Ronnie Wood is a genuine, 24-carat rock star guitarist. He has paid his dues, played hard, lived fast (in every sense) and somehow survived to tell the tale. And tell it he does, in Mike Figgis’ revealing, biographical documentary, which charts Wood’s stellar and storied career. From his childhood and entry into the 1960s music scene, through to his time with the Jeff Beck Group, achieving fame with The Faces alongside bandmate Rod Stewart and finally becoming an indispensable and permanent member of The Rolling Stones, Figgis captures it all. Featuring terrific archive footage, along with candid interviews with a very charismatic Wood and his many legendary friends, this is the perfect rock and roll treat.
Ronnie also posted about his new album with Chuck Berry covers…
The band shares the song they played at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires on April 5th, 1998
It’s a taste of their upcoming release “Bridges To Buenos Aires”, set for release on November 8th.
The Stones’ Buenos Aires concert film was restored from original footage, and the audio was remixed and remastered from live multi-track recordings. The film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital video formats, while the live album will be available on CD, limited-edition blue and black translucent triple vinyl, and digital audio.
Sadly, one of Rock’s most talented drummers is dead.
Ginger Baker, *August 19, 1939, former drummer of CREAM and sometimes enfant terrible, died yesterday aged 80 in a hospital in SE England.
Just 2 weeks ago, I saw the documentary “Beware of Mr. Baker” and I can recommend it!
Here is what Mick, Paul and … had to say:
Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was a fiery but extremely talented and innovative drummer. pic.twitter.com/tZg3IGwP4Z
Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy. We worked together on the 'Band on the Run' album in his ARC Studio, Lagos, Nigeria. Sad to hear that he died but the memories never will. X Paul pic.twitter.com/Rne4tn6A2i
Some time ago, rumors told that the band could have plans to tour Australia next year.
Now, it’s quite possible that the band could be planning a tour (March/April) in Asia – like Japan (Macao, Singapore, Shanghai), New Zealand, Hawaii and … Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne) !!
Well, that’s an exciting perspective, to be honest. I’m not at all surprised, that the band plans to keep on touring. All of them spoke positively about still playing live; even Charlie did. And they still have great fun on tour.
See for instance this news-bit from 3aw.com.au (dated 11/09/2019) – Another music bombshell? Rumour File told the The Rolling Stones are coming to Australia
Or this from triplem.com.au (dated 10/04/2019) – TOUR MAIL | The Rolling Stones To Tour Australia In 2020 – March/April
There’s no details yet, of course, and it’s not at all official. But I can easily imagine that this will actually happen!
Yes, folks, The Stones are still rolling and so far gather no moss…