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Keith Richards Blasts Rap, Metal And Modern Rock Music

9/4/2015 2:19pm EDT
Keith Richards
Keith Richards has a new album coming out soon, and what better way to create some buzz around it than not holding back with some comments about a few other musical genres?

Richards, 71, shared his thoughts on the state of rock and roll in an interview with the New York Daily News, calling modern rock, heavy metal and hip-hop/rap "great jokes."

"It sounds like a dull thud to me," he says. "For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."

"Millions are in love with Metallica and Black Sabbath, he adds. "I just th...

Keith Richards On L'Wren Scott's Death: 'No One Saw This Coming'

3/19/2014 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...

Keith Richards Writes Children's Book Inspired By His Grandfather

3/12/2014 8:36am EDT
Keith Richards Writes Children's Book Inspired By His Grandfathe
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his daughter Theodora are writing a children's book based on the rocker's life.

"Gus and Me: The Story of Granddad and My First Guitar" will center on Richards' jazz playing grandfather Augustus Dupree, also known as Gus, and how he got his grandson, Keith, interested in music.

Richards, 70, said in a statement: "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about. The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I b...

Carrie Underwood Joins The Rolling Stones On Stage In Toronto

5/27/2013 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...

Rolling Stones Having A Hard Time Selling $600 Tickets

5/3/2013 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 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 ...

Keith Richards: 'The Stones Aren't Punctual Gift Givers'

12/26/2012 8:15pm EST
The Rolling Stones
Rocker Keith Richards is always on the lookout for some great Christmas presents to exchange with his The Rolling Stones bandmates but admits they are not the most punctual gift-givers.

The (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction stars make sure to give each other something extra special every year but timing isn't their forte and often, the gifts are not actually presented in time for Christmas Day.

Richards tells British magazine NME, "Sometimes they (the gifts) don't arrive actually on Christmas, sometimes before, and sometimes afterwards. But we always exchange something. It's normally somethin...

Rolling Stones Launch 50th Birthday iPhone app

11/20/2012 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...

Rolling Stones To Release 'GRRR!' - New 50-Track Greatest Hits Collection For 50th Anniversary

9/5/2012 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 ...

Rolling Stones Set To Begin Planning 50th Anniversary Show

6/19/2012 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...

Keith Richards Won't Be Joining Mick Jagger On 'SNL'

5/14/2012 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 ...

Rolling Stones' 'Exile On Main Street' Film In The Works

4/23/2012 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...

Keith Richards And Mick Jagger Bury The Hatchet

3/16/2012 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...

Keith Richards Confirms Rolling Stones Tour - 51 Years On

3/14/2012 12:25pm EDT
Keith Richards
Keith Richards has confirmed The Rolling Stones will hit the road for a 50th anniversary tour - 51 years after they formed.

Fans of the iconic rock band have been desperate for a series of concerts to celebrate the group's half-century landmark this year, and even guitarist Ronnie Wood expressed hope they will tour soon.

Richards has now confirmed they do plan to play live again - but it's unlikely they'll be able to schedule gigs until 2013.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Basically, we're just not ready. I have a feeling (2013 is) more realistic... The Stones always considered '63...

The Rolling Stones To Release Photo Book

3/2/2012 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...

Keith Richards 'Intimidates' Daughters' Boyfriends With Knife Tricks

2/14/2012 9:22am EST
Keith Richards
Rocker Keith Richards puts his daughters' boyfriends to the test by intimidating them with bizarre knife tricks.

The Rolling Stones legend is "quite protective" of his girls Theodora, 26, and 25-year-old Alexandra, his children with Patti Hansen.

And Alexandra, who is dating DJ Nick Cohen, reveals her dad goes to extreme lengths to gauge whether their partners are suitable.

She tells Hola! Argentina magazine, "Sometimes he takes boyfriends to the other end of the house to show them some tricks with a knife. It's to intimidate them a little, to warn them they shouldn't make me or my si...

Ringo Starr: 'I Hope The Rolling Stones Pull It Together'

2/8/2012 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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1/14/2012 8:00am EST
Private Island Fiji
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With Awards Season right around the corner, check out some of the accommodations suited for an A-lister from Airbnb, the trusted community marketplace for people to discover, book, and list unique accommodations around the world:

Private Island in Fiji...

Keith Richards 'Doing Well' After Eye Operation

1/8/2012 5:00pm EST
Keith Richards
Rocker Keith Richards is recovering "very well" after undergoing laser surgery last month to correct his failing eyesight.

The Rolling Stones legend has been suffering from deteriorating vision over the years, so to celebrate his 68th birthday in December, he underwent laser eye surgery at a London clinic just before Christmas.

His spokesperson reveals the star is now "doing very well" after the procedure.

The operation means Richards will not have to wear glasses or contact lenses any more.

Rolling Stones Had To Ditch Original 'Some Girls' Album Cover Over Copyright Rules

12/7/2011 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...

Rolling Stones Names Jimi Hendrix The Greatest Guitarist Ever

11/23/2011 12:30pm EST
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitarist in history by Rolling Stone magazine.

The revered music publication put the Purple Haze legend ahead of Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page, who came in at second and third respectively.

A team of experts from the industry, including guitarist Tom Morello, came together with editors to decide their favorite guitar player for the poll, which was released on Wednesday.

Morello says, "Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage."

The countdown als...

Keith Richards Lands Prestigious Mailer Award For 'Life'

11/9/2011 11:21am EST
Keith Richards
Former President Bill Clinton was on hand to present Keith Richards with an award for his best-selling memoir Life on Tuesday.

The Rolling Stones legend accepted the Prize for Distinguished Biography from his pal Clinton at the Mailer awards in New York, reports the Associated Press.

Richards joked about being an "intrusion" at the literary event, telling the crowd, "This is one for the books, if you get my drift - you hacks."

Clinton also told guests about introducing Richards to his late mother-in-law, Dorothy Rodham, who was a huge fan.

He recalled, "Do you have any idea what it'...

Keith Richards: 'Presidents Speak To Me Now'

10/19/2011 3:33pm EDT
Keith Richards
Legendary rocker Keith Richards is enjoying his new-found success as an author - because fans no longer think he's just a drunk.

The Rolling Stones veteran released his tell-all tome Life last year and received much acclaim for the literary work, but Richards admits the book has done more than just entertain followers - it's altered his perception in the eyes of the public.

He tells GQ magazine, "It's weird. It changed, because of the book mainly. There's always going to be 'Keef' - you know, the one that closed down the liquor stores because he threatened to dry out. And, in a way, I'v...

Dave Grohl Filming Documentary About 'Nevermind' Studio

10/3/2011 9:27am EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl has reportedly turned documentarian to chronicle the history of the studio where he recorded Nevermind with Nirvana over 20 years ago

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin has revealed news of the project to, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios film.

He explains, "Dave is working on this project based on a studio that we all used to work at. It's really interesting. I probably shouldn't be talking about it... but it's very cool. They (Nirvana) recorded Nevermind (there), and I know that it meant a lot to a lot of artists."

"So Dave is...

Keith Richards' 'Life' Heads To The Big Screen

9/7/2011 11:41am EDT
Keith Richards
Keith Richards' memoirs are heading for the big screen.

The Rolling Stones legend has given the greenlight to adapt his tell-all tome Life, which became a best-seller after its release last year, into a movie.

He confirmed the news at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday, where he was named Writer of the Year for his explosive memoir.

However, the guitarist admits it will be a struggle to cast an actor to fill his shoes.

He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "There are feelers out at the minute (but) I'm in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me...

GQ's Men Of The Year Include U2, Keith Richards & Bradley Cooper

9/7/2011 8:42am EDT
Rock stars ruled GQ's Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday as U2 and Keith Richards picked up top honors at the glitzy ceremony in London.

Less than two months after wrapping their record-breaking 360 Tour, the Irish rockers were named Band of the Year at the annual bash, which recognizes the most influential men in the public eye.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp handed Rolling Stones legend Richards the Writer of the Year prize for his autobiography, "Life."

Other big winners included The Hangover star Bradley Cooper (International Man of the Year), actor-turned-blues singer Hugh Laurie (Musician o...

Keith Richards Saves British Radio Station From Closure

9/2/2011 8:03pm EDT
Keith Richards
Rocker Keith Richards has saved a small U.K. radio station from shutting down by handing over a $4,800 donation.

Chiefs at Angel Radio, on Britain's Isle of Wight, were frantically trying to raise cash to repair a transmitter, which was struck by lightning in July.

The station faced closure, but Richards stepped in to help with a generous donation.

Angel Radio director Bev Webster says, "We thought the check was a joke. But accountants confirmed it was the real Keith Richards. I've written to say thanks. It is so exciting to think he might be a fan."

"I don't know if Keith listens to...

Rolling Stones Considering 50th Anniversary Spectacular In 2012

7/18/2011 11:30pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are considering staging a massive London spectacular to mark the band's 50th anniversary next year, according to guitarist Ron Wood.

Plans for a 2011 reunion appear to have fallen flat as frontman Mick Jagger launches his supergroup SuperHeavy and Keith Richards breaks ground on a planned solo album, but Wood, who recently reformed The Faces without Rod Stewart, is hopeful the Stones will be back in 2012.

He tells London's Evening Standard there are plans afoot to stage a series of gigs in Hyde Park.

He says, "We'll try to recapture the old camaraderie... I know Keith ...

Hot Pics: Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Minka Kelly & Rosie Huntington Whitely At Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards

6/5/2011 11:05pm EDT
Scarlett Mila Minka Rosie
Newly single stars Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn avoided a face-to-face reunion on Saturday as the former lovers both attended the Spike Guys' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

The actors were said to have enjoyed a brief romance before news of the break-up emerged earlier this week.

But there was no awkward meet-up at the glitzy California bash - Johansson walked the red carpet, while Penn arrived late to accept an award from Robert De Niro as his 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High was inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame. The former couple posed for a quick photo, and that's all...

Gregg Allman To Write Autobiography

5/21/2011 1:33pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Rocker Gregg Allman is set to tell all about his colorful life in an autobiography.

The Allman Brothers Band star, who was married to Cher in the 1970s, has signed a book deal with bosses at William Morrow, part of HarperCollins Publishers.

The memoir is said to be an "unflinching" look at his brother and bandmate Duane's death from a motorcycle accident in the 1970s, Allman's substance abuse issues and his relationship with Cher.

Allman follows in the footsteps of rockers Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar, who have all recently published their memoirs.

The as-yet-untitle...

Johnny Depp And Penelope Cruz Talk About 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

5/18/2011 12:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp And Penelope Cruz Talk About Pirates Of The Caribbea
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may be the most anticipated movie of the year. Any time Johnny Depp gets back into a pirate costume is good times, and this time he’s joined by international superstar Penelope Cruz.

Jack Sparrow (Depp) returns, this time looking for the Fountain of Youth with an old flame Angelica (Cruz). They have to ride on Blackbeard (Ian McShane)’s ship in an adventure that takes on mermaids and The Fountain of youth.

Depp and Cruz joined a press conference to discuss their sprawling swashbuckling epic. Although they shared the stage with their ensemble cos...