Due to unprecedented demand for his previously announced solo show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Ronnie Wood has now confirmed another special show to take place shortly after this sold out London date. Catch Ronnie Wood and his Wild Five solo band at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Monday 25th November performing a live tribute to one of his all-time musical heroes, Chuck Berry.
Artist, author, producer and raconteur Ronnie Wood returns to his greatest love, music, with the release of his new album Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five – Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry.
Ronnie Wood, ‘Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry’ Track Listing
1. “Tribute to Chuck Berry”
2. “Talking About You”
3. “Mad Lad”
4. “Wee Wee Hours” (feat. Imelda May)
5. “Almost Grown” (feat. Imelda May)
6. “Back in the U.S.A.”
7. “Blue Feeling”
8. “Worried Life Blues”
9. “Little Queenie”
10. “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music” (feat. Imelda May)
11. “Johnny B Goode”
Robert just sent in this review of the show in Marseille, June 26, 2018
It was my 20th show of my favorite band it was an energetic show with a stunning Jagger. "Fool To Cry" was the highlight of the evening with a perfect falseto. Guitars and drums were powerful, a square show in an atmosphere of madness, I hope to see them again..... after the release of the album!
Ok, Robert, thank you! And here it is again: Fool To Cry, Marseille, 2018:
The Rolling Stones Wrap 3-Leg, 3-Year No Filter Tour With $415.6 Million
The 3-year, three-leg tour saw it’s final gig on Aug. 30, 2019 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. In all, the tour grossed $415.6 million and sold 2,290,871 tickets, There were 14 stadium shows in Europe each in 2017 and 2018.
At London Stadium, they set a new high mark for the tour, earning $20.5 million and selling 137,475 tickets on May 22 and 25. That double header remains the highest-grossing show in the venue’s history.
In 2019, they played 16 shows in the US:
The Stones maximized their touring prowess in North America, averaging a freakish $11.1 million per show in 2019, after pacing $8.5 million per show in Europe throughout 2017-18.
In all, their $415.6 million total makes the No Filter Tour the eight highest grossing tour of all time.
50 years ago, the Stones issued their album “Let It Bleed”.
Reason enough for ABCKO to release a 50th anniversary issue, out November 1st, with 2xLP or 2x ‘HybridSuper Audio’ CD set, featuring the album entirely remastered in both stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The collection comes with a reproduction of the 1969 7” mono single of “Honky Tonk Women” / ”You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in a picture sleeve.
Also included are three 12” x 12” hand-numbered replica-signed lithographs printed on embossed archival paper, and a full-colour 23” x 23” poster with restored art from the original 1969 Decca Records package, as well as an 80-page hardcover book that includes an essay by journalist David Fricke and never-before-seen photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell.
ABKCO Records is also releasing the remastered stereo version of Let It Bleed as a standalone CD, vinyl LP, and digitally.
=> pitchfork.com – The Rolling Stones Announce Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary Reissue
=> guitar.com – The Rolling Stones announce special box set to celebrate Let It Bleed’s 50th anniversary
=> analogplanet.com – Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box From ABKCO Coming November 1st
There, at analogplanet.com, you can read an interesting critic of this anniversary issue by ABCKO by ‘Rashers’:
At $125 you would think that they would add a few goodies into the Super Deluxe Box Set. Presumably this contains the 2003 Bob Ludwig DSD version on SACD and vinyl plus a mono version (recent mono box set) that, for me – it being 1969 – is pretty pointless. Could they not have dug up some unreleased video or tv shows from the archives, a CD or 2 of demos/outtakes (lord knows that there are plenty of bootlegs out there), a surround sound mix, a new documentary about the making etc? All a bit of a lazy cash in. Compared with the recently announced, and similarly priced, Gene Clark “No Other” box set (https://4ad.com/news/1000), this is a pretty poor effort. […]
Robert Frank, best known for this photographic work during the Exile On Main Street era, died September 9th at the age of 94.
The Guardian calls him a “revolutionary American photographer” – and quite rightly so: “Frank’s seminal book The Americans, with an introduction by Jack Kerouac, helped to change the direction of photography”. Besides his massive work and influence, of which you can get a glimpse in teh Guardian article, he is forever connected with The Rolling Stones:
After being commissioned to take cover photography for Exile on Main Street, Frank went on to make Cocksucker Blues, a documentary about the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour of America, which the band sued him for in order to prevent its release. Described as “an ambient Stones movie” it showed the band and groupies involved in drug taking and group sex. It was shelved in favour of another documentary of the 1972 tour, titled Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.
=> rollingstone.com – Rolling Stones Mourn Photographer, ‘Cocksucker Blues’ Director Robert Frank
=> theatlantic.com – Robert Frank’s Messy and Singular Rolling Stones Documentary – A controversial film about the band directed by the late photographer is an off-kilter masterpiece that reveals his singular eye.
Congratulations to the young couple and all of Luck & Blessing!
=> pagesix.com – Keith Richards throws wild party for daughter Alexandra’s wedding
=> dailymail.co.uk – Rolling Stones star Keith Richards’ model daughter Alexandra marries artist Jacques Naude in Connecticut after an eight-month engagement… and the rocker hosts a suitably wild wedding party
Theodora, Ronnie + Sally and Charlie also attended the party thrown by Keith and Patti in Connecticut.
=> Article by kfgo.com: Mick Jagger swaps stage for set in art thriller ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’
Part of the PC:
Mick Jagger, during the press conference of “The Burnt Orange Heresy”, talks about the “difficult times” we are facing and the incivility of contemporary politics, questioning the future that brings with it only unknowns.
While attending “The Burnt Orange Heresy” press conference at the 76th annual Venice Film Festival, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland show their support for the climate change protests taking place during the festival, with Jagger saying “we’re in a very difficult situation at the moment.” He also added, that he was absolutely standing behind the protests.
Not only will there be most probably the next tour (maybe already next year), but also, we can expect new releases like live albums (maybe from the last tour/s), or releases from the archives (we still wait for Atlantic City, for instance).
As for the next new album that we are waiting for for quite a while now, on August 1, radio station kshe95.com – real rock radio – had some interesting details to tell from an interview with Don Was, where he gave some details about the state of production.
That article was taken off from the official pages of kshe95.com – why, I don’t know – but the contents are still visible from Google’s cache. That, too, might vanish in the future and therefore I quote the essential parts of it’s contents here:
The Rolling Stones sitting on 40 tracks for new album
August 1, 2019
The Rolling Stones’ longtime producer Don Was says that the band is waiting for the perfect collection of 10 tracks before they release their latest album.
The band has been in the studio at various points over the past seven years, and during the sessions, recorded the pair of 2012 tracks “Gloom And Doom” and “One More Shot,” which appeared on that year’s GRRR! compilation.
In the midst of the sessions, the band also recorded their last studio set, the Grammy Award-winning blues collection, Blue & Lonesome, which was recorded in December 2015 during a break taping the latest batch of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards originals.
Don Was, who has been co-producing the Stones since 1994’s Voodoo Lounge, told us that over the course of the new album sessions, a tremendous amount of material has been tracked by the band. According to him, Jagger and Richards simply haven’t created the album they want to release yet: “We continue to start songs and it’s such a varied group of songs. We probably have 40 and depending on the 10 we choose to finish, the character of the album will be determined; right now, it could go any way. And there’s some really good stuff in there. And there’s a sense that making a ‘good album’ is not good enough — it’s gotta be great. So, I think when we feel we’ve got 10 things that are great an album’ll come out.”