Trailer for Ronnie’s bio

Trailer for Ronnie’s bio

Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me!

That’s just gotta be true!

Nice site has gone online with trailer, some nice pics and some informatve lines by director Mike Figgis.

Synopsis

This Mike Figgis directed film is an intimate portrait of legendary Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood today as an artist, musician and survivor.

A man still at the cutting edge in his seventies, the film tells the story from his humble beginnings in north London, where his older brothers shaped the musical powerhouse he would become, to his unique career that has not only spanned over 50 years (so far) but also traversed some of the most influential musicians the world has ever known including The Birds, Jeff Beck, The New Barbarians, Rod Stewart, The Faces and, of course, The Rolling Stones.

Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life – painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of that life over the years including Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart.

Glendale 2019 – the show in videos

The Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour, Glendale, August 26, 2019

The Rolling Stones play the State Farm Stadium, Glendale (Phoenix), Monday August 26, 2019

Just before the last show of the tour, the Stones hit it hard! Keith and Ronnie were really great, and Mick just killed it. Ok, there are always om little mishaps or missed cues, but hey – this is still a garage band, hehehe … so just go for it and enjoy!

Ladies and Gentlemen … The Rolling Stones!

1) Jumping Jack Flash

2) Let’s Spend The Night Together


3) Tumbling Dice

4) Sad Sad Sad

5) Get Off Of My Cloud (vote song)

6) You Can’t Always Get What You Want


~ over to the b-stage for the acoustic set ~

7) Sweet Virginia

8) Dead Flowers

~ back to main stage ~


9) Sympathy For The Devil

10) Honky Tonk Women

~ band introductions ~

11) You Got The Silver

12) Before They Make Me Run

13) Miss You


14) Paint It Black

15) Midnight Rambler

16) Start Me Up


17) Brown Sugar

~ enores ~

18) Gimme Shelter

19) Satisfaction (+ the bows)

Various recent finds…

Various recent finds…

Mixture of recent Stones News… 🙂

1) A Scholarly Approach To The Rolling Stones

There are shelves of books about the band, but a new book, “The Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones“, takes an academic look at their music and their legacy.
Victor Coelho, one of the editors of the new book who is also a professor of music at Boston University, says the book takes a broad look at the role of The Stones in music history.

The Rolling Stones are one of the most influential, prolific, and enduring Rock and Roll bands in the history of music. This groundbreaking, specifically commissioned collection of essays provides the first dedicated academic overview of the music, career, influences, history, and cultural impact of the Rolling Stones. Shining a light on the many communities and sources of knowledge about the group, this Companion brings together essays by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, players, film scholars, and filmmakers into a single volume intended to stimulate fresh thinking about the group as they vault well over the mid-century of their career. Threaded throughout these essays are album- and song-oriented discussions of the landmark recordings of the group and their influence. Exploring new issues about sound, culture, media representation, the influence of world music, fan communities, group personnel, and the importance of their revival post-1989, this collection greatly expands our understanding of their music.

2)  YCAGWYW – article at liveforlivemusic.com

The Revivalists have shared the pro-shot video highlighting their cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from their recent headlining performance at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre back on September 21st.

I really dig their version. Missing a guitar solo in the middle a bit, but hey, there’s some near the end… and it’s got some heart and soul!

3) Ed Cherney has passed away at the age of 69 because of cancer

Keith mournes:So sad to hear that Ed has passed. He was a brilliant engineer and we did some wonderful things together with the Rolling Stones and Don Was. He will be missed. Bless you, Ed!” (Twitter, Oct. 23, 2019)

Bonnie Raitt: “Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend and brilliant engineer/producer, Ed Cherney. Together with Don Was, we made a mighty trio, creating some of the most celebrated albums of our careers, garnering us a string of Grammy nominations and awards for Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in their Hearts and Road Tested in the early-mid 90’s.
He was one of the sweetest, funniest, big hearted and talented people I’ve ever known, as widely liked as he was respected as one of our businesses greatest recording Engineers. I will miss him so much and am so grateful we got to have him as long as we did.
Thank God he is out of pain and my deepest sympathy goes out to his beloved longtime wife and partner, Rose. #edcherney

Also: ultimateclassicrock.com

4) Nice article about “Gimme Shelter” and the end of the 60s  (udiscovermusic.com)

5) Mr. Jimmy (tabletmag.com) – recommended read

Jimmy Miller, the producer who oversaw the Rolling Stones' classic late Sixties and early Seventies LPs - picture: Robert Altman/Getty Images
picture: Robert Altman/Getty Images

A tribute to my brother Jimmy Miller, who produced the Rolling Stones’ greatest records and heard the music in everything around him, on the 25th anniversary of his death
By Judith Miller

[…] Then Mick Jagger came calling. Jimmy had been recording Traffic in Olympic’s Studio B while the Stones were working on their own ill-fated psychedelic offering in Studio A. One night, Jagger dropped by Jimmy’s studio at the suggestion of the Stones’ recording engineer, Glyn Johns, to watch my brother work and get a sense of his musical direction. He must have been impressed with what he saw and heard, for soon after Jagger asked Jimmy to produce a song. […]

See also: rollingstone.com

6) Nice find (faroutmagazine.co.uk) – recommended read

Read the article at faroutmagazine and watch the video to see Ronnie and Bill share some amazing stories and then Ronnie interviewing David Bowie while he was on his Glass Spider tour of 1987.

Presale Ronnie Manchester

Presale Ronnie Wood, Manchester

Get tickets NOW for Ronnie Wood, Manchester Opera House, 27th November

There’s an Artist Presale plus someVIP Soundcheck: Artist Presale (which I find particularly interesting – see Ronnie’s soundcheck before the show…)

If interested, go to axs.com for the ticketsPresale Ronnie Wood, Manchester

Manchester Opera House

3 Quay Street
Manchester, United Kingdom M3 3HP
Wed, 27 Nov 2019

Doors Open: 19:00
Onsale: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 – 10:00 BST

Stoned – Jo Wood

STONED Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones By Jo Wood

STONED – Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

By Jo Wood
Published by Cassell, November 5, 2019, hardcover, $24.99

Nice new book coming out soon… how long until christmas?

I have always loved taking pictures. Wherever I was I always had my camera with me—these pictures are real and were never taken with a book in mind. They show the band off guard, without having to worry that it was another photo shoot. It’s about real life, on the road with a bunch of guys who happened to be in a fantastic band, all too often in the public gaze but more importantly away from it as well. The book is a celebration of my family and friends, a thank you to my past, and a look into a rock and roll moment in time.

Jo Wood

These images are great and have been tucked away for years

Ronnie Wood

STONED Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones By Jo Wood

Take a look inside rock ‘n’ roll history with over 500 never-before-seen photographs, notes, artworks, diary entries and mementoes from life behind the scenes of the Rolling Stones. Married to the Stones’ legendary guitarist Ronnie for 30 years, Jo Wood lived the rock star life—from all-night parties, sell-out shows and recording sessions to relaxing with the band on holiday, at home and away from it all. Her incredible collection of treasures from this time is a once-in-a-lifetime look behind the scenes of the biggest band in the world, showing the real people underneath the rock star personas. Accompanied by personal memories and behind the scenes anecdotes from Jo, STONED is a love letter to the rock ‘n’ roll life and a truly unique window into the eye of the Rolling Stones hurricane.

About the author:
JO WOOD’s career began as a fashion model in the 1970s. She met Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at a party in 1977 and fell in love, marrying him in 1985 and remaining together until 2009. They are still friends.

Info:
STONED
Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
Jo Wood
Cassell, November 5, 2019, Hardcover, $24.99
256 Pages, photographs throughout
ISBN: 978-1788401494, Distributed by Hachette Book Group

Saint Of Me (Bridges To Buenos Aires)

The Rolling Stones Share Live “Saint Of Me” Video From New ‘Bridges To Buenos Aires’ Concert Film

The Stones share “Saint Of Me” video from the new ‘Bridges To Buenos Aires’ film

The Stones recently announced the release of Bridges To Buenos Aires, to be released November 8th (Eagle Rock).

That gig took place on April 5th, 1998 at Buenos Aires River Plate Stadium. That was the show which had Bob Dylan himself as support act and he later also joind the Stones on stage for the song … (you guessed it) “Like A Rolling Stone“. I’m very much looking forward to this release.

And now the Stones have issued another teaser off the film: Saint Of Me! Enjoy!

 

 

Re-visited: Rafael’s Review Marseille 2018

The next tour coming up: The Rolling Stones 2019

It was in June 26, 2018, when The Rolling Stones played Marseille.

And here we have a really nice review send in to Stonesnews by Rafael – so thanks a lot for that, mate! And here you can share the vibe from last year by this detailed account!

Well, at first, I didn’t know if I would go. Stones fan since I turned 17, I saw quite a few gigs since 1990. Yet, the last ones left me a bit frustrated. 2006 in Paris right in front had been the last hightlight : in Lyon in 2007, Keith was just the shadow of his old self, hardly even playing. Then Paris 2014, I was stuck in the second half of the stadium and mainly saw the gig on the screen. Quite an emotion with Mick Taylor, but I had thought it would be my last : Maybe I knew the songs, the stage moves too much by now. Maybe the chill was gone.

Then news came over: The Stones would be playing in Marseille by 2018. An hour drive from home. My kids started to know a bit of the Stones songs by my putting them to sleep while scratching an acoustic guitar. And I thought, wow, why not take my oldest son, aged 9 ? A way to share that with him. His mum agreed. Financially, I opted for Lucky Dips Tickets : in the worst case, we would be sitting in the back looking at the screens, like at thome with a DVD.

So off we went on June 26th. Driving across Marseille was quite a challenge, but we managed to be there an hour prior to the beginning of the show. I was feeling like a teenager, running along my child to the ticket office. And then, first surprise, our Lucky Dips were… in the Filter Pit, Keith’s side ! Always will remember Gabriel’s eyes : “Hey Daddy, what are we doing beind the security people ? Walk on, son !” And there we were, a few meters from Keith’s microphone. Gabriel was quite a sensation in the crowd, everybody flabbergasted by such a young boy in the crowd.

Then, the lights went out. Keith appears and here we go with Street Fighting Man ! Gabriel now sits on my shoulders, and moves to Charlies’s beat. Mick is quite close. I’m happy as hell since THEY HAVEN’T SOUNDED AS GOOD for many years !! Even Ronnie gets his interventions right ! On with the show : A perfect Tumbling Dice, It’s Only Rock’n Roll to which Gabriel sings backing vocals in the end. And then, second blast : Fool To Cry, just perfect, sung and played perfectly, the band tight behind Mick. Gabriel swinging on my shoulders to YCAGWYW (Ronnie, that’s the best solo I heard of you on that track !!! Finally !) and Paint It Black, with Mick bending on his microphone just like back in 1966 !

Then Keith’s songs : You Got The Silver way much better then the three preceding versions I had heard. Keith will always break my heart on that one. Gabriel seems to become tired. Comes in Sympathy with the flames : Gabriel wakes up and can’t keep his mouth shut during Keith’s solos, screaming ooh ooh out of his longs ! He seems to have fallen in love with the backing singer on Gimme Shelter… “Dad, I want to go home, now“. “What ! Wait a bit !” One of his favorite song bursts in : JJF ! The boys are really rocking tonight. Crescendo until Satisfaction blows us apart. During the fireworks, Gabriel starts to take his thumb as I carry him out of the Velodrome. He falls asleep in the car, while I drive, eyes spread apart : I have seen, and witnessed with my son, what seems to be the Best Stones gig I have been to.

Was it because of Gabriel being there, the father-son transmission thing ? Was it because the boys have slowed down on Alcohol as we learned later on Stonesnews.com ? I don’t know, but THANK YOU. It was a brilliant night that I and Gabriel will always remember.

And can re-visit a bit of that again on the few videos on youtube : at times, you see a small little blond boy figure high above the heads : that’s us, me the happiest father of the World.

So thank you, Mick, Thank you Keith, Thank You Ronnie, Charlie and the rest of the Band. You MUST come back to France since Gabriel’s brother, Judicaël, two years younger, now wants his turn ! That’s what he said this morning while drinking his milk out of Filter tour yellow glass. We’re waiting for you.

Woah! That’s one cool and cute story, Rafael. Thanks a lot for sending it in!!

And here is the content from last year which you can find in the archive, 2018-4, for a re-visit:

June 26 – Aujourd’hui: Marseille!

==> Feeds were almost impossible tonight. However here are some snippets:<==
DEBBIE LIVE on Periscope Unfortuantely, her connection was bad and the feed now has ended…

The opening – SFM (Instagram)

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (Facebook)

Honky Tonk Women (Facebook)

Snippet of Paint It Black (Facebook)

2:30 minutes of Fool To Cry (Facebook)

Snippet of You Got The Silver (Instagram)

6:40 of Sympathy For The Devil (Instagram)

Snippet of Start Me Up (Instagram)

Brown Sugar, Gimme Shelter, first part of Satisfaction – Eva Cardi (Facebook)

Today it’s the south of France again! Let’s have a blast tonight and let’s keep our fingers crossed for Debbie’s planned stream! As for the song vote: Get Off Of My Cloud has won! – Some of the french press: Pour son premier concert à Marseille, ‘Mick Jagger a reçu un projectile et s’est ouvert l’arcade’

=> Setlist:

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. It’s Only Rock’n’Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Just Your Fool
  5. Get Off Of My Cloud (vote song)
  6. Fool To Cry
  7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  8. Paint It Black
  9. Honky Tonk Women
    band introductions
  10. You Got The Silver
  11. Before They Make Me Run
  12. Sympathy For The Devil
  13. Miss You
  14. Midnight Rambler
  15. Start Me Up
  16. Jumping Jack Flash
  17. Brown Sugar
  18. Gimme Shelter
  19. Satisfaction

 


 

Ronnie+Keith celebrate Chuck

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Happy birthday to Chuck Berry!

Keith & Ronnie, always fans of Chuck, celebrate Chuck’s birthday. Ronnie as well celebrates his new album, ‘Mad Lad’, coming out November 15th:

And this nice gallery of pics was posted by marinarock1987 at Twitter as two of the answers.
One for Keith:

… and one for Ronnie:

 

Pasadena – the show in videos

The Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour, Pasadena, August 22, 2019

The Rolling Stones play the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, USA, Thursday August 22, 2019

Just before the how began, we all were hyped by Robert Downey Jr.’s message, sent some days before:

Then, just before the show began, RD Jr. entered the stage to announce this:

Ok, in all, the stage was set. Enter THE BAND!

1) Street Fighting Man

2) You Got Me Rocking

3) Tumbling Dice

4) She’s A Rainbow (vote song)
5) You Can’t Always Get What You Want

 

~ over to the b-stage ~

 

6) Sweet Virginia
7) Dead Flowers

~ back to the main stage ~

8) Sympathy For The Devil

9) Honky Tonk Women

~ introductions ~

10) You Got The Silver
11) Before They Make Me Run

12) Miss You

13) Paint It Black

14) Midnight Rambler

15) Start Me Up

16) Jumping Jack Flash

17) Brown Sugar

~ encores ~

18) Gimme Shelter

19) Satisfaction

Change of tour plans?

Change of tour plans?

The rumored tour plans for Asia and Australia are apparently in doubt again.

Alternatively, a second leg of this year’s No Filter Tour with shows in the United States could see the light of day around next summer.

Generally, there is little doubt, that the Stones management receives multiple requests from many places around the world. They could play any place at any time, any day. So if plans about a tour in Asia surface, that’s just one of many possibilities the band can choose from. So plans for a tour in Asia/Australia following the last tours in Europe and the US were considered. But now, they again are in doubt.

Ronnie lately left us doubtless that the band will go on tour again in the future if health allows it. Whether it’s Asia or another US tour we have yet to see. Reasons for casting doubts on a possible tour in Asia/Australia could be the travel distances – but again, that’s just guessing. We simply don’t know. So by now, we can seriously consider the Stones to tour again. By now, the US is more likely than Asia – that’s all.

In any case: I’m sure we are looking forward to announcements and the generally rising exitement!! 🙂