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Rolling Stones stars Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts poke fun at themselves in this sketch to promote the live comeback of comedy troupe Monty Python. Jagger ironically says, Monty Python? Are they still going? Who wants to see that again? They're a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money, which references criticism the rockers face for still touring in their 70s. Monty Python's string of reunion shows start on Tuesday (01Jul14) at London's 02 Arena. Shown on YouTube. - Tuesday 1st July 2014
Mick Jagger takes photograph with woman, ignites controversy online.
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.
“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.”
Head to the continent for a festival experience of a lifetime with Spain's Primavera Sound, Denmark's Roskilde Festival and France's Rock En Seine to name a few.
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.
- 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.
Continue reading: Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!
'20 Feet From Stardom' is a staggering music documentary.
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, pundits were divided about which documentary would win the big prize, most predicting The Act of Killing, the innovative, staggeringly powerful exploration of Indonesia's death squads. But anyone who had seen the background singer doc 20 Feet From Stardom knew it was probably more likely to take the award.
Darlene Love in '20 Feet From Stardom'
Not only is the film a hugely crowd-pleasing movie that leaves audiences smiling and tapping their toes in joy, but it has serious subtext as well, examining America's civil rights struggle through the eyes of musical artists. It also makes a potent statement about today's digital, auto-tuned recording industry in which non-singers make records and do their own backing vocals, but neglect to infuse their records with the passion and energy that fills the classic songs of the past few decades.
Continue reading: Why '20 Feet From Stardom' Deserved The Oscar For 'Best Documentary'
The Rolling Stones will play a show in Israel for the first time in their career.
Despite cancelling their massive Australasian tour in the wake of L'Wren Scott's tragic death, The Rolling Stones have announced plans to play a historic concert at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 4. Promoter Shuki Weiss announced the long-coveted show on Tuesday morning (March 25, 2014), just days after the Stones cancelled seven shows in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger's partner.
Mick Jagger Performing in London's Hype Park
"This is a historic and very meaningful visit," Weiss told the Jerusalem Times this morning, "In these days when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it's not taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel."
The funeral arrangements for fashion designer, former model and Mick Jagger's partner, L'Wren Scott, have allegedly been creating rifts between Jagger and Scott's family in Utah.
It has been a week since L'Wren Scott's body was discovered at her Chelsea apartment in New York and funeral arrangements appear to be in their final stages. Reports suggest the fashion designer's body is to be buried in Los Angeles within the next few days and Mick Jagger and his family are in the city finalising arrangements.
L'Wren Scott's body has been flown from New York to Los Angeles.
Continue reading: L'Wren Scott's Funeral Arrangements Fraught With Family Disagreements?
Mick Jagger has spoken of his tragic loss.
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has spoken of his disbelief at the tragic news that his partner, the fashion designer L'Wren Scott, took her own life in New York earlier this week. The fashion world went into mourning after it was announced that Scott was found dead in her Chelsea home - no suicide note was found at the scene.
Mick Jagger [L] and L'Wren Scott [R]
The band has now cancelled the entirety of its Australasian tour, saying in a statement, "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
Continue reading: Mick Jagger On L'Wren Scott: "I Will Never Forget Her"
The fashion designer was found dead in her Manhattan apartment yesterday.
Mick Jagger has opened up on the death of his long-term girlfriend and fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment yesterday morning. The Rolling Stones singer did not appear to be able to cast any more light on the reasons why Scott chose to take her own life, but paid tribute to his "lover and best friend."
Mick Jagger Is Devastated By The Loss Of Girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," said Mick in a statement on his website, adding "We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves." Having been together for 13 years, the couple met in Paris in 2001 when Scott was working as a stylist on a photoshoot.
Continue reading: Bereft Mick Jagger Speaks Out On Girlfriend L'Wren Scott's Death
Designer and girlfriend to Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott has committed suicide.
L'Wren Scott has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment this morning after what is believed to have been a suicide. The 49 year-old fashion designer and girlfriend of The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was found by her assistant who received a text from L'Wren asking them to "come by," according to the NY Post.
Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Was Found Dead By Her Assistant This Morning.
A spokesperson for New York City Police Department did not confirm that the body found was Scott's but said: "A 49-year-old female was found this morning at 10.05am at 200 11th Avenue. She was unconscious. She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services. The investigation is ongoing. We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death."
L'Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment on 11th Avenue in New York.
L'Wren Scott, the fashion designer and Mick Jagger's girlfriend, has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment after an apparent suicide. According to the New York Daily News, Ms Scott, 49, was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at 200 11th Avenue around 10am, police said.
L'Wren Scott Was Found Dead on Monday
Authorities do not suspect foul play, but the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.
Continue reading: L'Wren Scott Dead: Mick Jagger's Girlfriend Found In Manhattan Apartment
The Rolling Stones rocker moves into children's publishing with the help of his daughter.
Keith Richards is to publish a book for children which is due to be released this autumn. The Rolling Stones guitarist has teamed up with his daughter, Theodora Richards, to produce an autobiographical book aimed at children. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar will detail Richards' relationship with his grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree.
Keith Richards Is Publishing A Children's Book.
Known as Gus, Richards' grandfather was in a jazz big band and introduced Keith to music at a young age. Richards' artist daughter was named after Gus and will illustrate the upcoming book. "To be able to explore my father's relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself," she said in a statement, via the LA Times. "The things that I've learnt during this whole process have just been life affirming."
The 'Rolling Stones' rocker has flatly refused to turn his life into a book.
Mick Jagger has once again refused to write a memoir to detail the events of his colourful life to the world. The Rolling Stones' frontman has explained that he has lots of other projects he'd rather focus on and would "rather be doing something new" than revisiting memories from long ago.
Mick Jagger Is Not Planning A Memoir. Full Stop.
The 70 year-old rocker bluntly told THR that a memoir wasn't something he'd want to make money from: "If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia without even spending any money," he said. "I think the rock'n'roll memoir is a glutted market," Jagger revealed, adding "I'd rather be making new films, making new music, be touring."
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Rules Out A Memoir: "Look It Up On Wikipedia"
The pop princess isn't alone in threatening to call time on their music career by a long shot
Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.
Britney Jean might be Brit's last album
While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .
Continue reading: Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement
The veteran rockers may have suffered some turbulence in their ranks, but that hasn't stopped them bringing in the Benjamins
Bon Jovi made over $205m (£125m) collectively over the last twelve months of being on tour; an impressive amount by all means, ensuring they finish 2013 as the highest grossing touring group of the year. Since January, the band have performed 90 sets to over two million fans, according to Billboard's yearly rankings, with each show a sell-out, making them easy victors in this year's rankings.
Bon Jovi performed to millions of people across the globe and made millions back in return
The Michael Jackson-inspired 'Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour' by Cirque Du Soleil came in second and despite not scoring a single sell-out performance, they contortionists still managed to bring in $157m Third and fourth place was decided by a few (hundred) thousand, with Pink edging out Bruce Springsteen for the No. 3 spot. Her 114 shows in 2013, 111 of which sold out, earned the singer $147.9m as she performed to over 1.5 million people across the globe. Springsteen saw his 53 tours sell out in 36 locations, with over 1.3 million people paying a combined $147.6m to see The Boss.
Continue reading: Bon Jovi Record Highest Earning World Tour Of 2013
Rolling Stones have announced they will be heading to Australia in 2014 to be the first performance to play in the redeveloped Adelaide Oval stadium.
British rock legends The Rolling Stones will be heading down under early next year.
It won't be just to start any tour either, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Woods will open the newly developed Adelaide Oval on March 22nd 2014.
The new venue's makeover cost $535 million and The Stones haven't been to Adelaide in 20 years, so the occasion will liekly to be special.
Muscle Shoals tells the story of the 'singing river' and its apparent influence of the seminal music recorded nearby.
Located along the Tennessee River is Muscle Shoals - a small town in Alabama and an unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and interesting music. Under the influence of "the singing river" as the Native Americans called it, Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important songs of all time.
Etta James Recording At Muscle Shoals Studio
At the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound is Rick Hall - sounds like a wrestler, actually the founder of FAME studios, home of house band The Swampers.
The Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger has finally hit 70 but there's plenty of life in the old stone yet.
Friday 26th July 2013: 70 years of planetary life for the illustrious Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger as he celebrates becoming a septuagenarian. After an energetic Glastonbury performance back in June and a whole host of rock 'n' roll activities - not least dinner with Nick Clegg - hitting the headlines, The Stones have shown that they can still capture the interest of the media and convert a tonne more young fans for themselves despite having formed 51 years ago in 1962.
Jagger: Why Give Up When You Can Look Good Doing This?
After Glastonbury there was no time to sit down, hang up the bandanas and nestle into a future filled with colostomy bags and porcelain dentures. Instead, the band looked forward to two more mega headline sets in London's Hyde Park on 6th and 13th July to mark the close of their 50th anniversary tour and record some live tracks.
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Still Rocking As He Rolls Into His 70s: What A Career.
No one in the Stone's camp knows anything about it.
The list of artists supposedly boycotting Florida because of the controversial Stand Your Ground law reads like a who’s who of modern music. Usher, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna, R. Kelly, Wale, Jay Z, and the Rolling Stones are all on it, but are the latter really in the boycott club?
The Stones performing in Hyde Park
A spokeswoman for the Rolling Stones, she said she was "not aware of this," according to Mother Jones, who contacted her, and actually broke the news to her. Representatives for the band in the UK added: "nobody's heard anything about this,” which suggests the band really aren’t involved in Stevie Wonder’s campaign against the Stand Your Ground Law, which is thought to have been a key factor in George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case.
Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, is engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. He seems to be following in the footsteps of Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones frontman who is renowned for his relationships with models.
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is engaged to Behati Prinsloo. His representative confirmed their engagement in a statement issued on Tuesday 16th July. The statement, made to People magazine, reads: "Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married"
Adam Levine at the launch of his fragrance, Macy's, New York.
The couple started dating in May 2012 but separated earlier this year. It's come as something of a surprise when Levine proposed to Prinsloo over the weekend. It's certainly a romantic story with such a spontaneous demonstration of love. However, the singer's involvement with Behati is somewhat cliché.
The Rolling Stones returned to the spot of perhaps their most historic gig on Saturday; Hyde Park.
It sounds frankly ridiculous to suggest the Rolling Stones should be taken seriously, though thanks to the ageism levelled at the band in recent months you would have been forgiven for assuming Mick Jagger was going to be wheeled on-stage at Glastonbury burning £20 notes and playing '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' over, and over, and over, and over.
Of course, Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts made a mockery of the sceptics and delivered one of the most explosive and entertaining Glastonbury sets in years. The Sunday papers were awash with five-star reviews, greatest hits albums flew off the shelves, everyone LOVED the Stones again - but Hyde Park was still to come.
Delighting 65,000 fans in London on Saturday (July 6), The Stones just about managed to clutch onto their tag as the world's greatest rock n' roll band with an unstoppable setlist that included 'Paint It Black,' 'Gimmie Shelter,' 'Sympathy for the Devil,' 'Midnight Rambler' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want.'
Continue reading: The Rolling Stones At Hyde Park: The Rockers Have Plenty More To Offer
Ever seen more expensive hair?
A measly lock of Mick Jagger’s hair has been sold for an incredible £4,000. That would be ridiculous enough, but the news is: it was sold for around 4 times more than his bandmate, Keith Richards’ hair.
According to The Guardian, the Rolling Stone's former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton sold the hair to raise money for the Changing Faces charity, which works with people who have suffered facial disfigurements. A set of handwritten lyrics by British singer David Bowie for his song "The Jean Genie" also sold for £18,750 at the auction where a guitar owned by rock group Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page also sold for £26,250 alongside other music, film and entertainment memorabilia. Jagger recently played Glasto with The Stones, which will have no doubt upped the price of his product. "Festivals are great to be at, but not always the easiest things to play," he told the Radio Times before performing. "You've got to really work at that bit, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I've been working hard."
The band were responsible for one of the biggest crowds seen at the Pyramid Stage, where they headlined the festival on the Saturday night. They were on top form, giving the swelled audience all the hits they were craving. And all this while Jagger approaches his 70th birthday this month. Ridiculous. 70!
Continue reading: Mick Jaggers Hair Is Auctions For £4k – 4x More Than Keith Richards’
During an interview on the 'Today' programme, Mick Jagger revealed he thought about becoming a teacher, a journalist and a politician before 'The Rolling Stones' were formed.
Mick Jagger considered being a teacher, a politician and a journalist. 'Start Me Up' singer revealed his early career plans during a televised interview. Speaking on the Today programme, The Rolling Stones singer said a career as "a schoolteacher would have been very gratifying". Had the singer gone on to be a teacher he would have kept his families' tradition as both his father and grandfather were teachers.
Mick Jagger in New York, 2011
Continue reading: Schoolboy Blues: Mick Jagger Wanted To Be A Teacher!
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye took to the stage at Glastonbury at 11am, though still drew a sizable crowd.
Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye played an unbilled set at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday morning (June 28, 2013), officially opening three days of music set to be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons. The show took place on The Other Stage at the rather early time of 11am, though thousands made the journey from their soaked tents to watch the former Oasis man.
Liam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At The Glastonbury Festival
Though Beady Eye's show did not feature in the programme, frotman Liam has dropped a major hint earlier in the week, tweeting, "11am Friday - BE there or BE square.LG," while photographs showed the band travelling to Glastonbury on the train. Gallagher had always vowed never to return to the Pilton site following his former band's headlining set in 2004, telling The Sun, "The sound is s*** and really quiet. You can hear the crowd talking while you're playing.It's like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it."
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Opens Glastonbury Festival With Oasis Songs [Pictures]
Liam Gallagher was rumoured to be playing Glastonbury, and duly opened the festival on Friday morning.
Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June 28, 2013). The singer, who aired his dismay for the festival following his former band Oasis' set in 2004, arrived on-stage and immediately launched into Flick of the Finger, a recent single for Beady Eye.
Liam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At Brixton Academy
The cloudy weather and early start did nothing to deter the famous Mancunian, who was on typically brash form. "It's never too early for a bit of Rock'n'Roll aggro, is it?" asked Gallagher as his new band launched into Morning Glory, an Oasis hit written by his brother Noel Gallagher.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set
It's raining, it's pouring: Glastonbury Festival's weather forecast predicts an overcast weekend with hopefully no more of Thursday's rain.
Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched - what had initially been forecast as a "short sharp shower turned into an all-day deluge," according to the BBC. And where there's rain, there's mud: big sticky, gloopy, welly-stealing piles of it. This didn't deter any of the 118,000 ticket holders already onsite, with revellers retreating to indoor tents or embracing the wet weather and sludge with gusto by making mud slides. As the main festival wasn't even fully underway by then, we can't say we'd like to be sharing their tent this weekend - let's hope they've brought some babywipes!
Glastonbury Festival Organisers Michael & Daughter Emily Eavis.
Unlike everywhere else in the country, the rest of the weekend in the South-West is set to be mild, but not exactly toasty, with mean temperatures of 18°C combined with average windspeeds of about 15mph: so that little weather forecaster's cartoon of a grey cloud will pretty much sum up the weekend. 2009's extreme weather saw torrential downpours and thunderstorms lighting up the valley but was followed by 2010's glorious sunshine, which caused sunstroke and dust problems. Punters have a whole weekend of musical, comical and performance joy ahead of them to distract them from any weather woes though. Saturday night will be headlined by The Rolling Stones who have described the Glastonbury headline slot as an experience they were "destined" for, with organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "thrilled" to have the legendary Stones perform.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts
The man who designed some legendary sets for the Stones and Pink Floyd, has passed away.
Mark Fisher OBE – the talented stage designer for bands like The Rolling Stones, U2 and Pink Floyd, passed away yesterday (Wednesday, June 26). He was 66. Fisher, who also worked with celebrities like Robbie Williams and Lady GaGa, reportedly died peacefully in his sleep, according to NME. It was the end of his long-standing battle with illness.
Fisher had worked with The Stones for the past two decades.
Fisher – who was also an architect, had worked on the set design for Stones tours for the past twenty years. The rockers expressed their condolences in a statement, which read: "We are all extremely saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Mark Fisher. The remarkable sets he designed for us over the last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious."
Continue reading: Beloved Stage Designer For The Rolling Stones, Mark Fisher, Dies At 66
The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival does not look overly promising: cloudy with occasional showers. Good news though: the sun will make an appearance, if only for short intervals.
The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your predisposition) to hear the traditional mud is likely to be back. Around 135,000 people attend the festival annually and this year is no exception. The festival site, located near the Somerset village of Pilton, opened its gates for early goers. Most slept in their cars overnight lying in wait to get a decent (probably on higher ground) site to set up camp.
Beyonce Played A Barmstorming Set At Glastonbury In 2011
The weather forecast for Shepton Mallet (the closest town to the festival site), according to the BBC, is:
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On
The Rolling Stones frontman was met with a harsh reception when he said to the crowd; “I don’t think President Obama is here tonight, but I’m sure he’s listening in.”
Mick Jagger's recent quip about the ongoing Edward Snowden scandal during a concert in Washington D.C. didn't go down quite as well as he'd hoped, with his comment about President Barrack Obama listening in on the concert being met with jeers from the crowd.
The band were performing at the Verizon Center in the capital on Monday night (June 24), with Jagger taking a pop at the on-going NSA surveillance scandal at the beginning of the concert. Luckily the rest of the performance wasn't as awkward. The frontman was chatting with the crowd whilst the rest of the band warmed up behind him, discussing past concerts in the capital and how former presidents and first ladies had come down to their shows in the past. He went on to jest, “I don’t think President Obama is here tonight, but I’m sure he’s listening in,” but few people managed to see the funny side as his comments were met largely with jeers. You can watch the video - courtesy of CBS News - below and see what you think.
Continue reading: Mick Jagger's Obama Jibe Met With Boos During Washington Gig
With less than 24 hours to go before Glastonbury Festival opens its doors at the Somerset site, it's always good to know which bands to see and when.
With such a ginormous festival site at 900 acres, and plenty of drunken hoardes and muddy puddles to fight through, the simple act of walking from one stage to another can be a difficult task. Throw in a lost mud-sucked welly and inebriated disorientation and you haven't a hope in hell of deftly navigating your way in between acts - even with that overpriced festival lanyard you spent half your first day's budget on.
Glastonbury returns in 2013 after having taking a well needed break in 2012 - the Eavis family, the cows and the grass all had a rest whilst the portaloos and crowd barriers were in London for the Olympics. The festival this year marks it's revival with an exciting line-up, including The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Chase and Status, and Public Enemy.
However, with all star-packed line-ups comes inevitable clashes: fan of both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds AND Smashing Pumpkins? Too bad - they're both on around 20:30 on the Sunday with a good half mile hike between stages, meaning you'll have to forego one sullen frontman for another.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!
The weather forecast for the weekend is good, very good in fact. Still, best pack your brolly and wellies anyway
Glastonbury Festival will be returning after a year off this weekend (June 28 - 30) and after a year away it looks as though at least one classic Glasto tradition will be void from this year's itinerary; the rain. Weather forecasts are indicating that in a much-needed break from the norm, the weather at this years Glastonbury will actually be good for a change and the sun will shine on in Somerset for the full stretch festivities.
BBC Weather is predicting an overall mix of sun and cloud over the course of the week, with a few chances of rain cropping up at points. Of course this is the British summer, and the British summer is never complete without buckets of rain at the worst possible time. Forecasters are predicting that the rainfall will only really be a problem on Tuesday and Thursday, which might make setting up the festival a living hell for organisers, and the same for earlier-comers on Thurs, but hopefully the sun will pull through and things will go off without too much disruption.
Temperature wise, weather experts are predicting an average in the mid-teens, with highs of 24C on the Sunday, when the headliners are Mumford And Sons. Also playing headlining slots during the weekend are the Arctic Monkey and Rolling Stones, who are making their first ever appearance at the festival in it's many years as a British summer institute - not that you'll be able to see them unless you have tickets for the festival that is.
Continue reading: The Forecast Looks Good For A Sunny Glastonbury Festival
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman was attacked by a security guard who confused him with a crazed Rolling Stones fan
red hot chilli peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was made to do some cooling down on Friday (June 21) after he was spotted brawling with a security guard outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. The singer and the hired muscle apparently traded blows with each other after Kiedis was refused entry to the building, and the whole thing was caught on tape.
If you head over to TMZ, you can see the footage of Kiedis as he trades blows with the security personelle, neither one of them backing down as the whole scene gets violent very fast. In the footage, the RHCPs frontman approaches the hotel with a female friend and is blocked from entering by the bouncer. As Kiedis tries to get around him, the security guard flings himself at the singer and the fighting begins.
There was some reason behind the crazy scene however, as it turns out the Rolling Stones were staying in the same hotel as Kiedis and were leaving the hotel when he had arrived. Mistaking Kiedis for a crazed fan, the bouncer did what he thought necessary to warn off any potential threat to the veteran rockers. So everything makes sense right, well, not entirely.
Arctic Monkeys will headline the Glastonbury Festival later this month.
Arctic Monkeys have returned with 'Do I Wanna Know,' the first single to be taken from their fifth studio album.
The new track, first played at a concert in California last month and subsequently used as a set opener during the bands Scandinavian shows, is now available to download on iTunes. A new video for the track has also rolled out online.
Featuring a thudding beat throughout and a rip-roaring Queens of the Stone Age-esque chorus, Do I Wanna Know is certainly an interesting track, if a little unremarkable. The band have also premiered new song 'Mad Sounds' at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden on Friday (June 14, 2013) and again at the Danish NorthSide festival on Sunday. Both new songs re likely to feature on the band's forthcoming new album.
Continue reading: Arctic Monkeys Return With New Single 'Do I Wanna Know' [Listen]
Dan Ackroyd promotes The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Crystal Head Vodka at Selfridge's - Alternatively, those more spirited alcohol aficionados can have a famous ol' night quaffing copious quantities of the whole lot and get drunk on their success. . . . - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th May 2013
The Rolling Stones may not have released an album for eight years, but they are showing no signs of letting up on doing what they do best as they gear up to perform at Glastonbury Music Festival on June 29th 2013 as part of their '50 and Counting Tour'. In celebration of 50 years together, they are releasing a concert and behind-the-scenes footage movie entitled 'Charlie Is My Darling' which was filmed on their two day tour of Ireland in 1965, only weeks after they became a worldwide sensation with their hit single '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. Watch the revered youngsters being interviewed about life as the biggest rock band in the world and perform some of their most loved hits to an audience of thousands.
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The pop star lived the dream on stage with The Stones
Diehard Rolling Stones fans must be wondering what the hell’s going on. The band reformed, charged hundreds of pounds for live tour tickets, and now that they’re finally getting to see their idols, people like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are appearing on stage!
Fans of the We Are Never Getting Back Together singer won’t have been too bothered, though. Fans of really long song titles won’t have been, either. Swift joined Jagger on stage at their concert in Chicago on Monday, June 3. "Filing this under 'never in my wildest dreams.' Thank you Rolling Stones for inviting me to Chicago to sing with you," she Tweeted after the show, posting a picture of her and the legendary rocker to accompany it. It wouldn’t have been much of a surprise, though, as Jagger tweeted ahead of the performance, saying: "Looking forward to singing with @taylorswift13 tonight! Wonder which song we will do?"
She’s not the only mainstream popster to share the stage with the 70s giants; Katy Perry, too, got the chance to fulfil her dreams – dreams she probably only thought up when someone fooled into thinking she worked in music. She also thought Twitter would be the best place to boast about this. "Yes, I just did gyrated on Mick Jagger. What?!" she posted after the May 11 show. Lady Gaga, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Florence Welch and Tom Waits have all made guest appearances, too.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Joins The Rolling Stones On-Stage, But Why?
Justin Bieber gets all the guests to his house to sign a $5 million waiver.
Justin Bieber is happy to have you round to his house in Calabasas for a party, but you'll have to sign a $5 million waiver. Yep, that's right, TMZ.com have obtained a copy of a document that EVERYONE must sign before entering Bieber's residence, that warns that anyone who blabs about ANYTHING that happens inside the mansion will get sued big time. That includes "the physical health, or the philosophical, spiritual or other views or characteristics" of Bieber or the guests.
The document makes it very clear that anyone who violates the terms will automatically be sued for $5 million in damages. Oh, and if you tweet about the party? It's $5 million. If you Instagram anything from the party, it's $5 million. The form warns there might be activities which are "potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained," while risks include "minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death."
The pretty hilarious document confirms that Bieber's parties are easily as unruly as those thrown by the likes of The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin back in the day. So if you manage to get into one of the bashes and happen to see Bieber roaring through the hallway on a motorbike, don't you dare upload a Twitpic of that. Don't you dare.
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What will die-hard fans of the band think of their recent guest acts?
This could so easily have been a ‘Mick Jagger has a heart attack on stage’ story, but it’s not, thank the gods of aging rockers. No, this is a story about Katy Perry performing live with Mick Jagger as the Rolling Stones play L.A. Although, ironically, this might mean the death of Jagger for a lot of Stones fans.
The ex-wife of Russell Brand joined the Rolling Stones on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to duet with Mick Jagger on a rendition of their 1978 hit 'Beast of Burden.' This isn’t the first ‘star’ to perform with the Stones on this tour; fellow singers like Gwen Stefani and Tom Waits have also been privileged by the presence of those rock legends on stage. The MGM Grand will be blessed with a plethora of stars yet again next Sunday (May 19) for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. People like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Christina Aguilera will perform.
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Still want a ticket for the Rolling Stones at the Staples Center tonight? Go right ahead...
It's quickly becoming a case of you can't always get what you want for the Rolling Stones, after it emerged tickets were still available for tonight's show at the Los Angeles Staples Center (May 3, 2013) after punters failed to snap up the hideously overpriced $600 floor seats, based on the website of Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc, the owner of the Staples Center and promoter of the Stones' tour.
"To anyone not working in investment banking, these are extremely expensive tickets," said Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in- chief of Pollstar, a concert-industry magazine. In order to fill the center for tonight's show, AEG has begun lowering prices with more $85 tickets being made available (according to Rollingstones.com.) Initially, they were the only tickets sold out for the May 3 show, according to the AEG website.
"By the time the show starts, they'll fill every seat at the arena," Bongiovanni said in a phone interview with Bloomberg, "It just won't be with people who paid $600 a seat." AEG offered an explanation of sorts, saying in a statement that the date of the first show had to be moved by a day because of professional basketball and hockey playoffs at the arena, requiring the company to offer some refunds. "We fully expect Friday's Staples Center show to be sold out and are very pleased with ticket sales for all upcoming shows," it added.
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Keith Richards says he doesn't own an iPod, though is he - and the Stones- out of touch with the modern musical landscape?
Keith Richards says he isn't a fan of Apple iPod device and favours CDs, vinyl and sometimes cassettes to MP3's. The 69-year-old says music lovers are "all being short-changed" with the sound that comes from an iPod, which first launched in 2001 and has gone onto become a must-have piece of technology on a global scale.
"I don't have an iPod. ... I still use CDs or records actually. Sometimes cassettes. It has much better sound; a much better sound than digital," he said in a recent interview with the Associated Press, "My old lady's got one. My kids have got them. I say, 'Look me up this.' Or, 'Oh I like that. Check me that. I know what these things can do. I'm not totally anti-them."
The Rolling Stones guitarist, who kicks off the band's '50 and Counting Tour' in Los Angeles tonight (May 5, 2013) says he's accepted that the music industry is digitally driven nowadays, "They're sucked into it and they can't get out of it, nor can we; so is the public.There's something missing there, but it's the price of the future I guess," he said.
Brown Sugar, Main Street, Unseen Images, The Rolling Stones and Zebra Gallery - Brown Sugar on Main Street: Unseen Images of The Rolling Stones private viewing session at the Zebra Gallery Thursday 22nd November 2012 Featuring: Huggy Leaver, Gabrielle du Plooy, Liam Howlett, Rachel Howlett Where: London, United Kingdom
Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones - Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones Friday 18th January 2013 56th BFI London Film Festival: 'Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricanes', gala screening held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals.
Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones and Odeon Leicester Square - Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones Thursday 18th October 2012 56th BFI London Film Festival: 'Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricanes', gala screening held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals.
Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones - Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones Thursday 18th October 2012 56th BFI London Film Festival - 'The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane' - Gala Screening - Arrivals
Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones and Ronnie Wood - Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones Thursday 12th July 2012 Photocall celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones at Somerset House
Somerset House and Rolling Stones Thursday 12th July 2012 A poster advertising a new photographic exhibition at Somerset House celebrating the 50th annivesary of the first live appearance by legendary rock band The Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Rolling Stones - 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak Convertible. Formerly owned by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and used during the making of the album 'Exile On Main St'. It has an estimated value in the region of £22,000 Sunday 29th April 2012 A selection of vintage automobiles will be up for auction at Bonhams Collectors Cars and Automobilia at the RAF Museum in Hendon
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