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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’ 1965 single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 9:35 am

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 was deep with… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 31, 2013 - 5:48 pm

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 - 11:07 am

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 - 10:18 am

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 - 12:12 pm

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 - 5:08 pm

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 Stone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 10:33 am

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 get the Stones’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 9, 2013 - 9:32 am

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 may… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2013 - 9:34 am

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 in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Watch Florence Join The Rolling Stones In London

The Rolling Stones are in London playing a string of shows in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, and last night the band brought out Florence Welch to wail on “Gimme Shelter.” She obliged. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

The Rolling Stones – “Doom And Gloom” Video (Feat. Noomi Rapace) (NSFW)

It’s tough to rationalize the existence of new Rolling Stones music in 2012, and it’s even tougher to figure out what the hell is going on in the video for their new single “Doom And Gloom.” As far as I can tell, the video captures the fever dreams of actress Noomi Rapace, as she fall… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012 - 9:45 am

The Rolling Stones – “One More Shot”

A little while back, the Rolling Stones unraveled a new song called “Doom And Gloom” which will be included on their forthcoming hit compilation GRRR!. Today they let go of another new swaggering rocker called “One More Shot.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 6:17 pm

The Rolling Stones – “Doom And Gloom”

The Rolling Stones will be putting out the hits collection GRRR! in November, a release that will feature two new songs. Today, the first of those two songs debuted on BBC Radio 2, a hard-charging, catchy number called “Doom And Gloom.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 8:51 am

MGMT Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Angie”

MGMT haven’t played a whole ton of shows lately; their Friday night set at Montreal’s Osheaga festival was their first since April. But they’ve clearly been practicing hard in their time offstage. On Friday, the band covered the Rolling Stones’ “Angie.” It’s not exactly easy to summon the gravitas required to do that song, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 9:57 am

The Rolling Stones Turn 50 Today

Fifty years ago today — July 12, 1962 — the Rolling Stones played their first show, at the Marquee Club in London. Back then, they were the Rollin’ Stones. Mick and Keef were still teenagers. More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2012 - 12:04 pm

The Walkmen – “Blue Turns To Grey” (Rolling Stones Cover)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Rolling Stones show ever — 7/12/1962 — BBC 6Music is running a series of programs during July to commemorate the occasion. They’re having some of the station’s favorite bands take on classic Rolling Stones tracks, so, without much further ado, here’s the Walkmen’s faithful cover of… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Watch Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters On SNL Season Finale

Saturday Night Live host and musical guest Mick Jagger got a hand from Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture when he performed on the show’s 37th season finale last night. Arcade Fire (with Nikolai) backed the Rolling Stone on “The Last Time,” and returned later with a medley of “She’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 20, 2012 - 9:01 am

Dinowalrus – “Happy” (Feat. Patrick Stickles) (Rolling Stones Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For no particular reason, the Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus have corralled a buddy of theirs, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles, into helping them out on a cover of the Rolling Stones classic Exile On Main Street rave-up “Happy.” Their version is sloppy, drunk, and fun, as a Rolling Stones cover ideally should be. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Download Matthewdavid Jewelry EP

The texture-heavy but energetic bass music producer Matthewdavid has a new eight-song album called Jewelry that he’s posted for free download, and it features the nifty twin-Rakims image you see above — exactly the sort of thing I would’ve killed to have on my dorm-room wall. Below, grab the album opener “Gold Rope (Stones Flip),”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 4:24 pm