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Old news up to October 1997
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Oct. 31: Kommen die Stones?
Sorry if you do not speak German, but the above question
(Are the Stones coming?)
is used by
Hamburger Abendblatt, as they tell about the Rolling Stones,
coming to the 90,000 capacity racehorse place
north of Hamburg, on August 30.
So far it's 5 talked about shows in Germany for 1998,
including Cologne, Stuttgart,Nuernberg,Bochum and Hamburg.
More will come, and 1998 seems to have even more German shows than in
1995, having 9 shows in Germany back then.
And it looks like the tour may extend into September 1998...
Oct. 29: MOJO magazine Nov. 97
In case you haven't seen it yet...
MOJO (UK magazine) Nov. edition has got a real detailed interview
with Keith, plenty of pages, including a weired photo
"Keith in smoke", front page photo, plus interviews with the
quitters Bill Wyman, talking about his new album,
and Mick Taylor, talking about how he joined, and why he left.
Great magazine... and three new Stones books reviewed, plus the
Babylon ad in colors...
Oct. 29: Stones photos in Jam
See the great photos in the Jam
Stones Gallery, with great photos from Buffalo
and Chicago, including a shot of Charlie, stepping down
to the crowd...
Oct. 28: Saint Of Me next single
The next single from the new album Bridges To Babylon will
be Saint Of Me, due out in a few weeks time.
Radio stations will get their promo copies sooner.
Expect to hear it any day, and also live!
Oct. 28: Six California shows!
If you are planning to do a fast travel to USA, to see
as many concerts as possible at the same place, then
you should go to California, for the two Los Angeles (Nov. 9, 10)
and now four Oakland (Nov. 14, 15, 18, 19) concerts.
That's 6 shows in 11 days,
and may be a club gig due in San Francisco as well...
Opening acts: LA: Wallflowers; Oakland: Pearl Jam.
PS. I didn't count San Diego, CA in Feb. 98...
Oct. 27: Stones bootlegs
See the list of more than 1,000 Stones
including details and quality ratings,
as compiled by Kurt Kleiner.
The list is alphabetic, and is including the brand new
Behind The Double Door (VGP 150),
Chicago We Wanna Hold You (VGP 151),
Another Evening With The Rolling Stones (VGP 152) and
Running On The Bridges To Babylon (Shaved Disc)
from Chicago Sept. 1997.
Oct. 27: Nashville breakfast
The Stones flew from the Port Chester, NY club gig to Nashville,
and performed the day after, Sunday, a very early show, starting at
5:30 in the afternoon! Mick commented on it, saying they just had
breakfast! And the web choice for Nashville? Far Away Eyes,
of course! See the Nashville review,
as well as a complete list
of all other BtB reviews!
Oct. 26: Port Chester club gig
The Rolling Stones performed their 3rd club gig for this tour
as scheduled, for the delayed MTV broadcast program
Live at 10,
on Saturday Oct. 25, at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY.
It was a short set, of which five of the
songs were broadcasted live on TV. See the
Capitol Theatre" set list and review.
Oct. 25: IORR no. 30 is out
It's Only Rock'n Roll
no. 30 - the real magazine -
was mailed out to all subscribers on
Saturday Oct. 25.
It will arrive to you in 2 - 5 days, all over the world.
It is featuring the world's best photos from rehearsals and the tour
opening in Chicago, including world exclusive photos, plus
reviews of club concerts as well as other concerts, fan-to fan ads,
an unique interview with Mick Jagger, and lots more.
IORR 31 will be available on the web in 1 - 2 weeks time.
Oct. 19: Keith in Washington Post
Keith Richards has been interviewed by many magazines recently,
including Guitar Magazine (USA, Oct 97), Musician (USA, Nov. 97),
(UK, Oct. 97), Live (USA, Oct. 97), MOJO (UK, Nov. 97).
Washington Post is preparing for the Stones visit
by publishing an interview done in Charlotte recently,
Oct. 17: Hawaii and Portland 2nd shows
Hawaii is booming for Stones tickets, and a 2nd show is added
on Jan. 24. Tickets go on sale Saturday Oct. 18, see
Hawaii ticket sales page for information about special
packages and VIP tickets. And Rose Garden Portland is getting
their 2nd show too, on the 31st of Jan. Ticket sales to both
shows go on sale Friday 18th at 10am local time. PS. Rose Garden
is a small place, about 20,000 capacity! January will be busy!
Oct. 15: Orlando in, MSG out?
The Florida Cirtus Bowl in Orlando has been added for Dec. 7.
The MSG shows are like 50/50 yes/no, so don't pay for expensive travel
until they are confirmed (or denied) for sure, probably within this week.
Oct. 14: Bill Wyman live
Bill Wyman and his band Rhythm Kings is on a mini tour
in Europe promoting his new album. They played two shows
in Hamburg, Germany on Friday 10th, one in Paradiso, Holland
on Monday 13th, and finish tomorrow Oct. 15th at
the Forum in London, UK,
still some tickets left for the UK show. Reviews from these
shows, as well as photos, are welcome, and will be published here
and in the IORR magazine soon.
Oct. 14: Saint Of Me
The Rolling Stones rehearsed Saint Of Me
in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, and this great song
will most probably show up within a week or so for real.
Ronnie will be busy doing all the great solo stuff in it,
unless Keith want to do it! Unless it replaces
Anybody Seen My Baby, still not perfect,
this means we will be getting
four new songs in the show - they are improving!
Oct. 14: MTV club gig cancelled!
Yes, it's a sad fact that the Stones will not perform as
planned tonight for the MTV live at 10. Instead, David Bowie
will step in and do the job. The reason being Mick is sick.
He has got a flu, and has been ordered by the doctor
to rest his voice. And it must be serious, so hopefully he
is fit for fight for the NJ shows later this week...
Already in Philadelphia, you could see Mick had real problems.
He did his job professionally, but the extra sparkle in his eyes
were gone due to the flu, and he kept extra cloths on.
The re-scheduled Stones MTV show will be on
Saturday October 25 at 8 pm. They are in Washington DC on the 23rd,
and Nashville on the 26th...
Oct. 10: Flip The Switch in Charlotte
Charlotte was hot like a midsummer day in northern Europe,
and the Ericsson Stadium was packed with some 60,000+
wild but civilized fans. You can see it in Mick's eyes,
when the crowd is really good, and you know there will be a good show.
They skipped Bitch. Keith was so ready back there to do his new song.
and Mick said the next song would be a new one, a Virgin.
Then they did Flip The Switch. Finally! Thank you!
It sounded like they had played it forever, even if they
just reheased fractions of it earlier today at the stadium!
After the introductions, the PA and video screen started some
new sounds and graphics, and then I realized the bridge is here!
A tiny, but oh so long telescopic bridge is shooting out
from inside the stage and above the heads in the crowd,
probably at 6 - 7 meters (20 feet or so). The Stones do their
walk. It worked. The bridge is on! Then they did a hot center set,
You Got Me Rocking replaced The Last Time as the 3rd
song out there, and worked just great.
See the complete Charlotte review,
on the reviews pages.
Oct. 9: Memory Motel in Buffalo
Finally Memory Motel made it to the clear lead
as the web choice last night, and the Stones played it
for the first time on this tour in Buffalo!
Oct. 8: Club gig at the Capitol Theatre?
Strong rumours indicate that the club gig for the
14th will be at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York.
The capacity is 1800 people, but it is said to be invitation
only, press, VIP etc.
I didn't know there were that many VIP's around, so watch out
for may be 1000 tickets going on sale or give-away!
First half hour of the show to be
broadcasted live at 10 on MTV (10pm NY time is next morning
4am for Europe, if MTV Europe choose to send this stuff).
Oct. 7: Front row heaven at $55
Read the great report by Andy Theiss from
Wiscounsin, and how patience may get you a front row seat at $55.
And we need lots more reviews and reports to the
IORR rewiews and reports
pages! Please keep the reports coming by
Oct. 6: Ronnie Wood project
Ronnie Wood is working with UK art book publisher
Genesis Publications Ltd, known for the Gered Mankowitz
Stones book, and the upcoming Bob Gruen photos book
The new Ronnie Wood project will be finished in the spring of 1998,
and will present high quality reproductions of Ronnie Wood art.
Also, it will include a CD with four prevously unreleased tracks!
More details to follow, and the book will of course be available
to all IORR members eventually.
Oct. 6: More Bob Gruen photos!
Bob Gruen went to Chicago, and did more great Stones photos.
That's why there will be 8 more pages in his soon to be released
The book will be available by Mid November through the publisher
Genesis, and through the IORR fan club.
Oct. 6: Stones in Q mag.
Q magazine (UK) of Nov. 97 is featuring
5 pages of interviews with each of the Stones members Mick,
Keith, Ronnie and Charlie, spiced with black&white photos.
The four are categorized as Scary, Gypsy, Jazzy and Bozzy. Guess
who is who! Keith talks about his song Flip The Switch,
about touring, and it is more and more obvious, from this and other
interviews lately, that the new album was finished following
many, many hard discussions among Mick and Keith. It's a miracle!
Also, this Q issue has got a full page "Bridges" ad, and a
review of the Bridges To Babylon album, concluding in one word: Capable.
Oct. 5: Ticket chaos!
This week-end was another ticket chaos, as seen from the
hard core Stones fans, who really want to get the best seats so much.
Las Vegas MGM, the first small size venue (approx 15,000 capacity),
sold out all tickets priced $100, $200, $300 in minutes.
Lots of fans never got through. Too bad. Now these tickets are
offered through scalpers at double++ prices.
Oakland got hot during the week-end, and two new dates were added
immediately, may be more will come. See the
97/98 tour list.
If this is the pattern of the ticket sales, a lot of fans will
have to pay a lot in order to get good seats to a lot of shows.
All I can say is this: be patent, don't pay too much for your tickets,
and if you have extra tickets, please be a Stones fan fellow,
and charge fair prices for your extra tickets.
Oct. 2: Tour reviews and set lists
The first brief version of
tour reviews and set lists is ready, but lots more will come.
I need your help in order to compile complete set lists
and reviews. Please email!
All reports are welcome, and the best ones will be printed
in the It's Only Rock'n Roll magazines.
Oct. 2: Black & Blue in Winnipeg
Compared to Winnipeg Chicago I was tropical... But the show was
hot, and the crowd was wild. See
The Winnipeg reviews (more coming!). Mick and Keith
had great fun talking about Winnipeg, and Edmonton...
And they gave the fans two times Black & Blue,
in Fool To Cry and Crazy Mama.
Sept. 30: The web choice
Song number 10 in the Bridges To Babylon set list
is what they call the web choice.
The web choice is based on votes given into
Bridges To Babylon web site run by Virgin.
The web points is shown in real time on the
Video Cybercast Vote page.
They pick up the top voted song in the middle of the day,
rehease it at 6pm or so, shortly before
the gates open, and play it more or less on the fly.
Right now, it seems like Gimme Shelter
will be the choice in Winnipeg, like it made it into the
Columbis, Ohio show. But, the concept is sensitive to
ouside (and inside) tampering, of course, as anybody with
programming skills could push their songs high up on the list...
Sept. 30: The broken bridge
Everything seems to work fine regarding the
Bridges To Babylon tour, and the Stones moving out
into the center stage in the middle of the set,
throug a small, low and insecure walkway bridge,
right into the crowd, just 2 feet or so above the ground.
But the plans were to bring in a new design, based on a real
advanced bridge. It was supposed to be shooting out from the
main stage at a high angle, then bridging down to
the center stage. But it does not work - yet.
May be it will show up later in October,
or may be they just keep it like it is now.
Anyway, the crowd love it, but the security for the Stones,
I must say, is pretty scary...
Sept. 30: Syracuse and Honolulu
Syracuse, NY, Jan. 16 is a new date in the tour agenda.
Honolulu was moved to Jan 23. See the
Tour pages, and check the
Aloha Stadium link to see ticket sales info
and a special page on the Hawaii show.
Sept. 28: Keith introducing Mick in Ohio
The 3rd stop on the Bridges To Babylon tour brought
The Rolling Stones to the Ohio State University
in Columbus, Ohio. The big stadium taking 60,000 - 70,000
people is named the Horseshoe, because of the shape.
Sister Morphine worked so fine in the 2nd Chicago show,
that they did it in Ohio as well. A great version!
The web choice for the night was Gimme Shelter,
just few votes ahead of Waiting On A Friend.
Finally Keith remembered to introduce Mick,
during the band introductions. In Chicago Keith was too
excited about his own songs to even think about the
introductions. Mick did some really great harmonica
playing during Out Of Control. The scalpers had a tough night,
when plenty of extra tickets sold as low as $10 (face value $60+).
Sept. 26: MSG NY confirmed
Band insiders are confirming the 4 shows at MSG in
New York in December, as listed in the IORR tour
list for months now. There will probably be 6 in total,
dated December 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21. Tickets will
go on sale about Oct. 19. Those will be the ultimate
shows for all hard core Stones fans who didn't make it
to Chicago or other places, as Bridges from all over
the world will bring the hard core fans into New York
for those intimate 15,000 capacity pre-Xmas shows!
Sept. 25: Hot 2nd Chicago night
The opening show in Chicago may have been a bit
blown away by the cold wind and opening nerves,
but the 2nd show on Sept. 25 made it all up for it.
The temperature was much nicer, Charlie was out
there just in a T-shirt like he does in summer times,
and Mick was stripped town to a peak performaance.
They did a great show, indeed, and gave us rare
tracks in the first ever live versions of
Sister Morphine (replacing Ruby Tuesday)
and She's A Rainbow (replacing the web choice
Under My Thumb of Sept. 23). Darryl danced around like
a tornado during Jumping Jack Flash, and the whole show
was over much too soon, even if the songs were same
as 1st night, except for the two changes. What a show!
PS. Detalied review to follow...
Sept. 23: Warm Stones in cold Chicago
See the report from the
in Chicago! It was a cold wind in windy city Chicago,
but the Stones warmed up the fans as good as they can!
Sept. 23: They are ready today!
Yesterday the Rolling Stones did their final touch on the
Bridges To Babylon set early, and now they are ready to
open their new world tour in few hours time.
If you didn't go to Chicago today, then see VH1 at 8:30 New York
time for direct broaadcast of the first two songs.
To see what they rehearsed on the last day Sept. 22, see the
Chicago Days pages,
and the Chicago Rehearsals.
Sept. 22: Keith is opening the show!
Not a big surprise, may be, but the famous riffs
of the Maestro of rock'n roll, Mr. Keith Richards,
will open up the Bridges To Babylon tour tomorrow
Sept. 23. The number of fans hanging around outside
Soldier Field to hear the rehearsals has been growing
from a handful on Saturday to several dozen last night
Sunday. Today there will probably be more, and on showday,
there will be 50,000... If you can't go on Tuesday,
or want to take a sneak preview of the concert,
then you may read all about it in the
Chicago Days pages,
and the Chicago Rehearsals.
Sept. 21: Soldier Field rehearsals
The Rolling Stones did their first rehearsals
at Soldier Field last (Saturday) night, running through
a very interesting set of songs.
They will probably continue today Sunday and
tomorrow Monday, rehearsals normally same hours as
showtime, i.e. 8:30 - 11pm, plus overtime
till midnight due to re-takes.
Also, watch out for some pyro-testing today or tomorrow!
And for those of you who chase clubs in Chicago,
they will probably work all evenings up to showtime.
I would bet on the 24th - that's their evening off.
Sept. 21: Chicago frustrations
Jim DeRogatis, pop music critic in one of the
leading Chicago newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times,
probably had a bad day, or is looking for an ph.d. in
how to "evaluate" a new album and the Stones.
In short, from 3 full pages in the Sunday Sept. 21
paper, he states that everything since 1978
from the Stones is rubbish, and concludes: "Who cares?".
Well, about rock critics, probably few cares.
But about the Stones and BtB, I would say millions.
And the best part of the 3 pages is when he is doing an
interview with "the forgotten Stones", Charlie and Ronnie.
What is supposed to be the journalist's triumph of
trashing those guys, turns out to be a very good interview,
when Charlie puts it straight, and Ronnie fills it all in!
Good reading. May be you find it on the net.
I will reprint the best Charlie and Ronnie quotes in
Sept. 21: 3rd Eye Blind warmup
Third Eye Blind will open for the Stones at the
Minneapolis (Nov. 25), Seattle (Nov. 28),
Detroit (Dec. 2), Miami (Dec. 5), Atlanta (Dec. 9).
See all opening acts in the
Tour 97/98 list.
Sept. 21: Minneapolis Nov. 25
Many changes in the tour schedule, see the
Tour 97/98 list,
being updated every day now. And Minneapolis wasn't
cancelled, just moved to Nov. 25...
Sept. 19: The Double Door Chicago club gig
As you were told in the afternoon Chicago time yesterday by IORR,
the Stones did actually play their 2nd surprise warmup club gig,
at the club
Just like the Horseshow gig, this was a last minute decition.
JAM Productions, who handles this for the Stones, called the
club owner on Wednesday afternoon, i.e. the day before.
He offered another club he owns, the 1,100 seat Metro,
but the Stones management said it as too big. They need to practice a lot still,
and settled with the 400 capacity club Double Door, 1568
N. Milwaukee Ave. VIP people got 170 tickets, and 230
tickets were sold at the door at $7 each.
A banner outside was telling "The Rolling Stones -
Tonight - 9:30PM - Cover $7, and the SOLD OUT letters
were up there shortly after, as people driving by
got their ticket and wristband. More details and
setlist to follow on a separate page here!
Sept. 19: Message from IORR
This is information about the IORR web site.
A new web server is hopefully a lot more stable
than the old and overloded workhorse; a swap was done
this morning, and then the IORR editor (that's me!)
jumped on a 14 hour intercontinental travel to Chicago.
But things are now in place, and updates will be as frequent as
you can all help in. Thanks!
Sept. 18: Secret gig tonight at Double Door
Strong rumours say the Rolling Stones will do their secret
Chicago gig tonight at a place called Double Door in Chicago.
Booked for today as Little Blue Crunchy Things...
Tickets were $7 and are sold out already; the show is at 9:30.
Just another rumour, or is it the place???
Sept. 18: The Stones leaving Toronto today
The Rolling Stones are now packing up all their stuff
at the Concert Hall rehearsals place in Toronto,
and is leaving for Chicago.
Sept. 18: Secret club show in Chicago
The rumoured club gig in Chicago may be the
Miller Brewing "Blind Date" contest, ending up
in Chicago tomorrow Sept. 19. But some say Sept. 18,
i.e. tonigh! The venue might be the House of Blues in Chicago,
and the artist may be David Bowie, and not the Stones,
but Mick and Keith may show up with Bowie just for fun.
Tonight... or tomorrow... More news to come here as
rumours get confirmed...
Sept. 18: The new BtB Stage!
Don't take a look at
this page if you want to wait until the opening concert
on Sept. 23 to see how the stage is looking like.
PS. It looks great, and in order not to spoil any other surprises,
I will keep the rest of the details secret - but believe me -
Mick learned a lot when he went to the U2 concert in San Diego this summer,
i.e. made it all different. The Brooklyn Bridge, Babylon,
acoustic stages, center staging - it will all have a different
meaning after Sept. 23, for sure!
Sept. 18: New Merchandise available
Ticketmaster have now made available some of the new
Bridges To Babylon 1997 Stones tour merchandise.
See some samples with prices at the
Rolling Stones Gear page.
There is a cap, jacket, T-shirt, tie, mousepad, and lots of
classic Stones tongues, plus a new one, a Babylonian tongue!
Sept. 17: Bridges To Babylon CD cover
See the great
Bridges To Babylon CD cover,
and use that as a link to see the just as great
Bridges To Babylon promotional poster!
Sept. 16: New Bob Gruen photo book
Genesis Publications have produced a great new and exclusive photo book,
Crossfire Hurricane -
25 Years of Rolling Stones Photographs by Bob Gruen.
The book is hand crafted, autographed, and numbered in a limited series of
1750 copies. There are photos spanning
25 years of Stones history, from the American tour in 1972, all the way up to
and including the press conference under the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 18,
See more details and sample photos on separate
pages dedicated to the
Crossfire Hurricane book.
Sept. 16: Stones in duet with B.B. King
Legendary blues artist B.B. King will release a "duets"
album on Nov. 4, including duets with 19 stars,
including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison,
Dave Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson and more.
The Stones track is Paying The Cost To Be The Boss.
Sept. 16: Opening acts
Matchbox 20, Dave Matthews Band and The Smashing Pumpkings
will all open for the Stones at the Texas
motor speedway. It's going to be a concert festival of sorts.
Dave Matthews Band will only open at Texas and Miami.
Pearl Jam will open some shows on the west coast, including
Sept. 16: Quebec get more Satisfaction!
I've got bad news and good news for Quebec fans.
The bad news is the Oct 10 concert has been cancelled,
due to the Charlotte show (see below). The good news is that
they will play two small size, 14,000 capacity
indoor shows at the
Colisee de Quebec on Jan. 13 and 14.
Tickets for these new shows will be swapped for your old
Hippodrome tickets, see more details about the
Quebec shows and how ticket swap and sales
are done. PS. The Montreal show is moved from Jan 13 to Jan 11.
Sept. 16: Charlotte is on
Charlotte was in the original tour maps,
as shown in earlier
IORR versions, but it was removed,
due to the MTV broadcast on Oct. 14.
Now Charlotte is on the tour map, officially,
on Friday Oct. 10. And, yes, Quebec has changed!
Sept. 14: Angie bonus in Japan (update)
The new Rolling Stones album
Bridges To Babylon
will be released on Sept. 27 in Japan
(vs. Sept. 29/30 in Europe/America). The Japanese
CD release will include a live version of Angie
recorded at the Tokyo Dome on March 6, 1995.
Sept 14: Brides To Babylon details
See an updated
Bridges To Babylon
page for more details about the new album...
Sept 14: Toronto Sun interview
Jane Stevenson is having a great Stones article in today's
Mick and Keith talks about Toronto, the rehearsals, the
Horseshoe club gig, and lots more.
They will leave Toronto heading for Chicago on the 18th,
and there is not much of a chance for a 2nd club gig in Toronto.
Still, you never know; as Mick says: "One gig's worth a week's rehearsals".
PS. Last night they rehearsed You Gotta Move,
Fool To Cry and the new
BtB track Out Of Control.
Sept. 13: Stones video on MTV Sept. 15
MTV will premiere the video
supporting the new Rolling Stones single
Anybody Seen My Baby on
Monday Sept. 15, at the hours
6A, 9A, 1P, 5:30P, 9P, and 1A.
Sept. 8: Stones tribute to Diana
Following the tragic death of
Diana, Princess of Wales,
and the touching funeral followed by billions all over the world,
the Rolling Stones have joined in on a charity album
to be released later this fall.
The album will be produced by Annie Lennox and Peter Gabriel,
and will contain tracks from 10 famous artists including The
Rolling Stones, Sting, Paul McCartney and of course Elton John with
his touching re-written version of Candle In The Wind.
The Stones very, very rarely contribute to such events;
except for Mick at Live Aid, and the Nicaraguan Earth Quake
support act many years ago. Also, there will be a
live concert in August 1998, simultaneously in New York, London (Hyde Park)
Probably the biggest benefit concert ever. The Stones are
in Europe then, and will for sure do their piece in London...
Sept. 7: More club & ballroom concerts
The rumoured club concert in San Francisco may be
on Nov. 18 at the Warfield Theater (a 1,500 capacity ballrom
type venue). In Feb. 98, there may be similar club/ballroom
comcerts in Las Vegas (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Feb. 7)
and in Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheater, Feb. 9). The LA
concert may be the one to be broadcasted as Pay-per-View
concert, like they did with the Miami concert in 1994.
PS. Also, short term, there may be one more club concert
in Toronto soon - so watch out, you lucky Toronto
Sept. 7: IORR 29 is now online
The new magazine
It's Only Rock'n Roll no. 29,
mailed out to subscribers on Aug. 29,
is now available online - may be not as glossy and
as handy as the real magazine, but it's there,
as a service to Stones fans all over the world!
Sept. 5: Club gig in Toronto last night!
Last night the Rolling Stones played
a surprise gig at The Horseshoe Tavern, a small
club holding about 300 people on Queen Street in Toronto,
last night, Sept. 4. This was probably planned as a broadcast
for the MTV awards, but all you got on the MTV broadcast was
the Stones hanging around in a bar, talking.
When the lucky guys from Toronto is waking up from
their dream night, we will have more details, but it is
said they played tracks like 19th Nervous Breakdown,
The last Time and Out Of Control
(from the new album). More facts about the club gig can be found
on The Horseshoe Tavern page.
Please, more reports, please!
Sept. 4: Chicago and Ohio tickets
Missing a ticket for Chicago or Ohio?
Try some calls to Ticketmaster! Often good seats are
available close to total sell-out. Like just now,
you can get section 20A in Ohio; that's up front,
lower deck, left side!
Sept. 3: Through The Lonely Nights
Yes, the great but hidden away track Through The Lonely Nights
has been rehearsed in Toronto by the Stones! Other tracks they have
rehearsed lately includes:
19th Nervous Breakdown,
Just My Imagination,
Waiting on a Friend,
Love In Vain,
Fool To Cry,
The Last Time,
Star Star (Starf**ker),
Memory Motel and
Let's Spend The Night Together.
PS. Through The Lonely Nights is a great track, only available
as the B-side of the single It's Only Rock'n Roll, released in the
summer of '74; recorded with the Goats Head Soup tracks Angie etc.,in
Sept. 2: Credit to k.d. lang
According to news reports from
Addicted To Noise, MTV News,
and other sources,
k.d. lang is getting co-writer credit on Anybody Seen My Baby.
Mick claims he did not know about the k.d. lang hit Constant Crawing,
but Virgin and the Stones management wanted to make everything right,
and assigned credit both to k.d. lang and her writing partner Ben Mink.
To see the daily news before Sept. 1, 1997, check out the
IORR Aug. 97 file of old news.
Also, check out the IORR magazines, compiling the most important
news into the It's Only Rock'n Roll magazine: