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 ...

Stones Beef Up Security After Concert Shooting

Rolling Stones 2015 Publicity shot
The Rolling Stones are continuing their South American tour under 24-hour armed guard. The security precautions follow the fatal shooting of a vendor during a botched holdup at the La Plata Stadium in Argentina, just after the Stones concert. The band will finish the tour with shows in Brazil, Uruguay, Peru and Colombia, but will travel with a military-type security detail escorting their cars and surrounding their hotels. "Bands like The Rolling Stones are well aware of the risks posed by...

Stones to Trump: Stop Playing Our Songs

The Rolling Stones have joined the chorus of musicians protesting Presidential candidate Donald Trump's use of their music at his rallies. The Daily Beast reports Trump has been playing three Stones classics -- "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil," and "Brown Sugar." A spokesman for the group told the website that no one asked the Stones for permission to use the songs and the band hasn't approved it. Guitarist Keith Richards told Billboard last year, "Can you i...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Stone's 50th: New film but no tour

The long 50th anniversary season -- celebrating the start of the British Invasion -- is getting underway. The Rolling Stones plan to mark their half century together with a documentary to be released in September. It will feature footage dating back to 1963, including film stashed in vaults and from personal collections. Earlier this week, Rolling Stone magazine confirmed the band has postponed its 50th anniversary tour until next year.  The magazine quotes Keith Richards as saying they're ju...