New Stones album will be a return to their roots

The Rolling Stones' "Blue and Lonesome" album will be released December 2.
The Rolling Stones' first studio album in more than a decade will feature a dozen tracks of blues music--the genre that first inspired them in the early 1960s. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts recorded "Blue & Lonesome" in a London studio over three days last December. Polydor will release the album December 2. It features covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter. Eric Clapton joins the Stones on two tracks. The Stones last ...
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Paul and Ringo unite at Beatles movie premiere

Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr – joined by family and friends – reunited in London’s Leicester Square yesterday, for the premiere of a documentary recalling their years on the road. The film, titled "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," was directed by Ron Howard. It follows Paul and Ringo, along with the late John Lennon and George Harrison, starting with their earliest performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, and ending with their final tour concer...
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On Sale: Replicas of Pete Townshend’s smashed guitar

Want a guitar just like the ones Pete Townshend of The Who has smashed on stage over the last 50 years? Townshend is launching a line based on the Gibson Les Paul model he destroyed at the Boston Garden in 1976. The remnants of that shattered instrument are on display at a London museum. Gibson is now offering 150 copies of the “Pete Townshend Gold Top ’76.” The new model comes with a ‘Break Here’ sticker on the back of the guitar near the eighth fret, where the original was broken. Gibson sa...
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Stones begin tour and hint at a new album

Mick Jagger says he's up for recording a new album.
“Funny you should mention (recording),” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said the other day, “Just last week, the word ‘studio’ popped up while we were rehearsing. I said, ‘Well, let’s find a time. I’m ready.’” In the same interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Ronnie Wood said the band has “never been closer.“ Wood told the magazine that the Stones have become more important to Mick Jagger following the death of Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott last year. Jagger recently said h...
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Rolling Stones’ Sax Player Bobby Keys Has Died

Bobby Keys
Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who played on recordings by Eric Clapton and John Lennon and performed one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar,"  died at his home near Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Keys died today after a lengthy illness. He'd been on tour with the Stones earlier this year, before his health prevented him from performing. "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," ...
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Rolling Stones Schedule Concerts in London and Newark

The Rolling Stones will begin the musical part of their 50th anniversary celebration with four concerts -- two in London and two in Newark, NJ. The shows start on Nov. 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena, followed by Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The dates will be the band's first shows as a complete act in five years. The dates come on the heels of "GRRR!," a greatest hits collection due next month featuring two new songs, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot." The Stones' las...
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Listen to the Rolling Stones First New Track in Seven Years

It's titled Doom and Gloom, and it's one of the two new tracks from their new album, GRRR! Greatest Hits, due for release a month from now. The BBC premiered the hard-rocking tune this morning. It's reminiscent of Jumping Jack Flash and Gimme Shelter with a  21st century theme: Doom and Gloom was recorded in Paris a few months ago, along with a second new song, One More Shot, which hasn't been released. Earlier this week, guitarist Keith Richards revealed the Stones have been booked for con...
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Stones Album and Concert: The Hints Just Keep on Coming

The Rolling Stones are advising fans to stand by for a major announcement… perhaps a new record and/or a 50th anniversary concert. The latest tease is posted on the group’s Facebook page and points to a mobile phone app. It pictures a growling animal whose eyes blink. As “Start Me Up” plays in the background, the app displays the message “Keep Your Eyes Peeled.” Just a couple of days ago, Mick Jagger tweeted a photo of himself surrounded by what appears to be the Stones' music gear, in a Pari...
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Could the Beatles Become a Family Affair?

Maybe... if you believe  Paul McCartney's son, James. The 34-year-old guitarist told the BBC that he's interested in creating a second-generation Beatles group. The younger McCartney says John Lennon's son, Sean, and George Harrison's son, Dhani, are also keen on the idea. But Ringo Starr's son, Zak, is not enthusiastic, according to James.  But he raised the possibility that Zak's brother, Jason, might want in. But is it really a possibility?  "Yeah, hopefully, naturally. I don't know...
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Invasion All-Stars Jam in London

  Paul McCartney joined Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and The Who's Roger Daltrey at London's Royal Albert Hall Thursday, for a rousing version of the Beatles' 1969 hit, 'Get Back'.  It's the second time Wood and McCartney have teamed up on the song in recent months. The performance was part of a weeklong series of benefits for the Teenage Cancer Trust. McCartney's sang 30 songs, including Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' and 20 Beatles tunes. During the encore, he brought out...
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