May 4, 2013 |
The first measures heard at Staples Center as the Rolling Stones began their 26th (give or take) concert in Los Angeles didn't include Keith Richards' riffs, Mick Jagger's sweet falsetto, Ron Wood's delicate guitar lines or Charlie Watts' snare snaps. Rather, the boom of the UCLA Marching Band, streaming in through the middle of the crowd in its formal blues while the sound system brass-blasted “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” announced the arrival of the world's oft-greatest rock band into Los Angeles, and the commencement of its 50 and Counting tour of North America.
April 16, 2013 |
The 50th anniversary of t he Rolling Stones' birth in 1962 has had no shortage of commemorative activities: Last year the group was the subject of a retrospective film documentary, a triple CD survey of their recorded output and a handful of celebratory concerts in England and northeastern U.S. The celebration extends into 2013 with a slate of shows on the 50 and Counting tour due to get underway May 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles -...
October 15, 2012 |
What do Keith Richards and Margaret Atwood have in common? Machine-generated signatures, if one fan's investigation into her signed copy of Richard's "Life" is correct. A fan who purchased an autographed copy of Richard's memoir has posted that the book was signed using an Autopen , not by the musician himself, Spinner reports. The fan writes that document examiners using "high powered magnification" concluded it was an Autopen signature due to "size, spacing, pen pressure, ink flow, etc. " The Autopen website boasts its machines "provide high quality signature replication with any common pen, pencil, or marker.
August 8, 2012 |
Over the course of five seasons, AMC's meth-dealing drama "Breaking Bad" has gradually built a devoted following of passionate fans -- including Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards. Tuesday on "Conan," creator Vince Gilligan said he'd "heard through the grapevine" that the famously resilient guitarist is an admirer of the Emmy-winning series. Conan O'Brien suggested that Richards, who certainly knows a thing or two about living dangerously, would fit right in to the "Breaking Bad" universe.
December 5, 2010
It used to be easier to pick out music for your tune-obsessed relatives. There were far fewer releases than there are now, and unless it was a hot album, chances are good that with enough research one could find sounds desired yet unpurchased. No more. With the instant gratification of iTunes, Amazon and miscellaneous pirate portals, a music freak who wants a particular set of tunes probably already has it, and if not, doesn't want it. Still, that leaves a ton of music-centric gift options that aren't run-of-the-mill compact discs.
October 29, 2010
Life Keith Richards with James Fox Little, Brown: 568 pp., $29.99