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Keith Richards: 'I Want to See How Far the Stones Can Go'

April 9, 2015

If everything goes according to plan, the next year is going to be a busy time for Keith Richards. He's about to begin rehearsals for a 15-date North American stadium tour with the Rolling Stones, he's got a new solo album roughly slated for September...

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Rolling Stones to Issue Rare 1971 Club Concert on Video

April 8, 2015

In addition to celebrating their 1971 masterpiece Sticky Fingers, the Rolling Stones will release a concert film of a London club gig they played the year that record came out. The release, From the Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971, will...

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Mick Jagger: We May Play 'Sticky Fingers' on Tour

April 1, 2015

The Rolling Stones are releasing a deluxe edition of Sticky Fingers on May 26th, and fans that see the band this summer might get to experience the 1971 album in its entirety. "We're floating the idea of playing the whole album," Mick Jagger...

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'Gimme Shelter' Co-Director Albert Maysles Dead at 88

March 6, 2015

Albert Maysles, the director who, alongside his brother David, revolutionized documentary filmmaking, died at the age of 88 Thursday night. The filmmaker had been battling pancreatic cancer recently and had fallen ill last month. "It is with...

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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: 'I'm Not Thinking About Retirement'

April 7, 2015

Mick Jagger may be a great-grandfather just three months away from his 72nd birthday, but slowing down doesn't seem to have crossed his mind. He's spent the past two and a half years on the road with the Rolling Stones and he's gearing...

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Rolling Stones Plan Summer Tour, 'Sticky Fingers' Reissue

March 31, 2015

UPDATE 2: The Rolling Stones have delayed the release of the Sticky Fingers reissue from May 26th to June 9th, a spokesperson for the band tells Rolling Stone.  UPDATE: Mick Jagger tells Rolling Stone that the group is considering...

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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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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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