Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit to open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum on May 24th

Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit to open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum on May 24th

May 8, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have announced a new exhibit opening on May 24th. 'Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction' will be the Museum’s first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open till March 2014.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice,” “It’s Only Rock And Roll” and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.

Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures.

'50 Years of Satisfaction' will also include a companion exhibit in the Museum’s Library and Archives, which focuses on the band’s 1975-81 touring productions. Some of the more noteworthy items on display include Mick Jagger’s ‘Steel Wheels’ green leather jacket, one of Jagger’s grammar school class photos, Keith Richards’ Rosewood Fender Telecaster, Charlie Watts’ mariachi shirt, Ronnie Wood’s Zemaitis guitar, and Brian Jones’ custom Vox Teardrop guitar.

For the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will launch a fan-generated interactive exhibition on Monday, May 13, inviting people from all over the world to share their photos of memorabilia, artwork, Rolling Stones concerts and more that will populate a multimedia display in the Museum's Rolling Stones exhibit as well as online.

Fans are encouraged to upload their original images to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction to contribute to the submission feed. Images uploaded will be available to be viewed in the exhibit as well as online through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Facebook page throughout the duration of the exhibit!

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Rolling Stones 50 years exhibit

Rock Picks of the Week: Alice In Chains, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Papa Roach, Big Wreck, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock Picks of the Week: Alice In Chains, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Papa Roach, Big Wreck, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dec 21, 2012

Alice In Chains have released their new track 'Hollow' and it lead off on Rock Picks of the Week. The clip for the song includes photos fans have taken or created that were inspired by the track's lyrics after the band post lyrical phrases from the song via Instagram and asked fans to contribute.

The band has finished recording its fifth studio album and second without original vocalist Layne Staley. The new disc is the second from the band with vocalist/guitarist William Duvall and the follow up 2009's 'Black Gives Way To Blue.' There is no official release date yet for the new album, but it should be expected in the spring of 2013. 'Hollow’ will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning Jan. 8th.

Add me to the list giving glowing reviews to the great Gary Clark Jr. for not only his latest album, 'Blak and Blu,' but his career in general. The man is more than well on his way to being one of this generation's guitar greats and if you don't know his name now, you definetely will!. Many are comparing Austin, Texas' Clark Jr. to Jimi Hendrix. Clark Jr. just played with the Stones on their '50 and Counting' tour, and he will be joining many other legends on stage as his potential seems limitless right now. In fact, after his current European tour, Clark will be back in the states for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York's Madison Square Garden on Apr. 12 & 13. It is an amazing lineup of guitar talent, and Gary will be there! Congrats to him on all his accolades! Check out some of these amazing reviews:

"He consolidates Hendrix, Stevie Ray, '90's grunge, hip hop, soul and R&B into a cool mix that makes your jaw drop. He can out groove and out play any (one) on earth, but he's into songs, not showmanship"-
San Antonio Current

“When Gary Clark Jr's right hand hits the strings of his electric guitar, it's almost always a downstroke, as if he wants gravity on his side… the notes fall off his guitar like raindrops." -
Washington Post

This singer-guitarist may be the next Hendrix... churning his distorted strings into a euphoric moment of psychedelia" -
New York Times

"Austin resident Gary Clark Jr., who may be the city's next big music star flashed his blend of blues, soul and rock, mixing fluid, muscular guitar with rootsy bark or a falsetto croon" -
The Wall Street Journal

"Gary Clark Jr. a young force steeped in old sounds.... Ten years in the making, Gary Clark Jr., is about to become an overnight sensation"-
Boston Globe

"Every generation has its chosen one and right now, this is Clark's time" -
Entertainment Weekly

I think he'll live up to it all! Check out his latest track 'Ain't Messin' Round.' I want Gary Clark Jr. to play my house party someday! Below that is the clip of Gary and John Mayer absolutely rocking with the Stones!

Heart have released their next track and video from their amazing 'Fanatic' album. Ann and Nancy Wilson grew up in a military family, and they pay tribute to all of our armed forces in the new clip for the song. Congrats to Ann & Nancy for their so well desrved and overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The ladies and their band changed rock n roll, been a positive for music in general, and have influenced generations of rockers, female and male!! Love you ladies!

Papa Roach have released their second track 'Where Did The Angels Go,' from the new album 'The Connection.' The Vacaville, California rockers are on the road in Europe with Stone Sour for the band's first extended tour since singer Jacoby Shaddix had surgery on his vocal cords in September. The band has overcome that scare and are at full force for the latest tour, which will continue on a co-headlining tour with Stone Sour in the U.S. statrting in early 2013. The tour kicks off on January 20th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Canada's Big Wreck are up next with their track 'Albatross', which conveys feeling and emotion not found in many rock records anymore. Big Wreck are definite survivors of the music biz and in it for the love. The band was formed in 1994 at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, and subsequently signed to Atlantic Records. But after releasing two albums, 1997's 'In Loving Memory Of...' and 2001's 'The Pleasure and the Greed' albums, the four-piece band had a messy break up that was not amicable to say the least.

Frontman/guitarist Ian Thornley is considered one of Canada's top guitarists, and the band still gets significant airplay at rock radio there for tracks such as 'The Oaf (My Luck Is Wasted),' 'That Song' and 'Blown Wide Open.' Thorney carried on with his band 'Thornley', which was on Chad Kroeger's of Nickelback's 604 Records. Thorney released two albums, 2004's 'Come Again' and 2009's 'Tiny Pictures.' During that time he also shared the same management as Rush.

In late 2010, Thornley reconnected with Big Wreck's guitarist Brian Doherty and they toured Canada under the banner "An Evening with Thornley and Big Wreck." In 2011, Thornley left 604 and decided to put out albums via his management's label, Anthem. He, Doherty, guitarist Paula Neta, bassist Dave McMillan and session drummer Chris Henry (Brad Park is live drummer) entered the studio with Thornley producing alongside engineer/mixer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats). Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Death Angel) executive produced.

Under the name Big Wreck again, 'Albatross' was released in Canada this past March and it will come out in the U.S. on Rounder this Feb. 19th. A great track, that I hope brings the band the recognition they deserve in America.

Lynyrd Skynyrd have had great success with their latest album 'Last Of A Dyin' Breed', which is great from start to finish. The band have released a lyric video for 'Good Teacher', and it's our last rock pick of the week. The Skynyrd road machine will continue into 2013, with tour dates on the east coast kicking off on Jan. 15th at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Also look for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to re-air Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 'Last of a Dyin’ Breed' Performance on December 27th. Skynyrd....still kicking ass!!

The Rolling Stones perform with Bruce Springsteen and more at final 2012 ’50 and Counting’ New Jersey concert (video)

The Rolling Stones perform with Bruce Springsteen and more at final 2012 ’50 and Counting’ New Jersey concert (video)

Dec 16, 2012

The Rolling Stones completed their '50 and Counting' mini-tour last night at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center, and the band just continued to gel live more and more with each subsequent performance. Last night (Dec. 15) the band was joined onstage by special guests Bruce Springsteen, former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, the Black Keys, Lady Gaga, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. There's not a whole lot of video posted from the show (or many of the collaborations were posted but have since been removed), but Springsteen, Lady Gaga and a few more performances can be viewed below.

The Pay-Per-View 'One More Shot' labeled show, had Springsteen rocking with Jagger and the band on 'Tumbling Dice,' Lady Gaga adding a fantastic vocal to 'Gimme Shelter,' and the Black Keys joined the Stones for a cover of B.B. King's 'Who Do You Love?' John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. both appeared on a cover of Don Nix’s 'Going Down,' and Mick Taylor joined his former bandmates for 'Midnight Rambler,' as he had done at previous shows. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street also helped out on 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.'

Jagger also touched on a subject weighing heavily on many people’s minds this weekend when he dedicated the evening’s performance of ‘Wild Horses’ to the victims and families of Friday’s Newton, Connecticut school massacre.

With the Coachella 2013 appearance rumors after an initial posting was removed earlier this week by the band on their app, and mention of at least one more festival appearance in the U.K., this doesn't look to be the last shows of the 50th anniversary tour. At the close of the show, Jagger mentioned "This is our last show...of the 50th Anniversary tour." Then Jagger added, "we hope to see you again soon."

Get Off of My Cloud
The Last Time
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter (w/Lady Gaga)
Wild Horses
Going Down (Don Nix cover) (w/John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.)
Dead Flowers
Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley cover) (w/The Black Keys)
Doom and Gloom
One More Shot
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run (Keith Richards)
Happy (Keith Richards)
Midnight Rambler (w/Mick Taylor)
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice (w/Bruce Springsteen)
Brown Sugar
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Rolling Stones News: John Mayer and Mick Taylor jam in New Jersey, band to play Coachella 2013?

Rolling Stones News: John Mayer and Mick Taylor jam in New Jersey, band to play Coachella 2013?

Dec 15, 2012

The Rolling Stones were joined by John Mayer and former Stone Mick Taylor on Thursday night for the first of two shows at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Mayer rocked it, traded guitar leads with Keith Richards on the band’s 1978 classic, 'Respectable,' with Mick Taylor playing 'Midnight Rambler,' as he did with the Stones during their two recent shows in London.

Taylor will also jam with the Stones on Saturday for the fifth and final show of the '50 Years and Counting' tour, which is being offered as a pay-per-view event. The Stones will be joined Saturday by special guests Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys.

As far as the news about playing at the Coachella music festival, reported yesterday that a note under the 'Tour' section on the band's mobile app listed a tour date of April 12 in Indio, California, listed as 'Coachella 2013.'
Shortly after, somebody in the Stones camp realized that it got out, and it was taken down a couple of hours later. A fan captured the image however, which you can see below.

It has also been rumored that the Stones will make a stop next summer at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the U.K.

Rolling Stones rock New York ’50 Years and Counting’ (video)

Rolling Stones rock New York ’50 Years and Counting’ (video)

Dec 9, 2012

The Rolling Stones brought their '50 Years and Counting' mini-tour to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for 2½ hours Saturday night (Dec. 8), It was their first U.S. show of three and featured guests Mary J. Blige (who also joined them for one of the London shows) on 'Gimmie Shelter' and Gary Clark Jr. on 'I'm Going Down,' and all the Stones favorites you would expect. Watch the highlights from the 23 song set below.

"People say, why do you keep doing this?" said Mick Jagger to the audience before kicking into "Brown Sugar." ''Why do you keep touring, coming back? The answer is, you're the reason we're doing this. Thank you for buying our records and coming to our shows for the last 50 years."

The Stones will play two more U.S. shows in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 13 and 15. They also will be a part of the huge 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, joining Paul McCartney, the Who, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Billy Joel, Roger Waters, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi and more.

December 8, 2012, Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY setlist:
Get Off Of My Cloud
I Wanna Be Your Man
The Last Time
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter (with Mary J Blige)
Wild Horses
Going Down (with Gary Clark Jr.)
All Down The Line
Miss You
One More Shot
Doom And Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction