One of the aspects of rock and roll that gets little general attention is the Sisyphusian life on the road. Ideally the band gets a tour. The tour commences. If things go really well, then (a) the tour gets extended or (b) another tour is established hard on the heels of the first. There is … Continue reading The Road
Rolling Stone issue #19 had a cover date of October 12, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Ethan Russell. The biggest news in this issue for those of us who care about the history of the magazine is an item that appears on page 6 under the simple headline: Regrets. … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 19
Rolling Stone issue #15 had a cover date of August 10, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Dean Goodhill. Features: The Rolling Stones Return With Beggars Banquet by Jann Wenner, featuring tons of great photos by by Dean Goodhill; “Cream Breaks Up”; “Merle Haggard: Home-Fried Humor and Cowboy Soul” by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 15
Just before he became a Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood was a party man with the coolest cats in rock and roll. His first solo album hits the highs and lows of 1974 with a star studded cast of extras.
A lost GLONO classic wherein Phil traces the history of the greatest rock and roll band in the world, and discovers where it all went wrong.
Guitar World has a great little interview with Keith Richards discussing his favorite Stones’ songs and how they came about. There’s nothing surprising on the songlist itself, but some of Keith’s commentary on them is really interesting. Selected gems include: Satisfaction – When I wrote the song, I didn’t think of that particular riff as … Continue reading Keef Dishes on Some of His Faves
The Rolling Stones’ 1969 World Tour kicked off days after the death of Brian Jones and ended with the death of Meredith Hunter at Altamont, captured in the film Gimme Shelter. Who would have guessed that this tour would mark the death of the 60s? Here, Mick and Keef take a break for some time … Continue reading The Rolling Stones: 1969 World Tour Photos
For photographers, access is everything and you don’t get much better access to rock royalty than being married to a Beatle. Rolling Stone has a tasty online gallery of pics from Linda McCartney from an upcoming exhibition of her photographs to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. According to the Telegraph, “[Sir Paul] McCartney … Continue reading McCartney Photos on Exhibit
I find it hard to say much good about Mick Jagger these days. His abysmal solo album and corporate rock antics with the Stones make him the poster child for not aging well. So it’s rather refreshing to come across something he does that is redeeming. I found it in the most unlikely of places, … Continue reading Ideal Happiness is Watching Mick Jagger