Prior to kicking off major tours, the Rolling Stones like to play an intimate club date to get a feel for an audience once again. Eleven days before the 2005 Bigger Bang tour began the rockers piled into the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto to play new music and test a few covers on fans. That show is now available for download at the band's archive website.
We know for certain there will be four Rolling Stones performances this year, but that doesn't mean you might not see the band playing somewhere other than London's O2 Arena or New Jersey's Prudential Center. Guitarist Ron Wood just stated that there might be some warm-up dates using one of the band's fake names.
You gotta give it to the Rolling Stones; these guys never stop touring. And it looks like that hasn't changed, because the band's guitarist, Keith Richards, revealed that the group has a couple of live shows lined up in both London and New York.
Keith Richards has recently been allowing fans to submit questions for him to answer on his website. The audio answers provide interesting insight into the rocker's ideas and philosophies, and give fans a chance to hear stories by one of the more interesting rock voices.
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lining up four performances later this year.
The Rolling Stones have begun recording music — presumably new music — to mark their 50th anniversary. Mick Jagger tweeted a photo on Thursday of him sitting on a drum stool, holding a telecaster in front of a few racks of guitars and amplifiers. The band was also photographed entering or leaving a recording studio in Paris two days earlier.
In the 1950's, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attended the Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent. This photo, believed to be taken around 1951, shows the boys at the beginning of their 60-plus year friendship
It’s often been said that the only two things that will survive a nuclear war are cockroaches and Keith Richards. However, it’s possible that the Rolling Stones guitarist might not be in good enough health to tour in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary this year, as had been reported last month.
Last week I told you about Keith Richards showing up at the after party for the premier of 'The Rum Diary' and getting up on stage to perform with his old friend Johnny Depp. Well a video of this event has finally surfaced, check it out.
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