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October 15, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
Lots of people think the world's greatest rock band will be on stage this week when the Rolling Stones and Guns N' Roses appear at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but don't assume they're all referring to the Stones. The Stones have been called the world's greatest band for so long now that no one even considered the possibility on past tours of another group actually upstaging the masters.
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November 15, 2011 | Geoff Boucher
These are days of unfinished business for the Rolling Stones as they continue to mine their vault for "lost" material -- a fascinating cache of unreleased tracks from the 1977-1978 "Some Girls" sessions arrives in stores next week -- and gather their dark powers for their 50th anniversary next year and perhaps another tour. Lead singer Mick Jagger chuckled when asked about the advice he would give himself as the band sizes up the golden anniversary and its possibilities. "You can't be too impressed, I think," Jagger said.
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November 13, 1994 | Chuck Crisafulli, Chuck Crisafulli is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
It was supposed to be the West Coast's answer to Woodstock--a free, unfettered music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Co-sponsored by the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, the event was envisioned as a perfect way to sing goodby to the '60s. But when the relocated concert took place at the Altamont Speedway east of the city on Dec. 6, 1969, it quickly sank into the annals of rock history as a colossal disaster.
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December 30, 2007 | Randy Lewis
Coffee-table books on historic rock tours are a dime a dozen. Photographer Ethan A. Russell's weighty new tome, "Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. Tour," from Rhino Books will set you back about 6,500 dimes (for the limited edition; 9,500 for the deluxe version), but the subject is one of the truly pivotal events in the annals of rock.
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September 25, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
It was a familiar scene to anyone who has spent time on the road with the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards--the man whose "renegade cool" persona defined the image of rock guitarist, as surely as Elvis' hip-swinging sensuality once defined rock singers--was heading down a long hotel corridor. Only this time Richards was heading toward a photographer, not away from him. The once media-shy Richards was also walking in a straight line, not weaving as in his notorious drug days.
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October 18, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The sounds could have been from any construction site. From seven stories up came the clang of steel against steel, punctuated by wolf whistles and catcalls directed at young women walking by below. But that was Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tonight, the edifice will ring with "Steel Wheels" and cries of "awright" and "whooo!"
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October 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Coffee giant Starbucks and Virgin Records are co-releasing a CD of rare Rolling Stones remixes, B-sides and hard-to-find live recordings, the band announced on its website Wednesday. "Rarities: 1971-2003" will be released in Starbucks stores and in other retail outlets in the United States and Canada on Nov. 22.
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February 4, 2006 | Steven Barrie-Anthony, Times Staff Writer
IT'S only a few days before Super Bowl Sunday, and the guy directing and producing the pregame and halftime shows would like to know, please, which songs the Rolling Stones will perform. But the Stones aren't ready to decide yet.
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November 21, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Rolling Stones reclaimed their title as rock's highest-paid band Wednesday when it signed an estimated $45-million contract with Virgin Records. The agreement begins with the group's next studio album, due in 1993. In bidding for the Stones, the British-based label won out over rival offers from three other companies, including Sony Music, the Japanese conglomerate that now owns Columbia Records, which signed the Stones to a record $25-million deal in 1983.
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October 15, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disarmingly candid, charmingly cantankerous and yet not at all impolite, Keith Richards--who, with the rest of the Rolling Stones, last year signed a mammoth deal with Virgin Records--is probably the wealthiest man alive with whom even the lowliest commoner would feel completely at home in a smoke-filled beer bar. Not that commoners or anyone else are likely to spot Richards, 48, hanging out much these days.
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August 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has demanded an apology from Swedish newspapers for their scathing reviews of the group's performance in the country this month. Tabloids Expressen and Aftonbladet gave thumbs down to the Aug. 3 concert at Ullevi stadium in Goteborg, with Expressen suggesting Richards was "superdrunk" on stage. "This is a first!" the 63-year-old rock star wrote in a letter published by Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter. "Never before have I risen to the bait of a bad review.
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April 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Rolling Stones will rock Belgrade this summer even if their performance at the city's main racetrack distresses hundreds of horses stabled at the venue, concert organizers said Friday. "Preparations for the July 14 concert are going smoothly, there are no problems," said Dejan Maksimovic, a director of Music Star Productions, shrugging off concerns from an animal rights organization.
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March 22, 2007 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
FOR most shutterbugs, retirement is a boon to their hobby. Not Bill Wyman. Seems his old day job was perfect for his photographic passions. But these days he's got a lot else keeping him busy. "Retired?" he says, with a dry smirk. "By the swimming pool, yeah."
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December 15, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
The trick when writing about the Rolling Stones is selecting just the right lyric to plunder for pun -- do you go with an "it's only rock 'n' roll but they like it" motif or stick to that old standby, "they get satisfaction"? Today, let's try this: The Stones still have the concert industry under their thumb. The band set a new record for the highest-grossing tour in history by banking $437 million with its "A Bigger Bang" campaign, which began in the fall of 2005 and wrapped up in November.
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November 1, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
The Rolling Stones have rescheduled their Dodger Stadium concert as part of a tour reshuffling made necessary by what they described as a recommendation to take four days off to allow 63-year-old lead singer Mick Jagger "to properly recover from recent throat problems." The band will perform Nov. 22 instead of Nov. 18. Tickets for the original date will be honored on the new one. Meanwhile, filming began Sunday night on a documentary that Martin Scorsese is making about the band.
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August 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Rolling Stones canceled a concert in Spain's city of Valladolid after Mick Jagger was ordered by his doctor to rest his voice. Jagger developed laryngitis over the weekend, the Stones said in a statement on their website. The British rockers had sold 37,000 tickets for Monday night's appearance at the city's soccer stadium, said Carmen Carnero, a spokeswoman for the show's promoter. She said their concert would likely not be rescheduled.
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December 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Powerhouse tours by the Rolling Stones, U2 and Paul McCartney helped drive concert ticket revenues in North America to a record $3.1 billion in 2005, even as the number of tickets sold declined for a third year. Fans purchased 36.1 million tickets to the top 100 concert tours, compared with 37.6 million in 2004, according to Pollstar, the industry trade magazine. Despite a slow first half of the year and the decline in tickets sold, concert tours in 2005 amounted to a 10.
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July 20, 2005
New date: The Rolling Stones have added a second date at the Hollywood Bowl to their On Stage tour. Tickets for the Nov. 8 performance go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday through Ticketmaster.
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July 28, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
The Rolling Stones plan to phone in their performance tonight in Paris. A new Los Angeles-based venture called Listen Live Now will give Stones fans a chance to eavesdrop via phone on any seven minutes of the show for $1.99. Fourteen other Stones shows in Europe are posted on the company's website, listenlivenow.com, where fans can also get information on the time and numbers to call. Marty Erlichman, Barbra Streisand's longtime manager, is a principal in the venture.
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July 26, 2006
No moss on them: The Rolling Stones will roll back through North America in the fall with the group's "A Bigger Bang" tour, which includes a Nov. 18 stop at Dodger Stadium. Tickets go on sale Monday.
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