See Keith plays his beloved “Sonny”
That’s the name he gave to his 1967 Fender Telecaster Sunburst…
Making music with “Sonny”
1967 Fender Telecaster Sunburst pic.twitter.com/5QL60BTNqU
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) May 30, 2023
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and boundless passion for life, she enchanted fans worldwide and inspired future stars. We say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work; her music. Tina, we will miss you dearly.“
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and boundless passion for life, she enchanted fans worldwide and inspired future stars. We say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work; her music. Tina, we will miss you dearly. pic.twitter.com/8SihpxMe14
— TinaTurner (@tinaturner) May 24, 2023
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) May 24, 2023
Backstage at Madison Square Garden 1969 pic.twitter.com/mtCDxaud0k
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 25, 2023
I am so saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. There is so much I would like to say about her but feel I am at a loss for words. She was the most wonderful and warm person with whom I’ve been friends since the early 60’s. She was one dynamic performer I ever have known. She had a… pic.twitter.com/lWzq6enxUC
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) May 26, 2023
Now, he posted (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) a one-liner yesterday together with a 11 second clip of him playing a Fender Jaguar guitar against a playback from song that is probably one from the 50 fully finished outtakes.
His line says: “Hope everyone is doing well, I’ve been keeping busy in the studio!“
Hope everyone is doing well, I’ve been keeping busy in the studio! 😊 pic.twitter.com/5vVOdq7caO
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 23, 2023
That song is taken from their 1973 album Goats Head Soup, produced by Jimmy Miller.
Nevertheless, for the moment, here are two nice stories:
In one, Noel Gallager tells us about what happens when he met Keith.
And second, Brazilian DJ recalls in Rolling Stone his working with Mick.
For reasons of keeping it short, I’ll tell you about Brian and the BBC first, ok?
The BBC will broadcast a doku on Brian and the Stones on May 15, at 9PM UK time:
“Nick Broomfield’s new documentary uncovers the true story and legacy of Brian Jones, the founder and lost creative genius of The Rolling Stones“.
Of course! Well, we’ll see, what new insights we might get with this. Definitely a must-see. (Ok, I can’t wait for the YT release…)
The film will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in May as part of a new series of films for the flagship Arts strand, Arena.
Here’s a trailer:
The Guardian: “Nick Broomfield’s new documentary recounts the life and death of one of rock’s most tragic characters. The film-maker and others who knew him talk about the roots of his recklessness in an emotionally arid childhood“
Also on this with more info: deadline.com telling about that Magnolia Pictures managed to aquire the US rights to this documentary whose director was filmmaker Nick Broomfield.
Ok, here’s what Darryl is up to this summer (among other things, I’m sure):
Obviously, this date can only happen if the Stones don’t tour: in Hamburg, Germany, in June this year. As local newspaper, the “Hamburger Abendblatt” writes, Darryl will join the Crossroads Festival of the “№1 Guitar Center” – he’ll show his basses which he designed and there’s a masterclass with him in preparation.
Google translates the press info as this:
No.1 Crossroads Guitar Festival on 10./11. June 2023 on the grounds of the Phoenixhof Altona!
The No.1 Guitar Center is hosting the No.1 Crossroads Guitar Festival again this year. After the successful festivals in 2016-2018 and the festivals on the Reeperbahn festival grounds from 2019 – 2021, we are now returning to our old location here at the Phoenixhof.
The festival consists of the following components:
- In-house exhibition – well-known exhibitors such as Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Martin Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Lakewood, Ibanez, Nik Huber, Klotz, D’Addario, TV Jones, Trevor Wilkinson and others show their products and innovations (all instruments can of course be on site be tested, the manufacturers are available with advice and action)!
- Workshops and product demonstrations by the exhibiting manufacturers
- Concerts – Concerts by well-known artists as well as amateur bands and artists are presented in various locations on the Phoenixhof grounds.
The following artists have already confirmed:
- Darryl Jones (Bassist of the Rolling Stones): Darryl brings along his own basses, which he plays live with the Rolling Stones night after night, and a master class with Darryl is also being prepared.
- Prof. Peter Weihe (Germany’s #1 studio guitarist): Among other things, Peter will show his sensational upgrade for Les Paul guitars
- Nacho Banos (Mr. Blackguard from Spain): Nacho brings his instruments and there’S questions and answers to all questions about the Fender Telecaster
- Thomas Blug (The Strat King of Europe): The maker in front of the camera of our YouTube The World of Vintage Guitars series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the studio
- Marcus Deml (Errorhead/The Blue Poets): Tone, Time, Taste – Marcus gives us insight into his strategies for expressive playing
More artists in preparation
The festival takes place on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as concerts in the evening and on Sunday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the site between Stahltwiete, Ruhrstrasse and Schützenstrasse in Hamburg Altona.
Admission is free (except for individual workshops and master classes with a limited number of participants)!
As almost nothing is heard about these issues apart from wishes, dreams and suggestions we all have, it’s nice to see that Keith had his fun on stage with Willie and that he was looking really fresh. He also met Booker T in LA last week. Seems to me he was like prepared to keep rehearsing for the tour or to start a tour soon. But sadly, those plans are moved toward who knows when, really. Mick particularly has been silent Twitter and Insta wise… maybe it’s the taking of a deep breath before the leap? 😉
— MarieFranceRemillard (@MFRemillard) May 10, 2023
Well, get into it by listening to guitarist Tom Bukovak who played with the band on those two nights.
He’s loose and talking straight from the heart – just 22 minutes of worthwhile chat about those two days, the rehearsals time before, Don Was’ icecold blood and there’s even a contest where you can win a staple of the charts of the Willie gig! But the questio you got to answer is a a really tough one, hehehe …
Go ahead, check it out! 🙂
The truth is: we really just don’t know for sure. It’s still open to decide. But one thing is crystal clear, folks: if there’s any possibility for the band to tour, they will! As for the new album: that will see the light of day, too. Only this is, we don’t know when … /-)
But as you may have noticed, another living ledgend has just celebrated his 90th birthday: Willie Nelson!
Here’s Keith, congratulating him:
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) May 1, 2023
Happy Birthday, Willie. .
One love, Keith@WillieNelson
Photo: Joshua Timmermans pic.twitter.com/ogG4GjWW1e
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) April 29, 2023
Keith and Willie play We Had It All and Live Forever:
Rolling Stone: “Keith Richards Surprises Fans at Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday Concert, Sings ‘Live Forever’ With Willie
The Rolling Stones guitarist also performed “We Had It All” with Nelson during the second of two L.A. birthday concerts for the Red Headed Stranger“
LA Times: “Live from Willie Nelson 90 tribute: Keith Richards joins Willie at the Bowl”
Steiff: “It’s a limited edition of 3000 pieces. This iconic Teddy bear was designed as a tribute to one of the world’s most legendary bands. The Rolling Stones are one of the few artists who have carried people away and inspired them for generations. Dazzling, loud and extraordinary in their appearance, the Stones stand not only for brilliant music, but also for rebellious glamour. This stunning Teddy bear can easily keep up with his models: Inspired by the classic song “Paint it Black”, his striking red mohair plush is artfully tipped in black, his black torso is adorned with the unmistakable tongue logo and The Rolling Stones embroidered on the sole, he radiates pure rock ’n’ roll feeling.”
Our friend Thomas D. was kind enough to sent in pictures of his bear – see below. He got Stones Teddy No. 147/3000 – it really looks like Jumping Jack Flash: