Rolling Stones - 50th Anniversary Rolling Stones Gig Highlights

Last night’s 50th anniversary gig at the Prudential Center in Newark saw The Rolling Stones still very much at the top of their game, as the band performed some of their greatest hits and collaborated with a star-studded list of guest performers.

Among those were acts like John Mayer (bet you didn’t see that one coming), who rocked out alongside Keith Richards, giving the rock legend a run for his money, as well as The Black Keys and none other than the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, who joined The Stones for Tumbling Down. All in all, it was a good night for rock, with the band putting all of their energy into classic hits like 'Brown Sugar', 'Start Me Up,' 'Sympathy for the Devil' and the ever popular '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.'  The most unusual collaboration of the night had to have been with Lady Gaga though, who joined the band for a rendition of 'Gimme Shelter' and it was actually, well, good. The Stones have a history of performing with more poppy artists on occasion, such as Mary J Blige and Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine fame) and it always seemes to work out. It did again this time, with Gaga flaunting not only her impressive singing chops but also her no less spectacular shimmying skills alongside Mick Jagger.

Last night’s gig also had a more serious aspect to it, however, as the Stones and their guest stars took the time to honour the victims of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “I just wanted to take a minute and send our love and condolences to those who lost their loved ones yesterday,” Jagger commented solemnly, before going into a performance of 'Wild Horses,' dedicated to the victims.

Later on in the evening, the frontman’s cryptic farewell sparked a lot of speculation, as he simply said: “This is our last show... of the 50th anniversary tour. Hope to see you again soon.” Could the band have an extended reunion in mind? One can only hope.

 

 

 

 


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Drunk On Power: When Security Fights Back 4279241 News

Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.

After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.

The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger At Rock In Rio
Mick Jagger Was Powerless To Stop The Carnage At Altamont, Despite His Pleas

An incident that many cite as the exact moment where the idealism and universal love of the 60’s counterculture mutated into something altogether more sinister, the Altamont Free Concert was supposed to be a continuation of the hugely successful Woodstock Festival. But where Woodstock has become synonymous with peace and love, Altamont is known only for the excessive and heavy-handed violence dished out by the San Francisco chapter of the Hell’s Angels, who were employed to police the event. In retrospect, the idea to pay the Angels in beer was terrifically ill-judged as the biker gang freely abused their power and set upon members of the extensive crowd who grew increasingly restless due to a lack of space and widespread intoxication. The Hell’s Angels responded to the problem with a series of arbitrary attacks on those at the front of the stage that led to the eventual stabbing of Meredith Hunter, a black concert-goer. Headliners The Rolling Stones could only look on as the situation deteriorated and Mick Jagger’s pleas for calm were ignored.

More: Mick Jagger Plans New Rolling Stones Museum

Pete Wentz & Friends

Pete Wentz In Concert
Pete Wentz Proved He Was Partial To A Punch-Up

At the close of Fall Out Boy’s 2007 show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the band invited fans onstage in a good natured stage invasion designed to give a few lucky fans the chance to get up close to their heroes during the band’s final song, “Saturday”. Members of Fall Out Boy’s own security team aided fans in their attempts to clamber onstage. Yet a separate security team who were employed by the venue took umbrage with the act. Things got heated and before you could say “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” punches were being thrown and bodies were flying. Wentz dived into the crowd, defying his moody pretty boy image to land a few punches. After the situation is difused and Wentz was dragged back onstage he screamed into the microphone “That’s what you get when you f—k with my friends!” It was another case of a band admirably leaping to the defence of their fans and standing up for those who have paid to see them.

More: Pete Wentz Worried Fans Won't Show Up For Reunion Shows

Kurt Cobain & Nirvana

Krist Novoselic And Dave Grohl At Sound City Premiere
Krist & Dave Were Quick To React After Their Bandmate Started A Brawl

At a sold-out Texas show in 1991, just Nirvana were on the cusp of their explosive breakthrough thanks to the rotation of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Kurt found himself in a tempestuous mood thanks to a myriad of sound problems that had already seen him smash the onstage mixing desk. Ontop of this, the show was a veritable sauna thanks to broken air conditioning. The stage was set for chaos and disorder. During the solo to “Love Buzz”, Kurt throws himself in the crowd and a security guard, who has been busy with crowd-surfers throughout the gig, tries to drag the future superstar back onstage- by his hair. Cobain reacts by slamming his guitar into the security guards head, a reaction that are themselves met with several punches back in Kurt’s direction. Bandmates Krist Noveselic and Dave Grohl immediately jump to the rescue of their friend and the show comes to an abrupt stop as the situation threatens to worsen. The security guard is left with a large gash in his head, whilst Kurt is left shaken. Such an incident would only add to the band’s growing notoriety for onstage violence, although the object of their derision was usually their own gear, rather than the head of a pissed-off security guy.

Next page: Action Bronson and DMX

 

Action Bronson

Heavyset New York rapper Action Bronson is partial to two things: food and marijuana. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise to fans that the rapper decided to light what many suspected was a joint at a Portland show in early 2014. Bronson is well known for lighting up onstage and has even been known to hand out free weed to fans at his shows yet one security guard in particular was having none of Bronson’s antics. After several confrontations, the security member got physical with Bronson but found himself shoved to the ground by the 300-pound rapper before the fight was broken up and the show was brought to an unfortunately abrupt conclusion. Lesson learned: don’t stand between a man and his federally illegal drugs.

More: Action Bronson Fights Off Security During Performance

DMX

DMX Live
DMX Has Now Confined His Violent Streak To Organised Martial Arts Fights

DMX is no stranger to a fight, after all he is an accomplished mixed martial-artist and has had frequent run-ins with the law, but in 2009 he decided to take on security after turning up over an hour and a half late to a charity show in Colorado. Entourage in tow, X (real name Earl Simmons) was confronted by security who told him he couldn’t play the show after missing his slot. Confusion still surrounds what actually happened but it has been agreed that a scuffle ensued although it stopped well short of a full-blown riot, as was reported by some news outlets. Strong words were exchanged with threats of arrest levelled at DMX if he dared to take the stage but X was unfazed by such threats, probably due to his familiarity with the finer points of the law and the fact that security guards do not possess such a power of detention.

Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.

After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.

The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger At Rock In Rio
Mick Jagger Was Powerless To Stop The Carnage At Altamont, Despite His Pleas

An incident that many cite as the exact moment where the idealism and universal love of the 60’s counterculture mutated into something altogether more sinister, the Altamont Free Concert was supposed to be a continuation of the hugely successful Woodstock Festival. But where Woodstock has become synonymous with peace and love, Altamont is known only for the excessive and heavy-handed violence dished out by the San Francisco chapter of the Hell’s Angels, who were employed to police the event. In retrospect, the idea to pay the Angels in beer was terrifically ill-judged as the biker gang freely abused their power and set upon members of the extensive crowd who grew increasingly restless due to a lack of space and widespread intoxication. The Hell’s Angels responded to the problem with a series of arbitrary attacks on those at the front of the stage that led to the eventual stabbing of Meredith Hunter, a black concert-goer. Headliners The Rolling Stones could only look on as the situation deteriorated and Mick Jagger’s pleas for calm were ignored.

More: Mick Jagger Plans New Rolling Stones Museum

Pete Wentz & Friends

Pete Wentz In Concert
Pete Wentz Proved He Was Partial To A Punch-Up

At the close of Fall Out Boy’s 2007 show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the band invited fans onstage in a good natured stage invasion designed to give a few lucky fans the chance to get up close to their heroes during the band’s final song, “Saturday”. Members of Fall Out Boy’s own security team aided fans in their attempts to clamber onstage. Yet a separate security team who were employed by the venue took umbrage with the act. Things got heated and before you could say “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” punches were being thrown and bodies were flying. Wentz dived into the crowd, defying his moody pretty boy image to land a few punches. After the situation is difused and Wentz was dragged back onstage he screamed into the microphone “That’s what you get when you f—k with my friends!” It was another case of a band admirably leaping to the defence of their fans and standing up for those who have paid to see them.

More: Pete Wentz Worried Fans Won't Show Up For Reunion Shows

Kurt Cobain & Nirvana

Krist Novoselic And Dave Grohl At Sound City Premiere
Krist & Dave Were Quick To React After Their Bandmate Started A Brawl

At a sold-out Texas show in 1991, just Nirvana were on the cusp of their explosive breakthrough thanks to the rotation of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Kurt found himself in a tempestuous mood thanks to a myriad of sound problems that had already seen him smash the onstage mixing desk. Ontop of this, the show was a veritable sauna thanks to broken air conditioning. The stage was set for chaos and disorder. During the solo to “Love Buzz”, Kurt throws himself in the crowd and a security guard, who has been busy with crowd-surfers throughout the gig, tries to drag the future superstar back onstage- by his hair. Cobain reacts by slamming his guitar into the security guards head, a reaction that are themselves met with several punches back in Kurt’s direction. Bandmates Krist Noveselic and Dave Grohl immediately jump to the rescue of their friend and the show comes to an abrupt stop as the situation threatens to worsen. The security guard is left with a large gash in his head, whilst Kurt is left shaken. Such an incident would only add to the band’s growing notoriety for onstage violence, although the object of their derision was usually their own gear, rather than the head of a pissed-off security guy.

Next page: Action Bronson and DMX

 

Action Bronson

Heavyset New York rapper Action Bronson is partial to two things: food and marijuana. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise to fans that the rapper decided to light what many suspected was a joint at a Portland show in early 2014. Bronson is well known for lighting up onstage and has even been known to hand out free weed to fans at his shows yet one security guard in particular was having none of Bronson’s antics. After several confrontations, the security member got physical with Bronson but found himself shoved to the ground by the 300-pound rapper before the fight was broken up and the show was brought to an unfortunately abrupt conclusion. Lesson learned: don’t stand between a man and his federally illegal drugs.

More: Action Bronson Fights Off Security During Performance

DMX

DMX Live
DMX Has Now Confined His Violent Streak To Organised Martial Arts Fights

DMX is no stranger to a fight, after all he is an accomplished mixed martial-artist and has had frequent run-ins with the law, but in 2009 he decided to take on security after turning up over an hour and a half late to a charity show in Colorado. Entourage in tow, X (real name Earl Simmons) was confronted by security who told him he couldn’t play the show after missing his slot. Confusion still surrounds what actually happened but it has been agreed that a scuffle ensued although it stopped well short of a full-blown riot, as was reported by some news outlets. Strong words were exchanged with threats of arrest levelled at DMX if he dared to take the stage but X was unfazed by such threats, probably due to his familiarity with the finer points of the law and the fact that security guards do not possess such a power of detention.

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Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video 4267129 News

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense of humour as well as his ability to laugh at himself by dismissing the Python troupe as "a bunch of wrinkly old men."

Jagger is shown sitting on his sofa with drummer Charlie Watts watching the World Cup before discussing Python's reunion. "Monty Python? Are they still going?" he asks in mock amazement. "Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the Sixties."

When an aide tells him that tickets for the first gig at London's O2 arena sold out in 40 seconds, Jagger replies "Wow. They must be coining it in. That's pretty amazing," adding "But they're still a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. I mean, the best one died years ago!"

It was announced in November that John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones were to reunite and perform together with just the one stage show announced at first. Such was the intense demand for seats at the event that organisers extended the O2 stint until the 5th July 2014.

More: Final live 'Monty Python' show to be broadcast live on television.

The fab five have promised a "pretty filthy" and "spectacular" "pre-posthumous memorial" to the celebrated comedy troupe's illustrious career. The live shows will feature dancing girls in Agent Provocateur underwear, new material alongside old favourites, and a cameo from British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Of the scientist's involvement, Eric Idle said "He's a fan. He was asked and within one minute he said yes," via The Telegraph. John Cleese revealed at a press conference yesterday that the shows were costing £4.5 million to stage and despite speculation that the group could embark on a world tour, he ruled that these ten shows would be their last.

More: 'Monty Python' release own version of England football anthem for World Cup.

The group admitted that that performing at their age - an average of 72 -  is hard work, and said they had drawn inspiration from Jagger's famous onstage antics. "The opening number is quite energetic. We leap around and it sets the standard. I'm quite worn out after the first number. We've got Jagger as an example and we can still move fast around the stage," Cleese said, adding that the team "have lots of Viagra in our dressing room".

"It really is a very high-powered, energetic show, especially for 70-year-old men. People of this age moving at this speed is quite extraordinary," said Gilliam. "It's the next day you realise what you've done to your body."

Monty Python Reunion Photocall
Monty Python Gears Up For Their Live Show Debut At The O2 Arena Tonight.

Mick Jagger Rock In Rio
Mick Jagger Jokingly Mocks The Troupe For Putting On The Shows In A New Promo Clip.

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense of humour as well as his ability to laugh at himself by dismissing the Python troupe as "a bunch of wrinkly old men."

Jagger is shown sitting on his sofa with drummer Charlie Watts watching the World Cup before discussing Python's reunion. "Monty Python? Are they still going?" he asks in mock amazement. "Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the Sixties."

When an aide tells him that tickets for the first gig at London's O2 arena sold out in 40 seconds, Jagger replies "Wow. They must be coining it in. That's pretty amazing," adding "But they're still a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. I mean, the best one died years ago!"

It was announced in November that John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones were to reunite and perform together with just the one stage show announced at first. Such was the intense demand for seats at the event that organisers extended the O2 stint until the 5th July 2014.

More: Final live 'Monty Python' show to be broadcast live on television.

The fab five have promised a "pretty filthy" and "spectacular" "pre-posthumous memorial" to the celebrated comedy troupe's illustrious career. The live shows will feature dancing girls in Agent Provocateur underwear, new material alongside old favourites, and a cameo from British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Of the scientist's involvement, Eric Idle said "He's a fan. He was asked and within one minute he said yes," via The Telegraph. John Cleese revealed at a press conference yesterday that the shows were costing £4.5 million to stage and despite speculation that the group could embark on a world tour, he ruled that these ten shows would be their last.

More: 'Monty Python' release own version of England football anthem for World Cup.

The group admitted that that performing at their age - an average of 72 -  is hard work, and said they had drawn inspiration from Jagger's famous onstage antics. "The opening number is quite energetic. We leap around and it sets the standard. I'm quite worn out after the first number. We've got Jagger as an example and we can still move fast around the stage," Cleese said, adding that the team "have lots of Viagra in our dressing room".

"It really is a very high-powered, energetic show, especially for 70-year-old men. People of this age moving at this speed is quite extraordinary," said Gilliam. "It's the next day you realise what you've done to your body."

Monty Python Reunion Photocall
Monty Python Gears Up For Their Live Show Debut At The O2 Arena Tonight.

Mick Jagger Rock In Rio
Mick Jagger Jokingly Mocks The Troupe For Putting On The Shows In A New Promo Clip.

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The Rolling Stones Say Goodbye to "Formidable" Bobby Womack 4266278 News

The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul legend Bobby Womack after his death on Friday, aged 70. Womack had suffered from colon cancer and diabetes. The Stones' association with the singer dares back to 1964 when the band covered It's All Over Now, originally recorded by Womack's group The Valentinos.

Bobby WomackBobby Womack Performing in Liverpool

"Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us," the tribute read on the Stones' Facebook page. "He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend."

More: Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Bobby Womack

The Rolling Stones' version of It's All Over Now reached the top of the U.K. singles charts.

Ten years later, Womack collaborated with Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood on his second solo album, Now Look. Twelve years later, Womack lent backing vocals to the Stones hit 'Harlem Shuffle'.

Other artists to pay tribute to the late soul star include the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, Big Boi, CeeLo Green, indie rockers PAPA, MC Hammer, Ronald Isley and Arsenio Hall.

Flea said: "Oh man the great Bobby Womack is gone.  What a beautiful dude. Bobby forever"

Isley said on Twitter: "I am sad to hear of the passing of my long time friend Bobby Womack. He was a special person with a special talent. I will truly miss him."

More: Remembering Bobby Womack

The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to the late soul legend Bobby Womack after his death on Friday, aged 70. Womack had suffered from colon cancer and diabetes. The Stones' association with the singer dares back to 1964 when the band covered It's All Over Now, originally recorded by Womack's group The Valentinos.

Bobby WomackBobby Womack Performing in Liverpool

"Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us," the tribute read on the Stones' Facebook page. "He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend."

More: Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Bobby Womack

The Rolling Stones' version of It's All Over Now reached the top of the U.K. singles charts.

Ten years later, Womack collaborated with Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood on his second solo album, Now Look. Twelve years later, Womack lent backing vocals to the Stones hit 'Harlem Shuffle'.

Other artists to pay tribute to the late soul star include the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, Big Boi, CeeLo Green, indie rockers PAPA, MC Hammer, Ronald Isley and Arsenio Hall.

Flea said: "Oh man the great Bobby Womack is gone.  What a beautiful dude. Bobby forever"

Isley said on Twitter: "I am sad to hear of the passing of my long time friend Bobby Womack. He was a special person with a special talent. I will truly miss him."

More: Remembering Bobby Womack

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The Rolling Stones Pay Tribute To The Late, Great Bobby Womack 4265420 News

Bobby Womack’s death on Friday was followed by a wave of grief and condolences by his friends and fans. The Rolling Stones were among the first to pay tribute to the legendary musician – and they did so via a post on their official website.

Bobby Womack
Womack's work has influenced musicians and songwriters across genre lines.

“Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us,” the note reads. “He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend.”

The Stones have expressed their appreciation of Womack on multiple occasions, since they first did a cover of of the song It's All Over Now, originally recorded by Womack’s group the the Valentinos. The Rolling Stones’ version reached the top of the U.K. singles charts.

More: R.I.P. Bobby Womack - Remembering The Soul Legend And Songwriting Master

More: Bobby Womack, Vocalist And Songwriting Genius, Dies At 70

A decade later, the band’s guitarist Ronnie Wood enlisted the help of the blues great for his second solo album New Look. Then in 1986, with the help of Womack on backing vocals, the Rolling Stones scored a No. 5 hit on the Hot 100 with their cover of Harlem Shuffle.

The Stones aren’t the first musicians to pay tribute to the blues icon. In the two days since his passing, Q-Tip, the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, El-P, A-Trak, DJ Premiere, Arsenio Hall, MC Hammer, Big Boi, CeeLo Green, indie rockers PAPA, Ronald Isley and many others have commemorated the man in their own ways.

Bobby Womack
Womack left behind a legacy of friends and devotees.

Bobby Womack’s death on Friday was followed by a wave of grief and condolences by his friends and fans. The Rolling Stones were among the first to pay tribute to the legendary musician – and they did so via a post on their official website.

Bobby Womack
Womack's work has influenced musicians and songwriters across genre lines.

“Bobby Womack was a huge influence on us,” the note reads. “He was a true pioneer of soul and R&B, whose voice and songwriting touched millions. On stage, his presence was formidable. His talents put him up there with the greats. We will remember him, first and foremost, as a friend.”

The Stones have expressed their appreciation of Womack on multiple occasions, since they first did a cover of of the song It's All Over Now, originally recorded by Womack’s group the the Valentinos. The Rolling Stones’ version reached the top of the U.K. singles charts.

More: R.I.P. Bobby Womack - Remembering The Soul Legend And Songwriting Master

More: Bobby Womack, Vocalist And Songwriting Genius, Dies At 70

A decade later, the band’s guitarist Ronnie Wood enlisted the help of the blues great for his second solo album New Look. Then in 1986, with the help of Womack on backing vocals, the Rolling Stones scored a No. 5 hit on the Hot 100 with their cover of Harlem Shuffle.

The Stones aren’t the first musicians to pay tribute to the blues icon. In the two days since his passing, Q-Tip, the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, El-P, A-Trak, DJ Premiere, Arsenio Hall, MC Hammer, Big Boi, CeeLo Green, indie rockers PAPA, Ronald Isley and many others have commemorated the man in their own ways.

Bobby Womack
Womack left behind a legacy of friends and devotees.

29th June 2014 4043833
Was Mick Jagger's Photo With Israeli Model Noa Tishby That Big Of A Deal? 4236444 News

Mick Jagger has been photographed with another beautiful woman and online media outlets are all over it. After The Rolling Stones played in Tel Aviv this week, Jagger apparently spent some time with Israeli model Noa Tishby. She later posted a shot of herself with the aging rocker to her Instagram account.

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“Thank you @mickjagger for amazing few days in Israel,” she gushed after seeing the band play in Tel Aviv last week. “Thank you for showing us all how to rock it like a legend.”

The photo comes just days after the rocker was photographed in Zurich with a “mystery woman” and subsequently criticised by the sister of his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

Mick Jagger
As the 14 ON FIRE tour continues, Jagger gives gossip blogs yet more fuel.

Of course, nothing proves that Jagger and Tishby are anything more than friends, but the photo was enough to fuel the story.

As for the Stones’ 14 ON FIRE tour, the band is due to make stops in Berlin, Paris, Vienna Dusseldorf, Rome, Madrid and Werchter, Belgium before the end of June. After that, they have a few remaining dates in Europe, before moving on to the Australian leg of the tour. The tour's final stop will be in Auckland, New Zealand on November 22.

More: Keith Richards Will Write Children's Picture Book

More: Signed Early Photo Of The Rolling Stones Goes Under The Hammer At Barnard Castle

Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen
The Stones still have the European and Australian legs of the tour ahead.

Mick Jagger has been photographed with another beautiful woman and online media outlets are all over it. After The Rolling Stones played in Tel Aviv this week, Jagger apparently spent some time with Israeli model Noa Tishby. She later posted a shot of herself with the aging rocker to her Instagram account.

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“Thank you @mickjagger for amazing few days in Israel,” she gushed after seeing the band play in Tel Aviv last week. “Thank you for showing us all how to rock it like a legend.”

The photo comes just days after the rocker was photographed in Zurich with a “mystery woman” and subsequently criticised by the sister of his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

Mick Jagger
As the 14 ON FIRE tour continues, Jagger gives gossip blogs yet more fuel.

Of course, nothing proves that Jagger and Tishby are anything more than friends, but the photo was enough to fuel the story.

As for the Stones’ 14 ON FIRE tour, the band is due to make stops in Berlin, Paris, Vienna Dusseldorf, Rome, Madrid and Werchter, Belgium before the end of June. After that, they have a few remaining dates in Europe, before moving on to the Australian leg of the tour. The tour's final stop will be in Auckland, New Zealand on November 22.

More: Keith Richards Will Write Children's Picture Book

More: Signed Early Photo Of The Rolling Stones Goes Under The Hammer At Barnard Castle

Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen
The Stones still have the European and Australian legs of the tour ahead.

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The Temperance Movement Support Rolling Stones As Special Guests For 4 European 2014 Dates 4218979 Press Releases

The UK's finest new blues rock band, The Temperance Movement, will be special guests to the Rolling Stones on four European dates next month. The band will also play Download June 13th and T in the Park July 12th.
 
In little more than a year, the Temperance Movement have gone from playing pubs to selling out the Shepherd's Bush Empire and now playing Stadiums with the Stones. Apparently dreams do come true!
 
Guitarist Paul Sayer says: "I remember hearing 'Tumbling Dice' for the first time when I was a kid and it made me want to pick up a guitar and write songs. They're the best rock and roll band in the world. We've been told Mick personally asked for us. So impressive that the band are still in touch and interested in new music. It's gonna be a blast."
 
The band's acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in September 2013. A deluxe version of that album with new tracks will be released this autumn.
 
The Temperance Movement are: Phil Campbell (vocals), Luke Potashnick (guitars), Paul Sayer (guitars), Nick Fyffe (bass) and Damian Wilson (drums).

The UK's finest new blues rock band, The Temperance Movement, will be special guests to the Rolling Stones on four European dates next month. The band will also play Download June 13th and T in the Park July 12th.
 
In little more than a year, the Temperance Movement have gone from playing pubs to selling out the Shepherd's Bush Empire and now playing Stadiums with the Stones. Apparently dreams do come true!
 
Guitarist Paul Sayer says: "I remember hearing 'Tumbling Dice' for the first time when I was a kid and it made me want to pick up a guitar and write songs. They're the best rock and roll band in the world. We've been told Mick personally asked for us. So impressive that the band are still in touch and interested in new music. It's gonna be a blast."
 
The band's acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in September 2013. A deluxe version of that album with new tracks will be released this autumn.
 
The Temperance Movement are: Phil Campbell (vocals), Luke Potashnick (guitars), Paul Sayer (guitars), Nick Fyffe (bass) and Damian Wilson (drums).

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The Rolling Stones Resume Tour With Sold-Out Show Two Months After L'Wren Scott's Suicide 4216803 News

The Rolling Stones recommenced their '14 on Fire' concert tour, which is a tribute to their 50th anniversary of dominating rock & roll music around the world, with a sold-out show in Oslo, Norway, on Monday night (May 26th).

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are back on tour

The iconic Rock band were forced to abandoned their tour two months earlier after frontman Mick Jagger's longtime love, L'Wren Scott, committed suicide.

The Stones spent a full week practising in Oslo's film studio complex Filmparken, and took part in a dress rehearsal on Saturday night (May 24th) at Telenor Arena.

Playing in front of a 23,000 strong rowdy crowd, Jagger expressed his excitement to be back on stage but didn't once make any reference to his late girlfriend.

MORE: L'Wren Scott Is Laid To Rest In Los Angeles Funeral Attended By Mick Jagger, Close Family And Friends

"We first played Oslo in June 1965," he told the audience. "We played nine songs - we've played more than that already!"

The two-hour set featured their fan favorite hits such as 'Satisfaction,' 'Brown Sugar,' 'All Down the Line,' 'Emotional Rescue,' 'Jumpin' Jack Flash,' 'Let's Spend the Night Together,' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.'

"Condensation literally ran down the walls," said Swedish newspaper Goteborgs-Posten in its review, written by Johan Lindqvist. "Despite all the years, the size of the arena and the giant video screens, the Rolling Stones are still that little blues-rock band from the clubs in London."

Mick Jagger
Jagger needed time off to deal with the death of Scott

MORE: Mick Jagger shares emotional tribute to L'Wren Scott

In March, the band postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand to give Jagger time to grieve for Scott.

The body of the fashion designer was discovered in her Manhattan apartment after an apparent suicide over two months ago. The 49 year-old's assistant found her hanging from a scarf on a doorknob at 200 11th Avenue around 10am, on the morning of March 17th.

All members of The Stones attended a memorial service for Scott earlier this Month, and Jagger sang Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' as a musical tribute to his late girlfriend.

The Rolling Stones recommenced their '14 on Fire' concert tour, which is a tribute to their 50th anniversary of dominating rock & roll music around the world, with a sold-out show in Oslo, Norway, on Monday night (May 26th).

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are back on tour

The iconic Rock band were forced to abandoned their tour two months earlier after frontman Mick Jagger's longtime love, L'Wren Scott, committed suicide.

The Stones spent a full week practising in Oslo's film studio complex Filmparken, and took part in a dress rehearsal on Saturday night (May 24th) at Telenor Arena.

Playing in front of a 23,000 strong rowdy crowd, Jagger expressed his excitement to be back on stage but didn't once make any reference to his late girlfriend.

MORE: L'Wren Scott Is Laid To Rest In Los Angeles Funeral Attended By Mick Jagger, Close Family And Friends

"We first played Oslo in June 1965," he told the audience. "We played nine songs - we've played more than that already!"

The two-hour set featured their fan favorite hits such as 'Satisfaction,' 'Brown Sugar,' 'All Down the Line,' 'Emotional Rescue,' 'Jumpin' Jack Flash,' 'Let's Spend the Night Together,' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.'

"Condensation literally ran down the walls," said Swedish newspaper Goteborgs-Posten in its review, written by Johan Lindqvist. "Despite all the years, the size of the arena and the giant video screens, the Rolling Stones are still that little blues-rock band from the clubs in London."

Mick Jagger
Jagger needed time off to deal with the death of Scott

MORE: Mick Jagger shares emotional tribute to L'Wren Scott

In March, the band postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand to give Jagger time to grieve for Scott.

The body of the fashion designer was discovered in her Manhattan apartment after an apparent suicide over two months ago. The 49 year-old's assistant found her hanging from a scarf on a doorknob at 200 11th Avenue around 10am, on the morning of March 17th.

All members of The Stones attended a memorial service for Scott earlier this Month, and Jagger sang Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' as a musical tribute to his late girlfriend.

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The Rolling Stones Are Back On It (Their World Tour, That Is) 4215580 News

After the turmoil and a short break following the death of L’Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones are back on tour once again. Their current worldwide run was cut short back in March, after the 49-year-old fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend was found hanged in her New York apartment. Her death was attributed to suicide.

Rolling Stones
The Stones are back and powering through the remainder of their tour.

The iconic band resumed the world tour on Monday with a two-hour show at Oslo’s Telenor Arena. Jagger made no mention of Scott during the show, but the band did give it their all, playing a high-energy gig for a crowd of 23,000.

The Stones have been in Oslo for the past week , rehearsing for their upcoming date at Filmparken, a film studio complex in a quiet suburb. According to the Mirror, there seems to have been no errant partying during their current visit to Norway either. The Stones have been spotted out only once, dining at Oslo’s Theatercaféen on Sunday. Jagger also posted his first Instagram shot after a long break from Norway. He accompanied the pensive photo with the caption: “Had a beautiful walk in Frogner Park, Oslo.

"Looking forward to the first show! Mick.”

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Following their Scandinavian dates, the band are set to take their tour to Lisbon, Zurich, Tel-Aviv and the Netherlands.

More: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Will Write Children's Picture Book

More: Why Can't The Stones Sell Out Staples Center

Watch The Stones perform Satisfaction live in the video below.

3712730-1;noautoplay; The Rolling Stones Satisfaction (Live) - 5.07.2013 11:13:51

After the turmoil and a short break following the death of L’Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones are back on tour once again. Their current worldwide run was cut short back in March, after the 49-year-old fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend was found hanged in her New York apartment. Her death was attributed to suicide.

Rolling Stones
The Stones are back and powering through the remainder of their tour.

The iconic band resumed the world tour on Monday with a two-hour show at Oslo’s Telenor Arena. Jagger made no mention of Scott during the show, but the band did give it their all, playing a high-energy gig for a crowd of 23,000.

The Stones have been in Oslo for the past week , rehearsing for their upcoming date at Filmparken, a film studio complex in a quiet suburb. According to the Mirror, there seems to have been no errant partying during their current visit to Norway either. The Stones have been spotted out only once, dining at Oslo’s Theatercaféen on Sunday. Jagger also posted his first Instagram shot after a long break from Norway. He accompanied the pensive photo with the caption: “Had a beautiful walk in Frogner Park, Oslo.

"Looking forward to the first show! Mick.”

<iframe src="//instagram.com/p/odfSLnRVBs/embed/" width="636" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

 

Following their Scandinavian dates, the band are set to take their tour to Lisbon, Zurich, Tel-Aviv and the Netherlands.

More: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Will Write Children's Picture Book

More: Why Can't The Stones Sell Out Staples Center

Watch The Stones perform Satisfaction live in the video below.

3712730-1;noautoplay; The Rolling Stones Satisfaction (Live) - 5.07.2013 11:13:51

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Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences! 4209125 News

We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.

The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.

The best of BelgiumBelgium
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.

The best of CroatiaCroatia
- Soundwave Croatia (July 17th - 21st): Entering its sixth year, Soundwave offers five days of some of the best dance and electronic music around and all while you're relaxing by the gloriously blue waters in The Garden Tisno bay. While you're not swimming though, you can still enjoy the sun at the open air nightclub - there's no room for indoor entertainment here, bring your sun cream!
- The Garden Festival (July 2nd - 9th): Tisno is so popular with visitors, that Soundwave isn't the only event set up there. If you couldn't get tickets for that, check out The Garden Festival - same sunny atmosphere with another huge line-up of DJ sets.
- Dimensions Festival (August 28th-30th): If you're not into dance music, there's a much more eclectic line-up awaiting you at Dimensions. But it's all about the epic fort stages and sunset illuminated boat parties during this end of summer show.

Denmark's finestDenmark
- Roskilde Festival (June 29th - July 6th): Roskilde is one of Europe's most ancient towns and its major festival has similarly been running for a long time. Its longevity itself may be impressive, given the amount of events we've sadly seen close over the past few years, but over 40 years on it's still providing visitors with some of the best international rock the world has to offer. Topping the bill this year is none other than The Rolling Stones.
- NorthSide (June 13th-15th): Having sold out three weeks earlier than last year, NorthSide festival is definitely on a roll - and only in its fifth year! If you're not used to the impressive architecture of Scandinavian towns, you'll be totally enchanted by NorthSide. Plus the line-up is hard to beat with headline sets from Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky and more.

The best of FranceFrance
- Rock en Seine (August 22nd - 24th): Rock en Seine takes place at the Château de Saint-Cloud park in the west of Paris, featuring Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Lana Del Rey and many more. Rock en Seine also has creative workshops for children, such as guitar lessons without the parents, so it's a great experience for people of all ages. 
- La Route Du Rock (August 13th - 16th): Held in Saint-Malo, the Summer edition of the biannual indie/electronic festival returns with its renowned beach stage for the day and castle stage for the night. La Route Du Rock has amazing settings for amazing bands be it during the Summer, or during the Winter edition where you'll be rocking out way too hard to feel the cold.
- Hellfest (June 20th - 22nd): France's highly established rock/metal festival will this year play host to legendary bands from Black Sabbath to Slayer. Covering the whole spectrum of rock music over six different stages, be it thrash metal or punk, Hellfest will surely satisfy any die hard rocker's needs.

The best of GermanyGermany
- Rock am Ring (June 5th - 8th): Along with its sister event Rock im Park (Rock in the Park), Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) is four days of incredible music that's so brilliant, they had to organise two events simultaneously! And it's easy to see why with such high-calibre bands from Iron Maiden to Nine Inch Nails. 
- Melt Festival (July 18th - 20th): Having taken place in Ferropolis (also known as The City Of Iron) since 1999, Melt Festival has a rich history of 'Electronic meets Rock' line-ups and 2014's event continues this legacy, along with its custom colossal iron cranes that oversee the venue. It's a breath-taking sight!
- Hurricane Festival (June 20th - 22nd): Here's hoping the weather doesn't live up to the name this year, Hurricane presents mainstream music in its coolest form with Arcade Fire and Volbeat heading the line-up. With only 5,000 tickets left, be sure to hurry up and buy one for yourself before this event sells out.

Sziget in HungaryHungary
- Sziget (August 11th - 18th): It's not always easy for the younger generations to find somewhere they can relax, have fun and generally do what they want to do, but when Sziget came about in 1993, there was finally a place for teens to enjoy great music and entertainment: the Island of Freedom! It is far from being just about the music though with so much going on from circus to theatre, and right next to the glorious Danube river. With nearly 400,000 festival goers each year, the week-long event remains one of the most eclectic, vibrant and infectiously enjoyable festivals in all of Europe.

Iceland Airwaves 2014Iceland
- Iceland Airwaves (November 5th - 9th): Reykjavík has got to be one of the prettiest cities in Europe with a gorgeous mountainous horizon and a spectacular nightlife, so if you're going to visit anywhere in Iceland, check out the capital. Iceland Airwaves is the perfect excuse too, with its massive range of local and international artists to party to such as East India Youth, The Flaming Lips, PINS and Rökkurró. It's the perfect post-Summer vacation with various package deals and very affordable tickets, as well as plenty of stuff to do in and around the city.

The Best of NetherlandsNetherlands
- Pinkpop (June 7th - 9th): Having started in 1970, Pinkpop is one of the longest running major festivals in Europe.  Constantly delivering great line ups for fans of different kinds of music, this year sees the likes of The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys. Pinkpop certainly doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
- Mysteryland (August 23rd - 25th): MysteryLand was the first, and now the oldest dance festival in the Netherlands. Traditionally taking place on the last Saturday of August, there surely isn't a better way to end your summer than by raving to some of the hottest acts in dance music alongside some incredible illuminated art installations that just get bigger and better each year.
- Best Kept Secret (June 20th - 22nd): Taking place at the rather isolated lakeside venue of Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek, it's easy to see why this is the Netherlands 'best kept secret'. Priding itself on being focussed '100% on music', this year sees big names such as Elbow and Pixies, as well as emerging talent like Chvurches and Cheatahs. 

Oya FestivalNorway
- Oya Festival (August 5th - 9th): Starting out in 1999 with humble beginnings, Oya Festival has grown to be one of Europe's biggest festivals. But it isn't just one of the largest, it's undoubtedly one of the greenest with the team working all year round to find ways to be more environmentally friendly in various ways be it waste disposal, transport, power supply or leaflets. It's all about encouraging people to take care of the environment around them and send a positive message to music lovers everywhere.

Open'er & Off FestivalPoland
- Open'er Festival (July 2nd - 5th): Having started in 2002, Poland's Open'er Festival, taking place in Gdynia, has always had great music, but in recent years has also had stunning art with areas dedicated to theatrical performances, documentaries and fashions shows. Open'er Festival is a celebration of creativity in all forms.
- OFF Festival (August 1st - 3rd): Priding itself on delivering the best, even if not the most popular in alternative music, OFF Festival is the place to be for alternative music lovers and there's no reason not to go with the very affordable ticket prices that are more than worth paying for this incredible experience.

Exit FestivalSerbia
- Exit Festival (July 10th - 13th): Starting out as a student movement for peace activism in Serbia and the Balkans, Exit Festival has gone on to be an extremely prestigious festival even winning the award for 'Best Major European festival' at the EU Festival Awards. To this day, Exit Festival is run by a non-profit organisation and still has a strong social mission in helping youth in the Balkans. To make the festival even more impressive, it is held at the monumental Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad. 

Spain's best picksSpain
- Primavera Sound (June 5th - 7th): Spain is one of the key festival locations in Europe with Primavera likely being it's most well-known worldwide. This year you can even get a preview of what's to be heard with Rough Trade having teamed up with festival organisers to produce a double CD. The Barcelona based event has been going on since 2001 and the excitement only gets more intense each year.
- Benicassim (July 17th - 20th): Also known as Fib, Benicassim is one of Spain's best beachside music festivals with four days of all your favourite mainstream music. It's particularly exciting this year as it sees a reunion show from much-loved British rockers The Libertines, who headline Saturday's spectacular bill.
- Sonar (June 12th - 14th): Electronic music at its finest, Sonar is all about cutting edge production and creativity. Exhibitions from universities and various other companies will be taking place throughout the weekend with everything from Berklee College's Technology Innovation Lab, Oval Sound's progressive percussion and IAAC's portrait projects.
- Ibiza Rocks (June - September) : Leaving the mainland, party island Ibiza presents an entire Summer of revelry, pop music and other sun-soaked entertainment. From its opening party with Haim to its closing event with Bombay Bicycle Club, you've literally got no excuse to embrace Ibiza this season. Or Mallorca, if you prefer!

Way Out West & Sweden Rocks!Sweden
- Way Out West (August 7th - 9th): Having started in 2007, Way Out West is a fast-rising, unique festival that utilises both clubs in Gothenburg and fields in Slottsskogen. You can travel from one to the other in ten minutes by tram, so travel is not an issue for those nightowl festival goers that simply can't stop partying. Fortunately, there's Stay Out West - so the fun literally never stops!
- Sweden Rock Festival (June 4th - 7th): Sweden's biggest annual rock and metal event regularly plays host to some of the biggest names in the genres with this year being no exception; Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and many more will hit the stages this year. Also, Sweden Rock Festival lets you vote for the bands you'd like to see at future events on their website, truly giving the fans what they want.

Europe has so much diversity to offer and not just in terms of music. Whatever you want from a Summer holiday this year, we're doubting that there's nothing of interest here so grab the sun cream and start preparing to go continental this festival season!

We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.

The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.

The best of BelgiumBelgium
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.

The best of CroatiaCroatia
- Soundwave Croatia (July 17th - 21st): Entering its sixth year, Soundwave offers five days of some of the best dance and electronic music around and all while you're relaxing by the gloriously blue waters in The Garden Tisno bay. While you're not swimming though, you can still enjoy the sun at the open air nightclub - there's no room for indoor entertainment here, bring your sun cream!
- The Garden Festival (July 2nd - 9th): Tisno is so popular with visitors, that Soundwave isn't the only event set up there. If you couldn't get tickets for that, check out The Garden Festival - same sunny atmosphere with another huge line-up of DJ sets.
- Dimensions Festival (August 28th-30th): If you're not into dance music, there's a much more eclectic line-up awaiting you at Dimensions. But it's all about the epic fort stages and sunset illuminated boat parties during this end of summer show.

Denmark's finestDenmark
- Roskilde Festival (June 29th - July 6th): Roskilde is one of Europe's most ancient towns and its major festival has similarly been running for a long time. Its longevity itself may be impressive, given the amount of events we've sadly seen close over the past few years, but over 40 years on it's still providing visitors with some of the best international rock the world has to offer. Topping the bill this year is none other than The Rolling Stones.
- NorthSide (June 13th-15th): Having sold out three weeks earlier than last year, NorthSide festival is definitely on a roll - and only in its fifth year! If you're not used to the impressive architecture of Scandinavian towns, you'll be totally enchanted by NorthSide. Plus the line-up is hard to beat with headline sets from Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky and more.

The best of FranceFrance
- Rock en Seine (August 22nd - 24th): Rock en Seine takes place at the Château de Saint-Cloud park in the west of Paris, featuring Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Lana Del Rey and many more. Rock en Seine also has creative workshops for children, such as guitar lessons without the parents, so it's a great experience for people of all ages. 
- La Route Du Rock (August 13th - 16th): Held in Saint-Malo, the Summer edition of the biannual indie/electronic festival returns with its renowned beach stage for the day and castle stage for the night. La Route Du Rock has amazing settings for amazing bands be it during the Summer, or during the Winter edition where you'll be rocking out way too hard to feel the cold.
- Hellfest (June 20th - 22nd): France's highly established rock/metal festival will this year play host to legendary bands from Black Sabbath to Slayer. Covering the whole spectrum of rock music over six different stages, be it thrash metal or punk, Hellfest will surely satisfy any die hard rocker's needs.

The best of GermanyGermany
- Rock am Ring (June 5th - 8th): Along with its sister event Rock im Park (Rock in the Park), Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) is four days of incredible music that's so brilliant, they had to organise two events simultaneously! And it's easy to see why with such high-calibre bands from Iron Maiden to Nine Inch Nails. 
- Melt Festival (July 18th - 20th): Having taken place in Ferropolis (also known as The City Of Iron) since 1999, Melt Festival has a rich history of 'Electronic meets Rock' line-ups and 2014's event continues this legacy, along with its custom colossal iron cranes that oversee the venue. It's a breath-taking sight!
- Hurricane Festival (June 20th - 22nd): Here's hoping the weather doesn't live up to the name this year, Hurricane presents mainstream music in its coolest form with Arcade Fire and Volbeat heading the line-up. With only 5,000 tickets left, be sure to hurry up and buy one for yourself before this event sells out.

Sziget in HungaryHungary
- Sziget (August 11th - 18th): It's not always easy for the younger generations to find somewhere they can relax, have fun and generally do what they want to do, but when Sziget came about in 1993, there was finally a place for teens to enjoy great music and entertainment: the Island of Freedom! It is far from being just about the music though with so much going on from circus to theatre, and right next to the glorious Danube river. With nearly 400,000 festival goers each year, the week-long event remains one of the most eclectic, vibrant and infectiously enjoyable festivals in all of Europe.

Iceland Airwaves 2014Iceland
- Iceland Airwaves (November 5th - 9th): Reykjavík has got to be one of the prettiest cities in Europe with a gorgeous mountainous horizon and a spectacular nightlife, so if you're going to visit anywhere in Iceland, check out the capital. Iceland Airwaves is the perfect excuse too, with its massive range of local and international artists to party to such as East India Youth, The Flaming Lips, PINS and Rökkurró. It's the perfect post-Summer vacation with various package deals and very affordable tickets, as well as plenty of stuff to do in and around the city.

The Best of NetherlandsNetherlands
- Pinkpop (June 7th - 9th): Having started in 1970, Pinkpop is one of the longest running major festivals in Europe.  Constantly delivering great line ups for fans of different kinds of music, this year sees the likes of The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys. Pinkpop certainly doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
- Mysteryland (August 23rd - 25th): MysteryLand was the first, and now the oldest dance festival in the Netherlands. Traditionally taking place on the last Saturday of August, there surely isn't a better way to end your summer than by raving to some of the hottest acts in dance music alongside some incredible illuminated art installations that just get bigger and better each year.
- Best Kept Secret (June 20th - 22nd): Taking place at the rather isolated lakeside venue of Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek, it's easy to see why this is the Netherlands 'best kept secret'. Priding itself on being focussed '100% on music', this year sees big names such as Elbow and Pixies, as well as emerging talent like Chvurches and Cheatahs. 

Oya FestivalNorway
- Oya Festival (August 5th - 9th): Starting out in 1999 with humble beginnings, Oya Festival has grown to be one of Europe's biggest festivals. But it isn't just one of the largest, it's undoubtedly one of the greenest with the team working all year round to find ways to be more environmentally friendly in various ways be it waste disposal, transport, power supply or leaflets. It's all about encouraging people to take care of the environment around them and send a positive message to music lovers everywhere.

Open'er & Off FestivalPoland
- Open'er Festival (July 2nd - 5th): Having started in 2002, Poland's Open'er Festival, taking place in Gdynia, has always had great music, but in recent years has also had stunning art with areas dedicated to theatrical performances, documentaries and fashions shows. Open'er Festival is a celebration of creativity in all forms.
- OFF Festival (August 1st - 3rd): Priding itself on delivering the best, even if not the most popular in alternative music, OFF Festival is the place to be for alternative music lovers and there's no reason not to go with the very affordable ticket prices that are more than worth paying for this incredible experience.

Exit FestivalSerbia
- Exit Festival (July 10th - 13th): Starting out as a student movement for peace activism in Serbia and the Balkans, Exit Festival has gone on to be an extremely prestigious festival even winning the award for 'Best Major European festival' at the EU Festival Awards. To this day, Exit Festival is run by a non-profit organisation and still has a strong social mission in helping youth in the Balkans. To make the festival even more impressive, it is held at the monumental Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad. 

Spain's best picksSpain
- Primavera Sound (June 5th - 7th): Spain is one of the key festival locations in Europe with Primavera likely being it's most well-known worldwide. This year you can even get a preview of what's to be heard with Rough Trade having teamed up with festival organisers to produce a double CD. The Barcelona based event has been going on since 2001 and the excitement only gets more intense each year.
- Benicassim (July 17th - 20th): Also known as Fib, Benicassim is one of Spain's best beachside music festivals with four days of all your favourite mainstream music. It's particularly exciting this year as it sees a reunion show from much-loved British rockers The Libertines, who headline Saturday's spectacular bill.
- Sonar (June 12th - 14th): Electronic music at its finest, Sonar is all about cutting edge production and creativity. Exhibitions from universities and various other companies will be taking place throughout the weekend with everything from Berklee College's Technology Innovation Lab, Oval Sound's progressive percussion and IAAC's portrait projects.
- Ibiza Rocks (June - September) : Leaving the mainland, party island Ibiza presents an entire Summer of revelry, pop music and other sun-soaked entertainment. From its opening party with Haim to its closing event with Bombay Bicycle Club, you've literally got no excuse to embrace Ibiza this season. Or Mallorca, if you prefer!

Way Out West & Sweden Rocks!Sweden
- Way Out West (August 7th - 9th): Having started in 2007, Way Out West is a fast-rising, unique festival that utilises both clubs in Gothenburg and fields in Slottsskogen. You can travel from one to the other in ten minutes by tram, so travel is not an issue for those nightowl festival goers that simply can't stop partying. Fortunately, there's Stay Out West - so the fun literally never stops!
- Sweden Rock Festival (June 4th - 7th): Sweden's biggest annual rock and metal event regularly plays host to some of the biggest names in the genres with this year being no exception; Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and many more will hit the stages this year. Also, Sweden Rock Festival lets you vote for the bands you'd like to see at future events on their website, truly giving the fans what they want.

Europe has so much diversity to offer and not just in terms of music. Whatever you want from a Summer holiday this year, we're doubting that there's nothing of interest here so grab the sun cream and start preparing to go continental this festival season!

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Jo Wood: Mick Jagger will recover 4130678 News

Jo Wood says Sir Mick Jagger will recover from L'Wren Scott's suicide.

The star - who divorced Mick's Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood in 2009 - has said he will be able to ''get over'' the tragic death of his long-term girlfriend.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''Of course he'll get over it, you learn to live with it.''

Meanwhile, it is said the iconic rock 'n' roll star is devastated after the fashion designer took her own life and he is removing all reminders of her from the home they shared.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, a source said: ''Mick is so distraught and he is just having any little keepsakes removed. He can't bear seeing her clothes or the photos of them together.

''He feels so let down by her and really believes there must be something he could have done to help her. He is devastated and really struggling to cope.''

L'Wren's sister Jan Shane has also recently thanked Mick for ''sharing'' her ashes with her family.

She said: ''I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Mick's kind gesture of sharing the ashes.

''It's especially pleasing to know her ashes will be buried net to mum and dad because L'Wren was so close to them.''

Jo Wood says Sir Mick Jagger will recover from L'Wren Scott's suicide.

The star - who divorced Mick's Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood in 2009 - has said he will be able to ''get over'' the tragic death of his long-term girlfriend.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''Of course he'll get over it, you learn to live with it.''

Meanwhile, it is said the iconic rock 'n' roll star is devastated after the fashion designer took her own life and he is removing all reminders of her from the home they shared.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, a source said: ''Mick is so distraught and he is just having any little keepsakes removed. He can't bear seeing her clothes or the photos of them together.

''He feels so let down by her and really believes there must be something he could have done to help her. He is devastated and really struggling to cope.''

L'Wren's sister Jan Shane has also recently thanked Mick for ''sharing'' her ashes with her family.

She said: ''I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Mick's kind gesture of sharing the ashes.

''It's especially pleasing to know her ashes will be buried net to mum and dad because L'Wren was so close to them.''

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