Living In A Ghost Town

Living In A Ghost Town

The new song is out!

The official text reads:

As you may know, the Rolling Stones had been in the recording studio working on new music before the lockdown and one particular track they’ve been working on – ’Living In A Ghost Town’ – really resonates with what we’re living through right now, so they wanted to share it with you.

Recorded in LA, London and in isolation.

You can pre-order this in the following formats (as of today):

  • Purple Vinyl – €11.99
  • Orange Vinyl – €11.99
  • CD – €4.99
  • T-shirt €29.00

at: StonesStore UK / bravado.de / rollingstones.com

Review from Alexis Petridis, The Guardian: Referencing the coronavirus crisis over sleazy dub-influenced backing, this is a light, trim and relevant sound for the Stones

Here’s a nice interview with Mick by Zane Lowe of New Music, talking about the new song, Stones+Beatles, performing live etc.
Running time: 5:28 (wish it would had asted longer…)

Listen to Keith, introducing the new song:

And listen to Mick, introducing the new song:

Aaand listen to Ronnie, introducing the new song:

Rolling Stone writes: Rolling Stones Drop New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’ – Surprise release is their first original song in eight years

Here’s some more technical infos:

Living In A Ghost Town

Released: 23 April, 2020
Recording date: Late January-February 2019, mid-2019 & March-April 2020
Recording locations: Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA / British Grove Studios, London, England / La Fourchette (Mick Jagger’s home studio), Pocé sur Cisse, France

Lead Vocals: Mick Jagger
Background Vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood
Guitars: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Keyboards: Matt Clifford
Saxophone: Matt Clifford
French Horn: Matt Clifford
Flugelhorn: Matt Clifford

Composers: Jagger/Richards
Producers: Don Was, Matt Clifford & The Glimmer Twins
Engineers: Krishna Sharma, Matt Clifford
Mixer: Cenzo Townshend

One World aftermath

One World aftermath

The Rolling Stones were clearly among the top headlines of this event!

Billboard.com has a poll, asking which performance you liked best

Vulture.com: “You’ll Get What You Need With This Very Acoustic Rolling Stones Performance

Variety.com (must read): ‘Together at Home’ Producer Talks Landing the Rolling Stones, Uniting Networks, Ignoring WHO Politicization

Inquirer.com: Review: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift and more in Lady Gaga’s ‘One World: Together at Home’ special

NYTimes.com: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

 

Stones live @ One World – Together at Home

Stones live @ One World – Together at Home

Here’s the official video!

Did you enjoy the show? That was a really long event. Music generally was strong, political implications rather low. The Stones agreed to join in late, but in the end, they topped the list …

Here they are, playing You Can’t Always Get What You Want

The Press:

variety.com: Watch the Rolling Stones Rock ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ (Virtually) – “Nearly 60 years into their collective existence, it’s rare for the Rolling Stones to do something musically that they haven’t really done before — but that certainly happened on Saturday night for their performance of their 1969 classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on Global Citizen’s “Together at Home” concert. […] ”

wmmr.com: Charlie Watts Plays Air Drums During Rolling Stones Performance on ‘One World: Together at Home’ – “The Rolling Stones took part in One World: Together at Home performing their iconic song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” but it was drummer Charlie Watts’ “performance” that got a lot of attention. […] ”

dailymail.co.uk: The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Lady Gaga join WHO chief and First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush for star-studded One World: Together At Home coronavirus concert – “Old timers such as The Beatles star Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones joined the latest music sensations, from Lizzo, to Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish. […] Still got it: The Rolling Stones performed You Can’t Always Get What You Want via a four-way split screen Zoom call  […]

musicradar.com: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood performed in their homes for Global Citizen event – “It was probably only a matter of time but the Stones have now joined the legions of artists performing live from their homes, and the band chose to do it for the biggest online event yet. […] And The Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts proved his drumming prowess by performing on a flight case. […] ”

today.com: The Rolling Stones nail remote performance of a classic during ‘One World’ concert – “Led by Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones nailed their performance during Saturday night’s “One World: Together at Home” concert. […] And the end result was phenomenal. […] “

One World Saturday

Stones tongue on mural

The show is running now – and the Stones will be there, too.

The Rolling Stones are part of the 2-hour linear broadcast which follows after the Live-Stream. [thx IRIX, iorr] Stones will be on approximately at around 9 PM Eastern,

The Times writes:The Rolling Stones have overcome social distancing to perform together in a global charity concert — but without leaving their homes. Their appearance in the One World: Together at Home event, to be broadcast in Britain tomorrow, was described by one of the organisers as “utterly genius”. Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood all recorded their home performances with iPhones. The video clips were edited together for a song included in a concert dubbed the Live Aid of the coronavirus era.

Here’s the lineup of the 2-hour Linear Broadcast after the

Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Henry Golding, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Usher.

 

=> See it at GLOBALCITIZEN.ORG, too!

ARTIST Lineup:

Hours 1 & 2
Adam Lambert
Andra Day
Black Coffee
Charlie Puth
Eason Chan
Hozier & Maren Morris
Hussain Al Jassmi
Jennifer Hudson
Jessie Reyez
Kesha
Lang Lang
Liam Payne
Lisa Mishra
Luis Fonsi
Milky Chance
Niall Horan
Picture This
Rita Ora
Sofi Tukker
The Killers
Vishal Mishra

Hours 3 & 4
Adam Lambert
Annie Lennox
Ben Platt
Cassper Nyovest
Christine And The Queens
Common
Delta Goodrem
Ellie Goulding
Finneas
Jack Johnson
Jacky Cheung
Jess Glynne
Jessie J
Juanes
Kesha
Michael Bublé
Rita Ora
Sebastián Yatra
Sheryl Crow
Sho Madjozi
Sofi Tukker
The Killers
Zucchero

Hours 5 & 6
Angèle
Annie Lennox
Ben Platt
Billy Ray Cyrus
Charlie Puth
Christine And The Queens
Common
Eason Chan
Ellie Goulding
Hozier
Jennifer Hudson
Jessie J
John Legend
Juanes
Lady Antebellum
Leslie Odom Jr.
Luis Fonsi
Niall Horan
Picture This
Sebastián Yatra
Sheryl Crow
SuperM

Why Ticketmaster doesn’t refund

No Filter Tour 2020

Many fans are fuming!

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, many events and concerts are postponed/to be rescheduled (about 90%) or even cancelled (about 10%).

Before this, Ticketmaster stated, that in either case, tickets would be refunded. Now, they changed this to only in case of cancellation. See The Vancouver Sun for this in more detail.

Ticketmaster is owned by Live Nation. It’s president, Joe Berchtold, now told CNBC, that the reason for this is, that the ticket seller doesn’t have your money but that the venue does:

Ticketmaster doesn’t sell these tickets and sit on a mountain of cash. Ticketmaster sells tickets and gives the cash over to the venues where the events are held.

See MSN.com for more on this…

 

Life + Death of Brian Jones

Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones (DVD)

Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones

Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones (DVD)
Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones (DVD)

The film is a documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Danny Garcia. Now, we can look forward to it’s release on DVD. Release date will be June 12, 2020.

Exploring the rise of Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones as well as the untimely death of Jones, Garcia paints an interesting and revealing picture of doomed pop star.

The DVD (running time 93 minutes) comes with some bonus materials:

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Scott Jones Files
  • Trailer

Pre-order it at mvdshop.com ($ 19,95) and have a look at the trailer: