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Rolling Stones News: Sources say Stones to play four shows in November, 1965 film to be part of N.Y. Film Festival followed by November commercial release, London photo exhibit extended

by on Aug.30, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rolling Stones News: Sources say Stones to play four shows in November, 1965 film to be part of N.Y. Film Festival followed by November commercial release, London photo exhibit extended

The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard.biz.

Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty will promote, and the source says the Stones will be paid $25 million for the four shows.

New York Film Festival and the Rolling Stones are both turning 50 this year, and the festival will be saluting the Stones by announcing the world premiere of ‘The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965′ concert film. Footage from the film has surfaced over the years, but it has never been seen in full form until now.

The screening, showcasing a completely new edition of the film with never-before-seen footage, will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7PM at the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City. An encore screening will follow at the same theatre Oct. 3 at 8:30PM.

ABKCO Films has been meticulously restored this documentary that shows the early days of the band. The footage primarily comes from the band’s trip to Ireland in 1965, and provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the band mere weeks after ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ hit No. 1 on the charts. The professionally shot video features the frenzy surrounding the band as they were being mobbed at each stop. An announcement date for a national broadcast is expected soon, and Nov. 6 is the official commercial release date. Included in the super deluxe box Set packaging will be the director’s cut, the producer’s cut, and the new 2012 version.

The Rolling Stones: 50 exhibition originally had been scheduled to close its doors this Monday, but the run has been extended until September 2.

The free exhibit opened on July 13, exactly 50 years and one day after the rock legends played their official first gig. All of the band's current members, as well as former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, attended an opening gala on July 12 at the Somerset House art space. The display debuted in conjunction with the release of the Rolling Stones: 50 photo book, and features images that also can be seen in the tome. Limited-edition prints of many of the pics can be purchased at the Somerset House gallery, as well as at RollingStones.com.

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Rolling Stones News: Documentary to air on HBO this Fall, Bill Wyman says he won’t be a part of Stones 50th Anniversary tour

by on Aug.03, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

Rolling Stones News: Documentary to air on HBO this Fall, Bill Wyman says he won’t be a part of Stones 50th Anniversary tour

A new documentary on the history of the Rolling Stones is slated to air on HBO in the fall. The band gave their full cooperation to the film, but an air date has yet to be announced.

Michael Lombardo, President of Programming at HBO, said in a statement" "This is all done as part of the band’s 50th anniversary. This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members – Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron – as well as the former band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. We’ll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world."

'The Kid Stays in the Picture' (about Robert Evans) director Brett Morgan helmed the project. Morgan told Rolling Stone back in March: "Nobody has put the story together as a narrative. We’ve been looking under every rock, going through their archives. It will be music never heard before, and I’ve conducted 50-plus hours of interviews so far. By the time we’re done, they will be the most extensive group interviews they’ve ever done."

Former Stones bassist Bill Wyman is part of the new documentary, but apparently won't be part of an upcoming 50th anniversary tour. Wyman recently rehearsed with the band for the first time since he exited the group in the early '90s, but told EADT Suffolk magazine in the U.K., "I don't fly, so there's no way I'll go on any tour. I did meet up with them earlier this year for a couple of rehearsal sessions but that was all."

Wyman was on hand for the opening of a London photo exhibit marking The Stones' milestone anniversary on July 12th. He also performed alongside Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and ex-Stones member Mick Taylor at a June 30th concert held in conjunction with London's Blues Fest. Hopefully Wyman will at least show up for a few gigs once the Stones book some dates.

Mick Jagger has said that the Stones will play live sometime "in the autumn," but specualtion is that is may be multiple dates in some larger cities as opposed to a lengthly months-long tour.

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Rolling Stones News: 50th Anniversary of first gig, Mick and Keith talk 50 years in Rock n’ Roll, photo exhibit opens today, Jagger and Bowie rumored affair documented in new book

by on Jul.12, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rolling Stones News: 50th Anniversary of first gig, Mick and Keith talk 50 years in Rock n’ Roll, photo exhibit opens today, Jagger and Bowie rumored affair documented in new book

Keith Richards says the Rolling Stones have started rehearsing for a 50th anniversary tour – although he can’t confirm when it will take place. "There's things in the works - I think it's definitely happening," he told the BBC. "But when? I can't say yet."

"We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals - we've got together and it feels so good. There might be life in the old dog yet. We’ll die gracefully, elegantly wasted.

"Sometimes its hard work and you wonder why you're doing it, but apart from those few moments it's been an incredible adventure."

The Stones lengthly career started 50 years ago today on July 12, 1962, as Richards and singer Mick Jagger hit the stage in as the Rollin' Stones at London's Marquee Club. Jagger and Richards were accompanied by Elmo Lewis, Dick Taylor, Ian Stewart and Mick Avory.

Lewis stayed on under his real name of Brian Jones, Taylor was replaced by Bill Wyman and formed the Pretty Things, Stewart worked with the band until his death in 1985, and Avory, who went on to join the Kinks, was eventually replaced by Charlie Watts.

Richards also told the BBC: “Nobody expected anything like this, especially in those days. Bands lived for three years. It’s something to do with the generation, the fact we were suffering from World War II until the sixties. It’s the technology too – before that you made 45s. It was almost a monthly business.

“Bringing out albums stretched the longevity for a band. The Beatles and ourselves got more room to expand.”

His biggest regret is the death of Jones in 1969. “That was a shock – we were all very close,” he says. “And I wouldn’t have taken certain things if I’d known what I’d have to go through to get off of it.

"Sometimes it’s hard work and you wonder why you’re doing it, but apart from those few moments it’s been an incredible adventure."

A photography exhibition marking the band's long career will be launched at London's Somerset House today.

Talking about the pictures, which include reportage, live concert and studio images, the guitarist said he felt "weird" looking back at the group's early days.

"It's amazing - most of these pictures I think, 'where was the cameraman?' I don't remember them being there," he said.

Watch Will Gompertz of the BBC ask Mick Jagger and Richards about the last 50 years of rock'n'roll in the video here: www.bbc.co.uk

Jerry Hall, who started dating Mick in 1977, and was married to him from 1990 to 1999, recalls what it was like to watch the Stones onstage and off in this article from the BBC: www.bbc.co.uk

The Telegraph in the UK has more on the photo exhibit here: www.telegraph.co.uk and Sir Mick Jagger reflecting on 50 years of the Rolling Stones ahead of the new exhibition here: www.telegraph.co.uk


You may remember their 1985 remake of 'Dancing in the Street,' with Mick Jagger and David Bowie coming close to kissing, and recall Angela Bowie's book from 20 years ago talking about an affair between Jagger and David Bowie. There has even been talk of Mick writing 'Angie' for Angela Bowie after she caught the two together. Now, a new unauthorized biography 'Mick: the Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger,' written by Christopher Andersen has rekindled the claim that Mick Jagger had a long-term love affair with David Bowie in the 1970s.

After meeting in the early Seventies, writer Chris Andersen says that both stars became fascinated with one another. Not long after their first encounter in 1973, when Mick visited Bowie backstage at one of his concerts, Andersen claims that their relationship quickly turned physical.

The book claims that Angie Bowie, who was married to David at the time, returned to their London home to find the two men asleep together in her bed. What was Angie's response? "Do you want some coffee?" she asked, and returned a few minutes later with coffee and orange juice on a tray.

Andersen outlines the affair with quotes from friends and family. "Ava Cherry, a backup singer who lived with the Bowies for a time, reportedly told a friend that 'Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other. Even though I was in bed with them many times, I ended up just watching them have sex'."

An excerpt of the book was posted by the NY Daily News earlier this week. Check it out here: www.nydailynews.com It mentions that Bebe Buell, mother of Liv Tyler and former lover of both Jagger and Bowie, dated the two at the same time, and that the two rockers attempted to lure her into a few orgies. "I used to get some pretty strange phone calls from Mick and David at three in the morning inviting me to join them in bed with four gorgeous black women," reads a quote in the book. "[Or] four gorgeous black men."

But in a Facebook post written yesterday (July 11), Buell strongly disputes Andersen's account. "This entire Bowie/Jagger thing is completely stupid and false! Who cares what they did in their private time? I sure don't but I don't like getting dragged into the press when I wasn't part of it. I don't do orgies, never did, never have!" she writes. "Yes, I dated both men but not at the same time. Bowie was more of JUST a friend. Jagger was a BF on and off for years. I hate having to answer to all of this crap! A person's sexuality is their own right and business but I am not anyone's sex toy!"

 

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Rolling Stones News: 50th Anniversary photo exhibit and book, Band members jam at Bluesfest London 2012, Mick Jagger’s daughter gets married, Keith Richards co-produces new album from Aaron Neville (video)

by on Jul.07, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rolling Stones News: 50th Anniversary photo exhibit and book, Band members jam at Bluesfest London 2012, Mick Jagger’s daughter gets married, Keith Richards co-produces new album from Aaron Neville (video)

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones will attend a photo exhibit in their honor on July 12th in London. The day marks the 50th anniversary to the day of their first gig at London's Marquee Club. The Somerset House will showcase prints and photographs ranging from concert images and studio shots to negatives and outtakes from throughout the band's history.

"This is our story of 50 fantastic years," said the band in a statement. "We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago."

The band debuted as The Rollin' Stones on July 12, 1962. The band included Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Brian Jones (guitar), Ian Stewart (piano), Dick Taylor (bass) and Tony Chapman (drums.) The exhibit will open free to the public on July 13th and run until August 27th. The band recently unveiled an updated logo to mark their 50th anniversary, and they are strongly considering playing at least one live show this year to celebrate their longevity.

The party will roll on into next year as well. "The Stones always really considered 1963 to be 50 years, because Charlie [Watts] didn't actually join until January," Keith Richards told Rolling Stone earlier this year. "We look upon 2012 as sort of the year of conception, but the birth is next year."

Among their many exciting plans for the anniversary is the photo book, 'The Rolling Stones: 50.' Published by Thames and Hudson, it features rare and previously unseen photos from across their career.

Here a video clip of the book being printed in China (oh joy), and the first copies being opened at the Thames and Hudson offices in London.

The Rolling Stones have unveiled a modified version of their famous tongue-and-lips logo in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The image was designed by popular graphic artist Shephard Fairey, and features the classic logo surrounded by the wording "The Rolling Stones 50 Years," with the "Stones" modified so that the first "S" actually is a number five and the "O" is a zero.

The original tongue-and-lips logo was created in 1971 by designer John Pasche and first appeared on The Stones' Sticky Fingers album.

Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman joined Ronnie Wood at the concert the guitarist headlined on June 30th as part of 'Bluesfest London 2012.' The show was be a tribute to the Chess Records label, and featured Wood and various musical friends performing such songs as Chuck Berry's "Maybelline," Muddy Waters' "Hoochie Coochie Man" and Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightnin'."

Mick Jagger gave away his daughter, Jade at her wedding on June 30th to festival promoter and disc jockey Adrian Fillary. Swapping vows at the Aynhoe Park Hotel near Banbury, Oxfordshire, the couple's ceremony was attended by celebs including Mick Jagger's second wife, Jerry Hall, Kate Moss (whose daughter Lila Grace was a flower girl) and Jade's parents, Mick and Bianca.

The 40-year-old fashion designer bride's daughters, Assisi, 20, and Amba, 17, (from her relationship with artist Piers Jackson) were bridesmaids. After the ceremony, the couple's friends and family gathered for a reception, also at the Aynhoe Park Hotel. The UK's Sun reported that Mick performed the Rolling Stones classic 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want' during Saturday’s ceremony as part of the couple's first dance.

 

New details have been announced about legendary New Orleans soul singer Aaron Neville's forthcoming doo-wop album, which is being co-produced by The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. The as-yet-untitled collection, which will be released by Blue Note Records, is due out in the fall. In addition to his production contributions, which he did alongside Don Was, Richards played guitar on the record. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench also is among the musicians that appear on the album.

"This was a dream session," says Richards. "The band fell right into the groove and Aaron sang like an angel. It was an honor!"

The album features a variety of doo-wop-era songs chosen by Neville himself. He says of the project, "When I was a kid, doo-wop was like medicine to me. I didn't care what else was goin' on in the world as long as I could sing along with Pookie Hudson and the Spaniels, The Flamingos, The Clovers, Sonny Til and the Orioles, Clyde McPhatter -- I was like a kid in a candy store."

 

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Rolling Stones hit 10 million followers on facebook, hopefully they didn’t buy stock

by on May.29, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rolling Stones hit 10 million followers on facebook, hopefully they didn’t buy stock

Rolling Stones recently hit the ten million “like” mark on facebook. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood all got together to acknowledge the record by recording a thank you message to their fans.

The Stones will be celebrating their “official” 50th Anniversary next year, there is specualtion that original bassist Bill Wyman will take part in the festivities in some capacity. Many one-off shows may be scheduled, but a lengthly tour probably won't happen, with both Wyman (age 75) and drummer Charlie Watts (71 next month) reportedly strongly against the idea.


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