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HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese’s 1970s Music Industry Drama

It's been three years since news first broke that Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter were developing a rock 'n' roll drama series for HBO set in the 1970s. As Screenrant explained at the time, "The project -- which was conceived by Jagger -- chronicles the late-1970s music world through… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

R.I.P. Bobby Keys

Bobby Keys, the legendary rock 'n' roll saxophone player, has died. Keys was best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, though he also appeared on albums by John Lennon, George Harrison, the Who, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Eric Clapton among others. Michael Webb, Keys' bandmate i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

Bob Dylan Tried To Make An Album With The Beatles & Stones In 1969

The producer Glyn Johns worked with people like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Who on some of their peak-era classics. And according to Johns, he almost worked on something that could've been a bigger deal than any of the real albums on his résumé. In his new memoir, Sound Man, Johns claims that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014

Watch Lookalikes Chad Smith And Will Ferrell Cover The Rolling Stones At Charity Show

Back in May, lookalikes Chad Smith and Will Ferrell staged a charity drum-off on The Tonight Show, but it looks like their competition isn't over yet. Last night in Seattle, Ferrell was hosting a benefit event for Cancer For College and, as promised, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer showed up to "settle… More »

By: James Rettig / September 20, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Perform With Mavis Staples In Chicago

Two nights ago, Arcade Fire played the first night of a two-night stand at Chicago's United Center, and they marked the occasion by covering Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." Last night, they upped the ante, inviting the Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples to the stage for a couple of songs during… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Watch Mick Jagger Send Up Monty Python In A Promo For Their Final Reunion Shows

What's that? "A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money"? Just who are we talking about here?! In a recent promo for Monty Python's final reunion shows, Mick Jagger (and bandmate Charlie Watts) are watching the World Cup when Jagger's assistant asks him if he want… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 1, 2014

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen, & Alice Cooper At Firefly

Foo Fighters were the headliners on Friday Night at Firefly in Delaware and they took the occasion to have some fun: after running through a 16-song set filled with classics, they came back on stage for their encore and introduced themselves as a bar band called the Holy Shits. Then they played some staple bar… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen Join The Rolling Stones Onstage In Lisbon

Outside of, say, Led Zeppelin reuniting and then bringing Bob Dylan to the stage for a song, it's honestly not possible to imagine a rock-star duet with this level of wattage. Last night, during a Rolling Stones show in Lisbon, Bruce Springsteen gorilla-walked onstage to join the band for a spirited rendition of "Tumblin' Dice."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2014

David Byrne Revisits His Goofy “Sympathy For The Devil” Cover

Today David Byrne's website begins a series called From The Archives which, simply enough, involves posting old Byrne recordings. It kicks off with a 1992 concert recording of Byrne covering the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil" in highly Byrne-like fashion. Here's some background from Byrne as posted on his site:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 12, 2014

Rolling Stones Postpone Australia/New Zealand Tour In The Wake Of Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend’s Suicide

In addition to being a world-renowned fashion designer, the late L'Wren Scott was also Mick Jagger's girlfriend of more than a decade. Scott was found dead in her New York apartment Monday of an apparent suicide, so the Rolling Stones have postponed their next few weeks of tour dates through Australia and New Zealand to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014

Watch Win Butler Join The Rolling Stones In Montreal

On their current "50 And Counting" arena tour, the Rolling Stone have regularly been welcoming guests, including Tom Waits, to their stage. And when they played in Arcade Fire's hometown of Montreal over the weekend, Arcade Fire frontman (and new dad) Win Butler joined them to sing and play guitar on the Stones'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013

Photos: Stones Fest @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/30/13

Coinciding nicely with the recent run of Rolling Stones shows in town, the culprits behind the Petty Fest conjured up another stellar night with Stones Fest. Sponsored by Jameson whiskey and benefitting the Sweet Relief musicians fund, it was a night full of songs from the Rolling Stones. The guest artist roster wa… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 31, 2013

Photos: The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 5/20/13

With the 50 And Counting tour, the Rolling Stones are back on the road rocking arenas. Prior stops featured special guests Dave Grohl, Tom Waits, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, and Gwen Stefani, but on this particular night the Stones (including former guitarist Mick Taylor) shined all by themselves. Check out the photos in the gallery… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 21, 2013

Watch The Rolling Stones & Tom Waits Cover Howlin’ Wolf In Oakland

I'm not sure what, exactly, people are expecting when they shell out to see the Rolling Stones arena-tour extravaganza, but they probably aren't counting on appearances from voice-ravaged weirdo hero Tom Waits, even if he has recorded a bunch of stuff with Keith Richards over the years. Last night, however, Waits joined the Stones onstage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013

The Rolling Stones Reveal “50 And Counting” U.S. Tour Dates

In our recent Counting Down feature on the Rolling Stones, authors Tim and Elizabeth Bracy made an especially cogent point about the band, one that I think got lost in the arguments about the list itself. As they noted:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 3, 2013

The Rolling Stones Albums From Worst To Best

Wrangling with the history of any five-decade long institution is an inherently thorny business, but the Rolling Stones' story is particularly challenging. Of the roughly five distinct periods that comprise the epic history of what is perhaps the greatest ever rock and roll band, the current one -- in which the Stones as moneyed rock… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / March 1, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Play “How Soon Is Now?” With Ronnie Wood

A couple of weeks ago, we posted video of the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr playing "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," one of the many classics he helped to write, for the first time in 25 years. That's not the only Smiths nugget he's dusted off lately. At last night's NME Awards, the Rolling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013

Tegan & Sara – “Fool To Cry” (Rolling Stones Cover)

Tegan & Sara have a new album out later this month, the Rolling Stones will probably tour their 50th Anniversary jamboree to pad their 401Ks a bit (which may or may not include a stop at Coachella), and Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls premieres this weekend. Add all that up and you… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 9, 2013

Coachella Rolling Stones Rumor Heats Up

On the heels of their big 50th Anniversary shows, it would make sense for the Rolling Stones to cash in a little (more), while they are in fighting shape, or whatever you call the shape they are in. And aside from being well timed, rumors of the Stones headlining Coachella are not new. You… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2013

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012
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