 - Stones honored as Music Masters
The Stones are due for another honor - now it's as Music Masters during the 18th Annual Music Masters series in Cleveland, beginning Monday, October 21 through Saturday, October 26, 2013.
There will be a tribute concert on October 26 and many know names are goint to join the house band: drummer Steve Jordan, Ian McLagan, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, Steve Madaio, Ivan Neville, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks. Additional artists are said to come by, too and will be announced in the coming weeks. The only ones still missing in the line up are ... the Stones!
September 11 - At least 14 dates for spring 2014?
Latest rumours (!!) tells of more than 14 shows in european cities which have been postponed to spring next year. Reason: Mick produces an Elvis Presley movie with his Jagged Films... Tour-announcement should be in March and tourstart should happen in May 2014. At least, that's what an austrian paper boasts to know since this Monday: oe24.at, dated. As far as I can see, oe24.at is still the only source for this information and this doesn't give it more credibility, IMHO. They also mention that the Stones would play three gigs in Germany as well as in Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Vienna (Happel Stadium) and Antwerpen.
Ok, let's keep an eye on this, but we shouldn't take this too seriously by now.
September 6 - Sweet Summer Sun!
Today, the Stones announced a new LIVE DVD and Blue-Ray of their gigs in Hyde Park this year. The DVDs will be out this November! There also will be different formats: vinyl, CD, 2CD + DVD, 3LP + DVD and of course the deluxe edition: 60 page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD - to give you an idea about when and how much: it can be pre-ordered in Germany for 35 Euros at the jpc.de site and will be delivered around november 8th, 2013
Official info is this: "The Rolling Stones, with Eagle Rock Entertainment today announce the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live. Available from 11 November 2013, Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live chronicles the Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park with a 2-hour live concert and highlights package including new and unseen backstage footage.".
September 3 - Announcement postponed
Yesterday, the Stones on facebook announced some news to come up for us. As they currently celebrate the 40th birthday of Goats Head Soup, the news could be some re-issue or something around that album. However, that announcement was corrected, and now the news should come tomorrow, i.e. on Wednesday. So let's see what happens ... ;-)
August 28 - German (winter) dates? Ronnie Wood Band at Bluesfest! Mick & Satriani
=> BluesFest 2013 announces that The Ronnie Wood Band will close the event in a huge grand finale on Friday 1 November! That would also imply, that at least on that date, there will be no Stones gig somewhere else, right?
=> German tabloid BILD still asserts 2 gigs in Germany and 14 dates in Europe. Don't get this wrong: there might be some truth in that, but this is far from fact: nothing is officially announced yet. Although I expect more tour dates to come and also hope for a new album, we must be careful: there's more hoaxes than facts as of today.
For example: on 'giga-music.de' you can read this:
That, of course and sadly enough, is rubbish. I commented that report, which might have been issued in 2012 already (see the comments dates), asking, where they could possibly have their info from, because NOTHING has been announced by the Rolling Stones as of today and that even if that would have happened, I would have known it before them (hehehe ...). And now guess what they did: my comment was deleted within a short time... also: giga-music.de links to ticket offers from VIAGOGO... that about tells the story, right?
=> Recommended read: Here's a nice article about rock-guitar hero Joe Satriani, who joined Mick as his guitar player on his first solo tour and got rolled and also a kick for his career: Mick Jagger got Joe Satriani rolling
August 24 - Glastonbury show at palladia.tv
=> The Stones very successfully played Glastonbury festival this year. Now at palladia.tv that show will be broadcasted on Sunday, September 1st, starting at 7:00 pm EST. Whether that will be the complete gig or just a part I don't know yet.
August 23 - 2 gigs in Germany! Ronnie & 1D, Sticky Fingers next?
=> German tabloid BILD just has the news that the Rolling Stones will come to Germany this winter and will play arenas in Berlin and Cologne (Köln)! I just called them - they can't confirm anything yet. However, that tour-rumour for this fall/winter could soon transform into fact. Let's hope for the best!
Cologne newspaper 'Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger' reports that the Arena management is surprised by that BILD-article and said, that at least this year (!), there is no Stones gig as far as they know of... if more news come in, I'll keep you posted!
=> Ronnie was excited about his evening at the One Direction movie premiere – This Is Us. His friendship with Niall from 1D must have led to his wrist band for the premiere. See some pics below of him along with Sally attending the premiere and walking their new dog; more pics at the dailymail.co.uk
=> According to rumours, 1971 album Sticky Fingers is next up for re-release with a special issue maybe even involving a DVD with Marquee gig and the well known Montreux rehearsals from '72...
August 21 - Back again
Hi there, folks! Thanks for those nice mails some of you sent. I'm just back from a short holiday in France and I'm checking for the next news to tell you. Please allow me some hours to get going! Cheers, zebulon
August 7 - the possibillity of future tourdates
=> In a nutshell: We all hope for more tour dates and even a new album. It seems unlikely for both to happen this year simultaneously. Rather, this would be a case of either more tour dates or a new album in the fall/winter or 2014.
You know I am cautious and reluctant to take some report or news for granted, lest even official. I wrote it a lot of times and keep writing things like "... but that's not official" or likewise here on stonesnews.com. And that's for a reason. Becourse that's the case in most cases: we just don't know for sure.
The same happens now: there have been reports and well considered voices who speak about the possibility that there will be no more tour dates to come in 2013. I wouldn't mention this if I don't take that seriously. My impression from the last shows was, that they would continue the tour after a break. But the opposite clearly also could come out as a fact. But it seems, that this issue gathers momentum in that it comes from more than just one source and that's exactly what strengthens it's credibility.
Be that as it may, the Stones decide what they do and they are 4 individuals who decide together. If they decide not to tour, we have to accept that. We'll be sad, but we know, if they actually would decide to not play any more dates this year, that decision has one or more of these reasons: health issues, private issues or economical issues. Other than that, I only know of reasons for them to continue: they had very much fun during the last gigs, they as musicians were in the right place (i.e. on stage) and they were also very successful financially. They have reached a point in their career, where nothing pushes them to go on tour any more except their dedication to their music and their fans.
=> On the other hand, there also have been rumours who seem to be reliable, that the Stones are going to record a new album and will go on tour next year! I must say, I would prefer this one
Whatever they decide, I know I can live with that. And very comfortable so, for they really are the greatest Rock'n'Roll band of this planet for some time already. So I will keep you updated as soon as I hear anything new and reliable. In case you should have any information, don't hesitate and mail me at zebulon /AT\ stonesnews.com or drop some lines into the comments. For short notes, you can tweet: @stonesnews_com
August 6 - Grrrrr Gorilla Artist and Fans
=> Artist Walton Ford was approached by Mick Jagger to create a logo and theme for the 50 Years and Counting Tour - and he came up with the Grrrrr Gorilla we all know so well by now. In an interview with Rolling Stone he tells us of his understanding of the gorilla logo:
Particularly, he sees the fan base of the Stones as
Wait a minute. Ok, many fans were 'surprised' about the new logo, some others pissed. What does Walton think of this?
Uh, well, ok, thay may be as it seems, but only because fans are pissed off doesn't naturally imply that this idea is good? And who is "THE" Stones fan anyway? ... hehehe ... on the other hand: maybe we need a decent kick in the arse? Are Stones fans too backwardish, or conservative? Well, IMHO, refreshment is welcomed, even on a regular basis. The Stones were anti-establishment and they still try a little bit to be so until today.
One piece of old school Grrrr Gorilla is $7500,- a piece that's because it's done by "a very ancient technique of marking on copper plate and making prints by hand." That's alright and totally ok! But still, dear Walton, I don't get that "They are really nasty" bit.
August 5 - Hyde Park review, Rumoured gigs hitlist, Album or tour?
=> We have a quite good review of the newly published iTunes album of "Hyde Park Live" at consequenceofsound.com! Recommended!
=> Europe 2013 tour: Nothing is confirmed as yet. We can hope for or expect some announcement in early September.
=> As for the tour and/or a new album: Mick and Keith both have enough new stuff around to feed a new album. Usually though, that would take 1 -2 months to get done. That again would imply that there has to be a decision to do either a new album or a tour of Europe in the fall. My guess is that they will tour further on the 50 Years And Counting plane, then take a brake again and then decide whether to to cut a new album or not.
July 29 - New Keith song, Charlie guests on July 8 at tim Ries Rolling Stones Project
=> Ian McLagan told ABC news radio in an recent interview, that Keith asked him to fly to Los Angeles to take part in Johnny Depp's Keith movie:
"We went to [Depp's] house and were filmed recording with Keith, all day, and we cut three tracks," Ian reports. "And Keith was in great shape, great spirits." They recorded new renditions of "Happy" and "You Got the Silver," as well as a brand-new Richards composition. McLagan says the new tune is "really, really strong" and describes it as "a real dark song, a bit of a country song." He adds that Keith told him that the tune was inspired by the influential country duo The Louvin Brothers. "We just, like, looked at each other and laughed," he recalls. "And we just had our arm around each other chatting. It was just so lovely." As for his take on Depp and the actor's friendship with Richards, Ian says, "Johnny Depp's like his son…he's the next Keith Richards, and he's such a sweet guy." Read on.
=> Tim Ries has done many gigs with his jazzy Rolling Stones Project. That band features Darryl Jones, Bernard Fowler, Chuck Leavell and Tim of course. On July 8, they played in London and Charlie Watts joined them on stage for "Honky Tonk Women" and "Ruby Tuesday". Here's a taste:
Honky Tonk Women
July 28 - Hide Park on YouTube
=> Thanks to a tip of our friend Lukuc (see ), we can enjoy Hide Park #1 on YouTube again.
July 26 - HAPPY 70 Birthday, Mick!!!
Yup: Mick celebrates his 70th birthday today. Well, Mick, thanks for all the music, Mick, stay well and please roll on!
July 22 - Stones in the Park 2013
=> Today, the Stones released "The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live" on iTunes - but only for 4 weeks! It's 9,99 Euros for all the 19 songs.
===>>> For VIDEOS from Hyde Park #1, July 6, CLICK HERE & ENJOY!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Hyde Park #2, July 13, CLICK HERE & ENJOY!
July 21 - Holidays, 51 Years and counting!
=> Holidays! The boys are chilling - Mick twittered on July 19: "So pleased that Crossfire Hurricane has been nominated for four #Emmys. Thanks to everyone who worked on it!" And Ronnie twittered on 17.7. that he (and Sarah) hav a new young sweet little dog, he calls her "Miss Dolly Howlin' Wolf Wood".
=> No real new rumours about a new album and/or the Europe tour. I for one think that new tourdates for this fall are almost fact. But so far, nothing is official. The Stones will have lots of offers and will decide about this in due time. Maybe they call their Europe-Tour 2013/2014 "51 Years and counting...", hehehe ...
July 16 - 50 years and counting!!!
===>>> For VIDEOS from GLASTONBURY, June 29, CLICK HERE & ENJOY! Same for the Hyde Park gigs will follow soon! Promised!
Greetings from the Stones! Especially: "... see ya soon!" sounds alright with me, right?
The Stones at Hyde Park (review) => guardianco.uk // "Will we ever see The Rolling Stones again? On Saturday night, The Rolling Stones played the final show of their 50th anniversary tour in Hyde Park but this doesn't have to be the end, says Neil McCormick." => telegraph.co.uk
Neil says it best:
PS: check out the our friend Lukuc has dropped us some FLAC-formats to download! Thanks, mate!
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