There were some rumblings a couple of days ago that the band might be ready to announce something and here we are with an early Thanksgiving treat, the legendary Rolling Stones will be returning to US soil for their “No Filter” Tour in 2019 Some minor details are below the awesome and very vivid banner and I took this information from their Official Facebook since I didn’t see a press notice at the time. It’s still a good time to shout “The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!”
The Rolling Stones have just announced details of their No Filter US Tour 2019 and will be playing the following US stadiums next Spring/Summer! There will be a special fan pre-sale on Wednesday 28th November at 10am (local time) via rollingstones.com/tour. If you want access to the pre-sale then enter your details here: https://the-rolling-stones.lnk.to/PresaleFP by 9am EST on Tuesday 27th November and you will be emailed a code the day before the pre-sale begins. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th November at 10am (local time). To ensure you receive all communications make sure you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts and safe senders list. Continue reading The Rolling Stones Announce “No Filter” 2019 Stadium Tour→
It was fifty years ago today that Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts first performed as The Rolling Stones and I just wanted to use our musical forum to say “Happy Anniversary to one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all time”. What a run it has been so far hasn’t it my friends. Such incredibly classic songs that are now imprinted in our respective musical psyche and for those who play any kind of instrument, don’t tell me that you didn’t jam out to a little bit of Stones when you were starting out. To me this was the ultimate bar band, even though they were so much more at the end of the day.
Artist: The Rolling Stones Title: Some Girls: Live in Texas ’78 (Blu-ray) Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: November 21, 2011 Rating: 3.5/5
Eagle Vision returns to their Rolling Stones roll-out with a DVD that nicely compliments Universal Republic’s recently released “Some Girls Deluxe Edition” redux. “Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78” affords us a look at The Stones on the road supporting a then #1 record in the United States. Filmed in Fort Worth Texas at the Will Rogers Auditorium, the concert like the album is a mixed bag of styles. The Mick-centric late seventies Stones clearly followed, rather than led, the music of the times. With “Some Girls” they offered their own spin on disco, punk, Los Angeles country, and even threw in a Motown cover for good measure. Continue reading “Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78” [Blu-ray] by The Rolling Stones→
Artist: Rolling Stones Title: “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones” (Blu-ray) Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: 10/12/2010 Genre: Rock & Roll Rating: 5/5
Unquestionably my favorite DVD release of 2010, Eagle Vision’s Blu-Ray version of “Ladies and Gentleman, The Rolling Stones” got me going back to it far beyond the scope necessary for this review. Following closely on the heels of EV’s previous Stones piece, the documentary “Stones In Exile”, this disc completes the story with performances from 4 nights of the 1972 “Exile on Main Street” tour. The film’s limited run in the spring of 1974 left it a sought after “collector’s piece” in The Stones canon. It is a treat to finally get to watch it at home in a high quality transfer.
Where The Maysles Brother’s film “Gimme Shelter” found The Stones just getting their stage legs again in 1969 as unwitting passengers on the hell-bound train that crashed at Altamont California that December, “L&G” captures them as a super tight band performing beyond the usual chaos that could rule their performances. Even Jagger notes in the current interview included with the extras on their uncommon focus, with a kind of head scratching “is that my band” humor. Continue reading “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones” (Blu-ray) by The Rolling Stones→
Artist: The Rolling Stones Title: “Stones In Exile” Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: 6/21/2010 Genre: Rock & Roll Rating: 4/5
In 1971, the Rolling Stones did what no one ever thought they would do – after being levied with incredible taxation from the English government; the band picked up and left their native country and moved to the South of France. Keith Richards settled at a house called Nellcote and eventually the rest of the Rolling Stones would take up temporary residence there and the beginnings of the album “Exile On Main Street” would be laid down and recorded. This documentary brings us back to that house in France as the band discusses the makings of the record and what went into it on a daily basis. We also get an inside look into what life at the house was like and how it eventually became a central gathering place for many music personality and night life. The film is loaded with great insights from the band and the producers that helped make the album come to life. We learn just how the decision was come to about recording the legendary LP inside the house and its basement as opposed to working in a full on studio and that was based on the studios of France not being up to snuff with what the Stones needed. Fortunately the band owned a mobile recording truck and this was set up at the house and the rest was history. There are amazing photographs from this period in the bands life and not only performance and recording images but also every day life and fun candid shots. A majority of the photographs come care of Dominique Tarle’s and I sense a photography book coming out of this release as well eventually because the fans would eat it up if this became the case. The feature is directed by Stephen Kajik and also makes some excellent use of the infamous footage from “Cocksucker Blues” by Robert Frank (that full documentary has not yet been released based on its content). As a film, this documentary runs about an hour and it doesn’t lose your interest once. It’s the perfect compliment for the fan that has just purchased the re-issue of the “Exile On Main Street” album and after they listen to that, and watch the film it will all make just a little more sense. Remember that not only were the Stones “changing” the expected direction in their fans eyes with “Exile”, but they were also delivering a double album which was so uncommon for a band to do back in 1971. This film helps you learn why all of this was the case. Continue reading “Stones In Exile” by The Rolling Stones→