Ronnie onstage tonight

Ronnie joins Van Morrison tonight

Ronnie just tweeted, that he is going on stage tonight at the Royal Albert Hall!

Van Morrison is playing there tonight and Ronnie will join in!

Van Morrison, who has cemented his legacy as one of the most influential and respected musicians of our time – is pleased to play the Hall on June 28 2023. This show promises to be a memorable evening of music, featuring Morrison performing songs from his new album Moving On Skiffle.


40Licks – new release

40licks - 4LPs Micks birthday

A new release of the 40 Licks album is going to be released in July!

According to

=> To celebrate Mick Jagger’s 80th birthday, Forty Licks will release digitally on 26 July followed by the physical release on 28 July (pre-order 28 June).

“Forty Licks 4LP

Ships on or around July 28, 2023
A career-spanning retrospective, Forty Licks released in September 2002 on CD and a very exclusive run of vinyl.

Over 20 years on, we are pleased to share that Forty Licks will now be released digitally alongside a one off limited run of vinyl.

To celebrate Mick Jagger’s 80th birthday, Forty Licks will release digitally on 26 July followed by the physical release on 28 July (pre-order 28 June).”

Here’s the tracklist; new additions are in bold and marked with *

LP1 – Side A
1. Street Fighting Man
2. Gimme Shelter
3. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
4. The Last Time
5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

LP1 – Side B
1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
2. 19th Nervous Breakdown
3. Under My Thumb
4. Not Fade Away
5. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?

LP2 – Side A
1. Sympathy For The Devil
2. Mother’s Little Helper
3. She’s A Rainbow
4. Get Off Of My Cloud
5. Wild Horses

LP2 – Side B
1. Ruby Tuesday
2. Paint It, Black
3. Honky Tonk Women
4. It’s All Over Now
5. Let’s Spend The Night Together

LP3 – Side A
1. Start Me Up
2. Brown Sugar
3. Miss You
4. Beast Of Burden
5. Don’t Stop*

LP3 – Side B
1. Happy
2. Angie
3. You Got Me Rocking
4. Shattered
5. Fool To Cry

LP4 – Side A
1. Love Is Strong
2. Mixed Emotions
3. Key To Your Love*
4. Anybody Seen My Baby?
5. Stealing My Heart*

LP4 – Side B
1. Tumbling Dice
2. Undercover Of The Night
3. Emotional Rescue
4. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
5. Losing My Touch*

3 Stones together in NYC

Rolling Stones stunning photoshoot in New York City

Yesterday, Mick, Keith and Ronnie came together for a foto shooting!

Steve was kind enough to send me the link to the corresponing YouTube video – see below. We can expect the release date of the new album in October this year.

Backgrid tells us: “The Rolling Stones strike a pose in Tribeca’s stunning photoshoot in New York, NY. Bill Wyman has reunited with the Rolling Stones after 30 years.
He contributed to the band’s upcoming album as a tribute to the late drummer Charlie Watts.

Concerning Bill’s tribute, we read at, that because of his flight fright, Bill just recorded his part in the Metropolis Studios in London and that was it for the ‘re-union’. However, the track was fine, Mick was delighted and so we will look forward to hear the Stones together with Bill again on the new record this year!


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Bill’s new book

Bill Wymans Chelsea: From Medieval Village to Cultural Capital

The new book is called “Bill Wymans Chelsea: From Medieval Village to Cultural Capital”

(Paperback, 224 pages, $ 25.95, ISBN-10: ‎ 1911397354, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1911397359)

In an interview at, Bill has some interesting things to tell about the book and his contribution to the Stones new album! (thx Steve, UC, for the link)

Published by Unicorn Publishing Group and to be released August 31, 2023, the text at reads:

Bill Wyman has worked in the London borough of Chelsea on-and-off since joining the Rolling Stones in 1962, and has lived in the area since 1982. Over the past few years, Bill has walked every street of his beloved neighbourhood, photographing anything unusual that caught his eye: bridges, churches, pubs, shops, houses, monuments, decorative wall plaques, blue historical plaques, statues, weather vanes, front doors, street signs and coal hole covers. Alongside his photos, Bill began to research the area thoroughly – its history, its stories, and its residents. Bill Wyman’s Chelsea is the result of this work: a comprehensive and informative guide to a London borough steeped in culture and history, as seen through the personal and affectionate lens of a long-standing resident, who himself plays a part in the history of the area. Complete with walking tour itineraries, maps, an A-Z of streets, historical information, over 300 of Bill’s photos and knowledge from an insider; Bill has produced what can confidently be called the ‘Master Book on Chelsea’.

Everybody: Happy birthday Charlie! We miss you!!!

Everybody: Happy birthday Charlie! We miss you!!!

Yes, we all miss Charlie!

And let’s not forget Ronnie (see below) – he celebrated his birthday yesterday at the Bridge Theatre and enjoyed the musical Guys & Dolls!

So here come the official Charlie greetings: