Speaking with The Sun, Ronnie Wood allegedly told the print publication that The Stones are currently planning a string of live performances for February 2014. I say allegedly, because when NME asked the band’s rep for confirmation they were told the group has ‘no firm plans yet.’
“While the big wheel is rolling we are going to capture it before it stops totally,” Wood told the paper.
The Rolling Stones announced in September that they will release a new DVD/Blu-Ray in November titled Sweet Summer Sun “ Hyde Park Live. The home video release will feature the band’s recent live performance at Hyde Park, as well as 2+ hours of behind-the-scenes footage. A live album from the event is already available in stores worldwide.
Perry was in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11, and went with some friends to The Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour stop at the MGM Grand. During Beast of Burden,” Perry appeared on stage with the band and even did a bit of grinding on sixty-nine-year-old Mick Jagger. Fans in attendance lept at the chance to capture the moment on their smartphones, and now we can all experience the combo of RS and KP by clicking play on the video below.
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Monday we teased an announcement from legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, and this morning Radio.com was among the first to break that the band will indeed be embarking on a stateside tour later this year.
Dubbed the ’50 And Counting’ tour, the latest US outing in from The Rolling Stones will kick off this Spring at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. From there the Stones will play nine additional gigs across the country, including stops in Las Vegas, Boston, and Philadelphia, just to name a few.
Mick Jagger said in the press statement announcing the tour that, ’50 AND COUNTING’ has been pretty amazing so far. We did a few shows in London and New York last year¦and had such a good time that we thought¦let’s do some more. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear¦with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the audience. (more…)
Starting with a series of Billboards that appeared in Las Vegas, The Rolling Stones have been building hype for whatever it is they have planned for a few weeks. Rumor has it that the group will be announcing a lengthy US arena tour for the Summer, but others say the focus on Vegas may mean they will be performing a recurring gig on the strip. We’re not going to say which way we’re learning yet, but a deal housing the Stones at a single venue for a recurring series of gigs would probably have come with a giant contrat negotiation which would have been made public by now.
What do you think the Stones will announce this week? Comment below and let us know your thoughts. (more…)
Last night, hundreds of celebrities came together, as they so frequently do, for a benefit event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The purpose of the 12/12/12 concert was to raise money for the victims and survivors of Hurricane Sandy as well as provide hope and support for those still struggling. Performers included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Adam Sandler with Paul Schaffer, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, The Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and probably the most talked-about performance of the night, Paul McCartney with the surviving members of Nirvana for their first reunion in twenty years.
According to Billboard, it was a powerful night of poignant entertainment, as many of the performers were from the New York/New Jersey area and chose songs that specifically related to the event. Springsteen did a Medley of “My City In Ruins,” “Working On A Building,” and Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl.” His songs all hit home as did Adam Sandler’s comical rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” entitled “Sandy Screw Ya.” Click the links below to watch of some of these highlight acts.
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Rock and roll legends The Rolling Stones are proving today they still have plenty of hits left in them with the release of a brand new single, “Doom And Gloom.” The song hails from GRRR!, a new greatest hits collection which The Stones will be releasing with the addition of two new tracks in November. You can stream the song below:
Pretty wild, right? “Doom And Gloom” had its official premiere earlier this week on BBC Radio2 and will soon be available stateside through every digital retailer.
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Music documentaries abound this year, with works in progress by The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, and Bjí¶rk.
According to Rolling Stone, HBO will be airing a documentary this fall about The Rolling Stones, “as part of the band’s 50th anniversary.” Each of the four current band members will be involved, as will former band members, all of whom are being interviewed extensively for the film. Directed by documentary filmmaker Brett Morgan (director of The Kid Stays in the Picture), the feature will trace the band’s career from their inception to present.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, Beyoncé is also working on a documentary. The pop/R&B diva will be producing, directing, and starring in a biographical/concert film chronicling her life and music career, similar to the recent Katy Perry and Justin Bieber films. For more updates, possible sneak peak photos, and film clips, visit her personal Tumblr page.
The most unique documentary news, however, might be that regarding Icelandic experimental singer Bjí¶rk, who has decided to team up with famed nature filmmaker and broadcaster David Attenborough for a music documentary. According to NME.com, “Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music looks at the evolution of music, our relationship with music and how technology could impact this relationship in the future.” This is very much in-line with the theme of Bjí¶rk’s newest album, Biophilia, and its accompanying iPhone app, which explore the connections between nature and music, including the many ways in which music is created naturally throughout the world and universe.
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Today is kind of a slow news day. And so, today, you get¦ rock stars in drag: the superlatives.
Most natural: Bowie
Most disturbing: Queen
Most frequent: Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones
Best homage: Blur (as Blondie)
Most dudes: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Best pout: Ozzy Osbourne
Most confusing to high school jocks in 1994: Kurt Cobain
Most committed: New York Dolls
Best looking: Bono