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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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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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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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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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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 Members Remember L'Wren Scott

March 19, 2014

One day after Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger posted a heartfelt message about girlfriend L'Wren Scott, who died of an apparent suicide earlier this week, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have released statements expressing support...

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Mick Jagger Pays Tribute to L'Wren Scott

March 18, 2014

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has shared a tribute to longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott on his Facebook page. Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday in an apparent suicide. Jagger and Scott, a fashion designer, had...

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Swift, Chesney Top Billboard's Money-Maker List

March 11, 2014

Taylor Swift owned the top spot of Billboard's highest-paid musicians of 2013, raking in $39,699,576.60, which was plenty to best second and third place finishers Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake who earned $32,956,240.70 and $31,463,297.03. Using...

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Rolling Stones Doc Heading to Showtime

December 9, 2013

Rolling Stones fans who missed the band's Hyde Park show last summer (and didn't want to buy the DVD) have another chance to witness the historic event. Showtime will be airing the concert documentary Sweet Summer Sun – Return to Hyde Park later...

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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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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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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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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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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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Mick Jagger Becomes a Great-Grandfather

May 19, 2014

At 70 years young, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has officially become a great-grandfather. Assisi Jackson, Jagger's 21-year-old granddaughter, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, The Daily Mail reports. CBS News confirms...

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Rolling Stones Reschedule 7 Shows

March 18, 2014

UPDATE (3/20): Frontier Touring confirmed to the Guardian that the group will return to the area in October and November, though declined to provide specific dates. The company will offer refunds to any ticket holders unavailable on the new dates. One...

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Mick Jagger's Girlfriend L'Wren Scott Found Dead

March 17, 2014

Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who has been dating Mick Jagger since 2001, has died of an apparent suicide. She was found in her apartment on the west side of Manhattan by her assistant after hanging herself, according to the New York Daily News. Scott...

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What Is the Best Double Album of All Time?

January 3, 2014

Pop acts have been releasing double albums since Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde in 1966. There have been countless classics since then, from The White Album by the Beatles all the way to Reflektor by Arcade Fire. Why Arcade Fire's The Funeral Is the Sixth...

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