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May 2, 2013
Hot on the heels of its super-secret club show at the Echoplex on Saturday, the Rolling Stones will kick off their "50 and Counting" tour at Staples Center. The tour celebrates the first 50 years of the legendary rock band's music. Dare to get close in the Tongue Pit. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. Ticket prices vary. http://www.staplescenter.com.
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April 11, 2014 | By Emmett Rensin, guest blogger
Even after reading Rolling Stone's recent article “ Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution ,” you might not have realized it was about polyamory. It was easy to miss. In several thousand words, the term appeared only one time. And no one could be blamed if the phrase that author Alex Morris chose in its stead caused even more confusion: “The New Monogamy.” Huh? But despite the understandable confusion, Morris' article was, at least in part, about polyamory. Novel terminology aside, it was the same old story about nontraditional relationships.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
In the better-late-than-never department,  the Rolling Stones on Wednesday announced a 2013 tour, as close to a full-fledged 50th anniversary "50 and Counting" tour as "the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band” could muster, opening in May in Los Angeles. Singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards, Ron Wood and former Stones member Mick Taylor, drummer Charlie Watts and their band mates will play a run of shows in North America and England in May and June, including a second Southland date May 15 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Oldham tells Pop & Hiss that the decision reflects “an equal measure of both” his feelings about how the institution has changed over the years and how his induction has been handled this year. As outlined in a previous Pop &; Hiss post , Oldham, who produced the Stones'  albums and  singles from 1963 to 1967, remarked recently that he objects to the way the ceremony has changed since cameras were allowed to record highlights for subsequent airing as cable TV specials.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2013 | By August Brown
"Dollar water! Dollar water! We've been told this is by far the best water here!" So shouted the two budding capitalists who strolled the thousand-deep line on a residential street in the Miracle Mile district, hawking beverages for those plonked on the lawn in the sudden morning commotion. The line snaked from 6th Street up to the front door of the El Rey Theatre. Inside were tickets to see the biggest band in the world play an Echo Park rock club Saturday night. Most of L.A. music-land woke up  to a social media maelstrom, suggesting that the Rolling Stones had booked a secret show at the Echoplex, and tickets for the show were going on sale for $20 at the El Rey Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
No, Mick Jagger isn't pointing in the photo above at Carrie Underwood, who joined the Rolling Stones at their Toronto tour stop Saturday night, just to say, “Does this authorized souvenir T-shirt rock or what? And it's a bargain at $40 at RollingStones.com!” Actually, they were singing “It's Only Rock & Roll” as Underwood joined the ever-expanding list of guests during the group's current 50 and Counting tour. PHOTOS: The Rolling Stones celebrate 50-years So far on the U.S. tour, “The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band” has enlisted assistance from a raft of pop, rock and country stars, including No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban, Dave Grohl, John Fogerty and John Mayer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
 Mick Jagger, the man who once said he couldn't envision singing “Satisfaction” after he hit 30, turned 70 on July 26, and in conjunction with that birthday milestone, the Rolling Stones' official video portal has posted a new video showing the group's lead singer through the years. Set to their 1980 hit “Emotional Rescue” -- what, no “Dead Flowers”? -- the nearly 5-minute clip edits together dozens of Jagger performances from across the years. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts It practically invites fans to offer suggestions for other songs that might have been befitting of the occasion.
NEWS
October 4, 2005 | Janet Cromley
SOME people keep family photos on their desks. Vicky McCargar, an editor for The Times, has a pile of rocks. Each stone represents a place she has visited, from extraordinary to ordinary. She can mark the vacations and high points of her life by the smooth or jagged pieces of quartz, mica, shale and marble -- little chunks of eternity. Her reputation has grown so much that friends and colleagues bring rocks for her collection. She neatly labels each one with its place of origin.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By John Corrigan
If you liked the way the Rolling Stones sounded back in the late 1960s and early '70s -- darker and bluesier than more recent conjurings -- you have a chance to hear that signature growl once again. The Stones' 50 & Counting tour, which returns to Southern California for three shows starting Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, pays tribute to those years with no-nonsense renditions of songs such as “Midnight Rambler,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Gimme Shelter.” It starts with the gear.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's upcoming exhibition on the Rolling Stones won't stop with numerous personal items lent by band members and never previously shared with the public. It also will allow fans to contribute their own photos in the museum's first fan-generated interactive exhibition. “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” is slated to open May 24, but the interactive fan portion of the show will bow May 13.   Fans are invited to submit photos from concerts, of their artwork, memorabilia or other Stones-related items to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony. “I think those people basically hijacked the name 'rock 'n' roll,'” Oldham told an audience during a talk in March at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.  “I won't be there.  I'll tell you why.... It's a television show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The Rolling Stones have added a June 4 trip to Tel Aviv to the group's 2014 tour itinerary, the veteran band's first performance in Israel and the latest in a growing series of performances in the nation by major pop and rock acts. “We are thrilled to announce the first-ever performance in Israel by one of the most influential musical groups of all time, which further adds to an already dynamic lineup of performances and festivals taking place in Israel this year," Israel's commissioner for tourism, North and South America, Haim Gutin, said in a statement.
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March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Mick Jagger was among those mourning the death of L'Wren Scott on Tuesday during a small funeral held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and attended by close friends and family only. The well-known fashion designer and stylist, who'd been with the Rolling Stones frontman since 2001, committed suicide March 17 in her New York apartment. She was 49. The Los Angeles cemetery was closed completely during the service, which ran approximately an hour and was led by the Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Church in Pasadena, according to a statement from Jagger's rep obtained by the Associated Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday. Sources differ on her age but police said she was 49. Her body was found in her New York City apartment by an assistant. Though there were widespread reports that she was found hanged, police said no criminal activity was suspected and the coroner's office is investigating.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's girlfriend and a prominent fashion designer whose fans included some of the most powerful women in America, was found dead in an apartment in New York City on Monday morning, according to police and local media reports. The 49-year-old's boyfriend, Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, who was on tour in Australia at the time of the discovery, "is completely shocked and devastated by the news," his spokesman said. When asked about reports of Scott's death, New York Police Department Sgt. Jessica McRorie told the Los Angeles Times that she couldn't formally give out a name because the woman's family had not been notified, but said that police discovered her unconscious and unresponsive at an address on 11th Avenue in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday, was best known for her work on the runway, and for her long romantic relationship with rock star Mick Jagger. Over the course of her career, though, Scott also served as a stylist to the stars and designed costumes for a handful of Hollywood movies. Scott was in her late 40s at the time of her death. Here's a look at her five most memorable films. "Diabolique" (1996): Scott served as the costume designer on this Jeremiah S. Chechik-directed thriller starring Sharon Stone as the mistress of a cruel headmaster (Chazz Palminteri)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By August Brown
Maybe the Rolling Stones were inspired by their recent cheap Echo Park club gig. Or maybe even their longtime fans have an upper limit on what they can pay for a show these days. Ahead of the band's Staples Center "50 and Counting" show Friday night, the promoter AEG announced that a new block of more than 1,000 $85 seats (some of the cheapest on offer) will be made available for last-minute purchase. AEG told Reuters that the price cut came after a final walk-through of the stage design revealed that more unobstructed seats were available than previously thought.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The Rolling Stones have added a June 4 trip to Tel Aviv to the group's 2014 tour itinerary, the veteran band's first performance in Israel and the latest in a growing series of performances in the nation by major pop and rock acts. “We are thrilled to announce the first-ever performance in Israel by one of the most influential musical groups of all time, which further adds to an already dynamic lineup of performances and festivals taking place in Israel this year," Israel's commissioner for tourism, North and South America, Haim Gutin, said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
"Keith Richards" and "children's book" may sound like the starting point for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, but in fact the Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist, who delivered a bestselling memoir in 2011 with “Life,” is now set to write a children's book slated to publish in September. “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar” will be a collaboration between Richards and his daughter, Theodora Richards, who is supplying the illustrations for the picture book that relates the story of Keith's introduction to music by his grandfather, Theodore Augusts Dupree, who had played in a jazz big band.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Drake has apologized for railing on Rolling Stone after the magazine bumped him off the cover in favor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He took to his website on Friday to issue an open letter “to clear the air about an extremely emotional day.” “I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication,” Drake wrote.
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