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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...

Keith Richards Writes Children's Book Inspired By His Grandfather

March 12th, 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...

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...

DVD Review: The Rolling Stones - 'Crossfire Hurricane'

June 7th, 2013 8:03pm EDT
The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane
There’s not much of the Rolling Stones rise to superstardom that hasn’t been told, but HBO documentary Crossfire Hurricane, created in honor of the bands 50th anniversary, seeks to do just that – retell a story thats long been told before. Crossfire Hurricane tackles that obstacle by looking at the well-traveled history of the Stones from the perspective of the band, through the use of not only interviews with current and former band members, but also archival footage of the band, both on and off the stage, as well as newscast footage.

Director Brett Morgen uniquely has the band members do...

Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow Join The Rolling Stones Onstage In Chicago

June 4th, 2013 7:15pm EDT
Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones have had a whole slew of famous guests joining them on stage during their "50 & Counting" tour, ranging from John Mayer to Gwen Stefani, and the band's two Chicago shows, bookending the weekend, featured guest spots from Sheryl Crow and Taylor Swift.

No stranger to joining the band on stage to belt out a tune, Crow looked comfortable dancing back and forth with singer Mick Jagger Friday night, even popping behind the drum kit to give Charlie Watts a smooch.

Crow joined the band for a performance of "All Down the Line," off their 1972 classic "Exile on Main St."


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...

Katy Perry Joins The Rolling Stones In Las Vegas, 'Gyrated' With Mick Jagger

May 13th, 2013 10:39am EDT
Katy Perry and Mick Jagger
Katy Perry joined The Rolling Stones on stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday night for a duet with singer Mick Jagger on the band's classic, "Beast Of Burden."

The pop singer was thrilled that she got to join the rock & roll legends on stage, tweeting, "Yes, I just did gyrated on Mick Jagger. WHAT?!" after the performance.

One fan called her out for saying she "did gyrated" though, writing, "the grammar in that tweet is appalling Katy."

"I noticed that. I guess I was too excited. Sorry mom," Katy replied.

Katy, 28, looked sexy, as always, and danced across the stage with Jagger,...

Rolling Stones' Promoter: 'The Tour Is Doing Great'

May 9th, 2013 1:32am EDT
The Rolling Stones
A concert promoter for The Rolling Stones has slammed reports the band's current American trek has been devastated by poor ticket sales, insisting the tour is "doing great".

On Friday, the Satisfaction hit-makers initially failed to sell out their 50 & Counting world tour opener in Los Angeles as fans refused to spend $600 on best-seat tickets but a last-minute slash of prices to $85 enabled the band to play to a packed house.

Reports suggested sluggish sales had forced concert promoters to drastically cut ticket prices but John Meglen, co-president of AEG Live subsidiary Concerts West,...

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 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 ...

Mick Taylor Wants To Rejoin The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury

April 2nd, 2013 3:46pm EDT
Mick Taylor
Mick Taylor wants to perform with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, after enjoying being part of their 50th anniversary shows last year so much.

The guitarist was in the group from 1969 to 1974 and appeared when they played their 50th anniversary shows in London last year, and would love to join them at the iconic festival in June.

Mick told The Sun newspaper: "It would be great. I really didn't think they'd be touring again. But I hoped they'd want to re-create some of the music from my days in the band. It would be a big noise, I tell you.

"Having said that, the last time I saw them...

Rolling Stones To Play Glastonbury Festival For First Time

March 28th, 2013 11:07am EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have confirmed they will perform at the annual festival, which will take place from June 28th to June 30th, for the first time after recently returning from a six-year hiatus for a series of concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary together.

News of their upcoming performance on the legendary Pyramid Stage was revealed on Wednesday when the festival's full line-up was unveiled on its official website.

The band also confirmed they will play on Saturday, June 29th on their official website and frontman Mick Jagger took to Twitter to express his excitement, writing: "C...

Must-See Summer Concert Tours - Timberlake, Beyonce, Springsteen & More

March 22nd, 2013 3:10pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Summer concerts are just around the corner, and this year's line up has something for everyone - no matter what your musical taste is.

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are teaming up for a 12-date summer stadium tour to promote JT's new album, "The 20/20 Experience." Catch them in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Beyonce will not be home alone with baby Blue Ivy while her hubby Jay-Z traverses the country. The pop star is hitting the road in April for her "Mrs. Carter" tour that will take her all the way from Serbia to Brooklyn, New York.

British boyband One Direction will t...

10 Inappropriate Songs To Play At The Pope's Inauguration

March 17th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
10 Inappropriate Songs To Play at the Pope's Inaguration
Pope Francis I will be inaugurated as Pope on March 19, and ultimately it will be a very important and serious occasion. So, in order to prevent any really awkward moments, here are 10 songs that should not be played at any cost.

10. "Running with the Devil" Van Halen

One would hope that the new Pope doesn't " there's no tomorrow." That would lead to some awkward thoughts on the afterlife.

9. "Dear God" XTC

This song is about questioning faith in religion, and features lyrics like "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are just somebody's unholy hoax."

8. "God's Away on Busi...

Justin Bieber And 10 Other Celebrities Who Hosted And Musically Performed On 'Saturday Night Live'

January 9th, 2013 1:07pm EST
Justin Bieber
On February 9, Justin Bieber will become the latest star to simultaneously host Saturday Night Live and perform as the episode's musical act. However, he's far from the first.

The Rolling Stones are the only entire band to provide comedy and music on the show. Everyone but Bill Hyman was involved in the sketch comedy way back in 1978. Last season, Mick Jagger returned to both host and sing, giving him the honor of being the star with the longest gap in time between appearances.

Janet Jackson headed both sides of SNL in 2004, only two months after her infamous wardrobe malfunction du...

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

December 26th, 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 Rocker Ronnie Wood Marries Significantly Younger Woman

December 22nd, 2012 10:00am EST
Ronnie Wood & Sally Humphreys
On Friday rocker Ronnie Wood married his fiancee Sally Humphreys in a private ceremony in London. Bandmate Keith Richards and musician friend Rod Stewart acted as groomsmen.

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell also attended the wedding, as well as Wood's two sons, Tyrone and father-to-be Jesse.

According to, Wood, 65, wore a navy blue suit, while Humphreys, 34, walked down the aisle in a traditional white gown and a silver headband. If you're a rockstar or a celebrity, it's not unheard of to marry a woman half your age!

The couple got engaged in October. It was Wood'...

John Mayer Joins The Rolling Stones On Stage In New Jersey (Video)

December 14th, 2012 7:17pm EST
John Mayer and Ronnie Wood
Singer/songwriter John Mayer will join the The Rolling Stones at the group's New Jersey show in Newark on Thursday night - but don't expect him to sing.

Katy Perry's rumored boyfriend was silenced by vocal problems last year and he's still resting his voice - but that isn't going to prevent the guitarist from hitting the stage with the rock legends.

The gig was the first of two Stones 50 and Counting shows at the Prudential Center; Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys are set to join Mick Jagger and his bandmates onstage on Saturday, when they close their brief run of shows wit...

Noomi Rapace Goes Topless For The Rolling Stones' 'Doom & Gloom' Video

November 21st, 2012 12:26pm EST
Noomi Rapace
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has gone topless for eye-catching scenes in The Rolling Stones' new music video.

The Prometheus star appears in the promo for the band's latest single, Doom & Gloom, and is seen being chased by zombies in one unsettling scenario.

She also strips off to just her underpants, a leather jacket and a pink wig, flashing her bare breasts to motorists as she dances by the side of a road. In another saucy scene, Rapace writhes semi-naked on a bed covered in bank notes, before setting fire to the money.

The video was filmed in Paris, France while the veteran rockers...

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...

The Rolling Stones To Play Warm-Up Show In Paris

October 25th, 2012 9:56am EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are to play a show at a small venue in Paris, France on Thursday to warm up for their enormous 50th anniversary concerts next month.

The legendary band will perform for just 700 fans at the Trabendo, a tiny theatre in the Parc de la Villette area of the city, according to local reports. Tickets for the performance will be issued under strict security conditions to avoid re-selling, and all recording equipment, mobile phones, and cameras are banned from the venue.

Announcing the surprise show in a post on on Thursday, a spokesman for the band writes, "The R...

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 ...

Rolling Stones And HBO Announce New Film 'Crossfire Hurricane'

August 30th, 2012 5:52pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
HBO announced today that the Rolling Stones will be getting yet another movie documenting the legendary bands rise to rock royalty in celebration of their 50th year. The documentary titled "Crossfire Hurricane" will feature "key periods in the bands career and their incredible adventure."

The film will premiere on HBO on November 15 and will also be released in a few British theatres. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film promises to deliver "never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another ge...

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, 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.

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...

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.

John Lydon Snubs The London Olympics

April 25th, 2012 11:03pm EDT
John Lydon
Punk icon John Lydon turned down an offer for his band Sex Pistols to take part in the London Olympics celebrations, branding the event a waste of money and accusing organizers of trying to hijack his image.

Rumors swirled last year that the Pretty Vacant hit-makers were among acts being lined up to perform at the sporting spectacular's opening ceremony in July, alongside members of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Now, Lydon has confirmed he was approached about getting involved, but he snubbed the offer as he is adamant the U.K. cannot afford to stage the event in the midst of a gl...

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...

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...

Keith Richards Confirms Rolling Stones Tour - 51 Years On

March 14th, 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...

Ronnie Wood Credits Radio Show With Keeping Him Sober

March 11th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Ronnie Wood
The Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood's radio show is helping him beat his addiction to booze.

The guitarist has battled an ongoing drink problem for decades, and despite multiple stints in rehab, he has always returned to his hellraising ways.

He entered a clinic for the eighth time in 2010 following a violent altercation with his then-lover Ekaterina Ivanova and vowed to kick his habit altogether.

The star has so far managed to stay sober - and he credits his award-winning radio show on Britain's Absolute Classic Rock station with giving him new focus in his life.

He tells Britain's D...