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Rolling Stones News: ‘Tokyo Dome (Live 1990)’ released, Author of ‘Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger’ talks affairs in radio interview

by on Jul.21, 2012, under AUDIO, CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rolling Stones News:  ‘Tokyo Dome (Live 1990)’ released,  Author of ‘Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger’ talks affairs in radio interview

Twenty-two years after the tour, the Rolling Stones have released the fourth installment of their exclusive digital 'live bootleg' releases, this one a live document of their 1990 stand at the Tokyo Dome. 'Tokyo Dome (Live 1990)' follows ‘'L.A. Forum (Live 1975),' 'Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981),' and 'Brussels Affair (Live 1973).' The 24 tracks are from their lengthy stay at the Korakuen Dome, which took place over most of Feb. 1990 and marked the Stones' first visit to Japan after years of being barred by the national government.

The Stones were in the midst of the Steel Wheels Tour on this release, which ended up marking the end of bassist Bill Wyman‘s long tenure with the band. Check out the complete track listing below, and watch a video of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reminiscing about the show. All 24 tracks on will cost you less than five bucks.

Rolling Stones, ‘Tokyo Dome (Live 1990)’ Tracklist
1. Start Me Up
2. Bitch
3. Sad Sad Sad
4. Harlem Shuffle
5. Tumblin Dice
6. Miss You
7. Ruby Tuesday
8. Almost Hear You Sigh
9. Rock and a Hard Place
10. Mixed Emotions
11. Honky Tonk Women
12. Midnight Rambler
13. You Can't Always Get What You Want
14. Can't Be Seen With You
15. Happy
16. Paint It Black
17. 2000 Light Years
18. Sympathy for the Devil
19. Gimme Shelter
20. Band Intros
21. It's Only Rock N Roll
22. Brown Sugar
23. Satisfaction
24. Jumping Jack Flash

Christopher Andersen, author of 'Mick: the Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger' appeared on Washington D.C. radio station Big 100.3, telling DJ Tommy Griffiths that the Rolling Stones singer made romance a competition. Listen to the clip below of Andersen's account of Jagger steling other rock star's wives or girlfriends, including Eric Clapton (Carla Brunni) , Bryan Ferry (Jerri Hall) and James Taylor (Carly Simon). The author also talks about his relationship with Angelina Jolie.

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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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