July 29, 2013 |
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.
July 19, 2013 |
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made it to the cover of Rolling Stone and that has infuriated a whole lot of people who think the magazine is glamorizing the accused Boston Marathon bomber. The cover photo makes Tsarnaev look like a moody lead singer from a boy band. Critics from actor and comedian Albert Brooks to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino say the image -- a self-portrait snapped sometime before the bombing -- is way too flattering, given the horror of the crime. But there is a small group of people who probably will be keeping the magazine close to their pillows so they can give their favorite heartthrob a goodnight kiss.
July 18, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Sgt. Sean Murphy was incensed by what he saw as the glamorization of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. So the Massachusetts State Police officer decided to take action. Murphy, a tactical photographer, made public for the first time a series of behind-the-scenes photos documenting the night of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture in Watertown, Mass. The images, published Thursday by Boston Magazine , vividly show details of the capture, from the movements of police to Tsarnaev's bloodied condition.
July 17, 2013 |
Rolling Stone is drawing criticism for the cover of its upcoming issue, which depicts the alleged Boston Marathon bomber in what some observers are calling a rock 'n' roll glamour shot. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the magazine's Aug. 1 issue next to a headline that reads, "The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster. " In a post on its website Tuesday evening, Rolling Stone said writer Janet Reitman had spent two months interviewing "dozens of sources -- childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, many of whom spoke for the first time about the case -- to deliver" her story, reportedly due to hit newsstands Friday.
July 17, 2013 |
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock 'n' roll musicians. How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? And not only that: Many have noticed and commented on -- unfavorably -- that the magazine's cover photo “casts the bombing suspect in an inappropriately flattering light,” as my colleague Mikael Wood reported.
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July 17, 2013 |
The latest Rolling Stone cover , featuring the angelic face of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has managed to accomplish several things. Not all of them are bad. First, it has outraged a community still hurting from the explosion, and offended the sensibilities of many who believe the cover glamorizes an alleged murderous terrorist, rendering him more in the mold of a Jim Morrison than a Charles Manson (both of whom have been Rolling Stone cover subjects)
July 12, 2013 |
We discovered the Ruin about 12 years ago when it was a small, abandoned stone house. We were hiking in Pioneertown's Pipes Canyon, and there it was, all by itself in a cove-like setting of boulders and desert plants and barely the remains of a road to get to it. We hiked back about a year after and the roof had been knocked in, or it had caved in after years of weather and neglect. A few months later, on another visit, we saw the western wall where the front door and window once stood were gone.
June 26, 2013 |
Berlin music publisher BMG says it has made a publishing and services agreement with the Rolling Stones, marking the first time in 40 years the rock band has appointed an outside music publisher. This agreement comes as the Stones are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of their first single. On Monday, the band's 50 and Counting tour wrapped up its U.S. leg, which kicked off in Los Angeles early last month and ended in Washington. The band this month remastered its catalog for Apple Inc.'s iTunes store.
June 25, 2013 |
The Rolling Stones wrapped the U.S. leg of its 50 and Counting tour Monday in Washington D.C., concluding without any special guests this time, although Lenny Kravitz was in the house and went backstage for a visit with guitarist Ron Wood. It was a very different scene than the group's first performance in the nation's capital 48 years ago. “Washington has a lot of memories for me,” Mick Jagger told the audience early in the set. “We first came here in 1965. Lady Bird Johnson was the first lady, she always came to our shows.” PHOTOS: Rolling Stones through the decades As on most of the stops on the tour that opened May 3 in Los Angeles , former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor joined with Jagger, Wood, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Darryl Jones on “Midnight Rambler.” On Monday night, he also came onstage for "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and returned during the encore to add his licks to “(I Can't Get No)