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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2013, 05:44:21 PM »

It is Mick Taylor, he joined them for a few numbers

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Re: Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones 'blew the stage apart'
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »
Despite an average age of 69, the four band members strutted, strummed and shrieked their way through a set lasting over two hours that began with Jumping' Jack Flash and ended with fireworks exploding off the stage during Satisfaction.

The crowd cheered and sang along as the band that celebrated 50 years in the music business last year rocked through a playlist of old and new hits.

Before going into It's Only Rock And Roll But I Like It, Sir Mick told the thousands of festival goers: "How are you feeling? You feeling all right? It's great to be at Glastonbury!".

Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick said "it was one of the greatest rock and roll sets I've ever seen in my life and I think one of the greatest rock and roll sets Glastonbury has ever seen".

"They really just rocked it. The band seemed almost as impressed as the crowd. I guess the audience makes the gig as much as the band."

Celebrities including Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince, Stella McCartney, Wayne and Colleen Rooney, Lily Cole were among those in the audience of thousands in front of the Pyramid Stage.

Those who did were treated to a brand new song called Glastonbury Girl, a folky number that made references to tepees, fellow Pyramid Stage performers Primal Scream and contained the line: "Waiting for a girl – she took all my ecstasy."

Sir Mick Jagger, who had told fans he intended to bring his wellies and his yurt when the band were announced as headliners, said he had indeed been sampling the delights of Glastonbury Festival – including late night clubbing area Shangri-La.
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Re: Glastonbury: the casual ageism directed at the Rolling Stones
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2013, 02:17:51 PM »
Glastonbury: the casual ageism directed at the Rolling Stones is really decrepit

The highlight of the festival came from the Stones' astonishing energy. So isn't it time to celebrate working septuagenarians?

He's got the moves … Mick Jagger. Photograph: Rex Features

So apparently there was some little festival last weekend called Glastonbury? With some band called the Rolling Stones? Maybe you saw some articles in some newspapers about it?

For various reasons I took a break from Glastonbury this year – in many ways, my brain is still in recovery from the last time around – meaning that I actually read the coverage of the festival and was both boggled and impressed by the tenacity of some of the misconceptions people hold about an event that has happened nearly every year for nearly half a century in this country. The griping has become as much of a tradition as Glastonbury itself and for the sake of brevity, I shall sum up these complaints in list form:

1. "The festival is no longer a wild and dangerous counter-cultural hippy haven. It's so corporate!"

2. "Oh my God, it's just full of poshos and celebs! What an effing joke!"

3. "Look at all the old people on stage! Gross!"

The answer to the first cry is something along the lines of "No shit, Sherlock". Complaining that Glastonbury has become corporate is like complaining that Christmas is all about commercialism. Truly, is there are anything more tedious than someone adopting a world-weary pose about how everything was so much more bohemian in their day when bands would play spontaneous free concerts on milk floats in Carnaby Street while Robert Plant and Jimi Hendrix smoked acid in the audience? There is not. So in order to save us all this ridiculous rigmarole next year, let me say once and for all nobody – NOBODY – goes to Glastonbury for a counter-cultural experience. People go to see some music, eat posh burgers and lie about in a field, and it has been thus for years. And you know what? That's not a flipping crime.

Second, the celebs and poshos. No, the festival is not "full of them", although there are a lot of them. The reason it seems as if the festival is full of them to people who have never gone is because newspaper picture editors are more interested in them than they are in the non-posh, non-famous folk. Next!

Ah, the oldies. Now here is a complaint I really have no time for at all. Every year people gasp in horror about how many old people are on the bill at Glastonbury, apparently unaware that old people are always on the bill at Glastonbury – so again, NOT NEWS, get over it – for the very simple reason that quite a few old people are in the music business. And why would they not be? Did anyone ever really think Keith Richards would crawl off quietly to Bournemouth on his 65th birthday? If Mick Jagger can survive the embarrassment of the Dancing in the Street video, I think he can surmount the crime – the terrible, terrible crime! – of getting older.

The generally agreed highlights this year came from Nile Rodgers (60), Kenny Rogers (74) and, yes, the Rolling Stones (average age 69), yet despite their astonishing energy and, in the case of Jagger, their even more astonishingly youthful physique carved out by a reportedly exhausting exercise regime, snarks and jokes about their age began as soon as they appeared on stage. One newspaper found Jagger and Keith Richards' unadulterated oldness so shocking that they splashed closeup photos of them on their front page – STOP THE PRESSES! TWO MEN ARE OVER 65! AND THEY'RE OUT IN PUBLIC! – beneath the headline "Glastonbury's night of the living dead!" That many of this paper's readers, to say nothing of their columnists, are about that age did nothing to qualm that organ's ageism, which now appears to take in men as much as women. This, incidentally, is not a step forward.

People have been making jokes about the Rolling Stones' age since I was born. As the annual groans about Glastonbury's corporatisation prove, clearly some people don't get tired of wheeling out the same old non-complaints, now matter how worn they might be from overuse. Yet it feels worth reiterating that casual ageism isn't "less bad" than any of the other nasty-isms, even if it is, for whatever reason, more accepted. Seeing as we're all going to live a little longer, and have to work a lot longer, it might be time for some people to get over their prejudice against working septuagenarians. recently investigated how ingrained ageism (coupled with sexism) remains in Hollywood by comparing the ages of leading men and the actresses who play against them, confirming the widely held suspicion that, while men are allowed to age in the movies, women are not. Instead, women are expected to play mothers to actors who are the same age as them.

Hollywood's attitude to women and age is widely and rightly deemed to be ridiculous. But it's no less pathetic to yap on and on about how hilarious it is that some people, somewhere, have grown older. To suggest that musicians should tastefully retire when they hit 35 is about as ridiculous as Hollywood's belief that any woman over 40 is a desiccated crone.

People who have plastic surgery are mocked in the media, yet so are those who dare to leave their wrinkles un-Botoxed. Presumably those who are so grossed out by Jagger's age would like to trap him and put him on an ice floe, but sadly they can't catch him as he's in such good shape and can outrun us all. Oh well, let's just point and make fun of his age then, right? That joke never looks tired. UNLIKE HIM, fnar fnar.

Jagger might be looking older but he's sounding as youthful as ever. It's the gripes about him and Glastonbury itself that are sounding really irrelevant, out of touch and decrepit these days.

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2013, 04:37:43 PM »
One and a half years ago dutch singer Johannes Heesters died at age 108. He was to be seen on TV and concert performances all his life, almost until he passed. When he couldn't walk anymore they carried him  to his singing position, since he refused to go on stage in a wheelchair.   :)

I do wish the Stones and others, like The Who, Paul McCartney etc. no less energy to make use of their talents and enchant us!

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The Rolling Stones bring in their own trees but no butterflies this time... as they prepare for return to London's Hyde Park

The Rolling Stones have transformed Hyde Park in London with fake trees to make it look like it did in 1969 – but this time singer Mick Jagger won’t be releasing any butterflies.

The 1969 gig was staged in the park in front of 500,000 people just two days after guitarist Brian Jones’ death and Jagger grabbed the crowd’s attention by wearing a white dress and releasing 2,000 white cabbage butterflies into the audience.

While Jagger may have got away with the dress he admitted the butterflies stunt didn’t work and there will be no repeat this weekend at their highly anticipated Barclaycard British Summer Time show.

Gathering no moss: The Rolling Stones' stage set for Hyde Park this weekend features two giant oak trees

The swinging sixties: Mick Jagger in his white dress and the Rolling Stones rock Hyde Park back in 1969

He said the stunt: ‘didn't go down very well last time. I think we got a lot of complaints from the park because they didn't know we were going to do it and they were, of course, the wrong kind of butterflies and they went on to eat the wrong kinds of... Anyway they weren't happy.’

Jagger insisted that he can still fit into the white dress: 'I can still just about get into the zippers. I'm not really worried about that area.'

While the butterflies won’t make an appearance the box they came in will – Jagger revealed he will use it to determine the Stones’ setlist.

Jagger confirmed that the songs the Stones will play will be the same from the 1969 gig – unlike at Glastonbury last weekend when they mixed up their old classics with some more recent songs.

The singer told Absolute Radio's Pete Mitchell: ‘Obviously the same set list is going to be used, it saves me having to think. The songs might be played in a slightly different order.

'I'll put them in the butterfly boxes and then throw them in there cut out and then shake them and then see what comes out and in what order.’

The setlist in 1969 included Jumpin' Jack Flash, Midnight Rambler, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women, Street Fighting Man, and an 18-minute version of Sympathy for the Devil.

The band have shipped in a small forest of trees, including two giant mock oak trees either side of the stage, to recreate the view Jagger had at the gig in 1969.

Hyde Park looks very different now after several bad storms ripped up trees in the 1980s.

'The band wanted the same vibe this weekend so they have constructed a stage set which recreates some of the greenery.

The two giant fake oak trees flank the stage, and are 70ft high. Around 10,000 branches have been attached to make it look as authentic as possible.

‘When Mick and the band looked out from the stage back in the Sixties all they could see was a sea of people and a load of trees, but many of those have been cleared or replanted since,’ a source has told The Sun.

‘So they want to recreate the woodland. As you can see from the pictures, the two oak trees either side are absolutely massive. They want it to look as authentic as possible.’

The 1969 gig saw guitarist Mick Taylor’s live debut with the band as Jones’ replacement, and he may play Hyde Park again – he made a guest appearance with the Stones at Glastonbury last weekend, and Jagger insisted he take a bow with the other four full-time members of the band.

The Rolling Stones will appear at Hyde Park on July 6th as part of Barclaycard's British Summer Time, Bon Jovi kick off the event on Friday July 5th
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Rolling Stones at Hyde Park review: Five-star performance dripping with memorable moments

A near-immaculate set that not just recreated the Glastonbury crowd-pleasing histrionics, but arguably surpassed them

“Who was here in 1969?” asked Mick Jagger, referencing the Rolling Stones' historic Hyde Park show, held just two days after original guitarist Brian Jones’ death, at which a crowd estimated at a quarter of a million people turned up to pay their respects.

“Welcome back,” he said in response to those who stood with hands raised. “It’s nice to see you again.”

Back then, nobody had paid a penny to see the Stones; 44 years on, some tickets were changing prices for upwards of a thousand pounds.

Inevitably, the times, they have a changed.

And while a sizeable section of today’s audience weren’t even born the last time Mick and co ambled through Midnight Rambler here, the fact that they’d turned out in their thousands to tread in their parents’ sandal-steps speaks volumes about the band’s enduring appeal.

Things got off to a less than auspicious start.

Keith Richards fluffed not one, but two of opener Start Me Up’s opening three chords - a riff one suspects, given the number of times he’s played it, would be harder for him to play wrong than right.

Fortunately they proved to be the only bum notes of a near-immaculate set that not just recreated the previous weekend’s Glastonbury crowd-pleasing histrionics, but arguably surpassed them.

Richards looked more relaxed and far better dressed, trading licks and cigarette smoke with long-term sparring partner Ronnie Wood.

Drummer Charlie Watts was the epitome of insouciant cool, providing the rock-solid foundations from which the likes of It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),  Honky Tonk Women and an epic Paint It Black were majestically constructed.

But for all his supporting cast’s charm, this Rolling Stones are now indisputably Mick Jagger’s band.

The incessant sashays and hip-swivels might surely now owe more to muscle memory than instinct but the singer, who will be a septuagenarian by the month’s end, commanded the stage with a timeless presence that will likely never be seen again.

Jagger strapped on a Telecaster for Doom and Gloom, the new song from the recent Grrr! greatest hits compilation that grooves enough to remind you that this isn’t solely about nostalgia.

Even if the weight of history was inescapable throughout, from the grainy footage projected on the big screens down to the fleeting presence of guitarist Mick Taylor, invited to rejoin the party and therefore complete a serendipitous circle that began with his debut here all those years ago.

And then there were the songs themselves. From the unimpeachable country swagger of Tumbling Dice to the disco strut of Miss You, this was a set dripping with memorable moments.

That said, nothing could compete with the set closing run of Gimme Shelter, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sympathy For the Devil and Brown Sugar - as peerless (and perfectly played) a quartet of songs as you’ll hear from any band on any stage at any point of time in history.

It was so good, in fact, that even the encore of You can’t Always Get What You Want and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - complete with grandiose glitter cannon and firework accompaniments - couldn’t compete.

Although by far the biggest disappointment was that the two-hour set had come to an end with a treasure chest of the band’s gems still unearthed.


Start Me Up

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)

Tumbling Dice

All Down the Line

Beast of Burden

Doom and Gloom


Paint It Black

Honky Tonk Women

You Got The Silver

Before They Make Me Run

Miss You

Midnight Rambler

Gimme Shelter

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Sympathy For The Devil

Brown Sugar

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Re: Mick Jagger still dancing at 70
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2013, 03:28:16 PM »
The Rolling Stones singer is proof that musicians often improve with age – and this fellow 70-year-old hopes he keeps going

Mick Jagger performing at Glastonbury with the Rolling Stones. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

I first saw Mick Jagger performing in 1962. I didn't plan to. My chums and I had gone to the Ealing Club to see Alexis Corner's band, we turned up, and we got this lot instead: the Rolling Stones. Babies. Not up to Corner's standard, we thought, rather snottily. We'd never heard of them. What a disappointment. Even if it was reduced from 2s 6d to 2s for the Stones. They didn't even look that thrilling; ordinary jackets and woollies, hair a moderate length, Mick Jagger had a fairly chubby face and his V-necked leather jerkin wasn't very hip. But we soon grew to love them. I still do, and now here we are, 51 years later, Mick is 70 this Friday and his band is still going.

Good. Why not? In those days, nobody sneered at elderly musicians. We, and the Stones, admired them tremendously. Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Howling Wolf and Leadbelly were all our heroes, and all old men. Nobody thought they ought to bow out and shut up because they were over 60. More recently no one droned on about wrinkles or sneered at the Cuban Buena Vista Social Club because they were getting on a bit. Compay Segundo, the singer, was 89. Beat that voice if you can. Nor would we now tell Barenboim or Alfred Brendel to take a rest. These performers all prove what I always thought – that musicians improve with age. They have more experience and they've practiced for longer.

There was tons of sneering after Glastonbury. I wouldn't advise Jagger et al on what attitude to take towards this daft criticism; they presumably ignore it anyway. But I hope they all go on till they drop, and Jagger just carries on singing. As for his dancing on stage, what's wrong with that? What is he expected to do? Come on stage, walk about slowly and have a sit-down?

How sick I am of people who think that the elderly should act with decorum until they fade out and quietly drop dead in their cardigans. I didn't know there was a cut-off age at which one should stick to shuffling around at a tea dance or give up dancing altogether. I still sometimes have a dance, usually by myself or with chums at home, including some Jagger moves, because I'm not brave enough to dance or sing in public, and never have been, but I can only admire someone who dares fling themselves about in front of an audience of thousands, and does not give a toss whether some stuffed shirts out there think they look a bit silly because they're getting close to 70.

Nobody at Glastonbury this year seemed to mind the Stones' performance. I watched them on telly, playing, prancing about, camping it up in front of that vast crowd, Ronnie with a dangling ciggie in his mouth, Mick pouting, Keith doing whatever he fancied and Charlie just drumming and perhaps wishing he was elsewhere – it was almost a comic turn. They made me laugh, feel cheery and have a little dance (they made me even cheerier because they're giving the shoes they performed in to, a charity which buys shoes for barefoot children living on rubbish dumps). And it struck me that if you can entertain 100,000 people in one place and make them that happy, then you must be getting something right. That is the point of music. It unites people, perks them up, and brings them pleasure. It gives them hope and strength, and often makes them want to dance, however old they are. Whether the musicians have wrinkles or not has nothing to do with it.

Eubie Blake, the American composer, songwriter and ragtime and jazz pianist, lived until he was 100. He died in 1983. "If I'd known I was going to live this long," said he sensibly, "I'd have taken better care of myself." Perhaps Jagger took note of this advice, because he's taken very good care of himself. All that singing and dancing has probably been very good for his health. Let's hope he has a good few birthdays left to go.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
Rolling Stones’ ‘On Fire’ Tour Set to Sizzle in Macau

The world’s greatest and most enduring rock ‘n’ roll band are rolling into Macau for a one-night bandstand on March 9.

Now that Mick Jagger is a 70-year-old great grandfather many suspect that this tour may be one of the final curtain calls for the group. If that’s the case you can bet they want to go out on a high note.

The concert is pretty much sold out already, but DTC Travel in Thailand still has packages for sale until January 27. In fact, most of the shows for this seven-date “On Fire” tour through Asia and Australia are already sold out. 

The Macau venue is small by stadium-rock standards – only 15,000 seat – and the high-rolling Vegas of the Far East makes a suitably decadent backdrop for the famously debauched band.

In concert, the Stones are crowd-pleasers. Drawing from a massive back catalogue of hits that contain many of the cornerstones of rock history, this has all the hallmarks of a show not to be missed or forgotten.

Besides the core members of Jagger on lead vocals, the rock-solid Charlie Watts on drums, the flamboyant Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood on dueling guitars, taking a star turn with the band will be former guitarist Mick Taylor, who played on some of the Stones’ most immortal albums, like Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street.     

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2014, 02:40:05 PM »
Wow - I am not sure how I missed this great thread.  I agree with Thaiga completely and on every point. 

I last saw the Rolling Stones in Tacoma, WA, USA back in 2003, if I recall correctly.  We decided to do things right and if I recall we paid over $400 per ticket, but were within the first ten rows.  They were absolutely amazing and a number of times I could have reached out and almost touched them.

Many of us are getting older and grayer (I watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan) along with those great bands, and are seeing the end of our conveyor belt of life approaching.  I too hope they keep rocking.

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