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Rolling Stones News: Ron Wood plays show in Atlantic City, Richard Branson and Virgin to produce movie based on 2008 book ‘Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell’, Third in series official bootlegs released, band wants your archive footage

by on Apr.24, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones played a rocking and rare solo concert on Saturday night (Apr. 21) at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ronnie’s been in the New York City area of late since his new art exhibit recently opened in the Big Apple. Looks like the show was a blast! Check out the footage below.

The one-off gig came about because he’s friendly with some of the people who operate the facility. Ron told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “They said, ‘While you’re doing your artwork, how about playing Golden Nugget?’ I [figured], why not? If I like it, maybe I’ll play [the Golden Nugget] in Vegas, too.”

Wood was joined by backing longtime Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell and acclaimed session drummer Steve Jordan, who is a member of Keith Richards’ side project The X-pensive Winos, as well as vocalist Bernard Fowler, bassist Willie Weeks and keyboardist Andy Wallace. Great music and great vibes! Ronnie looks ready for a Stones tour!

Here’s some highlights from the show:






Deadline.com has reported that The Rolling Stones and Richard Branson are teaming up again. Having released three Stones albums back in the 1990s on Virgin Records, Branson’s Virgin Produced has now acquired the rights to Robert Greenfield’s 2008 book ‘Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones.’ Unlike past looks at this time in the Stones career, this film is a drama not a documentary.

Like the book, the film will focus on the professional and personal relationship between head Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as the band record their classic Exile on Main Street album in the south of France in the summer of 1971. This isn’t the only Rolling Stones film on the horizon. Brett Morgan is directing a doc on the band as part of the Stones’ 50th anniversary celebrations this year. The doc, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, is out in September.

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The Rolling Stones have recently released the third installment of their recently launched series of official bootlegs. L.A. Friday (Live 1975) captures the last show of a five-show engagement the British rockers played at the Los Angeles Forum in July of that year. Contrary to the title, the performance actually happened on a Sunday.

The concert took place during The Stones’ Tour of the Americas, which was the band’s first road trip featuring new guitarist Ronnie Wood. The band’s lineup was augmented by a few other musicians, including R&B star and one-time Beatles sideman Billy Preston and longtime Stones touring pianist Ian “Stu” Stewart. Preston is featured singing lead on a pair of tunes from the L.A. Friday set.

L.A. Friday (Live 1975) is available only as a digital download — it can be purchased exclusively in the U.S. at the Google Play website and outside of the States at StonesArchiveStore.com. Like the previous two official bootlegs, The Brussels Affair ’73 and Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), this recording was remixed by longtime Stones engineer Bob Clearmountain.

Here is the complete track list for L.A. Friday:

“Honky Tonk Women”
“All Down the Line”
“If You Can’t Rock Me”/”Get Off of My Cloud”
“Star Star”
“Gimme Shelter”
“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
“You Gotta Move”
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
“Happy”
“Tumbling Dice”
Band intros
“It’s Only Rock N Roll”
“Heartbreaker”
“Fingerprint File”
“Angie”
“Wild Horses”
“That’s Life” (Billy Preston and The Rolling Stones)
“Outta Space” (Billy Preston and The Rolling Stones)
“Brown Sugar”
“Midnight Rambler”
“Rip This Joint”
“Street Fighting Man”
“Jumping Jack Flash”
“Sympathy for the Devil”











The Rolling Stones won’t be touring this year on their 50th anniversary, but the rock legends still want their fans to help them celebrate the milestone. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood posted a message on RollingStone.com asking for the group’s faithful followers submit “any interesting photos, videos or audio of the band or band members” they may have stored away.

“Maybe you filmed us on Super 8, stepping off the Isle of Wight ferry in 1964?” reads the note. “Or perhaps you have made a VHS recording of us hanging out backstage at MSG in 1981? Do you have a recording from our gig in Streatham in 1963?”

Fans who have any such “amazing memento” can inform The Stones about it by emailing them at memorymotel@stonesarchive.com. The band doesn’t specify how the submitted material will be used.

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