The Rolling Stones http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43357/all en Rolling Stones roll out North America, Hyde Park tour dates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/rolling-stones-roll-out-north-america-hyde-park-tour-dates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Rolling Stones announced Wednesday a highly anticipated nine-city North American tour ahead of their first gig in London's Hyde Park in more than four decades.</p> <p>On its website, the legendary British rock group -- which last year marked its 50th anniversary together -- said the "50 and Counting" tour would kick off in Los Angeles on a date yet to be confirmed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/rolling-stones-roll-out-north-america-hyde-park-tour-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music Technology The Rolling Stones AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801204 at http://www.globalpost.com Tickets for Stones concert in Hyde Park sell out in 5 minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130405/tickets-stones-concert-hyde-park-sell-out-5-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Apr 5 (EFE).- The 65,000 tickets that went on sale Friday for the Rolling Stones' July 6 concert in London's Hyde Park were snapped up in five minutes, despite a price that many criticized as too high.</p> <p>It was only Wednesday that the band announced it would be performing at Hyde Park for the first time in 44 years.</p> <p>Calling the response "incredible," AEG Live promoter Rob Hallett said the tickets likely would have sold out in seconds if "the system could handle it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130405/tickets-stones-concert-hyde-park-sell-out-5-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music The Rolling Stones Agencia EFE Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:01:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5802826 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones sell out 65,000 London gig tickets in minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/rolling-stones-sell-out-65000-london-gig-tickets-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 65,000 tickets for the Rolling Stones' upcoming concert in London's Hyde Park sold out in under five minutes on Friday.</p> <p>The clamour came despite anger from some fans at how much the ageing British rock legends are charging for their shows, with a standard ticket for July's open-air Hyde Park gig costing £95 ($146, 112 euros) and an upmarket "hospitality" package priced at £299.</p> <p>"We sold 65,000 tickets in the speed the system could handle it," said Rob Hallett of concert promoter AEG Live.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/rolling-stones-sell-out-65000-london-gig-tickets-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music Technology The Rolling Stones AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 01:42:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803147 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones play surprise LA club gig http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rolling-stones-play-surprise-la-club-gig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Rolling Stones played a surprise show late Saturday at a small club in Los Angeles, days before their north America tour kicks off here next week.</p> <p>The legendary British rock band announced the gig, at the 650-capacity Echoplex in LA's trendy Echo Park neighborhood, via Twitter only hours before the evening show. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rolling-stones-play-surprise-la-club-gig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music The Rolling Stones AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826994 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones release low-priced seats ahead of L.A. show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/rolling-stones-release-low-priced-seats-ahead-la-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sue Zeidler</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wild horses couldn't drag many of the most die-hard of Rolling Stones fans to the kick-off of the band's North American tour - at least not at prices of up to a whopping $600 a ticket.</p> <p>Three weeks after tickets went on sale, and a day before the British band take the stage on Friday, the Los Angeles Staples Center was far from sold out for the "50 and Counting" gig.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/rolling-stones-release-low-priced-seats-ahead-la-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Live music Music Technology The Rolling Stones Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 May 2013 21:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833767 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones rock packed house after price cuts in LA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/rolling-stones-rock-packed-house-after-price-cuts-la <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sue Zeidler</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones rocked a packed house in Los Angeles on Friday on the opening night of their North American "50 and Counting" tour, but only after websites slashed ticket prices and the band released additional cheap seats at the last minute.</p> <p>The 17-date tour is the veteran British rockers' biggest in six years and follows a handful of dates in London, Paris and New York at the end of 2012 marking 50 years since they burst on to the music scene at London's Marquee Club in 1962.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/rolling-stones-rock-packed-house-after-price-cuts-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Human Interest Music Technology The Rolling Stones Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 17:04:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5838380 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones release back catalogue on iTunes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/rolling-stones-release-back-catalogue-itunes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones released a career-spanning digitally re-mastered back catalogue on Apple Inc's iTunes Store on Wednesday as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.</p> <p>The new iTunes release chronicles the British group's entire oeuvre, from their introductory 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" to last year's Greatest Hits collection "GRRR!", their record label Universal Music said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/rolling-stones-release-back-catalogue-itunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music The Rolling Stones Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:32:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5861437 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones deliver biggest bang in nostalgic London show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130706/rolling-stones-deliver-biggest-bang-nostalgic-london-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Casciato</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones blasted through the past into the present on Saturday with a rip-roaring show in London's Hyde Park that paid homage to their last concert here 44 years ago.</p> <p>Frontman Mick Jagger strutted, howled and belted his way through a two-hour set that gave a nod to founding member Brian Jones, whose death in 1969 turned their last appearance at the royal park into a tribute.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130706/rolling-stones-deliver-biggest-bang-nostalgic-london-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music The Rolling Stones Thomson Reuters Sun, 07 Jul 2013 03:03:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5877448 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park after 44 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130707/rolling-stones-return-hyde-park-after-44-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Jul 7 (EFE).- Despite the wrinkles on the faces of The Rolling Stones, time seems to be standing still for the bandmembers, who returned in fine form to London's Hyde Park on the weekend for a recreation of their iconic concert there more than four decades ago.</p> <p>On Saturday, 44 years and a day after the previous concert, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards once again sang and played for tens of thousands of fans accompanied by two other long-time "Stones" - bass player Ron Wood and drummer Charlie Watts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130707/rolling-stones-return-hyde-park-after-44-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music The Rolling Stones Agencia EFE Sun, 07 Jul 2013 19:34:37 +0000 Agencia EFE 5877787 at http://www.globalpost.com Mick Jagger: rock's original bad boy turns 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/mick-jagger-rocks-original-bad-boy-turns-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mick Jagger turns 70 on Friday -- and though the Rolling Stones frontman isn't quite the image of rebellious youth he once was, he has lost none of his legendary swagger.</p> <p>Strutting onstage in a sequinned jacket as the Stones headlined Britain's Glastonbury music festival last month, it was hard to believe this was a man who should be collecting his state pension. </p> <p>One newspaper cruelly captioned its photos of the wrinkly British rockers "Night of the living dead!" -- but zipping through the hits, the band had the same raw energy that brought them fame half a century ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/mick-jagger-rocks-original-bad-boy-turns-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Mick Jagger Music Social Issues The Rolling Stones AFP Mon, 22 Jul 2013 03:37:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889845 at http://www.globalpost.com Soul of Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, to turn 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/soul-rolling-stones-keith-richards-turn-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards hits 70 Wednesday with another tour on the horizon, and probably a smirk for everyone who would not have bet he would make it this far in a life of excess.</p> <p>The unmatched guitar legend isn't just hitting 70 -- like Mick Jagger did in August. He is also celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with former model Patti Hanson, with whom he has two daughters. He also has three children with the Italian actress Anita Pallenberg.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/soul-rolling-stones-keith-richards-turn-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Human Interest Keith Richards Music Technology The Rolling Stones AFP Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:32:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6023467 at http://www.globalpost.com On heels of memoir, Keith Richards to publish children's book http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140311/heels-memoir-keith-richards-publish-childrens-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, famous for surviving years of rock 'n' roll excess, will release a children's picture book with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Richards, his publisher said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The book, "Gus &amp; Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," tells the story of how Richards was first introduced to music by his grandfather and given his first guitar.</p> <p>The hardcover and ebook will be released on September 9.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140311/heels-memoir-keith-richards-publish-childrens-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Business Keith Richards Music The Rolling Stones Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:34:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6092928 at http://www.globalpost.com Stones' Rome concert sparks heritage concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/stones-rome-concert-sparks-heritage-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One group of ancient stones is under threat from another, fear authorities in Rome, as the Rolling Stones prepare for a huge concert among the "very fragile" ruins of Italy's capital. </p> <p>The iconic British rockers are set to play to 65,000 fans in the Eternal City on June 22 at the Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. </p> <p>The coming influx of spectators has raised concerns among heritage groups, who warned of "unpredictable consequences" and possible "acts of vandalism" in a "very fragile" area. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/stones-rome-concert-sparks-heritage-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circus Maximus Music The Rolling Stones AFP Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6097061 at http://www.globalpost.com Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott found dead in NYC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/jaggers-girlfriend-lwren-scott-found-dead-nyc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, has been found dead at her apartment in New York, the rocker's spokesman said Monday.</p> <p>The spokesman said Jagger was "completely shocked and devastated" by the death of the 49-year-old Scott. US media reported that she was found hanged.</p> <p>Jagger, 70, is currently in Perth, Australia, where he is touring with the Stones, according to his official Twitter account.</p> <p>Scott, an American former model, had dated the Rolling Stones frontman since 2001 following his split from wife Jerry Hall.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/jaggers-girlfriend-lwren-scott-found-dead-nyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Music The Rolling Stones AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:04:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6097885 at http://www.globalpost.com Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott found dead in New York http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/jaggers-girlfriend-lwren-scott-found-dead-new-york <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>L'Wren Scott, American fashion designer to the stars and long-time girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead at her New York apartment on Monday.</p> <p>Jagger, 70, was "completely shocked and devastated" by the death of the 49-year-old Scott, a spokesman for the rocker said. According to US media, the former model was found hanged.</p> <p>Jagger is currently in Australia, where he is touring with the Stones, who were due to perform in Perth on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/jaggers-girlfriend-lwren-scott-found-dead-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British rhythm and blues boom musicians Human Interest Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones Wren Scott AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:22:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098051 at http://www.globalpost.com