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Flashback: Keith Richards Lights Up 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'

December 18, 2014

Happy birthday to Keith Richards, who was born in a crossfire hurricane on this date back in 1943. In celebration, treat yourself to "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Number 125 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and even more of a gas,...

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Read Keith Richards' Poignant Tribute to Bobby Keys

December 4, 2014

Rock & roll lost one of its greatest sidemen on Tuesday with the death of Bobby Keys, who recorded and toured with the Rolling Stones for more than 40 years. Keys was responsible for the powerful saxophone wail heard on classics like "Brown...

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Faces Keyboardist Ian McLagan Dead at 69

December 3, 2014

Ian McLagan, the jovial, charismatic keyboardist for the Faces and Small Faces whose versatile, forceful playing defined rock & roll classics like the Faces' "Stay With Me," passed away in Austin, Texas on Wednesday. A spokesperson...

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Bobby Keys: The Lost Rolling Stone Interview

December 2, 2014

Legendary saxophone player Bobby Keys has passed away at age 70. Keys was best known for touring with the Rolling Stones for more than 45 years, but his career extended far beyond the band, from a childhood friendship with Buddy Holly to a role...

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Watch the Rolling Stones Tear Up 'Rip This Joint' in 1975

November 11, 2014

In June 1975, just over half a year after releasing It's Only Rock 'n Roll, the Rolling Stones returned to the road, traveling to America for their first U.S. shows since 1973. With Billy Preston on keys and Ron Wood joining the band for the first...

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Watch Dave Grohl's Surprise Rolling Stones, Dylan Cover

October 14, 2014

Hours after teaming up with Zac Brown for a quadruple-guitar cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" for Late Show With David Letterman, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins headed downtown to cover the Rolling Stones'...

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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...

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Arcade Fire Covers CCR's 'Hey Tonight'

July 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire, busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Via Pitchfork, multi-instrumetnalist...

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Rolling Stones Light Up Europe in Tour Vid

July 17, 2014

The Rolling Stones just wrapped up their epic "14 on Fire" European tour, which found them traversing 15,000 miles and playing for a combined 782,000 fans over the course of 14 sold out concerts. To thank the hordes that came out, the Stones have...

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Jason Kidd Goes to Milwaukee, and the Song Remains the Same

July 2, 2014

Right now, Jason Kidd is tossing a TV off a hotel balcony. He's setting fire to his room and driving his car into the pool. The Tourist: Dante Exum Comes to America for the NBA Draft The former Brooklyn Nets coach reportedly began his rampage by asking...

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For Your Love: The Best of the Sixties British Invasion

June 2, 2014

Nattily attired, neatly coiffed and equipped with enough hooks and harmonies to win over the world, these British bands would colonize the radio charts throughout the 1960s (and, in some cases, keep conquering audiences for decades to come). The following...

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Watch Rolling Stones Play First Concert Since L'Wren Scott's Death

May 27, 2014

The Rolling Stones have resumed touring following a break to mourn the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. The group played its first concert Monday night since March at Norway's Telenor Arena, near Oslo. Jagger did not mention Scott...

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Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dead at 70

December 2, 2014

Bobby Keys, the larger-than-life saxophone player who toured with the Rolling Stones for more than 45 years and played on studio classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Live With Me," has passed away. He was 70. "If you believe in the magic of rock...

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Bob Dylan Wanted to Record With the Beatles and Stones

November 7, 2014

Few figures in rock history have a more impressive résumé than Glyn Johns. Throughout the 1960s the producer/engineer worked on albums by the Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed), the Beatles (Let...

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See Rolling Stones' Ron Wood Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014

Ron Wood is the latest rock icon to take a cold shower for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, the Rolling Stones guitarist offered himself up to the good cause with humor and theatrical gestures on Sunday...

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Fricke's Picks Radio: The Blues and Genius of Brian Jones

August 13, 2014

Here is a recent music milestone that went unmentioned: the 45th anniversary of the passing of the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. His death at 27 of drowning on July 2nd, 1969 (often cited, in error, as the 3rd) was the first tragically premature...

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Tom Petty: Rolling Stones Were 'My Punk Music'

July 17, 2014

Tom Petty called the Rolling Stones "my punk music" during an interview with CBC, crediting the British rockers with convincing him — and thousands of other aspiring American musicians at the time — that they could make rock and roll music....

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Fricke on Long '66 Songs By the Seeds, Stones and Mothers

July 8, 2014

The running joke about long album tracks in the late Sixties was they gave FM DJs a chance to take a bathroom break, roll some good smoke or enjoy an intimate moment with a studio guest. But free-form rock radio was an idea yet to be launched when the...

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Keith Urban Covers the Stones

June 13, 2014

Days before the Cumberland River flooded its banks in May 2010, leaving more than $2.3 billion of soggy destruction in its wake, Keith Urban moved some of his best guitars to a warehouse on the river's eastern shore. The plan was to have everything in...

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Stones Bring Out Springsteen in Lisbon

May 30, 2014

What happens when a vacationing rock legend crosses paths with a band headlining a major music festival? Lisbon, Portugal's Rock in Rio festival found out Thursday night as the Rolling Stones brought out a special guest during their headlining performance:...

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