07 October - Indio, California - Empire Polo Club
14 October - Indio, California - Empire Polo Club
19 October - Las Vegas, Nevada - T-Mobile Arena | CANCELLED!
22 October - Las Vegas, Nevada - T-Mobile Arena
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December 30 - Rumors become more concrete
=> Good news as the year winds down: Vienna/Austria is not officially confirmed, but almost! Austrian tabloid "Heute" knows, that there are 2 dates which may get set for 2 shows in Vienna: June 3 & 4. They also name three more dates for Paris (June 24), Oslo (July 1) and somewhere in the Netherlands on July 14. Here's article (german) ... more to come soon, I guess! ^^
December 15 - Tour rumors!
=> Tour rumours keep on rumbling. So far, there are 5 cities in the game with possible dates for June and July 2017: Oslo, Barcelona, Vienna, Nijmegen and Paris!
December 15 - Tour 2017!
=> Nothing official, but as we can see from "The Rolling Stones are planning a new world tour" (msn.com), the planing and negociating is still going on behind the curtans. Wether it's gonna be a world tour or only an european tour is still unknown. I would expect an european tour and the dates maybe next June and July (thx BV, iorr) ...
=> Nice read: about Exhibitionism NYC and curator Ileen Gallagher: Re-creating Rolling Stones History - For the show "Exhibitionism", a curator brought together the band's artifacts and reconstructed the rooms where the Stones worked and lived.
December 7 - Stones are #1 / Interviews, new album & tour
=> Kristen Stewart makes the scene, too. Straight from the new Rolling Stones video for Ride 'Em On Down (see below), she's "No shoes, no bra, no f*cks" (marieclaire.com)
December 4 - Interviews, new album & tour
=> We can me asured about a new album next year and a tour! According to contactmusic.net, the Stones are in the planning for a tour next year: 'A source told The Sun: 'Mick will never lose that bug for performing. Next year is going to be a big one, but not just because fatherhood is looming once again. He's keen to go back on the road and play in huge stadiums, and some have already been secretly booked out in preparation for a possible show.''
=> Japanese agency TBS newseye has also interviewed all 4 Stones, but longer or less cut. So here are Mick (9:27), Keith (14:44), Charlie (11:56), and Ronnie (13:32)
December 3 - B&L
=> I can't help it. I love this band! Listening to the songs from B&L, I'm almost in tears. What a band! Are we fans LUCKY of what, for Chrissakes? "Unrepressed Rythm 'N' Blues with the unmitigating, ebulient, perturbing Rollin' Stones!". Period. 'nuf said. Let it roll! What a band ... (btw: why only 12 songs? Let the next 12-sets coming loosely as they happen, how 'bout that, Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie?)
=> Ronnie tweeted sweetly about Blue&Lonesome with 2 thumbs up, hehehe
December 1 - Just 1 day to go
=> If you haven't heard it yet - the wait is nearly over! Tomorrow, the new Stones album Blue & Lonesome hits the stores and download sites. Reviews are really good so far!
=> Matt Wilkinson interviewd Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie for Apple Music:
=> Shaun Keaveny presents the 6 Music Rolling Stones Listening party today at 23:00 hours! He'll invite fans to pick classic Stones songs, play archive recordings, and build to midnight when he'll play the new all blues album Lonesome and Blues in full, sharing track by track reaction from the audience!
November 30 - Ride Em On Down
=> Coming up on Friday: vidwo of Ride Em On Down!
November 29 - Exhibitionism
Here's another nice bit from the NYC Exhibitionism - a tour of the exhibition with it's curator, Ileen Gallagher:
=> Remember? Well, we got some more news bits about that from the NYC Exhibitionism event! According to billboard.com, Keith said: "The reason we hit into the blues stuff was we were in a new studio and in new rooms, it always takes a while to adjust to sounds ... So I said to Ronnie and Mick, 'Let's just hit into the blues,' something we're all familiar with to get the sound together. It came together so quickly and so well, suddenly Mick said, 'Well in that case, let's do this Howlin' Wolf song,' and one led to another and before we knew it we had an album without any intention of doing it.". Ronnie adds: "That's what we were working on when we decided to cut these blues songs," guitarist Ronnie Wood tells Billboard of the unfinished originals. "The blues songs that we played we hit it once or twice maximum and cut it, so we had an album in two or three days. The new material will take a while to sit and reshape.".
Ok, that's fine, but what about the other album then, you know, the one with new origial Jagger/Richards Glimmer Twins songs? About this, Mick says: "I was working on it quite recently. We've got a long way to go, but I think it sounds really great and I'm looking forward to carrying on with that.", adding, that he hopes to get them done in 2017. Ronnie shares his hopes. Keith, however, is slightly reluctand, surprisingly, saying "Well, man, you know, I'm not Nostradamus...". Well, dare I say: 2017 looks more and more promising?!
November 17 - Ole Ole Ole on UK Channel 4
=> UK TV-channel 'Channel 4' will show the SA-Tour docu "A Trip Across Latin America" on Saturday, November 19, at 11 PM ! Thx to '68to72' from IORR and here's the link to Channel 4 with the announcement.
=> Dear folks! I am very pleased to present a surprise to you tomorrow! Thanks to our good friend Robert, I can share with you some minutes of the forthcoming Stones tour movie "Ole, Ole, Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America 2016" for viewing and download. If you know Spanish or Portugues -that's gonna help a bit. Otherwise - you'll enjoy it anyway! Si hablas espanol o portugues, es con ayudo... sorrry for my poor spanish folks ... YOU GONNA LOVE IT! and it will be here for only a short time, like 24 hours or so ...
Meanwhile ... I "Hate To See You Go":
November 10 - Exhibition NYC opens on Saturday!!
=> After the race for president is over, american folks now can turn their eyes and interests to the really important events again! This Saturday, folks, the Stones' NYC Exhibitionism is going to open it's doors! Should be a huge success as before in sleepy London town ...
=> 13 Minutes from the private gig in Boston, SFTD. Quality is, well, ... but for fans... you get the idea, hehehe...
October 26 - Private Gig in Boston!
=> Last gig for 2016! The Stones delivered a 14 song set to a festive crowd attending the birthday party. Here's the setlist:
Jumping Jack Flash
It's Only Rock'n'Roll
Street Fighting Man
When The Whip Comes Down
Honky Tonk Woman
Little T & A
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
pics: christiano, rogerriffin, iorr, instagram
October 25 - Private Gig in Boston?
=> According to two articles in the Boston Globe, the Stones and friends have set up camp at the Four Seasons. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is hosting a an exclusive party Tuesday night for his friends and business associates, including a private performance by the Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium! See here: bostonglobe.com/metro and bostonglobe.com/lifestyle
October 24 - Bill's birthday
=> Happy, happy 80th birthday, Bill!
October 23 - No reschedule - refunds!
=> The cancelled gig on October 19 will not be rescheduled! Refunds are available. So this is tour end here. That's sad, because I had hoped for another, rescheduled gig. Oh well. The official statement: "Please be advised that due to scheduling challenges, the cancelled Rolling Stones concert on Wednesday, October 19 at T-Mobile Arena will not be rescheduled. The Rolling Stones, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Resorts International, Concerts West and AEG Live apologise for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders." The official site has the details for your refunds.
October 22 - Maybe 3 Keith songs tonight? Yes, got 'em! :-)
Let's Spend The Night Together Hi Las Vegas! It's nice to be back here after all this time. It's great to be playing this brand new arena! It's sort of like our Rat Pack tour, playing Palm Springs and Vegas...
It's Only Rock'n'Roll
Tumbling Dice I'm really sorry we had to cancel Wednesday's show. I want to apologise to anyone who had to change their plans... But I guess there was another show in tow on Wednesday, was it a comedy or a tragedy? Anyway, we went into the studio recently and cut a few blues tunes. This is one of them, from our new album, Blue And Lonesome...
Ride 'on On Down I hear there's finally going to be a professional sports team coming to Vegas. But the hockey team haven't got a name yet, what should they called? The Las Vegas Vegans? The Black Jacks? The Las Vegas Hookers?
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Woman Thank you so much! Fantastic! Is everyone having a great time in Vegas? I went to see David Copperfield, he made me disappear for the whole of Wednesday. Ronnie took the twins on the Big Apple Coaster, and they were sick all over him. Charlie went to see ‘the Midnight Idol', Wayne Newton, and sold him a horse! How about the Las Vegas Hosers, or the Las Vegas Hangovers? Introductions I adore it, but we've got a show to do. We're gonna do maybe three songs tonight, because of the situation, the band, ya know. Anyway, I love you all so much, you know...
Little T & A
Gimme Shelter with Sasha Allen
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
Brown Sugar Encores
You Can't Always Get What You Want (with the Green Valley High School Choir)
=> Mick just tweeted, that the show is ON! "Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Really looking forward to getting back on stage tomorrow night in Vegas! Hope to see you at the show". See Mick's tweet So tonight, we could have 3 songs by Keith again, thus Mick gets some more rest in the middle of the show...
=> Latest news to be noticed would be that a) so far there's NO official cancellation as yet, b) the Vegas merch is still online at the Stones Shop and c) rumors are told that AEG says that the gig is ON! [thx Christiano, spikenyc - iorr] Also: Alexandra Richards is flying in to LV... - Nothing is known so far about the reschedule of the 10-19 show, but I'm sure there will be one!
October 21 - 3:25 or 27:56 of "Hate To See You Go" / Tomorrow's gig still NOT cancelled
=> The Stones just tweeted a snippet from another song from "Blue & Lonesome" called Hate To See You Go! Not many words needed here, I just LOVE it. WHAT a band!
At dailymotion.com, we have the full 3:25 minutes of that trance blues. And speaking of trance blues: our friends at stonesplanetbrazil.blogspot.de have offered it at SoundCloud - it's 9 times the single, but they call it "versions" (I don't know yet if that's really different versions, mixes or what, but it leaves you with 9 repeats of that trance blues stopping in at 27:56 - I would easily have accepted this as an official release, had it been a session of the song with the band plaing it for 28 minutes. It's just great!
=> Nothing's official yet, but so far, one day before the show, no cancellation has been issued by the Sones' office. This leaves the impression, that Mick has recoverd successfully from his laryngitis. I recon, he got that because of the desert air; he said, singing at Desert trip was like singing into a hair-dryer... The Las Vegas reviewjournal.com has some lines about this, too.
=> Bernard and Tim took the stage at the Sand Dolla Lounge last Wednesday! They joined guitarist Jimmy MacIntosh and played through the set quite some of the well-known Stones songs. Again, the reviewjournal.com has some more details...
October 20 - Saturday's gig / Ronnie plays with Geri Halliwell
=> No official news yet for Saturday! I.e. we don't know if Mick's recorery has progressed enough for making the next gig on Saturday possible. Laryngitis is hard to cure within a few days and if Mick's voice is not fit enough, he should not sing and shout for 120 minutes. But you can rest assured that Mick is getting the best possible treatment for sure. so once again, only thing we can do is sit and wait and wish Mick all the best!
=> Ronnie has visited ex Spice girl Geri Hallywell! He had his guitar with him and the two performed an acoustic version of the late Jim Croce's 1973 classic "I Got A Name".
Here's the corresponding dailymail.co.uk article: "'Jamming with Ronnie!' Pregnant Geri Horner, 44, shows off her vocal skills as she performs acoustic rendition of seventies hit with Rolling Stone Wood". And here you have the video:
October 19 - OUTCH!!! Laryngitis!
=> Tonight's show has been CANCELLED! According to the Stones homepage, Mick sufferes from laryngitis and so was forced to cancel the gig tonight. They hope to have information about rescheduling this date soon... I'll cite: "We encourage ticket holders to wait for that information before seeking refunds. We also hope to have further information about the status of the concert scheduled for Saturday, October 22." See rollingstones.com for the whole statement. Mick also apologises to us: "I'm so sorry about the cancellation of Wednesday's show in Las Vegas, I've got bad laryngitis. I do apologise to everyone who bought tickets." (twitter.com)
October 18 - Happy birthday, Chuck Berry!
=> Chuck Berry has reached the 90ies today! A huge pile of congratulations to the man! Rolling Stone congrats, too, and highlights the fact, that Berry has a new record out by 2017, entitled 'Chuck', dedicated to his wife and features new songs written, recorded and produced by the man himself: rollingstone.com
=> Showtime today! Congrats to Bob! Mick congratulated Bob for the Nobel price and tweeted a view from the stage, as you can see below. He called it "Sunset at Desert Trip"... it suits! Let's have a blast tonight!
Jumping Jack Flash
Get Off Of My Cloud "They say: If you remember Desert Trip 1, you weren't really there."
It's Only Rock'n'Roll "Welcome to the 'Catch 'em Before They Croak Festival!"
Tumbling Dice "It's a bit dry out in the desert, as you may have noticed! Anyway, I wanted to thank Bob Dylan for his amazing set. We have never shared a stage with a Nobel Prize winner. Bob is our very own Walt Whitman! Anyway, we just wanted to congratulate him, because it's an incredible thing that he's done... We thought we'd discovered the blues, back in the sixties, but we hadn't! We got together recently in the studio, and recorded this album, and we're gonna do a song from that album, and this one's called Just Your Fool."
Just Your Fool (from the new album!!)
"We're gonna slow things down for you, and do this one called Sweet Virginia"
Angie Thank you! How you doin', alright? How ya doin'?! OK... This one's called Live With Me
Live With Me
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Woman "I was feeling hungry and festival food used to be a beer and a hotdog, now they've got a culinary experience... mushrooms seem to be popular. And backstage it's a big AA meeting..." Introductions "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, firstly I've gotta add to Mick's thing for mr Dyaln,Nobel prix, I mean come on! ... I can't think of anyone else who deserves it better. On with the show right, here's something Ronnie and I are cooking up, it's called YOU GOT THE SILVER
You Got The Silver
Little T & A
Midnight Rambler It's been a wonderful experience being out in the desert with you all, even though it's a bit like sitting in a hair dryer! Anyway, I want to thank you all for still coming to see us, for all these years.
Gimme Shelter with Sasha Allen
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
Brown Sugar Encores
You Can't Always Get What You Want
October 12 - Stones Q&A at Twitter
=> The Q&A at Twitter has finished! Mick began, followed by Keith, Charlie and Ronnie. Charlie in particular was just hilarious! Go there, enjoy!
October 11 - Coachella Setlists
=> What an event! So many great acts on one bill... Below, at October 7, you'll find the setlists of the Stones and Bob Dylan. I thought, it would be nice, if you'ld find the setlists of the other artists from last weekend at one glance, too. Taken from setlist.fm, here goes:
=> Neil Young: After the Gold Rush / Heart of Gold / Comes a Time / Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) / Out on the Weekend / Human Highway / Neighborhood / Show Me / Harvest Moon / Words (Between the Lines of Age) / Walk On / Texas Rangers / Powderfinger / Down by the River / Seed Justice / Peace Trail / Welfare Mothers / Rockin' in the Free World
=> Paul McCartney: A Hard Day's Night / Jet / Can't Buy Me Love / Letting Go / Day Tripper / Let Me Roll It / I've Got a Feeling / My Valentine / Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five / Maybe I'm Amazed / We Can Work It Out / In Spite of All the Danger / I've Just Seen a Face / Love Me Do / And I Love Her / Blackbird / Here Today / Queenie Eye / Lady Madonna / FourFiveSeconds / Eleanor Rigby / Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! / A Day in the Life (with Neil Young) / Give Peace a Chance (with Neil Young) / Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (with Neil Young) / Something / Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Band on the Run / Back in the U.S.S.R. / Let It Be / Live and Let Die / Hey Jude / I Wanna Be Your Man / Helter Skelter / Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End
=> The Who: I Can't Explain / The Seeker / Who Are You / The Kids Are Alright / I Can See for Miles / My Generation / Cry If You Want / Behind Blue Eyes / Bargain / Join Together / You Better You Bet / 5:15 / I'm One / The Rock / Love, Reign O'er Me / Eminence Front / Amazing Journey / Sparks / The Acid Queen / Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me / Baba O'Riley / Won't Get Fooled Again
=> Roger Waters: Speak to Me / Breathe / Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun / One of These Days / Time / Breathe (Reprise) / The Great Gig in the Sky / Money / Us and Them / Fearless / You'll Never Walk Alone / Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) / Welcome to the Machine / Have a Cigar / Wish You Were Here / Pigs on the Wing 1 / Pigs on the Wing 2 / Dogs / Pigs (Three Different Ones) / The Happiest Days of Our Lives / Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) / Mother / Brain Damage / Eclipse / Why Cannot the Good Prevail / Vera / Bring the Boys Back Home / Comfortably Numb
=> What a show, what a band! The Stones delivered! See the show in videos now: COACHELLA I. "Stripped down, the Stones are still a rock & roll band to be feared." as Rolling Stone puts it. Quite rightly so! "It's great to be here at Coachella!" Mick quipped and added: "Welcome to the Palm Springs Retirement Home for Genteel Musicians." - typical Mick... The LA Times, however, boasts that "At Desert Trip, the Rolling Stones gather no moss" - which is true, juging from the reports from people who were there and the YT videos, although the latter only give us some impression about the actual experience of being there at the gig. But how nice is it that there are these videos and we get to enjoy them in the first place, right? The tabloid press does what it does best: talk about the Coachella acts as to how many kids, divorces, hair, income, ailments or feuds they have or had with each other: DailyMail
October 7 - Showtime!!!
(Shortly: the show in videos)
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Out Of Control
Ride 'em On Down (from the new album!!)
It's Only Rock'n'Roll
Honky Tonk Woman Introductions
Little T & A
Gimme Shelter with Sasha Allen
Sympathy For The Devil
Jumping Jack Flash
You Can't Always Get What You Want
This was Bob's setlist: 1 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / 2 - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / 3 - Highway 61 Revisited / 4 - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / 5 - High Water (for Charley Patton) / 6 - Simple Twist Of Fate / 7 - Early Roman Kings / 8 - Love Sick / 9 - Tangled Up In Blue / 10 - Lonesome Day Blues / 11 - Make You Feel My Love / 12 - Pay In Blood / 13 - Desolation Row / 14 - Soon After Midnight / 15 - Ballad Of A Thin Man / 16 - Masters Of War
Already yesterday evening, rehearsals were heared near the site. Among the songs were Tumbling Dice, Mixed Emotions, Wild Horses and some blues number, probably it was Just Your Fool! Lets hope, we get some decent scopes tonight!
=> Here we have some seconds of Wild Horses rehearsals and a view at the huge screen...
=> Recommended Read: Some journalists were asked about their impression of the new Stones release:ultimateclassicrock.com
=> Don Was interview at the BBC about making Blue & Lonesome:
October 6 - The new album: "Blue & Lonesome" / Bigger Bang Rehearsals
Here's the tracklist for the new album and some details for the deluxe CD boxset, which features the album on CD, a 64 page book on the recording of the album plus a set of collectable artcards. In the picture, the quotation from Mick reads: "All of these songs have antecedents. We're paying our respects, but we're taking the blues forward and hopefully introducing them to a whole new generation of fans."
Just Your Fool (by Little Walter, 1960)
Commit A Crime (by Howlin' Wolf, 1966)
Blue And Lonesome (by Little Walter, 1959)
All Of Your Love (by Magic Sam - Samuel Maghett, 1967)
I Gotta Go (by Little Walter, 1955)
Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (by Little Johnny Taylor, 1971 - composed by Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton) [with Eric Clapton]
Ride 'Em On Down (by Eddie Taylor, 1955)
Hate To See You Go (by Little Walter, 1955)
Hoo Doo Blues (by Lightnin' Slim, 1958, composed by Otis Hicks, Jerry West)
Little Rain (by Jimmy Reed, 1957 - composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr., Jimmy Reed)
Just Like I Treat You (by Howlin' Wolf, 1961, written by Willie Dixon)
I Can't Quit You Baby (by Otis Rush, 1956, written by Willie Dixon) [with Eric Clapton]
Preorder at the official store or at amazon, itunes, etc...
Here's the official info:
The Rolling Stones announce their return to the blues with new album 'Blue & Lonesome' out on December 2.
On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release 'Blue & Lonesome', their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, 'Blue & Lonesome' takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones. 'Blue & Lonesome' is available in various formats and will be released on December 2nd by Polydor Records. It was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and is available for pre-order worldwide from today, October 6th, at 9am EST in the USA and 2pm in the UK (equivalent times worldwide), go to www.rollingstones.com.
The album was recorded over the course of just three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone's throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs. Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band - Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.
'Blue & Lonesome' sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf - artists whose songs are featured on this album. The tracks are - Just Your Fool, Commit A Crime, Blue and Lonesome, All Of Your Love, I Gotta Go, Everybody Knows About My Good Thing, Ride 'Em On Down, Hate To See You Go, Hoo Doo Blues, Little Rain, Just Like I Treat You, I Can't Quit You Baby. “This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.” Don Was, Co-Producer of 'Blue & Lonesome'.
=> While waiting for today's announcement, please enjoy this 15 minute video from the Bigger Bang rehearsals - I haven't seen that before...
=> Meanwhile, the Stones have their own BlueTongue emoji for twitter. Also, across London and other towns, the Blues Tongue was displayed last night on buildings by the Blueman Associates, here (and below) their pics from Instagram
October 5 - Blue & Lonesome (?) / Private gig yesterday! / 10 lovely seconds
=> In a few hours, tomorrow, the Stones will announce something! Rumors have it, that the first single of the new album will be released. Suggested album title is "BLUE & LONESOME" and the first single would be the band playing a song by Little Walter, "Just Your Fool" - but all of that stays unconfirmed until, well, a few hours! :-) Of course, the album will come in the usual different formats and editions! Yes! What a band! // Meanwhile, the Shazam app has already identified the 10 second bit you can see & hear below as "Just Your Fool". See also music-news.com (however: beware of Trump...)
=> The Stones played a private gig yesterday in Vegas at the Shepard Exposition Services AV division for 1,200 truckers at the 2016 Freightliner customer appreciation dinner! As you can see below, it's a stripped down setlist without anything risky or new (exept for the rebirth of Mixed Emotions, maybe) - quite suitable for the folks attending, I think, as well as a nice and probably well payed warm-up gig for the band before playing at Coachella.
October 2 - Club gig tonight? / Stones announce ... what?
=> Remember the Club gig rumours? Well, it could be tonight! Charlotte Watts has published a picture on Instagram (see below) which shows stage gear inside a truck ready to unload. Whether that's for a gig tonight or for rehearsals is not really clear - if it's for tonight: go out there, try to find the place where it happens (we still don't know) and get in by any means! All the best of luck, folks!!!
=> The Stones officially announce for October 6 ... what?? The blue Stones tongue on a board in some urban area (that particular board is located in London [thx Rollin92, iorr]) - As usual, there's no hint as to what will happen this thursday. Ok, let's say we're lucky an we'll get the new single from the new Blues album just a day before the first Coachella gig... ;-) ... A propos Coachella: nice article in the NYtimes: "Coachella Classic: A Festival for Rock Giants and Their Aging Fans" [thx 505, sdb]
October 1 - Stones turn Blues / Secret Club gig(s)?? / Guitar Moves with Keith Richards, #2
=> The Blues Tongue! A blue Stones tongue appears - could be a hint to the new album!?
=> Just about a week before the Coachella gigs, rumours start about one or more club gig(s) which the Stones could do! [Thx BV, IORR] This idea is neither new nor too far fetched - the Stones like to do club gigs before starting a tour, even if they are private events. In this case, the tour ahead is only 4 dates deep. But the band is in incredibly good spirits, likes to perform and does so on a really very high level (as we could see from the SA gigs and Havannah Moon). Accordingly, a club gig could be just likely take place, most probably in the east cost area like in LA or Vegas. This is really very exiting - so every hint concerning this would be very much apprechiated by us all! So if you have some information, tweet (@stonesnews_com) or mail to stonesnews.com!
=> Remember the above mentioned video? Well, that was one year ago. I just LOVED that. Now we are treated with the second part by Matt Sweeney from Noisey Guitar Moves of that interview (for part #1 check here, October 22, 2015) - very cool!!
September 30 - Don Was on the Blues album / Review SA-Tour docu
=> Nice details about the upcoming new Blues album! Don Was was interviewed by the french Figaro and told them about the sessions: "It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones. There was no retouching on the pieces. Means the battery of Charlie Watts through the microphone of Mick Jagger. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are." Before, Mick had tweeted a pic from rehearsals, Ronnie followed.
=> NYTimes about the tour docu:" [...] Complications arise, the sort that crop up when you're the Stones: President Obama's surprise announcement of a visit to Cuba forces a scheduling change, and the pope weighs in, tsk-tsking when the revised date is Good Friday. 'It's a bit cheeky,' Keith Richards says of His Holiness's comments. 'He's not my manager."
[...] "The Rolling Stones Ole, Ole, Ole! - A Trip Across Latin America" is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested), perhaps to maintain the band's street cred. - LOL!
=> Rehearsals are continuing! However, nothing much slips through. If you look at Sasha Allen's twitter, you'll find the Stones rehearsals mentioned for September 20 and 23, but nothing more. Neither does Ronnie or Sally tweet anything about rehearsals, although about taking their cute twins for a swim-session. Also, Bernard's Instagram has a nice picture of Charlie's "OPEN" sign also from Sept. 23 - but I still hope for more information coming to us later on!
September 23 - Havanna Moon today / Lost Weekend with Keith
=> I'm on my way to see Havannah Moon tonight! Very much looking forward to this!
=> No cinema today? Well, have a look at the BBC4! The Lost Weekend with Keith starts there today, too!
September 21 - Rehearsals have started / Another review
=> Rehearsals have now started in Hollywood! (thx Gaff, [shd]) No details as to what was rehearsed as yet, but that might come later, if we are lucky!
=> Another nice review of "Havanna Moon" by Uncut Magazine - so that's another recommended read. Got my tickets for tomorrow ready and I'm very much looking forward to this film! Here's a taste from the Uncut review: "For all the theatricality of a Stones' show these days [...] the inherent dramatic tensions of songs like 'Midnight Rambler', 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Sympathy For The Devil' are never quite lost, the band's darker, lysergic impulses just a shot away." Here's the link: uncut.co.uk
September 19 - Lost Weekent time schedule
=> Here's the schedule for Keith's 'Lost Weekend' at BBC4, starting with Friday, September 23, 19:00 until September 26, 02:40 => bbc.co.uk/programmes (Thx to J.Delmere, UC)
September 17 - Rehearsals in LA soon! / Keith & Ronnie grilled at premiere
=> Mick has tweeted: "We are going to start our rehearsals for the Desert Trip shows soon. Have you got any ideas for the set lists?" - well that's truly very good news innit!? Most likely, rehearsals will have started by now in LA - at least that's what Keith said in the video below...
=> Keith, Patty, Ronnie and Sally were grilled by the press on the red carpet yesterday at the TIFF in Toronto for the premiere of "OLE OLE OLE - A Trip Across Latin America". Enjoy the video an the pics! Also, we now have a nice review by the Rolling Stone himself - recommended! Can't wait for next Friday: got my tickets for the cinema ready ...
September 16 - OOC from 'Havanna Moon'
=> Really nice: see Out Of Control from the upcoming cinema event, Havanna Moon! Thanks to NME.com, we can enjoy this bit as a taste for next Friday... can't wait!
September 11 - Review: "A Trip Across Latin America"
=> Another recommended read: !hollywoodreporter.com has a nice review of the Latin America tour documentation, directed by Paul Dugdale, and which is being shown worldwide in cinemas this upcoming Friday only. I'll cite: "To everyone who might have thought they'd seen enough Rolling Stones concert documentaries for one lifetime, the greatest old geezer rock 'n' roll band in the world proves otherwise in Ole! Ole! Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America. [...]". Well, I got my tickets here with me and I'm very much looking forward to this: I just love Stones documentaries!
=> Here's the second review, this time from npr.org (scroll down to the Stones review). Here's a snipped: " ... But this is more than a victory lap for a veteran act; it's an attempt to explain what it looks like when you exist as an institution but can still tour as a rebellion.
September 9 - Chuck Leavell interview
=> Recommended read: Chuck Leavell interview: "The Director Is In: Chuck Leavell Talks The Rolling Stones, David Gilmour, Karl D & More" at jambase.com.
September 8 - 2nd Vegas show is official and last date for 2016!
=> The Rolling Stones have announced a second and (sadly) final US show for 016 in Las Vegas, Saturday, October 22 at T-Mobile Arena. Again, there will be some Lucky Dip tickets for us in the mix so don't you miss this! Tickets are on sale Friday, September 16 at 10am PT at AXS.com. More infos about tickets and Lucky Dips at rollingstones.com.
September 7 - New trailer for Cuba documentary
=> Nice new trailer for the new documentary Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America! - Enjoy!!
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September 6 - Exhibitionism Downunder / 2nd Vegas gig / BBC 4
=> We hoped for it, we got it! A second show in Las Vegas is very likely to happen Saturday, October 22. At least, radio station 98.5 KFOX has a competition for 2 tickets running for this date... [thx Harpo, IORR]
=> Don't forget that Keith is going to take over BBC 4 when he hosts the channel's Lost Weekend for 3 days! During this, Keith will hand-pick all the shows and will feature between them across each night in a specially-filmed in-depth interview. The schedule will feature some of his favourite movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps and The Man Who Would Be King starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, as well as never seen before Rolling Stones archive footage and archive footage of Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix with Keith.
August 28 - Europe-Tour, Blues-Album out for December?
=> Dates for Europe 2017 tour are prepared by now! The bidding round has started and usually, no details leak into public. In some cases it does, however, and that would be Serbia, Norway or Austria. Speaking of latter, you can see the corresponding news at wegotit.at. There, the Ernst Happel-Stadion is only available for a almost 8 weeks between May 26 and mid July. If they decide to play at "Rock in Vienna", then that would be between June 2 to June 4. But nevertheless, things start moving! The Stones just wait for the end of the bidding phase and then can choos from among the mst convenient.
=> The new blues-inspired album of the Stones will probably be released by December this year! That's what the above mentioned site mentions in that same article. So the next thing is the one-day screening of the Cuba show in cinemas worldwide, then before Christmas the new blues album, followed by the new tracks album in 2017, most probably before the European Tour.
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 ...