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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

June 22nd, 2014 12:55pm EDT
Beatles
Some of the greatest music myths are those that pass through generations and are still fresh and new to each set of ears that hears them. The best of the best are funny, mean and downright outrageous. But hey, you have to be pretty high on the popularity scale to get one of these things said about you, so myth or not, all press is good press. According to Webster's, a myth is a "a widely held but false belief or idea." So in no particular order, here are 10 of the greatest music myths people still believe, even after all these years.

1. Elvis Is Still Alive!

This one is one of the old...
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Mick Jagger Performs At L'Wren Scott's Memorial Service In NYC

May 3rd, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Mick Jagger Performs At L'Wren Scott's Memorial Service In NYC
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger sang at his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott's memorial service in New York City on Friday. The fashion designer committed suicide in March, and a private funeral was held in Los Angeles later that month.

The memorial service at St. Bartholomew's Church was full of close friends and family. Jagger sang Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" to honor his girlfriend of 13 years. R&B singer Lisa Fischer, a Rolling Stones back-up singer, performed "Amazing Grace."

Jagger and Scott's brother Randy Bambrough spoke a few words about the designer, and Jagger's son James and...
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L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9 Million Estate To Mick Jagger

March 27th, 2014 1:02pm EDT
L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9 Million Estate To Mick Jagger
Fashion designer L'Wren Scott left her $9 million estate to her longtime boyfriend Mick Jagger, shutting out her siblings, who were her only living heirs.

Scott, 49, committed suicide on March 17 in her Manhattan condo. The New York Post obtained probate documents that reveal she left all her possessions to the Rolling Stones singer, whom she dated for 13 years.

In the will, Scott wrote, "I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles, and other tangible articles of a personal nature, or my interest in any such property, not otherwise specifical...
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Keith Richards On L'Wren Scott's Death: 'No One Saw This Coming'

March 19th, 2014 1:57pm EDT
Keith Richards On L'Wren Scott's Death: 'No One Saw This Coming'
Mick Jagger's bandmates have come forward to support the singer after his fashion designer girlfriend L'Wren Scott took her own life earlier this week.

The Rolling Stones canceled concerts in Australia and New Zealand in order to let Jagger mourn her death.

Guitarist Keith Richards was shocked by the news. He said: "No one saw this coming. Mick's always been my soul brother and we love him... we're thick as thieves and we're all feeling for the man."

Bassist Ronnie Wood added, "This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick...
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Mick Jagger 'Struggling To Understand' L'Wren Scott's Death

March 18th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Mick Jagger 'Struggling To Understand' L'Wren Scott's Death
After fashion designer L'Wren Scott died on Monday of an apparent suicide, rumors circulated that she and her longtime boyfriend Mick Jagger had recently broken up.

A representative for the Rolling Stones singer has responded to the allegations, issuing the following statement: "The story in the New York Post re a split between Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott is 100 percent untrue. There is absolutely no basis in fact to this story. It is a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip during this very tragic time for Mick."

Jagger opened up about Scott's death on Facebook, writing: "I am still s...
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Designers & Stars Pay Tribute To The Late L'Wren Scott

March 17th, 2014 11:46pm EDT
L'Wren Scott
The tributes have been pouring in for late fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who reportedly took her own life Monday morning.

The model, who had been Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's girlfriend for the past 13 years, was found dead after she hung herself with a scarf in her New York City apartment

Since news of the 49-year-old's passing broke, the Scott's designer peers and numerous Hollywood stars have come out to pay their respects on Twitter.

"A solemn & very sad moment to remember L'Wren Scott," tweeted designer Donna Karan. "May she rest in peace."

"Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott," ...
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Mick Jagger To Be Portray By Nick Eversman In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

November 21st, 2013 9:27am EST
Nick Eversman
Nick Eversman has been cast as Mick Jagger in the new James Brown biopic, which the Rolling Stones star is producing.

The Tomorrow People actor will portray the rocker as a much younger man in The Help director Tate Taylor's new film, titled Get On Up.

CinemaBlend.com reports, Eversman landed the role after moving like Jagger on his audition tape. The actor offered up a side-by-side comparison of his performance to archival footage of the Rolling Stones frontman.

The 27 year-old star joins a cast that includes 42 star Chadwick Boseman as Brown, as well as Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer ...
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Rep Says Mick Jagger Never Hit On Katy Perry

November 1st, 2013 11:44am EDT
Mick Jagger once hit on Katy Perry
A rep for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has denied a recent story that the singer once hit on Katy Perry.

During a recent interview on Australian radio, Katy said that Jagger "hit on me, one time... it was a long time ago."

She was just 19 when Mick, then 60, hit on her, but she says there were no hard feelings after she turned him down.

"Since then he has been very kind," she says. "I got to sing 'Beast of Burden' onstage with him on their (recent 50th anniversary) tour."

Katy sang backing vocals on Jagger & Dave Stewart's 2004 single "Old Habits Die Hard" from the soundtrack to ...
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Hugh Jackman: 'My Wife Turned Down Mick Jagger For Me'

September 14th, 2013 12:45pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman knew his wife was a keeper after she turned down an invitation to party with Mick Jagger to have dinner with the actor.

The X-Men star asked his future wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, over to a group dinner at his home in 1996 while they were starring in Australian TV show Correlli together. During the meal, the actress received a call from the Rolling Stones legend urging her to leave.

Jackman explains, "I invited her and about 20 people over and during the dinner she had her cell phone on the table... and we're in Melbourne, my house, and we're all watching her have this convers...
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Mick Jagger Rips Barack Obama During Final U.S. Rolling Stones Concert

June 25th, 2013 7:01pm EDT
Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took a shot at President Barack Obama Monday night during the band's concert at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

The band was in town for the final date of the U.S. leg of their "50 And Counting" tour and the frontman seized the opportunity to blast Obama over the recent National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance scandal.

"I don't think President Obama is here tonight," Jagger said, "but I'm sure he's listening in."

According to Fox News, fans booed when Jagger mentioned the president's name.

Obama has defended the NSA's secret surveillance of t...
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Carrie Underwood Joins The Rolling Stones On Stage In Toronto

May 27th, 2013 3:05pm EDT
Carrie & Keith
Country singer Carrie Underwood joined the The Rolling Stones on stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Saturday night for a rendition of the band's classic song "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)."

The sexy singer showed up wearing skin-tight leather pants and stilletto heels to join Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & co. and rock out.

The appearance was very special for Carrie -- eight years ago to the date she won the third season of American Idol.

"8 years ago today, I won American Idol and tonight, I sang with the Rolling Stones! Wow, so much has happened!" she tweeted after.

The offi...
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Rolling Stones Having A Hard Time Selling $600 Tickets

May 3rd, 2013 3:57pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones may be on their last tour ever this year, which means it's probably near-impossible to get a ticket, right? Wrong. Tickets to see the band's "50 and Counting" tour are priced up to $600, and that's something most fans aren't willing to pay.

The band's tour kicks off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Friday night, and according to Entertainmentwise.com the show isn't even sold out. The site reports that even scalpers -- er, ticket brokers, have even lowered their prices in attempt to sell them.

More than 1,000 tickets to the show were also put on sale by promoter AEG ...
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Rolling Stones Launch 50th Birthday iPhone app

November 20th, 2012 9:07am EST
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have proved they are still at the cutting edge by launching their first smartphone app.

The veteran rockers are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, they are giving fans the chance keep up-to-date with the band's news while on the move.

The app, launched in partnership with media company Endemol, allows fans to watch interviews and enter contests to win tickets for the group's upcoming concerts in London and the U.S.

The cell phone software will also enable the user to preview songs, connect with other fans, and vote for their favor...
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Mick Jagger's Love Letters To Go Under The Hammer

November 10th, 2012 7:07pm EST
Mick Jagger
A former girlfriend of Mick Jagger, singer Marsha Hunt, is auctioning off his love letters to raise money to pay her bills.

The Rolling Stones frontman famously penned the controversial hit Brown Sugar about Hunt, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship in 1969 and who is the mother of his first child, Karis Jagger Hunt.

Ten letters are being sold, all written in July and August 1969 when Jagger was filming Ned Kelly in New South Wales, Australia and show the star as an articulate, dreamy and sensitive young man, heavily influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson at the time.

Hunt...
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Mick Jagger To Produce James Brown Biopic

October 23rd, 2012 8:46am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has confirmed reports he is to produce a James Brown biopic, insisting he is honored to be involved.

The Rolling Stones frontman has joined forces with scriptwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, and Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer, who is also in negotiations with The Help director Tate Taylor.

The film will be a co-production between Imagine and Jagger's company Jagged Films, and bosses are now looking for an actor to take the lead role as the Godfather of Soul.

Jagger tells Deadline.com, "It's a great honor to be involved with a project as rich as the...
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Rolling Stones To Release 'GRRR!' - New 50-Track Greatest Hits Collection For 50th Anniversary

September 5th, 2012 5:39pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones, ABKCO Music & Records and Universal Music Group are pleased to announce the release of GRRR! by The Rolling Stones on the 12th of November 2012 for the World Excluding North America and on the 13th of November 2012 in North America.

Available in various different formats – including a three-CD 50 track version featuring 50 tracks, and a four-CD Super-Deluxe version gathering a whopping 80 tracks – the collection tells the fascinating ongoing story of the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World, from their high octane version of Chuck Berry's Come On, their first single ...
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Mick Jagger Teases Stones Tour With Rehearsal Pic

August 27th, 2012 9:53pm EDT
Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is teasing fans about a possible 2012 reunion after revealing he and his bandmates secretly came together to work in a Paris recording studio last week.

Posting a new photo of himself holding a guitar on Twitter.com, the rocker wrote, "Had fun in the Paris studio this week!"

Weeks ago Jagger suggested the Stones could perform a 50th anniversary show this fall - but nothing has been confirmed to date.
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber Sued, Mick Jagger's Conquests, More

July 14th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Justin Bieber
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber Sued: Is a woman actually blaming Bieber for her hearing loss, claiming the pop star urged fans to scream at high levels?

Verdict: True. Yup, an Oregon woman is seeking over $9 million from Bieber, claiming he hung from a gondola and waved his hands to urge the crowd to shriek louder and louder, ultimately damaging her ears. It's not the first odd lawsuit we've heard of.

Mick Jagger'...
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Jade Jagger Weds

July 1st, 2012 8:30am EDT
Jade Jagger
Mick Jagger's designer daughter Jade has wed DJ Andrian Fillary.

The Rolling Stones rocker gave the 40 year old away on Saturday at a ceremony in Oxfordshire, England, which was attended by Jade's mother Bianca Jagger, former stepmum Jerry Hall and pal Kate Moss and her rocker husband Jamie Hince.

Moss' daughter Lila Grace was a flower girl and the bride's daughters from her relationship with Piers Jackson were bridesmaids.

Fillary proposed to Jagger in February and the couple celebrated the nuptials at the Aynhoe Park Hotel near Banbury.

Jagger wore a gown she designed for her...
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Rolling Stones Set To Begin Planning 50th Anniversary Show

June 19th, 2012 11:31pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are planning a summer summit in London to discuss plans for a 50th anniversary concert later this year, according to band insiders.

Mick Jagger and his bandmates teamed up for rehearsals in New York in April and now guitarist Keith Richards has confirmed there are more sessions planned for July.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It's all very hush-hush. I'm going over to London for a bit, so I'll find out more then."

And he also hints that the band may be recording a follow-up to 2005's A Bigger Bang: "We're going to talk about that in July and see. I mean, I'd love to...
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Keith Richards Won't Be Joining Mick Jagger On 'SNL'

May 14th, 2012 9:36pm EDT
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger will be a Stone alone when he performs on Saturday Night Live this weekend - bandmate Keith Richards has ruled out a Rolling Stones get together in New York.

Jagger will host the SNL season finale and also provide the night's musical performances - solo.

Richards tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I spoke to Mick and he said it's something that he said yes to many months ago, so he's just doing it. He's on his own."

Many fans had hoped Jagger's appearance on the show - his first as host - would lead to a Stones reunion, in what will be the band's 50th anniversary year. The group ...
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Mick Jagger To Become 6th Oldest 'Saturday Night Live' Host

May 3rd, 2012 3:03pm EDT
Mick Jagger
There's sure to be some good jokes when Mick Jagger hosts the season finale of Saturday Night Live May 19, but one of the biggest laughs could come from the fact that the cast members sharing the stage with the singer weren't alive when the Rolling Stones were formed.

Jagger, 68, is set to become the 6th oldest host on the show, following Betty White (88 when she hosted), Miskel Spillman (80), Ruth Gordon (80), Milton Berle (70), and Charlton Heston (70). Amusingly, Spillman was the winner of the first and only "Anyone Can Host" contest in 1977 - he was paid $3,000 for his hosting duties.
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Rolling Stones' 'Exile On Main Street' Film In The Works

April 23rd, 2012 8:02am EDT
The Rolling Stones
The making of The Rolling Stones' classic album Exile On Main Street will be the subject of a new movie.

The big screen drama will focus on the rising tensions between frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards during their work on the 1972 double album in the South of France.

The film will be based on Robert Greenfield's 2008 book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell.

It is not the only Rolling Stones film that is in the works at the moment - Brett Morgen's documentary of the iconic band will be released later this year to mark the band's 50th anniversary.

Famed director M...
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Keith Richards And Mick Jagger Bury The Hatchet

March 16th, 2012 11:31am EDT
Keith Richards And Mick Jagger
Keith Richards has paved the way for a Rolling Stones tour by patching up his differences with Mick Jagger after poking fun at the frontman in his memoir.

The guitarist made a number of unflattering references to Jagger in his tell-all 2010 autobiography Life, likening him to an annoying mynah bird and suggesting he has a small penis.

The bickering rockers have now agreed to end their rift and they are looking forward to working together again. Jagger tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Looking back at any career you are bound to recall both the highs and the lows."

"In the 1980s for instan...
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The Rolling Stones To Release Photo Book

March 2nd, 2012 4:20pm EST
Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are issuing a deluxe picture book to mark their 50th anniversary as a band.

The Rolling Stones: 50 will hit shelves on July 12th, half a century after they made their debut at a club in London's Oxford Street.

The 352-page book contains 700 photos documenting their rise to fame and hand-picked by frontman Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts.

A joint statement from the rockers reads, "This is our story of 50 fantastic years. We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest sta...
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Ringo Starr: 'I Hope The Rolling Stones Pull It Together'

February 8th, 2012 1:17pm EST
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is urging the Rolling Stones to "stop squabbling" and celebrate their 50th anniversary with a world tour.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary group's formation and fans had hoped the milestone would be marked with a series of shows, but rumors suggest a feud between frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards has put a damper on the plans.

The Beatles drummer Starr has now called on the veteran rockers to stop fighting and "get out there and play" as fans deserve to see their idols in concert.

He tells Spinner, "I hope they put it together and I hop...
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Jade Jagger Engaged

February 6th, 2012 8:00am EST
Jade Jagger
Mick Jagger's daughter Jade is set to wed after her DJ boyfriend proposed, according to a U.K. report.

The 40-year-old jewelry designer, who has two daughters from her relationship with Piers Jackson, split from her long-term partner Dan Williams last year and subsequently began dating music festival promoter and DJ Adrian Fillary.

They are now preparing to marry after Fillary popped the question to Jagger in India last month, reports Britain's Daily Mail.

A source tells the publication the couple will exchange vows in Goa in the coming months, and adds, "It's going to be quite a big...
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Rolling Stones Had To Ditch Original 'Some Girls' Album Cover Over Copyright Rules

December 7th, 2011 11:49pm EST
Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger is still sore about the fact he and his Rolling Stones band mates had to ditch cover art featuring movie stars like Doris Day and Joan Crawford on their album "Some Girls."

The 1978 album art features images of Jagger and his band mates dressed up as women, but he reveals they had other plans and he was "disappointed" when the group's lawyers couldn't secure the rights to use images of screen sirens.

In an interview filmed for the newly-released concert film "The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas '78," he says, "On the original version we had kind of old-fashioned pictu...
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Mick Jagger Named Rainforest Ambassador

October 17th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has been made an honorary ambassador for the Amazon rainforest.

The Rolling Stones star, who is currently traveling through South America, was handed the honor by officials at the Peruvian government.

Jagger will now raise awareness about the region and its need for protection.

A representative for the area told the star during the ceremony in Peru, "You are our ally. Your presence is a great support in our fight to protect our ecology, to the effort to draw world attention to the Madre de Dios area."

Jagger has also travelled to Lima with his partner L'Wren Scott to visit P...
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Mick Jagger Addicted To Facebook

September 28th, 2011 8:05am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has overcome his dislike of microblogging sites, admitting he now spends "way too much time" online looking up old friends.

The Rolling Stones frontman revealed last year that he had hired a personal assistant to update his online blogs, because he couldn't keep up with modern technology.

However, Jagger is now an avid user of Facebook.com, and has to force himself to log off to focus on his music.

He tells Britain's Daily Express, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. There's an underlying problem of this screen life taking ove...
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