August 30, 2007 |
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.
April 21, 2007 |
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.
March 22, 2007 |
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."
December 15, 2006 |
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.
November 1, 2006 |
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.
August 15, 2006 |
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.