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Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:03:53 PM »
Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom, review

Neil McCormick reviews the Rolling Stones's new song Doom and Gloom from their forthcoming greatest hits album GRRR!, and finds it's business as usual for the blues rockers.


The Rolling Stones at Shine A Light photocall at the 58th Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

It’s been six years since the last one, and over 20 years since the last hit, but the new Rolling Stones single sounds very, well, Stones-y. For which, I suppose, we must be grateful. At least they haven’t gone dubstep.

In defiance of advancing years and creaking bones, Doom & Gloom is an energised, uptempto blues attack built around a raw Keith Richards and Ron Wood slashing rhythm guitar riff, meshing thrillingly with a Muddy Waters style blues harp and underpinned by Charlie Watts tight and minimal backbeat. This gritty, dirty groove is topped off with one of Jagger’s shouty, one-note blues holler vocals that gets in your ear and yacks away like a headache. The frontman makes each line last several seconds beyond its natural end point, turning “road” into “ro-o-o-o-o-oa-d” and (rather impressively) “explode” into “explo-o-oa-o-o-oa-aa-deh”, overstretching syllables with a relish that would make Liam Gallagher weak at the knees.

With long verses sustained on one chord, and Jagger yelling over a familiar blues progression on the chorus, the immediate impression is not a million miles from Exile On Main Street’s basement rock. The texture of the interplay on the backing track has hints of Gimme Shelter, and the defiant aggression of the vocal touches on Street Fighting Man but the song itself never quite takes off, hammering away with the kind of heavy handed of gusto of veterans chasing the inspiration of their youth. It lacks the real juice and wayward spirit of those bygone days.

A big part of the problem is Jagger’s voice, which is (as it has been on recordings since the late Seventies) just a bit too high in the mix, too assertively dominant. Jagger has suggested this is a political song but it is the glib politics of laissez faire, a non-voter’s protest anthem. Smartly turned couplets evoke crashing aeroplanes, zombies in Louisiana, overseas war, tightening screws, mounting garbage and endless news of “doom and gloom” but the singer’s complaint is not really about the state of a deteriorating world. He’s just a bit grumpy about being subjected to all this bad news when all he really wants to do is dance. This kind of stuff might sound nihilistically charged from a street fighting 17-year-old but just sounds little bit glib from a 70-year-old.

The best bit is when he stops singing and starts blowing. There is a fantastic, swampy guitar and harmonica interlude in the middle, in which Charlie shifts to the offbeat and the band lock into a down and dirty groove. It’s a reminder of everything the Stones do so well, indeed, better than anyone else. Doom & Gloom may not be a classic single but it at least sounds like they are trying to recapture the spirit that made them the world’s greatest rock and roll band, and having fun doing so.

The Rolling Stones -- Doom And Gloom (Lyric Video)
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 04:15:43 PM »
It might grow on me. But guess they need to release a record as they must be a bit hard up for cash  :lol
 

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 04:17:55 PM »
they must get a pension

                                   
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 08:09:47 PM »
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sorry forgot that. they will also get a bus pass and winter heating allowance. so they should be ok for a couple of quid
 

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 08:43:02 PM »
do the english people get that as well then :evilgrin
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Re: Rolling Stones Tickets Snapped Up In A Mere 7 Minutes
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 10:18:03 AM »
Rolling Stones tickets are cropping up for ridiculously inflated prices across the web after the 'official' batch sold out in just seven minutes this morning. According to The Telegraph, the 'cheap seats' were all gone by 9.03am (three minutes after they went on sale), while the more expensivetickets had been snapped up by 9.07am.

Unfortunately, the demand to see the Stones at London's O2 Arena means unofficial retailers will be handsomely paid for their tickets, some of which are being sold for thousands. Unless the band play Glastonbury - which is now hugely unlikely given the cost of tickets to the group's own shows - UK fans will have to shell out for tickets and flights to one of two concerts in Newark, New Jersey. On announcing the shows, frontman Mick Jagger said, "Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!" while Keith Richards offered, "Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over. I've always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones. I'm here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!"

According to The Sun, Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will make around £15 million from the four 50th anniversary shows

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 11:13:32 AM »
Wasn't aware that Bill Wyman has his own band since 15 years already.

Bill wyman's Rhythm Kings - Green River.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 11:52:12 AM »


 me neither

   Bill Wyman has never been busier.

Bill Wyman has written seven books (including Stone Alone and The Stones: A History In Cartoons), which have sold almost two million copies and been translated in eleven different languages. He's an acclaimed photographer, having staged exhibitions around the world. He's acknowledged as Britain's most celebrated metal detectorist, who has also designed and created a detector for children and newcomers to the hobby.

http://www.billwyman.com/site/rhythm_kings/372/

Bill Wyman's Rythm Kings 26 september 2012 Bergen op Zoom Route 66 Dancing in the Streets


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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 01:28:33 PM »
Guess he can do a lot more than play bass guitar as the fifth wheel only. :salute
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Re: Rolling Stones ♦ The most overpriced gig ever
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 05:55:12 PM »
Rolling Stones: What is a fair price for a concert ticket?



The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year

The cheapest ticket to see The Rolling Stones on their 2012 tour is £106, including booking fee. Is that a fair price to pay? We ask their fellow musicians.

"The most overpriced gig ever," declared Fox News. "Fans are fuming," said the Huffington Post. "Mick will be rolling in money," opined the Belfast Telegraph.

Why? Because the cheapest ticket to see The Rolling Stones at the O2 arena in London next month is £106. If you want Mick and Keith to be anything more than spindly stick figures in the distance, prices go to £406.

And a VIP hospitality ticket, which guarantees a place inside the terrifyingly-named "tongue pit" at the edge of the stage, is £1,140.

Fans of the band aren't happy.

"I was on the net before 9:00 and the cheapest tickets were £326," Ross Hatt told the BBC. "I couldn't pay that amount. Am gutted!"
"For that kind of money, they'd better let me play the drums," joked US radio presenter Richard Dixon on Twitter.

Perhaps as a result, 350 tickets for a Paris warm-up show were released for just £12 - but in general, seeing the Stones is an expensive endeavour.

So what do fellow musicians make of it all? Are they envious the veteran rockers can command such high prices? And would they follow suit, if they could?

Opinion is divided.

"Haven't they got enough money already?" asks Tom Chaplin from Keane, whose current tour is priced between £31 and £52.

"It's exclusive, that's the problem. It doesn't open their music to young kids coming along, which is a shame really. It'll be just a bunch of people in suits."

But James Dean Bradfield of Welsh rockers The Manic Street Preachers says the Stones have earned the right to charge what they like.

"They're above and beyond reproach," he tells the BBC.

"They exist in absolute isolation from everybody else. It's impossible to judge them and it's impossible to take any standards off them. They really are an institution, not even in the bad sense of that word. They just are what they are."

The Stones were paid £5 each (about £88 in today's money) for their first gig at the Marquee Club in 1962
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Offline Johnnie F.

The pensioners' band reunited
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 09:27:00 AM »
Rolling Stones enlist Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor for O2 Arena concerts

Band unveil new video for Doom and Gloom and announce former guitarists will appear as special guests for 50th anniversary shows at O2 Arena in London

Rolling Stones fans will get a treat at the O2 Arena in London next week, when the band will be joined by two figures from the past. The Stones have confirmed that original bass player Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor, who played with the band from 1969 to 1974, will perform with them as special guests on Sunday 25 and Thursday 29 November.

The four remaining Stones – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood – have been drawing the pair back into the fold in recent years. Both were interviewed in the recent official 50th anniversary documentary Crossfire Hurricane, in which Taylor revealed that one of the reasons he had left the band had been his heroin addiction.

Taylor also recorded new guitar parts for bonus tracks on the 2010 reissue of the band's 1972 album Exile on Main Street. He is regarded by many Stones aficionados as the best musician ever to play with the band, and appeared on some of their classic albums including Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Goat's Head Soup. He has linked up with individual members of the group at live shows in recent years – playing with Ronnie Wood at a benefit gig to save the 100 Club in London in December 2010, and with Wood, Wyman and Watts at a launch event for an album in honour of the Stones' pianist and co-founder Ian Stewart in March 2011.

Wyman left the band in December 1992, since when he has concentrated on his career with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He also has experience of one-off events with dissolute rock legends from the 70s, having filled in for Ronnie Lane at Faces reunion shows in 1986, 1993 and 2009.

As well as looking to the past, the Stones have also been embracing the future, unveiling an iPhone app that will allow fans to watch interviews and videos, win concert tickets and buy merchandise and music.

On Wednesday they also released a new video for the song Doom and Gloom, which appears on their greatest hits album GRRR!. The clip stars Noomi Rapace, zombies and an enormous number of banknotes. It was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who has directed videos for Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Primal Scream, the Prodigy and U2 among many others.

The Guardian

The Rolling Stones : Sympathy For The Devil (live) HQ


Rolling Stones-Satisfaction (HD)
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Re: It's only crock 'n' roll (but we like it)
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 12:08:35 PM »
20,000 see Stones roll back the years


Set in Stone ... Mick Jagger is reunited with band for 50th anniversary celebrations

THE Stones exploded on to the stage in London last night — rolling back the years with an electrifying live performance.
Mick Jagger, 69, Ronnie Wood, 65, Keith Richards, 68, and Charlie Watts, 71, raised the roof at the O2 with a rock ’n’ roll masterclass


Jumpin' back flash ... the Rolling Stones return to stage

The wrinkles were deeper than the Grand Canyon, their crow’s feet spectacular. The band’s hairdresser deserved a medal for efforts with the blow-dry.

And so much for empty seats — a capacity 20,000 were rammed into the arena in Greenwich, South East London, with scores of disappointed punters outside.


Jagger swagger ... Mick capers around the stage at the O2 Arena

Talk about a sense of occasion. Talk about anticipation. This was the UK’s most sought-after ticket.

Mick had arrived at the O2 on a Thames river boat, smiling and waving to the gathering crowds.

The night kicked off with video messages from stars and fans describing the first time they heard The Stones.

Punk icon Iggy Pop said: “The sound of Keith’s guitar was like being hit with a dead mackerel.”

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp added: “They write great songs to do bad things to.” Sir Elton John, Pete Townshend, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and The Black Keys all waxed lyrical about their heroes. A gang of 200 drummers entered the arena wearing gorilla masks, mixing with the crowd

Then the band appeared — Mick in a black and white jacket and matching trilby, parading around with all the pouting, chest-puffing and swagger he’s famous for.

Keith was in red bandana and turquoise jacket. Ronnie in black, Charlie in white. All posturing in front of their trademark lips backdrop. Mick poked fun at the ticket prices three songs in: “Everyone all right in the cheap seats? They are not that cheap though, are they?”

Mick then made light of all their no-shows in an amazing year for live music in Britain. He said: “Olympics? We didn’t do that. Jubilee? Didn’t do that. James Bond 50th anniversary celebrations? We missed that. We just got in under the wire. So glad you are here, and so glad we are here.”

There’s been tension between Mick and Keith since the guitarist’s autobiography had harsh words for the singer.

And they didn’t embrace like best pals on stage at any point.

Mary J Blige joined the band for their classic Gimme Shelter before Mick changed into a glittering red jacket for Wild Horses.
His voice sounded strong — defying the march of time that so many of his peers have failed to conquer.

The acoustics were great. The band were tight, but rough around the edges.

There were knowing glances throughout between Ronnie, Keith and Charlie. Veteran rocker Jeff Beck, 68, joined them to play an epic lead guitar section.

Mick, who grew up in Dartford, said: “It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich. We feel pretty special. What’s amazing is that we are still doing this and you’re still coming to see us.”

Bassist Bill Wyman joined his mates for It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll — his first appearance with them in the UK for 20 years.

But the band DIDN’T play crowd-pleaser (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction — because they ran out of time.

At one point, Keith and Ronnie had a crafty smoke at the back of the stage.

The showbiz guest list included comic Michael McIntyre, rock legend Noel Gallagher and supermodel Kate Moss.

The Stones play London again on Thursday before flying to the US.



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Re: Rolling Stones Reunion Concert without Mick Taylor?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 12:34:08 PM »
Looks like Mick Taylor didn't make it. Got him doing a great job on a Bluesbreakers-DVD from John Mayall's 70th Birthday Concert (2003). Was surprised about a jewel like that DVD having found its way to the Mall in Korat.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 12:51:47 PM »
The-Rolling-Stone-whos-stony-broke-Why-Mick-Taylor-lives-rundown-Suffolk-semi-shabby-car.

It is a curious effect of the passage of time that The Rolling Stones are now as much admired for their business acumen as for their rock and roll. Nearly half a century after their rebellious beginnings, the Stones remain the world’s highest-earning rock stars.

Their albums have made them £250million and their spectacular tours have grossed upwards of £1.8billion.

Mick Jagger, whose androgynous sneer was once so feared by The Establishment, is now canny Sir Mick with a £225million fortune and palatial homes on three continents.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1213013/The-Rolling-Stone-whos-stony-broke-Why-Mick-Taylor-lives-rundown-Suffolk-semi-shabby-car.html


A fresh-faced Mick Taylor back in 1969




Unpaid bills:Mick Taylor believes he could be owed millions of pounds in royalties
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Rolling Stones Reunion Concert without Mick Taylor?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 03:02:49 PM »
Looks like Mick Taylor didn't make it.


Guess that happens when you copy articles from THE SUN!

My favourite German news site Der Spiegel reports that he joined the show at "Midnight Rambler".

Still, 406 pounds (500 Euros) for the cheapest ticket is plain perverse! :fart

I remember in 1970 for the first Stones concert I attended it was 10 DM (about 5 Euros) for  the cheapest ticket.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 05:12:44 PM »


  maybe he will earn enough to sort himself out.
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Re: Rolling Stones: Let's spend our lives together
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012, 06:21:03 PM »
Let's spend our lives together: Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood marries lover 31 years his junior    

The guitarist - 31 years older than his new wife - got hitched in a low-key ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel


his should be The Last Time for Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood  as he married his third wife yesterday.

Ronnie, 65, wed theatre producer Sally Humphreys – who is 31 years his junior – in a hush-hush ceremony with old pal and ex-bandmate Rod Stewart as his best man.

Asked beforehand how he was feeling, Ron replied: “Fantastic. It’s a great day.”

Sally, who has been dating the guitarist for just six months, said: “I’m really excited.

"And for anyone interested I’m wearing my mum’s wedding dress.”

Close family and friends were all sworn to secrecy about the ceremony at the swanky Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair, central London.

Sally, 34, looked radiant in her traditional white gown clutching a bouquet of pale roses, while Ronnie opted for a blue suit as they arrived in a black Mercedes at 3.30pm.

Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell were among the guests.


Wood you marry me? Ronnie with Sally

Sally had previously said that she and Ronnie had intended to wed early next year.

Veteran star Ronnie was married to Krissy Findlay – the mother of his son Jesse – from 1971 to 1978 and Jo, 57, from 1985 to 2008.

They split after he had a stormy affair with 21-year-old waitress Katia Ivanova. His divorce from Jo was finalised last year.

This month Sally, who has known Ronnie for years, said of the age difference: “There is an age gap. I would prefer it if there wasn’t but there is.”

The rocker asked Sally’s parents for permission before he popped the question.

Sally explained: “Our families are supportive. Ronnie invited my parents down to London for the premiere of the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane and he asked my Dad the next day.”
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Re: Rolling Stones to give satisfaction at Glastonbury
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2013, 02:58:27 PM »
THE Rolling Stones will notch up a rock’n’roll first when they play at Glastonbury this summer.


Glastonbury ticket holders will get what they want

After months of rumours, the band have announced they will headline the world-famous summer festival on Saturday, June 29.

They will appear alongside younger acts such as Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.

Mick Jagger tweeted yesterday: “Can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt!”

Guitarist Keith Richards said that after their recent tour, “We all had such a ball last year and the energy between the band is so good. We can’t wait to play Glastonbury. See you on a summer’s day in England!”

Fellow band member Ronnie Wood had hinted last month the band would take to the Somerset stage for the first time in their 50 years in the music business, saying: “I’m going to twist their arms.” It appeared to have worked, with the band finally confirming yesterday that they will headline the festival.

Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts and Ronnie will continue their “50 and Counting” celebrations on the Pyramid Stage.

Fans will be delighted. They were named best live band in the NME awards last month.

But all 135,000 tickets for Glastonbury had already been sold before the Stones’ announcement.

Other Glastonbury Festival acts will include country and western star Kenny Rogers, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, Primal Scream, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg.

Chart acts will include Professor Green, Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora and Jake Bugg.

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Rolling Stones fans outraged as STANDING tickets at front of Hyde Park show priced at £330... while the back costs £95

Rolling Stones fans reacted angrily  yesterday after it was revealed standing  tickets for their Hyde Park concert will cost up to £330.

The Stones – who together are worth almost £500million – will play a gig for 65,000 people in the London park on July 6.

They last played the venue 44 years ago, treating a crowd of 500,000 to a free show in memory of their former guitarist Brian Jones, who had died two days earlier.


Pricey tickets: Fans will have to fork out hundreds of pounds to get a good view of The Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park gig this summer

Many fans had hoped tickets to this summer’s show would be significantly cheaper than their 50th anniversary gigs at the O2 Arena last year, which ranged from £95 to £950.

But the cheapest entry to the Hyde Park gig costs £95. Concert-goers who want to guarantee standing near the stage will have to splash out £330 on a VIP package, which but does not include seats.

Writing on online forums yesterday, some fans reacted furiously. One furious fan said: ‘I’m not paying £100 to stand in a field 300 metres from the stage.’

Another wrote: ‘What right does anyone have to charge people to enter a public park that is maintained out of our taxes?’

A third said: ‘Seems like the Stones are milking it for all they are worth.’

Customers of Barclaycard, who are sponsoring the concert as part of a ten day series of events in Hyde Park, were able to buy tickets a day earlier than the general public.


Up in arms: Fans have spoken out online about their annoyance over the high price of ticket sales for the gig


Free of charge: The band played the central London venue 44 years ago, but didn't charge for tickets

Fans who want to stand close to the front of the stage will have to queue for hours or risk being placed at the back of the park, where their only view of Mick Jagger and his band will be through giant screens.

In November, Ronnie Wood defended his band against accusations of greed after VIP hospitality tickets went on sale for £950.

The 65-year-old guitarist, who is worth an estimated £20million, said:  ‘We’ve already spent a million on rehearsing in Paris. And the stage is going to be another few million.

‘We feel no bad thing about ticket prices. We’ve got to make something.’

The Stones will also profit from associated merchandising sold through their website and at the concert.

A ‘deluxe edition’ CD box set of their greatest hits comes in at a scorching £99.99, while the vinyl version costs £79.99.

Yesterday, a Rolling Stones spokesman said: ‘Anyone who buys a £95 ticket for the Rolling Stones, if they get there early, will be able to get to the front of the stage.’

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Offline Johnnie F.

The first Stones Concert I went to, in 1970 at the Festhalle Frankfurt/M had cost me a whole month pocket money (25 DM) for standing in the main hall, people who came early to stand near the stage got squeezed. They've never been cheap!
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2013, 03:01:00 PM »
I think they're cheap in the other sense.
That price is disgusting. Shame on them.
I've got hundreds of Albums and Singles - not one Rolling Stones anywhere.
But have occasionally been seen bopping to 'Brown Sugar' !
Bunch of freaks.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2013, 03:09:56 PM »
AND, there's a Band plays at 'Full Sun', Chok Chai, Mon Tue Wed that play the RS into OBLIVION ................
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Re: Charlie Watts ♦ I don't want to do it'
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2013, 03:55:41 PM »
not  cheap  Charlie

Charlie Watts interview


Charlie Watts: 'I never liked the hippie thing … I thought the clothes were horrendous.'

So Charlie, the Stones are playing Glastonbury! Excited?

I don't want to do it. Everyone else does. I don't like playing outdoors, and I certainly don't like festivals. I've always thought they're nothing to do with playing. Playing is what I'm doing at the weekend (1). That's how I was brought up. But that's me, personally. When you're a band … you do anything and everything. But Glastonbury, it's old hat really. I never liked the hippy thing to start with. It's not what I'd like to do for a weekend, I can tell you.

But surely …

[Interrupting] The worst thing playing outdoors is when the wind blows, if you're a drummer, because the cymbals move … it really is hard to play then.

Well, you're also playing Hyde Park this summer. What do you remember about your famous gig there in 1969 (2)?

Oh, quite a lot. The Dorchester! That was our dressing room. And Allen Klein walking about like Napoleon. He was the same kind of shape. And the armoured van going into the crowd. I had to rush around and get my silver trousers done for it. And then Mick Taylor, of course, it was his first big gig. And my wife got hit with a stale sandwich. I remember her going mad with that. I don't blame her. She got hit on the back. She reckoned it was stale because it obviously hurt a lot. The butterflies. I didn't like that, because the casualty rate was worse than the Somme. Half of them went woosh. And the other half of them were dead.


The Rolling Stones in 1969, before their concert in Hyde Park. Left to right: Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor and Keith Richards.

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2013, 04:22:27 PM »
So Charlie - why you doing it then ? Retire and spare us more drivel. Miserable old Sod.  Sorry Stone's fans.
I would pay 330 Baht to see them though. £ - NO !
 

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2013, 04:51:54 PM »
Reportedly, ALL the Hyde Park tickets were sold out in 3 minutes.
More money than (musical) sense.
 

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2013, 12:59:48 PM »
Tickets now changing hands for GBP 1000.  Don't think I would want to pay that sort of money just to stand.  I imagine that you have to wait for hours until the Stones strike up.  Then just as they are getting into their stride some council jobsworth turns up and shuts off the power to comply with elf n' safety noise levels.
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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2013, 01:23:10 PM »

Might a gota rebate :lol

I cant hear you

Rock legends Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney had the power turned off while live on stage in Hyde  Park.

http://www.london24.com/news/bruce_springsteen_hyde_park_power_cut_sparks_angry_twitter_rant_by_guitarist_1_1446309
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Re: Sir Mick Jagger tries to put a stop to BBC Glastonbury coverage
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2013, 07:00:56 PM »
BBC holds emergency summit with Sir Mick Jagger after he tries to put a stop to Glastonbury coverage

The BBC was due to hold summit-type discussions with Sir Mick Jagger on Thursday night after the rock and roll star told them they were not allowed to screen more than a sample of their headlining performance.


Jagger says no: Sir Mick Jagger has apparently denied the BBC permission to stream their entire Glastonbury set online

The rock legend and his band The Rolling Stones are set to perform some of their greatest hits on the famous Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury festival in June, and the BBC were planning on broadcasting it live on BBC Two, Radio 2 and online in what has been heralded as the most comprehensive Glastonbury coverage yet.

However Sir Mick has called a 'blackout', telling bosses that they can, at best, show the opening four songs of the band's Sunday night set after worries about finance and control were brought up.

'Mick agreed to do Glastonbury for the fans who are there, he didn’t sign up for a TV show,' said a source.

'It’s not about money. This show will go around the world. If there’s torrential rain it will play havoc with their performance and they want to sound and look at their best. There’s a lot of factors out of their control.'

But according to the Independent, with the event less than a month away, the BBC has been locked in negotiations with the band in a bid to extend their 'hit allowance.

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Re: Rolling Stones not too old for Glastonbury ♦ average age of 69
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 12:07:30 PM »
Keith Richards: Rolling Stones not too old for Glastonbury



The Rolling Stones will make their Glastonbury debut this weekend, headlining the Pyramid stage on Saturday night.

They have an average age of 69 with some saying they are too old to play.

"I'd say, 'What do you know about it? You've never tried it'," laughs the band's guitarist Keith Richards.

"It's good for your health to play rock'n'roll in a clean living band like The Rolling Stones. You should try it. It's better than church."

The Rolling Stones have been together for more than 50 years and have never played the UK's biggest and most famous festival.

"It just never occurred. Many times it has been on the list of tours and stuff and for one reason or another it never coincided," explains Keith Richards in an exclusive interview with Newsbeat ahead of Glastonbury.

"[It's] like a black hole in space or something but in we go this time.

"I'm looking forward to it because it is an iconic gig and it's an iconic band and finally the two meet at last.

"In a way it's kind of weird that at last we've made it to Glastonbury. It's like building Stonehenge right?"

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'Great cats'
 
It's hard to imagine a band like The Rolling Stones feeling nervous about any gig, having performed all over the world.

But Keith Richards says there are things they worry about.

"I think the only pressure we feel is that it is the first time we've done an outdoor show for yonks and English weather," he says.

"Throwing in those two equations, yeah there is maybe a little apprehension."

He is also aware that the other two headliners, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons, are Glastonbury veterans in comparison.

"They are all great cats and I think most of them have played there before," he says.

"They probably have more experience than we do of playing Glastonbury because it is a unique way of working."

'Unique bunch'
 
The Rolling Stones are often asked what the key to their success is and how have they lasted so long, when so many other bands have failed.

Richards says he doesn't know. "Determination to outlive them all," he laughs.

"It's just a unique bunch of guys. Charlie Watts, that man can play drums. It's so subtle, it's the roll I think.

"Don't concentrate on the rock, because anybody can rock, but the roll - that's another thing."

Many of the bands that will be playing Glastonbury Festival this weekend surely want to know the secret to their staying power.

Richards says there is no secret, you just have to be determined.

"Stick to it and make sure the drummer's got it. That's all I can tell you," he advises.

"There are no ingredients here but you've got to have a good drummer and you've got to really want to do it. You've got to want it to death."

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Re: Rolling Stones: new single Doom and Gloom video
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 02:35:52 PM »
Who was the fifth member of the group who took the final bows last night ?
 

 



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