Ladies 'n Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
1st Things first: Stones at Cioachella festival in October! UK/US tourdates? EXHIBITIONISM in London! Totally Stripped out in May! New album in 2016!
April 21 - Coachella / Ronnie & Charity
=> Stones & Young on 2. Coachella night! It's almost save to say, that the Stones will play at the festival this autumn. It's taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California (the Coachella site) from 7-9 October. Apparently, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney will play the first night, the Stones and Neil Young on the second day, and the Who and Roger Waters on the third. Now, Roger Daltrey seems to have spoken out first: see Roger Daltrey confirms The Who part of historic mega-concert (torontosun.com) as well as (theguardian.com). An official announcement which confirms this lineup is still to be waited for, but it's looking very promising. Only real let-down would be the exorbitant ticket prices, that festival is known for even without such a heavyweight-lineup.
=> Charity event: "In Conversation with Ronnie Wood" - Thursday, 28 April 2016, 19:00 - Ham Yard Hotel, London, W1D 7DT "Tusk" is one of the leading conservation charities exclusively focused on Africa. Ticket Price: £75 + Booking Fee of £5.21 (£80.21) - Schedule: Champagne reception and canapes at 7.00 pm. In Conversation with Ronnie Wood commences at 8.00 pm followed by Q&A and a short auction.
April 20 - Some more press
=> Mick about the new album: "I can't say much but there are a lot of different things on this album." There's not much more details to this subject than those we already know, but have a look at this article: Rolling Stones record 'different' LP (list.co.uk)
=> Interesting read about the Coachella festival: The Appeal of the Coachella Way of Life by Carrie Battan (newyorker.com)
=> From rare archival footage and costumes to a stuffed donkey, this is the memorabilia exhibit Stones fans have dreamed about! 'Exhibitionism': Inside Massive New Rolling Stones Exhibit in London (rollingstone.com)
=> Driving down to Jajouka, where the musical ghosts of the Sixties wait: In search of the Rolling Stones amid the dust of Morocco (dailymail.co.uk)
April 16 - Coachella!?
=> Are the Stones going to open the Coachella Music Festival this October? According to Rolling Stone and the LA Times, they are in the finishing stages of getting the deal done. Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones would open the mega concert on Friday with back-to-back sets followed by Neil Young, Paul McCartney, the Who and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters during the following two days! It will be their full stage productions, with full sets, as the LA Times says. Woah! Let's hope for even more good news about more gigs to surface!
April 12 - Totally Stripped for 39,09 Euros / Exhibitionism video
=> Yup! I pre-ordered Totally Stripped today (5 DVD version) for less than 40 Euros. At bol.de, they have 15% reduction for the code "APRIL15SPAREN" (until April 15) and both the blue-ray and DVD formats. Shipping within german borders is free, inside the EU is 8 Euros. You should get similar offers at amazon for your country soon, too (UK, US, etc.),
April 11 - US tourdates? / Exhibitionism spoiler
=> That rumour mill is bubbling on and on. As Mick and Keith said last week, they plan to return to the UK and do some shows. See below. Nevertheless, word has it, that the band is also pondering over some dates in the US, like, in October maybe. In other words: things stay very interesting for us, so we have to keep our eyes and ears open! :-) I have nothing to complain about by now.
=> Exhibitionism is getting lots of reviews, mostly good ones, others soso. From what I read from Stones fans going there, it's just a thrill! Here you can check out 2 reviews as examples: Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones at London's Saatchi Gallery - Review (express.co.uk) and Another lucrative show from the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band (economist.com) or Inside London’s Amazing Rolling Stones Exhibit (thedailybeast.com): "Everyone walks out beaming..."
=> Ok, here comes the Exhibitionism spoiler, hehehe... Thanks to TE from Oslo (iorr.org), we can have two, three glimbs at the early very dark center of the Stones universe, just shortly after it's Big Bang. That namely is EDITH GROVE and, to be even more precise: THE kitchen in Edith Grove... so thanks for the pics, TE! They copied Edith Grove 1:1 for the exhibition as folks have reported - that alone would be a reason for me to get some tickets... If you want more details about that filthy flat, go get all the glory details from Phelge himself: Phelge's Stones - The untold story from Edith Grove and beyond...
April 6 - Exhibitionism Aftermath / New, bluesy album / UK dates possible!
=> Exhibitionism was opened yesterday! The band was there and gave interesting interviews, not only about the exhibition. Read the review Bravura history of the Stones delivers satisfaction at theartsdesk.com or for some tabloid check The Sun.
=> New, 'bluesy' album confirmed for this year! Check out the BBC for this: Rolling Stones confirm new blues-inspired album for 2016. Keith said in an interview: "We're actually in the studio in the moment cutting new stuff" - during these sessions, they also covered some blues standards by Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf. Ronnie added: "We cut 11 songs in two days. Just 'bang' - like that. ... It was like, 'this is what the Stones do, we play blues'."
=> During the interviews at the exhibition, we can now officially accept, that NEW SHOW DATES, probably in the UK are planned in the months to come! Mick can be quoted as saying: "We'll come back to the UK, indeed, ... It doesn't feel very long since we played [here] but actually it's ages ago now." and Keith added: "I think our main thing is playing live these days - within the band, we always feel like the next show is going to be better. For a bunch of reprobates we have an incredible dedication to our job."
April 3 - Exhibitionism this Tuesday
=> This Tuesday, the Stones will open their EXHIBITIONISM at London's Saatchi's Gallery! See Rolling Stones reveal rare posters and photos as they celebrate 50 years on tour for some pics and notes... (mirror.co.uk)
April 2 - Details of TOTALLY STRIPPED / Nice Read
=> Ok, here are the wonderful details of the upcoming release of TOTALLY STRIPPED. Source is Rolling Stones Data and you can order this gem from Amazon Japan - the Basic Edition can be ordered already at some local Amazons - just start a search for it there... OK now for the details. We have 3 editions:
=> Recommended Read: Inside Mick Jagger and Keith Richards's Five-Decade Bromance (vanityfair.com)
March 29 - COMPLETE Havanna MP3 for you!!
=> Thanks to our very kind friend, Christpher L., we can enjoy the comlete historic show in Havana as audience MP3 for free download and further share! So thanks a lot, Christopher! You can now download the ZIP archive via this link (Havana-Cuba-2016.zip, 320 kBits/s MP3, 20 tracks, 320 MB) - best practice would be a right click and "Save under"...
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July 20, 2011 (and for eternity) - The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers And The Lost Photo Session
Ok, this comes a bit late. But since there are no more news about the possible gigs for Hide Park or anything like a tour in 2012 right now, I thought we could use the occasion and look back over yonder...
Recently, a treasure of photographs were discoverd after photographer Peter Webb's negatives went missing after shooting the Stones for that monster record "Sticky Fingers". Then, out of nowhere, they are re-discovered after a gap of almost 40 years. Let's have a look... oh man, have a look at Keith's eyes ...
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