New album and tour in 2020

The Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour, Miami, August 30, 2019

Ronnie said in a recent interview, that the Stones are going to release a new album in 2020 ant will continue with their world tour.

As recently mentioned, Ronnie told us recently in an interview he gave to german magazine “Der Spiegel” what we had hoped for and expected to happen next year. As basic tracks for the new album are already there, it is just a matter of sticking the pieces together. In one article, Ronnie is introduced as “guitarist and bassist“.

See the quotes of Ronnie at – the original was posted in Bizarre of british tabloid The Sun (scroll down for the snippet) which was a copy of the Spiegel interview… that in turn was published by the dutch “de Volkskrand“.

Ronnie has given an update on the progress of their upcoming LP and explained that they are just trying to “put the missing pieces together”, with a “hope” to put it out sometime next year.

Funny, too, he has to tell us this about Mick after his successful heart-surgery:

“Oh God, he’s even harder to stop now. It’s like, ‘Mick, come here, I want to talk to you’, and he’s like all over the place. He’s really in good form.”



The Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour, Miami, August 30, 2019

We all know, that The Rolling Stones plan to go on tour in 2020!

Now, a first date has entered the rumors-stage:

June 21 – Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky!

Also in the clouds are Buffalo and Pittsburgh – but remember, it’s just rumors so far… I’ll keep you posted for more ASAP.

Well – let’s hope for the best! Negotiations are running already, it seems.


Happy birthday, Keith & Bobby!

Happy birthday, Keith & Bobby!

December 18, 1943 – the day Keith AND Bobby were born, just hours from each other!

Sadly, Bobby passed away on December 2, 2014

Keith is still rolling on and we all pray and hope that he will stay here for many more years.
And we’ll never forget Bobby…

Here’s a nice one, Keith and Bobby together:

Also a happy husband, Keith gratulates Patty for their anniversary

Happy anniversary, Keith & Patty!
Foto: Twitter officialKeef

Review: Stoned – Jo Wood

Review - Jo Wood - Stoned

Private shots from inside the Stones camp – that’s what I expected.

To my great pleasure, this is a book with more than 500 pictures showing the members of the inner ‘Stones-camp’ in private situations in most cases. Are you still looking for some last-minute christmas-gift? If Stones-content is no problem, think yout it… 😉

This is a book with pictures of mostly smiling, partying people with smiling faces. No wonder. Who would take pictures while having an argument with each other?

Nevertheles – although it’s just a mass of pictures – and they are not really ordered by timeline – it’s a never before seen impression of beeing backstage, in hotel rooms or on the road (in planes, that is).

After looking at the ages and having read almost all the texts, I have the impression to get a small taste of what this family or tribe is, that encircles this band. With all wifes, children, grandchildren, friends and guests it’s a quite impressive body of individuals.

First, Jo introduces us briefly to her life and plans before she met with Ronnie. Already the first time she met Keith in New York is a story to remember although it’s told in just a few sentences.

The pictures – the oldest pictures in the book are scans from the original polaroids Jo took. They visible show their age, i.e. they have changed their colors. Although you could optimize these quite a bit with Photoshop, they look like untouched and there are visivle sratches and dog-ears from the years of carriying, looking at them and showing them around. That however doesn’t disturb my enthusiansm of looking at them at all. In fact, I am surprized and happy that they survived that long and those turbulent times in the first place. And there’s loads more of them, Jo tells us, and these 500 or so pics are only a selction of those she really wanted to publish but couldn’t. Of course, Mick, Keith, Charie and the others approved the pics for publication.

So you have pictures from the stage, but mostly from behind the band. Not only are there polaroids or pictures from the cameras Jo used during the years, but there are cut-outs from newspapers, t-shirts and costumes, comic drawings, sktches and doodlings, notes on calender-leaves, bills, laminates and even prescriptions.

You can be sure to get what you expect when having  look at the chapters after the Introduction:

  • The Early Years
  • Some Girls
  • The Rolling Stones Life
  • On the Road
  • Time Out
  • The Show Goes On
  • Keep On Rolling

In a nutshell: I really enjoyed this book and I still do!

Many thanks to Oleg Lyubner, who contacted me and was kind enough to send me a review copy of Jo’s book.

Thanks to Liz from Octopus Books for sending me the pictures in gallery 2.

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Ronnie about the new tour/album

Ronnie about the new tour/album

Ronnie’s all over in the news through November and he continues into December…

Please find below and enjoy the video of “Ronnie Wood and his Wild Five” when they played Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, November 21st, 2019.

German magazine “Der Spiegel” (‘The Mirror’ hehehe) had an interview with our Mad Lad under the headline Die Rolling Stones sind unkaputtbar (The Rolling Stones are undistroyable”).

There, he is asked Blue and Lonesome”, the last Stones album, was made up of blues cover songs. Is a completely new work to be expected?

His answer:

Yes. We are already here. The new album is like a puzzle, we have to put together the missing parts. We hope to release it in 2020 and then continue our world tour.

So, lt’s hope we get the new album before the next tour! So far, it all points towards next year and that’s approaching fast! Me, I just can’t wait for the chill and fever of yet another tour and album! And I bet it’s the same with you!

Ok, here’s the Shepherd’s Bush gig, enjoy!