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Aug. 20: Songs rehearsed for the tour
See the updated list of songs rehearsed for the tour in Toronto. Also see an update from the final two reherarsals dates in Toronto on Fri/Sat Aug 12/13.
Aug. 20: Game On! meeting place for IORR fans
If you are in Boston and want to meet up with other IORR fans then see you at the sports cafe Game On!, right on Fenway Park, 4pm - 6pm show day Sun 21 and and Tue 23. For details see the IORR Boston pages - where to meet in Boston.
Aug. 20: Boston Fenway Park rehearsals reports
For the latest information about the Rolling Stones Boston opening show, set list and stage design see TV reports from Fenway Park rewhearsals by CBS4 Boston, and the updated IORR Boston 2005 pages.
Aug. 20: St Louis, Omaha, Little Rock shows to be announced Monday
Rumours are telling that The Rolling Stones will announce additional shows for their tour leg in USA Jan/Feb 2006 on Monday, including arena shows in St Louis, Omaha and Little Rock. For details about venues and dates see the IORR A Bigger Bang tour dates for North America Jan/Feb 2006.
Aug. 19: Joss Stone to warm up at the Hollywood Bowl
Joss Stone will be warming up for the Rolling Stones at their two Hollywood Bowl shows in Los Angeles, CA, USA. See the IORR A Bigger Bang warm-up acts list.
Aug. 18: The Rolling Stones confirming shows in The Netherlands 2006
Keith Richards is confirming his room is booked at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam 2006, and he will be ready for shows in the Netherlands next summer. Keith: "The only thing that can stop us is when your dikes break". The complete interview with Keith will be broadcasted on Dutch TV on Monday August 22 at 6:20pm. Details of shows and dates will probably not be announced then, but one show that seems ready is once more a show in Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands, played during the 1999 tour. Plus more shows in the Netherlands of course. See the IORR A Bigger Bang Europe 2006 pages.
Aug. 17: Goodbye Toronto, hello Boston
The Rolling Stones arrived from their Toronto, Canada rehearsals into A Bigger Bang tour start city Boston, USA today. See updates, pictures and fan information in the IORR Boston 2005 pages.
Aug. 16: Hawaii probably on tour schedule
Rumours in Hawaii are getting stronger about the fact that the Rolling Stones are looking into a stop-over in Hawaii on their travel to New Zealand and Australia in March next year. Last visit to Hawaii was in Jan 1998 with two shows in Honolulu on Jan 23 and Jan 24, plus a secret sponsored show in Kona Island for Pepsi Co. See the IORR tour dates pages for updates.
Aug. 16: Buddy Guy, Jason Mraz, Los Lonely Boys new warmup acts
Buddy Guy will warm up for the Stones in Milwaukee and St Paul, while Jason Mraz are said to be doing Las Vegas, Fresno, Salt Lake City, Denver and Glendale/Phoenix. And Los Lonely Boys will warm up in Chicago. For a complete list of warmup acts see the IORR A Bigger Bang tour dates pages.
Aug. 12: Buffalo News: OK. I can die now
If you don't trust the hard core fans reporting from the club show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday then see the "neutral" report in The Buffalo News titled No moss here! OK. I can die now.
Aug. 12: A Bigger Bang samples on
Samples of all sixteen songs on the new Stones album "A Bigger Bang" are now available on
Aug. 10: Four new Stones songs at club show tonight
The Rolling Stones performed four news songs from their new album A Bigger Bang live at the Phoenix Concert Theatre tonight, in front of a crowd Keith Richards said were the guinea pigs for their new tour. Mick Jagger played slide guitar on "Back Of My Hand", and "She's So Cold" was driving the crowd wild tonight. See complete set list and review of the Phoenix club show.
Aug. 10: Club show in Toronto today
There will be a rehearsals club show tonight at the 1,000 capacity Phoenix Concert Theatre. Tickets at CAN $10 on sale from 8am this morning. See IORR Tell Me pages.
Aug. 9: Detroit broadcast on ABC
The Rolling Stones will help kick off the 2005 season from their "A Bigger Bang" world tour with footage from their Aug. 31 concert in Detroit as part of "NFL Opening Kickoff 2005" -- a one-hour special on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 8. See full story in
Aug. 8: Newsweek report from Toronto rehearsals
Selected press have been given access to the Toronto Rehearsals Site lately, part of promotion for the new Rolling Stones album A Bigger Bang. First out is an interesting inside report by Newsweek titled Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Aug. 7: Carlo Little dies
Carl O'Neil Little a.k.a. Carlo Little, one of the Stones' first drummers and friend, passed away yesterday. He had lung cancer for 2 years. Read about his recent recording project with Ronnie Wood in the special IORR article Carlo Little - Never Stop Rockin'.
Aug. 5: Rough Justice at no. 29 on Billboard
The Rolling Stones US radio release single "Rough Justice" entered Billboard's airplay-based Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at No. 29 yesterday. See report by Reuters.
Aug. 5: More than 50 songs rehearsed by now in Toronto
More and more great new and old songs are being rehearsed in Toronto. Three weeks done. Two weeks to go in Toronto for more rehearsals. As many fans want the set list and songs performed live to be a big surprise, you will not be told here on the IORR news pages. If you can't wait, then see all the details, photos, rehearsals reports and songs played in the IORR Toronto rehearsals pages.
Aug. 3: Uncut magazine with new album review
UK rock magazine Uncut is bringing a complete review of all sixteen tracks on the new Stones album A Bigger Bang. Uncut is suggesting the subtitle "How The Glimmer Twins Got Their Groove Back", with comments like "Jagger and Richards wrote in tandem and the result is the most organic-sounding album they've made in decades".
Aug. 3: Billboard with exclusive Stones feature
The music industry magazine Billboard Aug. 6 issue, which hit the US streets last Friday, is featuring the Rolling Stones on the front cover with a new and yet unpublished studio photo. Inside there is a two pages report including interviews with Mick and Keith. About his relationship with Mick in studio Keith says: "The vibe is a lot better. Mick an I are looking at each other and going 'Oh, come on. I'm not going to argue about this.' There are too many pluses for an odd minus to get in the way. May be it is called growing up."
Aug. 2: Metallica warm-up act in San Francisco
Metallica will be the special guest for the Rolling Stones at SBC Park in San Francisco on November 13th and 15th. An additional opening act will be announced shortly with times for both concerts being moved up an hour to 6pm PST.
Aug. 2: Keith on Les Paul, Buddy Guy albums
Keith teams up with guitar legend Les Paul on the album "Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played," which is set for U.S. release on August 30 via Capitol/EMI. Along with Buddy Guy and Rick Derringer, they cover "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl." Keith also plays "Price You Gotta Pay" on Guy's album, "Bring 'Em In," which comes out on Sept. 20 on Jive Records.
Aug. 2: Chuck Leavell Tour Diary with rehearsals updates
Chuck Leavell is updating his Tour Diary on, telling bits from the Toronto Rehearals. So far Chuck is reporting they have tried out live versions of "Rough Justice", "Streets of Love", "Back Of My Hand", "Rain Fall" and "Sweet Neo Con" from their new album. Plus loads of older songs as well of course.
Aug. 1: Albany and Las Vegas shows confirmed
The rumoured shows in Albany on Sept. 17 and Las Vegas on Nov. 18 have been confirmed officially. Albany tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday Aug. 6 through Ticketmaster, with Internet pre-sales through starting tomorrow. The Albany box office will be selling tickets tomorrow. See the IORR Tour Dates.
Aug. 1: New songs on
The three tracks "Back Of My Hand", "Streets Of Love" and "Rough Justice" are now available for download on and iTunes.
Jul 27: asking for your set list advice
The Rolling Stones are asking for your input for their current rehearsals in Toronto. You are asked to submit your wish list of songs you want them to play through their official web site
Jul 26: The Rolling Stones are coming to New Zealand and Australia
The Rolling Stones have confirmed they will take their 2005/2006 world tour to New Zealand and Australia as well as Mexico, South America, the Far East and Europe during the next 12 months. See press release about A Bigger Bang - the new album and tour. Also, see updated tour dates by IORR.
Jul 26: A Bigger Bang featuring 16 new songs
The new Rolling Stones album "A Bigger Bang" will feature 16 new songs. It will be the longest new Stones album since "Exile on Main St". The band came up with the title "A Bigger Bang" reflecting their fascination with the scientific theory about the origin of the universe. For details and press release see the IORR pages dedicated to A Bigger Bang - the new album.
Jul 25: Duke University NC show confirmed
The rumoured show at the Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium on Oct. 8 has been confirmed. See The Herald-Sun and the IORR Tour Dates. Tickets go on sale on Saturay July 30 to the public, with pre-sales through staring tomorrow.
Jul 25: A Bigger Bang - the new album title
The new Rolling Stones album due to be released early September is called A Bigger Bang, according to radio stations who debuted the new tracks last Friday.
Jul 22: New Stones songs on the radio today
The Rolling Stones have released the new songs "Streets of Love" and "Rough Justice" to radio stations today, taken from their new album due out in September. Check out your local radio station, or BBC radio 2. For radio info and comments see IORR Tell Me.
Jul 19: Hollywood Bowl 2nd show confirmed
The Rolling Stones have confirmed a 2nd show at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 8. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday July 25, following a pre-sale starting Tuesday July 19. See Tour Dates by IORR.
Jul 17: Arena shows may replace rumoured theatre shows
The rumoured theatre shows in USA may be replaced by arena shows in Albany NY, Durham NC and a 2nd show at the Hollywood Bowl CA. See confirmed and rumoured Tour Dates by IORR.
Jul 14: First day of rehearsals in Toronto
With crew and band members coming in during the week, the Rolling Stones were all in Toronto to start the first day of rehearsals in Toronto tonight. See IORR updates from the Toronto rehearsals.
Jul 10: The Rolling Stones in Toronto
The Rolling Stones are expected to start their reherasals in Toronto, Canada today, exactly six weeks before the tour start in Boston, USA Aug. 21.
Jul 1: New Stones album songs played for the press
Virgin Records invited selected European press to a promo party, playing samples from the new Rolling Stones album in London this week. See the new IORR pages presenting the new Rolling Stones album.
Jun 28: Tim Ries Rolling Stones project
Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries is currently promoting his new album "Rolling Stones Project", through live appearances in Toronto this week and Japan next week. The album is featuring Jagger/Richards compositions, with guest artists including Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Darryl Jones, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Chuck Leavell, Michael Davis and others. See the Tim Ries web site and The Japan Times for details.
Jun 24: CS Blues movie running in Berlin
The rare "CS Blues" movie by Robert Frank from the 1972 tour is currently running in Berlin, for every night until next Wednesday. See Der Tagesspiegel.
Jun 24: Stones on "Dick Cavett Show" DVD
Mick Jagger has given last-minute approval for the Rolling Stones' 1972 appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show" to be released on DVD. A portion of his interview with Cavett, along with performances of "Brown Sugar" and "Street Fighting Man" taped at Madison Square Garden will be included on the 3-disc set "The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons," due in stores on Aug. 16 via archival label Shout! Factory. Other artists on the set include David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Janis Joplin. See DVD art and Mick talking to Dick Cavett.
Jun 22: Rolling Stones exhibition in Siegen, Germany
The Rock Museum in Siegen (between Frankfurt and Dortmund), Germany is opening the Rolling Stones exhibition "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" on Friday June 24, running until Sept. 4. The exhibition is 1800 square meters i.e. 16,000 square feet, with original tour posters, 60's magazines, collectors items and more. See the Rock Museum for details.
Jun 21: Hollywood Bowl show confirmed and on pre-sales today
The Rolling Stones have confirmed an arena show at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles on Sunday Nov. 6. Tickets go on pre-sales through the fan club and American Express today at 10am PST (U.S. West Coast time), i.e. 1pm EST (US East Coast time), 7pm CET (Central European Time). Ticket sales to the general public is set to Monday June 27. These tickets are expected to sell out fast. See the tour dates on IORR and
Jun 13: Montreal show confirmed
The Rolling Stones have confirmed an arena show at the Centre Bell, Montreal, Canada on January 10. See the tour dates on IORR and
Jun 8: How to get Stones tickets
Ottawa sold out 40,000 tickets in just over an hour, while Moncton sold out 75,000 tickets in just 5 days, with hopes for a few more tickets to be allowed later on. See the updated IORR pages on how to get Stones tickets.
Jun 6: More shows confirmed for New York, Philadelphia, Chicago
The rumoured show for Madison Square Garden New York Sep. 13 has been confirmed. Also, another show has been confirmed for Philadelphia on Oct. 12. And Chicago United Center has been confirmed for Jan. 23. See the IORR On Stage Tour Dates and Ticketmaster.
Jun 6: The Stones to mix new album in Los Angeles
The Rolling Stones tour promoter Michael Cohl was induced to the Canada Walk of Fame last night in Toronto. In an interview he said the Rolling Stones are on their way to Los Angeles to mix their new album, due out for the tour this year. See story by the Toronto Sun and photo by Reuters.
May 31: Ottawa show sold out in 89 minutes
A total of 40,000 tickets to The Rolling Stones show in Ottawa, Canada on Aug. 28 sold out in 89 minutes. This will be the biggest Ottawa concert ever. The last time the Stones played Ottawa was in 1965.
May 26: The Rolling Stones might play New Zealand next year
The Rolling Stones have been mentioned as one of the possible performers for spring 2006 at the brand new 12,000 capacity Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. See the New Zelanad Herald and the Auckland Arena - new name Vector Arena.
May 25: Bill Wyman on tour in Europe this fall
Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings will be touring Europe from September through January, with many dates in the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, the Baltics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. For tour dates see
May 20: IORR magazine no. 52 out now
The new It's Only Rock'n Roll magazine issue IORR 52 was mailed out on Friday May 13, three days after the press conference on May 10, and should have arrived to all subscribers by now, with exclusive photos and reports.
May 20: European tour 2006 may start in Portugal
Following the great success of the late add-on show in Coimbra, Portugal during the LICKS tour, the rumours are now that the Rolling Stones might open up their European leg of the On Stage tour at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal during May next year. See Diario de Noticias and the IORR European Tour 2006.
May 19: Two more Boston shows probably in January
While tickets for the two Rolling Stones tour opening shows in Boston Aug 21 and 23 have been going fast, the Stones are expected to return for two more arena shows in Boston January 2006 at the FleetCenter. according to Boston Herald.
May 18: Hero 2 Hero broadcast on UK Channel 4
The Hero 2 Hero concert footage from December 8, 2004, featuring Ronnie Wood with The Charlatans, will be broadcasted on Friday May 20 at 12am on UK Channel 4.
May 18: Warm-up acts for the Stones announced
Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, The Tragically Hip and Pearl Jam have been confirmed as warm-up acts for the Stones during the tour this year. See Reuters/Billboard and the IORR list of warm-up acts.
May 14: San Francisco 2nd show at SBC Park confirmed
The Rolling Stones have just announced their 2nd show in San Francisco on November 15 at SBC Park. Tickets are available through membership pre-sales at, while regular sales through Ticketmaster is on next Sunday May 22 at 10am.
May 14: Boston 2nd show at Fenway confirmed and on sale
The Rolling Stones have just announced their 2nd show in Boston on August 23 at Fenway Park, also going on sale today. For tickets see Ticketmaster USA and Canada. Post-sales of fan club tickets at as well.
May 14: The Stones to play in Uruguay
The Rolling Stones are expected to perform at the stadium Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay in Feb. 06. This will be the first ever Stones performance in Uruguay. In 1995 and 1998 Uruguay fans had to take the ferry trip across the Rio de la Plata - River plate delta - to see the Stones in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 13: Mick Taylor at Dick Heckstall-Smith memorial
Mick Taylor plays the Dick Heckstall-Smith memorial concert at the Astoria, London, UK on June 6. Also on the list of musicians at this show are Jack Bruce and Gary Moore. See the Astoria for details and tickets.
May 13: Joss Stone and The Tragically Hip warm-up acts
Joss Stone is expected to warm up for the Stones in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte, while The Tragically Hip are expected as another warm-up act for the Moncton show.
May 12: Les Trois Accords warming up for the Stones
The Canadian band Les Trois Accords are expected to warm up for the Stones at their shows in Ottawa and Moncton, Canada.
May 10: New Stones song performed live at press conference today
The Rolling Stones played their new song "Oh No Not You Again" for the first time ever at the press conference today in New York, where their new 2005/2006 World Tour was announced. The new album is 85% ready, they said, and they will tour for 12 months all over the world, including Puerto Rico, as told here by IORR on the list of rumoured Stones shows. See reports and pictures in the IORR press conference pages.
May 10: The Rolling Stones to rock New York
The Rolling Stones are expected to perform new songs from an elevated outdoor stage in New York City today. See reports and pictures in the IORR press conference pages.
May 10: The Rolling Stones press conference today
The Rolling Stones are announcing their new 2005/2006 world tour today in a press conference in New York City, USA. For all the latest information and details see the IORR press conference pages.
May 6: Stones may perform at Tuesday's news conference
The Rolling Stones are expected to perform a handful of songs during their news conference on Tuesday, according to Billboard magazine, and a portion of the event may be broadcast live.
May 6: Moncton show confirmed by locals
The rumoured show in Moncton Canada early September is today confirmed by locals in Moncton. There will be a simultaneous press conference on Tuesday May 10 in Moncton, and the Moncton Times-Transcript is running the following front page headline today: "SATISFACTION AT LAST! STONES WILL PLAY MONCTON".
May 6: Brian Jones movie pictures made available
The UK movie company Intandem have published pictures from their new Brian Jones movie project "STONED". See report on the IORR Tell Me pages.
May 6: The Rolling Stones to appear at Juilliard
The Rolling Stones have invited selected world press to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music for their press conference in New York on Tuesday May 10. The press conference is held with a live feed to places the Stones are expected to tour this year, including Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada. The greatest rock'n roll band in the world will once again do a state-of-the-art announcement of their new tour and album. See AP News.
May 4: The Rolling Stones to open the New Charlotte Arena
The Rolling Stones are expected to open the New Charlotte Arena in Charlotte, NC, ahead of U2, who will play there in December. The brand new Charlotte downtown venue will be finished this fall. On recent tours the Stones played Charlotte at Ericsson Stadium (1997) and Charlotte Coliseum (1999).
May 4: Press Conference confirmed for May 10 in NYC
The Rolling Stones are doing a press conference in New York City, USA on Tuesday May 10, where they are expected to announce their new world tour, as well as a new studio album.
May 4: New Jerry Lee Lewis album with Mick, Keith and Ronnie
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood are among many other famous guests on the new Jerry Lee Lewis album "The Pilgrim". "Evening Gown" is featuring a duet with with Mick Jagger, and Ronnie Wood on slide. Also, there is a version of "Honky Tonk Women" on the album.
May 4: Dick Taylor on BBC2 today
UK TV station BBC2 will show a 30 minutes interview with Dick Taylor at 3pm today titled "My Best Friend Is Mick Jagger". Dick Taylor has known Mick Jagger since their days at Dartford Grammar School and was a member of the Rolling Stones until he left to continue studying.
May 1: Fenway Boston approved for the Stones
Boston officials have given an official approval for two summer concerts at Fenway Park featuring the Rolling Stones. Larry Cancro, vice president of Fenway Affairs, said: "While I'm not at liberty to say who the band is, they will give their fans as much Satisfaction as they did in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s." See The Boston Globe and the IORR tour dates pages.
Apr. 29: The Borgata Casino rumoured for the Stones
The Rolling Stones may do two shows at the intimate 3,700 capacity Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, USA in September. If this deal is done, the ticket prices might be as high as they were for The Joint in Las Vegas. See rumoured tour dates 2005-2006.
Apr. 27: The Stones rumoured for Berlin World Cup opening 2006
The Rolling Stones are rumoured to be performing live at the opening show for the the World Championship in football, Germany, first week of June 2006, according to B.Z. The World Cup is the world's most high profiled sports event. The venue would be the Olympiastadion in Berlin. See rumoured tour dates 2005-2006.
Apr. 27: Stones tour rumoured for Ottawa, Canada
The Rolling Stones are rumoured to move into Canada soon after the tour opening in USA, with a rumoured show in Ottawa late August, and then Moncton early Sept. See list of rumoured world tour 2005-2006 dates.
Apr. 22: Free Stones show at Copacabana beach in Rio rumoured
The Rolling Stones are looking into doing a free show at the Copacabana beach in Rio, Brazil January next year, just like Lenny Kravitz did last month, according to Brazilian press. The estimated crowd capacity is 150,000 people. See the IORR list of rumoured world tour 2005-2006 dates and the Tell Me pages.
Apr. 21: The Stones tour songs wish list
What songs would you like to hear The Rolling Stones performing during the next world tour? See the IORR wish list of songs the fans want to hear live.
Apr. 21: The Rolling Stones in Coca Cola Argentina commercial
The Rolling Stones recording "Like A Rolling Stone" is used in a commercial for Coca Cola in Argentina. See the video on Coca Cola Argentina under Comerciales - Manifiesto.
Apr. 20: Keith remembers Johnnie Johnson
Keith Richards is talking to Rolling Stone Magazine about how he remembers Johnnie Johnson, who passed away last Wednesday April 13. "In a way, Johnnie reminded me a lot of Ian Stewart. It was Ian who pointed Johnnie out to me, because he was a Johnnie Johnson freak. So it all comes around."
Apr. 15: World Tour 2005-2006 rumoured dates
Rumoured dates for the yet unannounced Rolling Stones tour are listed in the new IORR World Tour 2005-2006 pages.
Mar. 28: The Rolling Stones may open the new Wembley Stadium
The new Wembley Stadium will be ready for the FA Cup Final in May 2006. England's no. 1 tabloid paper The Sun is writing about the battle between several rock stars that might play the opening show in May/June 2006, while is stating the Stones will open up Wembley Stadium next year. The Rolling Stones have played 12 sell-out shows of 72,000 crowds each at the old Wembley Stadium from 1982 to 1999.
Mar. 21: Tour start in September says Ronnie
Mick, Keith and Charlie are currently working on the final layout of the next Stones album, due out in the summer. The Rolling Stones will start rehearsing for the next tour in July and August, and the tour will start in September, according to Ronnie Wood, talking to Virgin Radio.
Mar. 21: Ronnie Wood organizing more shows at Theatre Royal
Ronnie Wood is talking about organizing more shows at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. It's all about recreating the jamming sessions of the 1970s, which Ronnie always says were his most musically creative days. Still, as Ronnie is going into tax exile next month, he might not be there himself for a while... See
Mar. 14: "Complicated" in Lexmark advertising
The printer company Lexmark has licensed the Stones song "Complicated" from the 1967 album "Between The Buttons" to boost their new marketing campaign "Uncomplicate", now running in the United States. Check out the Lexmark advertising samples.
Mar. 14: Boston venue rumour for the Stones
Boston media are reporting about an application for shows on August 21 and 23 this year at the 36,000 capacity baseball venue Fenway Park. The unconfirmed rumour is this might be for the Stones. See the Boston Herald news.
Mar. 14: Ronnie Wood with Mick Jagger on Dance
Ronnie Wood hosted his own show last night at the sold out Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. Stones backing mates Darryl Jones and Bernard Fowler filled in, together with guests including Andrea Corr. During "Dance" Mick Jagger jumped in on lead vocals, doing an unforgettable performance for the 1500 fans. See Theater Royal reviews, and also comments on the IORR Tell Me pages.
Mar. 5: Keith interviews on German TV tomorrow
Tomorrow Sunday March 6 there is a televison special on German Bavarian TV (Bayrischer Rundfunk) dedicated to Gram Parsons. including interviews with Keith Richards. Title: "Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons".
Mar. 5: Stones on AOL Radio
The AOL Radio Network has launched the "Satisfaction Radio" station, in conjunction with the release of "The Rolling Stones Singles 1968-1971" boxed set. The station features hundreds of Stones tracks, including B-sides and rarities, as well as Stones covers by the likes of Otis Redding and Guns N' Roses. It also has interview segments with Andrew Loog Oldham. The station can be accessed at Radio@AOL and Radio@Netscape.
Mar. 2: Made in the Shade, Sucking in the Seventies set for U.S. re-release
The Rolling Stones hit packages "Made in the Shade" (1975) and "Sucking in the Seventies" (1981), long out-of-print, will be reissued on CD on April 5, via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing.
Feb. 28: Michael Putland photo exhibition in UK
Michael Putland has an exhibition "My Generation" at Snap Galleries, The Custard Factory, 16 Gibb Square, Birmingham, UK until March 26. There are 100 photos on display including Stones. The exhibition will be at Londons Redferns Gallery in June. See the Snap Galleries.
Feb. 25: Ronnie Wood with The Thrills
Ronnie Wood guest played with The Thrills at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards, The Point, Dublin on Thursday. The Awards will be shown on RTE Two on Sunday at 9pm.
Feb. 23: Ronnie Wood live in London next month
"Ronnie Wood and fiends" will be performing live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday March 13. For tickets call phone no. (UK) 020 7494 5000. See
Jan. 25: No Oscar nomination for Mick
Mick and Dave Stewart failed to score an Oscar nomination this morning for their work on "Alfie." Their Golden Globe-winning song "Old Habits Die Hard" was beaten by tunes from "Shrek 2," "The Motorcycle Diaries," "The Polar Express," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Chorus."
Jan. 25: Ronnie Wood in tsunami aid record Mod Aid 20
A group of artists including Ronnie Wood, Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, The Buzzcock's Steve Diggle, P.P. Arnold and Chris Farlowe are to record a cover of the Small Faces' "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" under the banner of Mod Aid 20. All proceeds from the single will go towards the tsunami relief effort in Asia. The new recording is to take place on Jan. 29-30 in London. See Launch.
Jan. 21: "Let it Bleed" enters Grammy Hall of Fame
The "Let It Bleed" album is one of 20 entries this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. "Satisfaction" was inducted in 1998, and "Beggars Banquet" and "Sticky Fingers" in 1999.
Jan. 17: Mick wins Golden Globe
Mick and David A. Stewart won the Golden Globe Award on Sunday for their "Alfie" theme song "Old Habits Die Hard." Mick seemed terribly amused by the event, and cracked several well received jokes as he joined Dave on stage at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to accept his prize. Next on the agenda is the Oscar nominations at 5:30 a.m. PST on Jan. 25. See AP Photo.
Jan. 16: Third singles box with DVD due out in March
The third and final installment of ABKCO's singles boxed sets will come out on March 1 in the United States, and probably the day before in Europe. It will boast nine individual CDs, starting with "Jumpin' Jack Flash"/"Child of the Moon," as well as a DVD featuring the video for "Jumpin' Jack Flash," the 1964 Ed Sullivan Show performance of "Time Is On My Side," and a live Royal Albert Hall Sept. 1966 clip of "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" One of the CDs will be devoted entirely to "Sympathy for the Devil," including the original 1968 version released as a U.K. single in 1976, and three recent remixes.
Jan. 11: Mick, Dave Stewart win prize for "Alfie" song
Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart won the best song prize at the 10th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Monday for their "Alfie" theme song "Old Habits Die Hard." The event was broadcast live from the Wiltern Theatre, but the award was not presented on-camera, and Mick and Dave were not present. Next on the awards schedule is the Golden Globes on Sunday, where they are also nominated.

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