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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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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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Rolling Stones Add More 2014 Tour Dates

December 4, 2013

After hinting that they would be adding more dates to their Australia tour, the Rolling Stones announced further details of a trek they're calling "14 on Fire" today. Now, in addition to their first visit to Australia and New Zealand in almost a decade,...

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Beats Electronics Revives Muscle Shoals Studios

November 26, 2013

Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics will help renovate and revive the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Recording Studio. The deal is part of the company's new partnership with the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. The two Northern Alabama studios...

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The Beatles and Elvis set new Billboard Records

November 21, 2013

The latest Beatles release, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, has debuted at Number Seven on the Billboard 200, making it the Fab Four's 31st Top 10 album. The album, which contains recordings the group made between 1962 and 1964, sold 37,000 copies...

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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 Book Six New Shows

December 3, 2013

The Rolling Stones are augmenting a concert in Adelaide, Australia, with six additional dates down under next spring, according to an itinerary the posted on the band's mobile app this morning. Where Do the Rolling Stones Rank on Our 100 Greatest Artists...

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Mick Jagger About to Become a Great-Grandfather

November 24, 2013

Mick Jagger is about to hit a new milestone few rockers likely hold in sight: he's going to be a great-grandfather. According to the Guardian, Jagger's daughter Jade says that her own 21-year-old daughter Assisi is due to give birth in early 2014. The...

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