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Video Du Jour (X2): The Rolling Stones

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by 30daysout

Yep, the Rolling Stones are back. They played the first of their 50th anniversary shows in London last night, and the grizzled Stones were joined onstage by former band members Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, along with the ubiquitous Jeff Beck.

Save your pennies – the Stones are threatening to tour. Meanwhile you can amuse yourself with the official video for “Doom and Gloom,” featuring Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). By the way, there’s some nudity in here, so it’s not safe for work!

Bonus: The Rolling Stones performing “Honky Tonk Women” in London on 11/25, apparently with Bill Wyman on bass.

The Rolling Stones official web site

GRRR! The Stones’ Big Announcement

Posted in News with tags , , on September 4, 2012 by 30daysout

After promising a “big announcement” coming this week, the Rolling Stones dropped news of … wait for it … a greatest hits collection.

Titled GRRR!, the compilation will be available in five different formats, including a three-CD 50-track version and a four-CD super-deluxe version gathering 80 songs. All formats will include two new songs, “Gloom And Doom” and “One Last Shot,” new studio recordings recently completed by the group in Paris last month.

So, in case you haven’t gotten around to buying Forty Licks or Hot Rocks, you can get GRRR! in CD or vinyl beginning Nov. 13 in North America and a day earlier around the world.

Later that week, on Nov. 15, HBO will debut a new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, which will document the entire career of the Rolling Stones. The band is of course celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – the actual date of birth was July 12, 1962, when the Rolling Stones played their first gig at London’s Marquee Jazz Club.

And if you’re wondering, any 50th anniversary tour plans have been moved to 2013 when, as Mick Jagger has said, it’s more “realistic” to get these codgers on the road. Looking forward to it!

R0lling Stones official web site

YouTube: “Honky Tonk Women”, live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, 11th June 2003

Rolling Stones Promise ‘Big Announcement’ Soon

Posted in News with tags , , on August 28, 2012 by 30daysout

The Rolling Stones are promising “some exciting news will be revealed next week.” You can download an app for your iPhone that is supposed to give you a preview, but it doesn’t work for me.

We do know that the Stones have been in the studio lately; Mick Jagger tweeted a photo of himself apparently hard at work recording some new tunes. And, from the looks of the logo above, it appears there will be some type of celebration of the band’s 50 years – likely a tour of some kind. It should all be revealed next week.

At any rate, you can go to the Stones official web site for more info.

Video Du Jour: The Rolling Stones w/Muddy Waters

Posted in News with tags , , , on July 11, 2012 by 30daysout

In November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago to play three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy’s club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman Muddy Waters perform.

It wasn’t long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart jumped on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also came up. Of course it was all captured on tape, and it’s now available on DVD as Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981.

With sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time. Check your local video store or Amazon.com, or you can order at the link below the video.

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 web site from Eagle Rock Entertainment

Video Du Jour: The Rolling Stones

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 25, 2011 by 30daysout

What better way to kick off the holiday season: the Rolling Stones offer a gift idea for the rocker in your life! The new video Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Co. rockin’ through 17 Stones favorites on a hot July night in Fort Worth, Texas.

The video is available in conjunction with the newly released and remastered Some Girls, the 1978 album that featured such hits as “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.” The tour supporting that album is where this video comes from – the performances are polished and professional but ferocious, even for the Stones.

Our buddy Ian McLagan, now a happy resident of Austin, supported the Stones on this tour – look quickly and you’ll catch a glimpse of him here and there.

You can get Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 as a DVD (or Blu-Ray) alone or in a combo with an audio CD of the concert.  It’s available at your favorite video/music store, or at Amazon.com.

Video Du Jour: SuperHeavy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2011 by 30daysout

Here’s one for the weekend – “Miracle Worker,” the new song from the new group SuperHeavy. You may recognize the members as Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman and yeah, Mick Jagger.

The band’s self-titled debut album is due out Sept. 19.

SuperHeavy official website

SuperHeavy official Facebook page

 

Rock Moment: Nastiest Rolling Stones songs

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , on May 15, 2010 by 30daysout

The Rolling Stones - they don't look so bad!

(Editor’s Note: This entire post – the text, the music, hell even the photos – should be considered NFSW, especially after the jump.  And don’t expect me to explain any of the following.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about you are certainly in the wrong place.  This is the Rolling Stones, after all.)

There’s been a bit of hoopla the past few days about the pending re-release of Exile On Main Street, the 1972 classic album by the Rolling Stones.  The new version, to be in stores Tuesday, features a remastered album and some outtakes that may or may not have been subject to some 21st-century tinkering.

Perhaps one of the best things about Exile On Main Street is its legend – the album was formulated by the band along with various girlfriends, drug dealers, hangers-on and such at a French chateau where the band had relocated in order to escape British tax authorities.  The scene was decadent to say the least, and a lot of that debauchery found its way into the grooves of Exile.  (This story from the New York Post goes into all the detail you should require.)

Of course, the Rolling Stones are rock’s ultimate bad boys – Keith Moon may have tried, but no one will ever top the Stones for sheer rock and roll revelry.  These boys were (and still are) the quintessential rock stars.  As they lived the life, they also sang about it.  So here, to celebrate the re-emergence of Exile on Main Street, are some of the Stones’ other most nastiest moments.  In ah … ascending order!

1. “Brand New Car” (from Voodoo Lounge, 1994) – You would think by this time the boys would be a little tamer – after all, they were in their ’50s when this was recorded.  “I got a brand new car,” sings Mick Jagger, “and I like to drive real hard.”  Mmm-hmm.  Now he’s going to take her on the highway for a little spin, and uh oh- he’s gonna jack her up baby, and open up her hood.  Mick’s giving her some stick to get her motor running and … finally he invites you to “go ahead, feel the fur.”  Ah, yes.  (Voodoo Lounge was a real fun album, if you like this kind of thing – check out “Sparks Will Fly” and “Suck On The Jugular,” hahaha.)

MP3: “Brand New Car”

2. “Brown Sugar” (from Sticky Fingers, 1971) – Let it be said right off the bat: “Brown Sugar” was a No. 1 radio hit back in 1971.  Of course, that era’s radio also played the Kinks’ “Lola” (about a transvestite), “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed (about god-knows-what) and so on.  “Brown Sugar” is perhaps the naughtiest of all – not that you can make out the lyrics by listening to the song.  I’ve listened to this song pretty much since it came out and I still had to Google it to get the correct lyrics.  It’s about some hot nights down in New Orleans with the slaves, with an old slaver who you can “Hear him whip the women just around midnight” and that house boy who “knows what he’s doin’ alright.”  And of course the song’s chorus goes “Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good/A-ha brown sugar just like a young girl should.”  Uh, I think the history lesson’s over kids!

MP3: “Brown Sugar”

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