By the age of 87, Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis finally has left the planet.
We will seriously miss him and we will never forget what we owe him: awe, deep repect and the highest amount of thankfulness you can think of because of all those Rock ‘n’ Roll classics he has left us with.
Just revisit this wonderful piece of history: Jerry Lee, the Killer, being honored and playing with Keith, Mick Fleetwood and Amy Lou Harris…
Touring has been very successful for The Rolling Stones during the last years.
During the last tours, the band visited the Europe (2018), US (2019, 2021) and Europe again (2022). Now, plans for the next tour are rumoured.
Possibly, they could start early next year with finishing their new studio album. After that, playing several gigs behind this would be a natural thing to expect. To promote the new album, they probably play shows in the US next year, during spring.
This is exciting! Shows in South America are also rumoured – the last time they played there was in 2016 and while we’re at it, Asia has seen the last shows of The Rolling Stones in 2014, so there are possibillities, too. In fact, the band could play at almost any place and at any time on this planet, with only very few exceptions like Russia and China maybe. Russia would welcome the Stones, but I’m pretty sure, they would not want to play there by now and China is just much more complicated to plan and negotiate whereas almost everywhere else, the red carpet for them is guarantied…
Numerous sites echo the story about the plans of The Rolling Stones to finally release their new album and to add a tour next year!
Talk is of another world tour including dates in South America, the US and Europe. Simon Boyle from tabloid The Sun proudly writes “I CAN reveal The Rolling Stones plan to release a new record next summer.” Then, he repeats what we have already heared from Ronnie, but with more words… 😉
Apparently, the band had two weeks at (Electric Ladyland Studios?) in New York recently together with Darryl and Steve. Just as Ronnie had said.
Ronnie on the telephone with british channel GBNews.
Well, GBNews is not particularly my favourite cup of tea, but in this case, it caught my eye. And my ears.
Ronnie is interviewed by Alastair Steward. While he, Ronnie, has just run an exhibition of some new series of his paintings at London’s Kenwood House (see Ronnies blog here for more on this), he is talking to Alastair about his art.
Of course, he’s asked about music, too. And there you have it. Although the sound quality of his telefone connection is really bad, you can clearly hear him answer to the question whether he thinks the gig in Berlin would have been the last time, he either doesn’t want to answer that or just misses the content. So Alastair insists by asking if he would see him again in Hyde Park or Paris or elsewhere? Ronnie said “Of course you will!“
He continues by telling that they are working to finish the studio album that they “have been working on for years“, that they are “bringing that to an end” and that things go on really well now. They just came back from New York and they’re “finishing it off in LA in a couple of weeks time” and he hopes they will have a “new package to bring” that will be the best for … and here he seems to have to count back until he continues … “the last fiveteen years, I recon” and closing it off by saying that “you will be seeing us live again in the next year, hopefully, too.“
So here we go, folks. Let’s hope for the best. After all, a rolling stones gatheres no moss…
Sorry for that long gap, folks! But never mind, the music will never stop and so won’t the news on this pages, folks, hehehe…
After that wonderful last tour of Europe, where the band impressed at almost every gig both fans and the press, we suffer from the lack of news. There is still a new album in the making, waiting silently on the shelfs, it seems, and fans discuss rumors and hopes about another tour, whether that would take place in the EU once more or in the US or South America.
Nothing even remotely serious can be said right now about all of this.
But then, really good news came in from Darryl!
Apparently, he has released a docu called “In The Blood”
Darryl Jones reflects on growing up on the South Side of Chicago playing alongside Miles Davis, Madonna, and Sting, and replacing Bill Wyman in the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Featuring interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and more.