Glimmer Twins and House Fires: Inside 'Rolling Stones 50'

Stones' new photo book features rare shots of group's long career
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From The Rolling Stones 50 by the Rolling Stones. Photographs courtesy Mirrorpix. Copyright 2012 Thames & Hudson Ltd, London. Text copyright 2012 The Rolling Stones. Published in the US by Hyperion. Available where books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with shows in London and New Jersey, new music and a new photo book. The publication, Rolling Stones 50, was released last week; it chronicles the band's epic rise from pub group to stadium giants and includes outtakes from the early-morning Between the Buttons album cover shoot ("We had been recording all night at Olympic Studios," recalls Charlie Watts), Seventies party Polaroids and live shots of their mega-tours, from Tattoo You to A Bigger Bang. Click through to check out some of the book's best photographs.

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