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Jamie Wood: 'Question mark' over L'Wren Scott's death

April 15th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Ronnie Wood's stepson claims there is still a "question mark" over the death of L'Wren Scott.
Jamie Wood - who Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie brought up as his own child after he got together with his ex-wife Jo Wood - thinks Sir Mick Jagger will eventually be able to get over the suicide of his girlfriend of 13 years L'Wren, who took her own life last month.
Jamie believes there will always be mystery surrounding the events that happened with the fashion designer in her New York apartment on the day of her death and insists he and everyone connected to The Rolling Stones and L'Wren are...

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...

Sir Mick Jagger pays tribute to L'Wren Scott

March 25th, 2014 10:20pm EDT
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Sir Mick Jagger and some of his close friends, including Dave Stewart, paid tribute to L'Wren Scott at her funeral.
The Rolling Stones rocker, 70, was supported by his children, Karis, 43, Jade, 42, Elizabeth, 30, Georgia May, 22, James, 28, and Gabriel, 16, at the private service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Tuesday (03.25.14).
Mick spoke about his love for his girlfriend of 13 years and shared memories of their time together at the "intimate" and sombre service, which was led by Revered Ed Bacon from the All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, according to

L'Wren Scott's friends and family gather for funeral

March 25th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
L'Wren Scott
Sir Mick Jagger was reportedly joined by 60 of L'Wren Scott's close friends and family members at her funeral in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (03.25.14).
Security was extremely tight as the "intimate" service got underway at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 10am, following the 49-year-old fashion designer's suicide inside her luxury apartment in Manhattan, New York City on March 17.
Shortly beforehand, a source told "L'Wren's funeral services are taking place this morning at the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery. All the cars entering are getting checked by security and...

Sir Mick Jagger comforted by his children in LA

March 20th, 2014 7:20pm EDT
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Sir Mick Jagger is being comforted by his children in Los Angeles.
The Rolling Stones rocker flew into LAX from Perth, Australia on Thursday morning (03.20.14), following his long-time girlfriend's suicide in Manhattan, New York on Monday (03.17.14).
The British star, 70, has been joined by five of his seven children, daughters Karis, 43, Elizabeth, 30, Georgia May, 22, and Jade Jagger, 42, as well as his 28-year-old son, James, and plans to stay with them in California until L'Wren's funeral.
A spokesperson for the musician told the New York Daily News: "They adore him. He will stay in L.A...

Mick Jagger was totally devoted to L'Wren Scott

March 19th, 2014 5:20am EDT
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Sir Mick Jagger was "totally devoted" to girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
Friends of the Rolling Stones singer, whose partner was tragically found hanged in an apparent suicide at her New York apartment on Monday (03.17.14), have rubbished claims he had ever been unfaithful to the fashion designer and revealed he is "heartbroken" by her death.
A pal told The Sun newspaper: "He had no desire to mess around with other women.
"They spent so much time together Mick was totally devoted to L'Wren. The pair were very much in love. He is heartbroken. He's in bits at the moment."
The 70-year-old singer, wh...

Rolling Stones cancel Perth gig after L'Wren Scott's death

March 18th, 2014 4:10am EDT
L'Wren Scott
The Rolling Stones have cancelled their first concert in Australia following the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

The body of the 47 year old was found hanging from a scarf in her Manhattan, New York apartment on Monday (17Mar14) in an apparent suicide.

Jagger, who has been dating Scott since 2001, was in Australia for the Rolling Stones' five-city trek Down Under when she passed away. He had arrived in Perth on Sunday (16Mar14) ahead of the first date of their tour on Wednesday (19Mar14).

Tour promoter Frontier announced the cancellation of the Perth date in a stateme...

L'Wren Scott 'sacrificed a lot' for Mick Jagger

March 18th, 2014 12:20am EDT
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L'Wren Scott's former maid says she "sacrificed a lot" to be with Sir Mick Jagger.
The fashion designer's tragic death from apparent suicide was discovered in New York this morning (17.03.14), and her former maid, Lupe Montufar - who served L'Wren from 1993 until 2009 - says her 13-year relationship with The Rolling Stones frontman came at a price.
Although she made clear she doesn't know what drove L'Wren to take her own life, Lupe told the New York Daily News newspaper: "She would tell me she wanted to get married and have a family, but she didn't want to get her hopes up or say it out l...

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...

Johnny Depp wants Stones to be his wedding band

February 5th, 2014 1:20am EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp wants The Rolling Stones to play at his wedding, it has been claimed.
The 50-year-old actor proposed to girlfriend Amber Heard - who he met on the set of their film 'The Rum Diary' in 2011 - on Christmas Eve (24.12.13) and though they haven't set a date for their nuptials yet, he has asked his friend and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' co-star Keith Richards if he and his band will provide some music.
A source told Now magazine: "The wedding plans are at an early stage. But the one thing Johnny does know is he wants Keith and the guys there He might even ask to join them on a track o...

Projects From Paul McCartney And The Rolling Stones Win Early Grammys

January 26th, 2014 5:41pm EST
Projects From Paul McCartney And The Rolling Stones Win Early Gr
Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones were celebrating before the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (26Jan14) after their albums and films picked up honours at the pre-show prizegiving.

McCartney's Wings Over America landed Simon Earith and James Musgrave the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package award, while Al Schmitt and Tommy LiPuma claimed the Best Surround Sound Album trophy for the former Beatle's Live Kisses.

The Stones were also named among the early winners - their Charlie Is My Darling Ireland 1965 release shared the Best Historical Album with Bill Withers...

One Direction set for $1b stadium tour

December 22nd, 2013 6:20am EST
One Direction
One Direction are set to launch the world's first $1 billion tour.
The 'Story of My Life' boy band will hit the road for the 'Where We Are' stadium tour in 2014 and early ticket sales have put them in line to break the records held by U2 and The Rolling Stones by achieving huge ticket sales in a single year.
A spokesman told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Until now we hadn't even thought in terms of breaking records.
"But it would be amazing for 1D to climb to the very top of the tour league so early in the group's career.
"That would be a phenomenal testament to the loyalty and support of t...

Black Sabbath triple winners at Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards

November 14th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Black Sabbath
Reunited rockers Black Sabbath were triple winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards in London on Thursday night (14Nov13), but terminally ill Wilko Johnson was the event's hero.

The 66-year-old former Dr. Feelgood guitarist, who was told by doctors that he would not live past October (13) after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year (13), took to the stage to collect the night's Innovator Award and joked, "I'm supposed to be dead now."

The rocker, who hopes to have time to record one more album with The Who star Roger Daltrey, told the audience at the ceremony ...

Ronnie Wood to be grandfather again

November 11th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Ronnie Wood is set to become a grandfather for the eighth time.
The 66-year-old Rolling Stones rocker's daughter Leah - one of his children with ex-wife Jo Wood - has revealed she is expecting her second child with her financier husband Jack MacDonald.
Leah told the new UK issue of HELLO! magazine: "We took dad out to lunch and broke the news that he's going to be a grandpa again."
The 35-year-old blonde - who lives with mother Jo in north London - already has a four-year-old daughter, Maggie.
Her second child with Jack is due on their daughter's fifth birthday in May.
Leah revealed: "...

Sir Mick Jagger denies hitting on Katy Perry

October 31st, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Katy Perry
Sir Mick Jagger has denied hitting on Katy Perry more than a decade ago.
The Rolling Stones Rocker, who has been in a relationship with fashion designer L'Wren Scott since 2001, insists he never "made a pass" at the 'Roar' hitmaker, 29, after she claimed he tried to romance her when she was just 18.
A spokesperson for the 70-year-old 'Paint It Black' hitmaker told E! News: "Mick Jagger categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry... Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else.''
The denial came just hours after Katy, who is currently dating singer-songwriter John Mayer...

Keith Richards' bomb builder appears in court

October 16th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Keith Richards
A man accused of plotting to blow up Keith Richards' house has claimed the bombs were a gift.
Joseph C. Callahan, 69, from Connecticut - who was arrested nine days ago for stockpiling guns, ammunition and home-made explosives after he reportedly told police he intended to blow up The Rolling Stones guitarist's home - appeared in court to be arraigned on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs on Wednesday (10.16.13), and insisted he was only building the weapons because he had heard that Keith loves explosives.
The retired chemist's la...

Ronnie Wood's wife gets on with ex Jo

October 8th, 2013 6:20am EDT
The Rolling Stones
Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo "gets on really well" with his new spouse.
The Rolling Stones rocker married Sally Wood (nee Humphreys) in December 2012 and his ex Jo - whom he divorced in 2009 - is glad they are all friendly and came together to celebrate the 30th birthday of Tyrone Wood - Ronnie and Jo's youngest son.
Jo said: "When I asked Ronnie and Sally to come, I asked Sally if she wouldn't mind making a lion [cake] for Tryone's star sign, Leo.
"I knew she made delicious cakes - it was the most beautiful cake. She asked me for baby pics of Ty to put on cup cakes too.
"It was really lovely,...

Mick Jagger To Become A Great-Grandfather

September 21st, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger is to become a great-grandfather next year (14).

The musician's 21-year-old granddaughter Assisi is expecting a baby with her chef boyfriend, and the new addition to the family will make the 70-year-old star a first-time great-grandfather, according to Britain's Daily Mirror.

Socialite Assisi is the eldest child of Jagger's daughter Jade.

A source tells the newspaper, "She (Assisi) and (her partner) Alex are thrilled and broke the news to their immediate families last week. Jade was a little taken aback at first, not least because it means she will...

Mick Jagger creating Rio de Janeiro festival?

August 18th, 2013 7:15am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger wants to set up his own music festival.

The Rolling Stones may have only just made their debut at Glastonbury this summer, but the group's iconic front man is already keen to create his own version in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Mick has put some feelers out in Brazil to put on a big show.

"The plans are ambitious but if he pulls it off it will be huge. The whole vibe of the event is very much 'flower power' and the same hippy values that Glastonbury prides himself on.

"The publicity drive will begin in the next six months or so but there's no...

The Rolling Stones sue fashion company over iconic logo

August 15th, 2013 3:00am EDT
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The Rolling Stones have launched legal action against a German fashion retailer for using their famous lips logo on promotional sales posters without permission.

The Brown Sugar hitmakers are suing bosses at clothing company New Yorker Fashion for using their mouth and tongue design on posters and clothing tickets, but the CEO of the company argues that the design is not exclusive to the rockers.

Lawyers from the group's Netherlands-based law firm Musidor BV are demanding a $315,000 (£210,000) settlement and a $25,500 (£17,000) fine.

A spokesperson for the band tells Britain's The Sun, "...

The Rolling Stones Rock Nostalgic London Gig

July 7th, 2013 12:46pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones turned up the nostalgia on Saturday as they played to a packed crowd in London's Hyde Park, 44 years after their last performance at the open-air venue.

The rockers were joined on the tree-lined stage by blues star Gary Clark, Jr. and former member Mick Jones, who played his first gig with the band during their last performance at the central London park in 1969, two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones.

Speaking before the landmark show, guitarist Keith Richards told Andy Bush of Britain's Absolute Radio, "Well, I'm not emotional but I feel very excited about ...

Mick Jagger opens up about fantastic Glastonbury

July 4th, 2013 11:19pm EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger has opened up about his "fantastic" experience at this year's (13) Glastonbury festival, revealing he camped overnight, watched other bands, and partied with his family at the iconic music event.

Jagger performed a landmark set with The Rolling Stones at the event in Somerset, England on Saturday night (29Jun13) and the gig marked his first ever trip to the festival.

The singer admits his grown-up children are regular revellers at Glastonbury, and they mocked their father for not having attended before.

However, Jagger insists he made up for lost time this year (13) by partyi...

Mick Jagger's hair sells for $6,200 at auction

July 4th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
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A lock of Sir Mick Jagger's hair smashed estimates when it sold for around $6,200 (£4,000) at a London auction on Wednesday (03Jul13).

The Rolling Stones frontman's locks were snipped by his former girlfriend, model Chrissie Shrimpton, nearly 50 years ago and the cuttings were discovered by one of her relatives.

The unusual lot was expected to raise between $2,325 and $3,100 (£1,500 - £2,000), but the hair sparked a bidding frenzy at the Bonhams auction and eventually went to a private U.K. collector.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Changing Faces charity, which supports those ...

Ronnie Wood asked to paint Beverley Knight in the nude

June 30th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Beverley Knight
The Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood once had his sights set on painting British R&B star Beverley Knight in the nude.

The 40 year old reveals she happily agreed to pose for the veteran guitarist, who is also an accomplished painter, until she realised he wanted her to strip off completely for the portrait.

The singer admits she was too embarrassed to consider Wood's offer at the time, but she has since had second thoughts.

Knight tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "One time he talked about painting me. I was well up for it, then he said he wanted to paint me naked. I was quite embarrassed....

Rolling Stones wow festival crowd with new Glastonbury-inspired song

June 29th, 2013 7:10pm EDT
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The Rolling Stones performed a special new song inspired by Glastonbury festival during a triumphant headline set at the iconic British event on Saturday (29Jun13).

The veteran rockers were appearing at the festival for the first time in its 43-year history and they left the crowd of 100,000 revellers stunned with a show lasting more than two hours.

Early in the set, singer Sir Mick Jagger introduced a new track he claimed was written about a woman he met at the festival on Friday (28Jun13). It contained the lyric "Waiting for my Glastonbury girl".

Performing on a specially extended stag...

Alt-J kick off Glastonbury festival with surprise set

June 28th, 2013 3:10am EDT
The Rolling Stones
Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J kicked off Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival on Thursday night (27Jun13) by playing a surprise set for revellers.

The Something Good hitmakers staged a secret show at the William's Green stage, and fans packed out the tent to watch one of the first performances of this year's (13) festival.

Keyboardist Gus Unger Hamilton told the crowd, "Hello Glastonbury! I tell you what, it's pretty f**king amazing saying that. It's only Thursday and you guys are loving it! Awesome."

The band is due to perform again on Friday (28Jun13) with a scheduled slot on T...

Rolling Stones pay tribute to acclaimed stage designer

June 26th, 2013 1:49pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones and pop star Robbie Williams have paid tribute to celebrated British stage designer Mark Fisher following his death on Tuesday (25Jun13) at the age of 66.

The architect died in his sleep at a London hospital after a long illness and his loss has hit his famous clients hard.

A statement from the Stones reads: "The remarkable sets he designed for us over last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious. We all loved his dry sense of humour and unflappable demeanour.

"Mark will be sorely mis...

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...

Mick Fleetwood wants to perform with Rolling Stones

June 14th, 2013 5:16pm EDT
Mick Fleetwood
Fleetwood Mac star Mick Fleetwood has appealed to The Rolling Stones to give him a guest slot on their 50 & Counting tour.

The veteran musicians are currently taking North America by storm with their comeback shows, and they have been treating fans to regular guest appearances from stars including Dave Grohl, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, John Fogerty and Gwen Stefani.

Fleetwood has now stepped forward and appealed to the band to give him a shot, telling Australia's Herald Sun, "I would cut off my right arm to play with the Rolling Stones.''

The rocker's chances to play wit...

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...

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