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The iconic rock & roll band are back on the road after postponing their tour earlier this spring, following the death of L'Wren Scott.
Mick Jagger feels ready to hit the stage again.
The Rolling Stones are heading back onto the road to continue their tour, which was postponed earlier this spring following the death of L'Wren Scott, Jagger's longtime girlfriend.
The 70 year-old frontman took to Twitter to spread the good news.
Continue reading: The Rolling Stones Ready To Recommence Tour In Norway
Mick Jagger is a great grandfather!
Sir Mick Jagger has become a great grandfather, signalling four living generations of Jaggers. Assissi Jagger, the granddaughter of Mick, has given birth to a baby girl, according to Hello! Daily News.
Mick Jagger Is A Great Grandfather!
Assissi is the 21-year-old daughter of Jade Jagger, 42. Jade is also pregnant and expecting a baby boy next month, which will make Mick's grandson younger than his great granddaughter.
Continue reading: Get Off Of My Cloud: Joy For Mick Jagger, Who Becomes Great Grandfather
Chris Martin and Coldplay dedicated 'Fix You' to Mick Jagger in New York.
Coldplay's Chris Martin dedicated a rendition for Fix You for the grieving Rolling Stones man Mick Jagger during a show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. "It's for Mick Jagger," Martin told the crowds, just days after a memorial was held for Jagger's longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott.
Coldplay Dedicated 'Fix You' To Mick Jagger
According to Rolling Stone, the service was held at Manhattan's St Bartholomew's Church and attended by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Scorsese, Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan, and Jagger and Scott's family and friends.
Continue reading: Coldplay Turn To Restorative Powers Of 'Fix You' For Mick Jagger
Coldplay extended a tribute to Sir Mick Jagger at a show earlier this week.
Coldplay spread the love to fellow rocker Mick Jagger Rolling Stones on Monday. During Coldplay’s show in New York City on Monday, May 5, Chris Martin seemed to give his condolences to The Rolling Stones frontman over the death of his partner L’Wren Scott. Scott, who committed suicide in March, had dated Jagger since 2001. From the stage, Martin simply said: “This is for Mick Jagger.”
The song, which includes lyrics like: "When tears come streaming down your face/ When you lose something you can't replace/ When you love someone and it goes to waste/ Could it be worse?" made for a pointed tribute to the tragedy.
Martin stuck up for his fellow musician.
Continue reading: Coldplay Unveil New Song, Pay Tribute To Mick Jagger At NYC Show
The '90210' actor unloads on his former co-stars and friends.
Jason Priestley has released a tell-all memoir, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, which among detailing the 90210 actor's thoughts on fame and family, dishes the dirt on celebrities that he's encountered during his long career in the spotlight. He criticises the shockingly bratty behaviour of fellow stars Shannen Doherty, Mischa Barton and Dean McDermott and reveals the rather gross competitions he and former roomie Brad Pitt used to make up for fun.
Jason Priestley Has Spilled The Secrets Of The Stars In His New Memoir.
On his former 90210 co-star Doherty he recalls taking a private flight with her from L.A. to New York to meet with advertisers and remembers how the actress' diva-esque antics didn't leave the best impression.
L'Wren Scott's sister has a list of complaints concerning the handling of the late fashion designers funeral and is claiming Mick Jagger "hijacked" the event.
L'Wren Scott's sister has claimed the funeral of the late fashion designer was "hijacked" by Mick Jagger and turned into a "media circus". The funeral, which took place on Monday (24th March), was attended by numerous celebrities but few of Scott's relatives.
Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott were together for 13 years.
Continue reading: L'Wren Scott's Sister: Mick Jagger "Hijacked" "Fake Showbiz" Funeral
Entertaining and uplifting, this Oscar-winning documentary tells the unknown story of the back-up singers who made classic records so memorable. Packed with lively, engaging people and fantastic music, the film also offers a sharp look at the music industry over the past 60 years in parallel with the fight for civil rights in America.
In the 1950s, background singers were usually white girls who read sheet-music perfectly. But they were quickly replaced with black artists who learned their craft in churches and could improvise harmonies with the lead singers. Suddenly, pop songs were infused with passion and life, as a handful of unknown singers performed backing vocals on virtually every classic hit since then. With their powerhouse voices and larger-than-life personalities, most have also tried to find success as solo artists. Others prefer to stay in the shadows.
For example, even though established stars acknowledge that she has more talent than any of them, Lisa Fischer prefers the quiet life out of the spotlight. Other belters like Merry Clayton, Tata Vega and Claudia Lennear can be heard on hundreds of timeless classics and are known throughout the industry, but never managed to get their solo careers off the ground. Judith Hill is a young artist who does soaring backing work while waiting for her own music to take off. And Darlene Love is the exception who managed both long background and solo careers.
Continue reading: 20 Feet From Stardom Review
The late fashion designer left her estate to her long term Rolling Stones boyfriend.
L'Wren Scott has surprised her family by leaving her entire $9 million estate to her long-term partner, Mick Jagger. Scott's will states that the Rolling Stones rocker should receive her entire fortune and did not name any other beneficiaries. In fact, Scott made it clear she did not want any proceeds of her estate to go to family members.
L'Wren Scott Left Her Entire Fortune To Long-Term Partner, Mick Jagger.
In her will, she wrote: "I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles, and other tangible articles of a personal nature, or my interest in any such property, not otherwise specifically disposed of by this will or any other matter together with my insurance on the property, to Michael Philip Jagger. I give the rest and residue of my estate to my Michael Philip Jagger," via the NY Daily News.
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 Rolling Stone's frontman is still trying to process the passing of his fashion designer girlfriend, as they "had made a great life for ourselves."
Mick Jagger has finally spoken out on the passing of his girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
Ms Scott, who was an accomplished fashion designer, was found dead in her New York apartment after an apparent suicide.
The 49 year-old's assistant found her hanging from a scarf on a doorknob at 200 11th Avenue around 10am, on Monday morning (March 17th), police said.
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
The noted designer reportedly took her own life. She was found on Monday.
Celebrated fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide. According to Reuters, the police officers, who were first to arrive on the scene, reported that a woman was found "unconscious and unresponsive" in an apartment building in the upscale Chelsea neighborhood. Fire officials, who responded to the call, reporting a cardiac arrest, said the woman was dead on their arrival. Scott's assistant was reportedly the first one to find her, hanging on a scarf.
Scott's daring and experimental designs solidified her reputation over the past decade.
Over the last decade, Scott became one of the most influential New York fashion designers, catering to an aesthetic, which embodied both female power and sensuality. Her sleek designes were favored by Hollywood actresses like Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz and frequently graced red carpets.
Continue reading: Fashion World Mourns Designer L'Wren Scott's Untimely 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
Prepare to see one of history's most charismatic funk stars brought back to life.
The trailer has been released for the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, which promises to bring the greatly adored "Godfather of Soul" back to life. This summer's movie will see Persons Unknown actor Chadwick Boseman hit the big time as he embodies the larger-than-life singer and founding father of funk.
Chadwick Boseman Stars As James Brown In An Upcoming Biopic.
Named after one of Brown's most famous songs, Get On Up will chart the late artist's upbringing from a poor background and being passed around by guardians. James turned to crime as a youngster which earned him time in a juvenile detention centre where his interest in and subsequently passion for gospel music was forged.
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"
It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger turned out for the ceremony, but it was Jourdan Dunn, Cate Blanchett and Idris Elba who were the big winners.
Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn pose for the photographers outside Claridges at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Rita Ora came away with the prize for Musician of the Year, while Joudan clinched the Model of the Year prize 2013. Well done girls!
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When Rick Hall opened up his record studio FAME Studios in the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, it became something of a rock 'n' roll myth when some of the finest music ever written began to pour out of it. Hits from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding became international, and Hall even managed blur the distinction between white and black a little as his all-white session group, The Swampers, became deeply respected among the funk and soul artists. After the session group separated themselves from Hall, some of them set up their own studio, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and became the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section. From here, musicians began to shine their brightest as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan all left that town as legends as if enchanted by the beauty of Muscle Shoals.
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It was revealed by Harvey Weinstein this week that Kristen Stewart was given $500,000 for a Hurricane Sandy charity for spending time with a rich prince
Kristen Stewart managed to earn half a million dollars in only 15 minutes, and if that wasn't impressive enough, the money she made was donated straight to charity. The Twilight star caught the attention of an unnamed Middle Eastern Prince, who was so taken with the actress that he forked out the huge sum for just 15 minutes of her time.
Just $500K can buy you 15 minutes with Kristen Stewart
According to film producer Harvey Weinstein, Kristen was helping to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy when Weinstein was approached about spending some one-on-one time with Kristen by the mysterious, ultra-rich Middle Eastern monarch. Initially dismissing the requests, Kristen soon caught wind of what was happening and was actually willing to meet with the high-paying Prince, leading Weinstein to broker a deal to arrange the meet-up. Sounds seedy doesn't it?
The auctioneer's silver hammer came down...
The news has experienced a bit of a John Lennon frenzy in the past few days. The late Beatles guitarist has made headlines - or at least relics of him have - as news that someone wants to clone him from a rotten tooth and that his blue jacket have been sold at auction has emerged.
John's Lennon Jacket Fetched £7,000 At Auction.
The jacket, which was expected to reach between £8,000 and £12,000 at a Derbyshire auction, was passed from Lennon to Jo Jo Johns, the band's former PA, after she acquired it after a 1971 clear-out of Lennon's house, reports BBC News. Johns then gifted the teal long blazer-style garment to her friend Tony Goddard as a birthday present and it was Goddard who chose to set the item now after 25 years of displaying it in his home.
Carly Simon revealed the identity of the mystery man in 'You're So Vain' to Taylor Swift. Simon performed on stage in Massachusetts with Swift and praised her performance.
Carly Simon's famous 'You're So Vain' continues to raise questions 41 years after its release. Taylor Swift has revealed Simon confided the identity of the song's subject. Swift, unfortunately, is sworn to secrecy.
Taylor Swift at the 2013 Capital FM Summertime Ball, London.
There are a variety of theories regarding who the mystery man could be. Simon had a number of relationships with high profile men such as Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Simon's former husband James Taylor. None of the aforementioned was particularly renowned for their modesty.
Continue reading: Carly Simon Confides 'You're So Vain' Secret In Taylor Swift
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.
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
Mick Jagger's lock of hair eventually sold for $6,000 (approx. £4,000) at a recent auction held Bonhams auction house
Mick Jagger has long had some of the most enviable locks of hair on the planet, so when a single lock of his hair went up for auction recently there was always going to be plenty of attention drawn towards the unusual auction lot. According to Reuters, the lock sold at the auction house Bonhams in London for a substantial £4,000 ($6,000).
Mick recently performed with the Stones at Glastonbury Festival
Continue reading: Mick Jagger's Hair Sells For A Whopping $6000 At Auction
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’
Johnny Depp turned 50 in June 2013. His career has spanned three decades and a wide range of genres. He has appeared in cult classics, Disney blockbusters and everything else in-between. 'The Lone Ranger', his latest film, has not been popular with critics. Some of his previous films have been equally ravaged whilst others have been highly acclaimed.
The Lone Ranger, not so much Johnny Depp's part in it, has been ravaged by critics worldwide. The star turned 50 on June 9th this year (2013). His career has spanned three decades, with his first major appearance occurring in 1984.
Johnny Depp at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, L.A.
Depp's first major film role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the hugely successful 80's horror classic. Variety described the movie as "highly imaginative". Depp plays Glen Lantz, one of the teenagers stalked and killed by Freddie Kreuger in his dreams.
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!
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
The lock of hair was taken from Jagger when he was still a young man, having just dropped out of university
At the age of 69, there are a number of men out there who would just be happy having hair on their head, but when you're a follically endowed as Mick Jagger then you can afford to give away some of your locks, and that's just what the dinosaur rocker is planning on doing.
Jagger plans on placing some of his locks up for auction at the British auction house Bonhams, who will place the locks of hair up for auction on July 3. Bonhams announced on their website that strands of Jagger's hair, cut from his head during the early 1960's, has been put up for auction by Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated Jagger before the Stone's heyday in the late 60's. The website says that the locks should fetch between $2,300 and $3,100 when it goes up to auction next month.
The auction house goes on to mention that Lot 20711 was first collected by Shrimpton's grandmother without Chrissie’s knowledge during a to the Shrimpton family's country estate. The auction house wrote on their website “Apparently, on her grandmother's death, the hair passed to Chrissie's aunt and when she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects.”
Continue reading: Mick Jagger Put His Hair Up For Sale
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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Tickets for The Rolling Stones' concert at Hyde Park are now selling for thousands on Viagogo.
Tickets for The Rolling Stones' concert at Hyde Park this summer has sold out in just three minutes. According to The Telegraph, 65,000 tickets for show - part of Hyde Park's British Summer Times gigs - were completely sold out by 9.03am on Friday morning (April 5, 2013).
The Stones will play in London just days after they headline the Saturday night of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26. It's 44 years after the legendary rockers last played at Hyde Park in 1969, just two days after guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at his home in Hartford, East Sussex. As ever, the band were accused of exploiting fans with overpriced tickets and the cheapest for the Hyde Park show were £95.00. Many were priced at £299 while ticket marketplace Viagogo has already begun selling tickets for £1,097 each. A place in the coveted "Diamond Circle" area will cost you around 2,500.
"It seems like yesterday," guitarist Keith Richards told the BBC of the last time his group played Hyde Park, "It's going to be a great summer, man.All the gigs we haven't done or wanted to redo are popping up." At the original gig, Mick Jagger famously wore a white dress on stage and read a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem dedicated to Jones. Thousands of butterflies were released into the air.
Continue reading: Overpriced? Fans Snap Up Rolling Stones' Hyde Park Tickets In 3 Minutes
...but it wasn't how it looked
It’s just headline gold; David Bowie and Mick Jagger getting found in bed together, by Bowie’s wife, completely naked. Unfortunatley, it didn’t happen this morning, last night, or even this decade… or even last decade. It actually happened in 1973, and there was nothing sexual in it. It wasn’t a sexual day.
“My assistant was laughing in the kitchen when I got home,” Angie Bowie – the singers’ ex-wife - explained to The Sun. “She said, ‘You won’t believe this. David and Mick Jagger’. I went upstairs and banged on the door and said, ‘Morning! Ready for breakfast boys? I walked into the bedroom and David was there with all these pillows and duvets on top of him and on the other side of the bed was Mick’s leg sticking out,” Angie continued. “I said: ‘Did you guys have a good night?’ They were so hungover they could hardly speak. I took pity on them.” Bowie recently returned from his lengthy spell of musical silence with two well received singles that came out of the blue.
Are The Rolling Stones lined up to headline Coachella Festival in 2013?
It looks as though the people that make the band’s official iPhone app may have just secretly leaked details of their plans for 2013. On Friday (December 14, 2012), the band’s app had details of a performance on April 12, 2013, at Indio, at the Coachella Festival, NME reports. Although the date was later removed, in the age of the screen grab, there’s no stopping news like that form going viral.
The last time the band performed at a festival was back in 2007, when they played at the Isle of Wight Festival and the fans of the band who have a ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2013 will probably still be holding out hope that Jagger & co. will still be announced as one of the UK festival’s main acts, too.
The Rolling Stones lead vocalist appeared for an interview on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and, to the viewers' amusement, produced a list entitled: 'Top Ten Things I, Mick Jagger, Have Learned After 50 Years In Rock 'n' Roll'. On the list was a light-hearted dig at Maroon 5's song 'Moves Like Jagger' featuring Christina Aguilera, the video of which begins with footage of Jagger in his younger years and later shows singer Adam Levine trying out some of the famous dance moves. Jagger had written on his list that he had learned that "You don't earn a cent when someone does a song about having moves like Jagger." The music legend also drew laughs from his other advice which included, "Be considerate of other hotel guests - trash your room by 10 pm" and, "Before shouting 'Hi Seattle!' make sure you're in Seattle."
'Moves Like Jagger' is not the first number one hit that has referenced the star; he has also been mentioned in Ke$ha's 'TiK ToK' ('We kick em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger') and Cher Lloyd's 'Swagger Jagger'.
The Rolling Stones performed their first show in Brooklyn in almost fifty years, celebrating their (wait for it) fiftieth anniversary together.
The veteran rockers hit Brooklyn's Barclay Centre to run through their extensive back catalogue, with frontman Mick Jagger eager to reflect on how long it had been since the band were last on stage in the New York City borough. Jagger was also keen to mention (jokingly) how the band arrived to the new complex, with the singer referencing a clip taken from Brooklynite Jay-Z's forthcoming documentary, during which the rapper talks to an old lady while on the subway on his way to perform at The Barclays Arena. He jested with the crowd, saying, "It's great to be here in Brooklyn, in this great new arena," said Jagger. "We rode the subway here, I sat next to a guy named Jay Zed…I mean Jay-Z."
As was the case with the groups massively successful shows at London's O2 Arena last month, the band had a few surprises under their sleeves for the eager crowd, and as was the case in London, Mary J Blige joined the rockers on stage to belt out the hit 'Gimme Shelter.' The band also brought out band were also joined by blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr and the Trinity Wall Street Choir to perform on 'Going Down' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' respectively.
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Florence Welch was the latest surprise guest to appear on stage with dinosaur rockers The Rolling Stones during their run of shows at The O2 in London, when the Florence and the Machine front-woman joined Jagger and co on stage during last night's performance (Nov 29).
Welch joined the rock veterans on stage for a rendition of the classic hit 'Gimme Shelter,' with R&B heroine Mary J Blige also joining the Stones on stage for a surprise duet during their performance earlier this week. The headlining slots at the O2 didn't stop their with the treats either, as Eric Clapton also came on stage with the Stones for a rendition of 'Champagne And Reefer', with the guitar-god having been rumoured to appear long before he took to the stage.
The second, star-studded performance of the week saw frontman Mick Jagger immediately address the fine the band received after the earlier performance after the show overran. According to NME, Jagger joked with the crowd about the incident at the start of the show, saying "We had to pay £100,000 because we went on too long. That's like... Ten seats."
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Last night at London’s O2 Arena (November 25, 2012), The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by old friends and newer ones, as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. The current mainstays of the band, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts welcomed the band’s original bass player, Bill Wyman to play ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women.’ Mick Taylor, who was a member of the band between 1969 ad 1974 also had his moment in the limelight once more, when he joined them for a version of ‘Midnight Rambler.’
Mary J Blige also performed with the band, helping them out with ‘Gimme Shelter’ and later tweeted “So much fun performing in London w/ the @RollingStones! Congrats on your 50th anniversary!! The response to the show, from those that were there, has been overwhelmingly positive. The Mighty Boosh comedian Noel Fielding told the BBC “I think Keith played incredibly. Sympathy For The Devil...his lead on that was absolutely amazing” and – always one to admire an elaborate costume - added “Mick came out in a cape which - as always - has got to be a bonus.”
In the lead up to the opening night of these 50th anniversary dates, much of the discussion surrounding The Stones’ concerts has been centered on the extortionate ticket prices. Jagger didn’t ignore it, joking to those at the back “How are you doing up in the cheap seats? Except they're not cheap seats, that's the problem.” Hopefully, everyone was having such a wonderful time that they were able to see the funny side.
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