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The Rolling Stones: This Is A Stone Age!!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express Summer Special, Summer 1966

THE ROLLING STONES are a five-man revolution in the pop world. When they first appeared on the disc scene in 1962 they proceeded to defy ...

Ronnie Wood: New Stone Tries a Solo

Report and Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, July 1979

WHEN TP FIRST interviewed Ron Wood, back in the fall of 1974, the Faces' guitarist and ex-Beckite was more than happy to answer questions about ...

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main St.

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, June 2004

STICKY FINGERS has always been taken for granted. Fans and critics alike have drooled for decades over Let It Bleed and Exile on Main St., ...

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Mick Jagger (1973)

Interview by Keith Altham, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 1973

Ol' Rubber Lips on the reception afforded to Exile, the making of latest album Goat's Head Soup, what current music is or isn't turning him on, and the Stones' place in the scheme of things

File format: mp3 File size: 29.5mb Interview length: 32 minutes 13 seconds Sound quality: **

Keith Richards (1985)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, Winter 1985

Starting with the Live Aid Dylan "fiasco", this interview moves swiftly through subjects such as guitar playing and Jeff Beck's Stones "audition", before degenerating into a row about production methods. Things get back on keel with talk of Exile and Keef's Desert Island Discs. Sound quality is, shall we say, funky.

File format: mp3; in 3 parts, total file sizes: 66mb, total interview length: 1h 12' 03" sound quality: **

Mick Taylor (1989)

Interview by Tom Graves, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1989

From being a fresh-faced Bluesbreaker to the Rolling Stones and beyond: guitars, the blues, Altamont, the glamour and the dark side.

File format: mp3; file size: 61.5mb, interview length: 1h 07' 16" sound quality: * (phoner)

Keith Richards (1997)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1997

The Human Riff on Exile on Main Street, Gram Parsons, rastamen in the hills and his loathing of Oasis

File format: mp3 File size: 27.7mb Interview length: 30 minutes 13 seconds Sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

The Rollin' Stones: Genuine R&B!

Profile by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, May 1963

AS THE TRAD scene gradually subsides, promoters of all kinds of teen-beat entertainment heave a long sigh of relief that they have found something to ...

The Rolling Stones: Pop Weirdies Set Out To Play It Grim

Profile by Chris Welch, The Bexleyheath & Welling Observer, January 1964

OF ALL the sensational groups to hit British pop music since the advent of the Mersey Sound and the rhythm 'n' blues revival, the weirdest, ...

The Rolling Stones: France Votes for Les Stones!

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, January 1964

It was no surprise to FAB when you voted in our own poll Mick Jagger, "Top Pop Singer of '64." And The Stones the top ...

Gene Pitney: Why 'Tulsa' Made The Charts

Profile by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1964

NORMAN JOPLING SUPPLIES THE ANSWER TO A CURRENT CHART SURPRISE ...

The Rolling Stones: This Horrible Lot – Not Quite What They Seem

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, March 1964

"BUT WOULD YOU LIKE your daughter to marry one?" is what you ask yourself about the Rolling Stones. They've done terrible things to the ...

The Rolling Stones, Marty Wilde, The Ronettes: No Guitar But Will Travel

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, April 1964

— says Fab's Keith on the road with The Rolling Stones... for kicks and pix... ...

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones (Decca)

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1964

GREAT NEW L-P FROM STONES ...

Take A Middle-Class Value, Stand It On Its Head: You've Got A "Stone"

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, May 1964

PARENTS DO NOT LIKE the Rolling Stones. They do not want their sons to grow up like them; they do not want their daughters to ...

Andrew Loog Oldham: Secrets Of The Stones' Man

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, August 1964

The Stones are no longer a challenge... they need no pushing... the Andrew Oldham Orchestra doesn't exist ...

Wow! It's The Stones On R.S.G.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, October 1964

FRIDAY morning — Ready, Steady, Go! day. I'm late again, so take a taxi to work to try to redeem myself. At Television House I say good-morning ...

The Rolling Stones: 'Little Red Rooster'; 'Off The Hook' (Decca F 12014)

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, November 1964

Way-out Sound from Stones ...

James Brown: The Stones Can't Stop Talking About King James

Interview by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, December 1964

EVERY NOW and then, a rhythm and blues artist in America breaks through the confines of his own field of music and becomes a giant ...

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones No. 2

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1965

"WE THINK IT'S a lot better than our first one... there's a more varied selection of songs... no instrumentals... we cut it at three different ...

The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Dave Berry, Goldie & The Gingerbreads, The Checkmates: Regal Theatre, Edmonton, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, March 1965

FOUR NEW TUNES IN THE ACT ...

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al: NME Poll Winners' Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, April 1965

IT WAS THE GREATEST POP SHOW ON EARTH ...

Stars Come Out At Night On The Scene

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, May 1965

THE MUSIC has stopped. The stage lights are dimmed. The screaming fans have gone home. What happens to the pop stars when it's all over ...

The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Paul Revere & The Raiders: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA

Live Review by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, June 1965

STONES SHOW WAS REALLY A ROCKER ...

The Rolling Stones: We Want The Stones (Decca EP)

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, June 1965

STONES EP – EXCITING & DIFFERENT ...

Stones and Manfreds: Jones Boys Talk About Chart-Making EPs

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, June 1965

FOR THE first time two EPs have crashed into the NME Chart simultaneously. They are the Rolling Stones' 'Got Live If You Want It' and the Manfreds' ...

The Rolling Stones: The Stones Hit Back

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, August 1965

I WENT to see the big, bad Rolling Stones during their first-ever performance at the London Palladium last Sunday. ...

The Animals, The Rolling Stones: English Artists Find 'Soul' Music Is More Than Skin Deep

Report and Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, September 1965

THE SOUL of today's music, the place "where it's at" is rhythm and blues. The type of music, this "soul", has been around the U.S. ...

Eskimo Boots: The Stars And Kooky Garb: Do Clothes Make The Man?

Report by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, September 1965

DO CLOTHES really make the man? Are they that important? Or are they merely for decoration? ...

The Rolling Stones: Out Of Our Heads (Decca)

Review by uncredited writer, Music Echo, September 1965

Stones' smash hit album out this week ...

We Go To The Rolling Stones' Secret Record Date

Report by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, October 1965

THE ROLLING Stones were in the U.S. for just two short days. They flew all the way over here to cut some tracks at the ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones Hit Back

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1965

TEATIME with the Rolling Stones in the Ready, Steady, Go! canteen proved most entertaining. David Jacobs was the conversational target to start with. Keith Richard ...

Chris Jagger Tells You What The Real Brian Jones Is Like

Interview by uncredited writer, 16 Magazine, December 1965

A THUMBNAIL SKETCH Of CHRIS JAGGER CHRIS JAGGER was born on December 19, 1947. He attends Eltham College, near Dartford, Kent, where he is studying for his ...

The Rolling Stones: World-wide Stones

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express Annual, December 1965

FOR THE Rolling Stones this was the year this was! This was the year that established them as international artists. This was the year that ...

The Rolling Stones: The Girls Waited 8 Hours, Finally Met the Stones!

Report by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, December 1965

NOBODY'S GOING to get Valerie Stewart, 14, or Patricia Curtis, 13, off their clouds. The guys who put them up on cloud 9 are the ...

Brian Jones and Anita Pallenberg: A Love Story About A Stone

Report by uncredited writer, Rave, February 1966

ROLLING STONE Brian Jones is thinking about getting married. He said so in a recent interview. But, until a few weeks ago, no girl had ...

Mick Jagger: Bad Joke into Social Lion

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, February 1966

THE ROLLING STONES WERE PLAYING in the Station Hotel, Richmond, two-and-a-half years ago when their two prospective managers came to take a look at them. ...

The Rolling Stones : Neurotic Bird Song

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, February 1966

AN INTERVIEW with the Rolling Stones is something to go to with mixed feelings. The prospect of being confined in a small office off Baker ...

Rolling Stones Have Reached Peak At Home

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, March 1966

BRIAN JONES returned last week from his Australian-American exploits with innumerable albums by Ravi Shankar (an Indian citarist) and wearing his full-length Kangaroo coat. He ...

The New Thing and the Blue Thing: An Interview with Keith Richards and John Sebastian

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1966

BY NOW, EVERYONE must be aware that records just don't sound like they did 10 years ago — 3 years ago in fact. ...

The Rolling Stones in Paris

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, April 1966

LIKE THE PIED PIPER the Rolling Stones call the tune in France and wherever they drive in Paris their two long, sleek, black limousines are ...

The Rolling Stones: Aftermath (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, April 1966

The smash LP of the year? ...

The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge et al: The Week's New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1966

Plenty of tips, including a new Stones. Many follow-ups which aren't marvellous, and some outsiders, including Percy Sledge and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Will Be Ernie In New Film

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, May 1966

I GOT Stoned again last Friday by Messrs. Jagger and Richard, but am happy to report myself unscathed – it only hurts when I laugh! ...

Keith Richard: The Ignored Stone

Profile by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, May 1966

WHY IS IT Keith Richard is the Stone who receives the least amount of publicity or fanfare? ...

Stones Really Nice Guys

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, July 1966

They Just Hate Stupidity ...

The Rolling Stones: Jagger Phones From America

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, July 1966

LAST FRIDAY Mick Jagger, the suppressed Stone, rang me at home from Missouri, where the group is in the middle of their U.S. tour. ...

Rolling Stone Oldham: Talented, Insulting, Outrageous

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, August 1966

ROLLING STONES manager Andrew Loog Oldham is on the move and as usual with this ubiquitous personality ("The Beach Boys' new single is not dedicated ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones Reveal Secrets

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, September 1966

LAST THURSDAY I went to see "Molly Richard" and "Sarah Jagger" – names Keith and Mick have been called since their famous photograph advertising the ...

The Rolling Stones/Ike & Tina Turner: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Miles, International Times, October 1966

I ATTENDED the Stones' concert at the Albert Hall which was fun though it turned out to be almost more of a happening than a ...

The Rolling Stones: New Pop Generation's Revolution Is At Hand

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1966

IN FLANAGAN'S bar off Kensington High Street, Keith Richard, Brian Jones and I were being watched – by two bartenders in Edwardian dress and grey ...

The Rolling Stones: Come Into Brian Jones' New Hideaway!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1966

A ROLLING STONE in his own environment is a revelation. Brian's new home incorporates his liking for the dramatic with his taste for the antique. ...

The Rolling Stones: 'That's Tough, Mom'

Interview by Rochelle Reed, KRLA Beat, October 1966

KEITH RICHARD and Mick Jagger relaxed in the London hotel suite which their manager Andrew Loog Oldham was using as a temporary office and tossed ...

The Rolling Stones

Report and Interview by uncredited writer, Hullabaloo, November 1966

RELAXING IN my pad. . . Not much to do in the days and weeks ahead. In fact, I'm ready to go on vacation.... ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones On The Move

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express Annual, December 1966

IF YOU'VE EVER been sat in a cement mixer while someone turned the handle or kept awake for three days in a cell with a ...

The Rolling Stones: The Stones As They Are

Report and Interview by Mike Grant, Rave, December 1966

THERE IS AN OLD saying that if you are going to kick someone in the teeth, use both feet! It's a dangerous principle, but one ...

New Singles from the Rolling Stones, Four Tops et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1967

GOODIES THIS WEEK INCLUDE A MUCH-BETTER ROLLING STONES, SIMILAR, BUT DISTINCTIVE SOUND FROM TOPS, AND A PLAINTIVE PAUL JONES, NOT-SO INSTANT VAUDEVILLE BAND, AND A ...

New Singles from the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding et al

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, January 1967

Stones old firm back in strength ...

The Rolling Stones: Between The Buttons (Decca)

Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, January 1967

The STONES' LATEST ALBUM, reviewed track-by-track by Keith Altham with special comments by Mick Jagger ...

The Rolling Stones: Between The Buttons (Decca)

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1967

'Yesterday's Papers'; 'My Obsession'; 'Back Street Girl'; 'Connection'; 'Cool, Calm and Collected'; 'All Sold Out'; 'Please Go Home'; 'Who's Been Sleeping Here?'; 'Complicated'; 'Miss Amanda ...

The Rolling Stones: Jagger Scorns Critics

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, January 1967

THOSE naughty Rolling Stones – the ones who write wicked things like 'Let's Spend The Night Together' – wouldn't go on the nice man's roundabout ...

The Rolling Stones: Our Fans Have Moved On With Us

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, February 1967

LET US consider that unique phenomenon – the Rolling Stones' public image! ...

The Rolling Stones Discover A New Generation Of Fans

Interview by Miranda Ward, Hit Parader, March 1967

IN FLANAGAN'S bar off Kensington High Street, Keith Richard, Brian Jones and I were being watched — by two bartenders in Edwardian dress and grey ...

The Rolling Stones: Swedes Riot For The Stones While Jagger Plans A Fresh Tour Draw...

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, April 1967

HALFWAY through their Continental tour last week the Rolling Stones were experiencing scenes of fantastic fan fervour, riots and galloping policemen. ...

Pop In The Police State

Comment by Mick Farren, International Times, June 1967

"People try to put us down just because we get around."The Who – 'My Generation' ...

Monterey Pop Festival: Brian Jones

Interview by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, July 1967

BEAT: Can you comment about what's happening this weekend in Monterey? ...

Rolling Stones: Interviews with Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, August 1967

THE NEW MUSICAL Express versus Michael Philip Jagger – Friday, August 4,1967 in his managers' chambers of high appeal – New Oxford Street, London, – ...

The Rolling Stones: 'We Love You'

Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, August 1967

MICK JAGGER gave me the preview of the new Stones single, 'We Love You'/'Dandelion' last Friday in manager Andrew Oldham's office and looked enquiringly across ...

Aftermath: Mick Jagger Answers Some Questions

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, August 1967

WHEN I SPOKE to Mick Jagger everything was "nice" and "groovy" with him, so don't believe everything you read in the papers. And he's happy ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Decides To Play It Cool

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1967

"STONES CASH IN on psychedelic craze! Read all about it!" This was the dramatic headline that swam into Mick Jagger's vision as he answered newspaper ...

Rolling Stones Starting To Mellow

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, September 1967

THE TIMES THEY have a-changed, as Bob Dylan predicted – and with them – the Rolling Stones. There was a time when one approached a ...

Mick Jagger

Interview by Mike Grant, Rave, November 1967

Mick Jagger is a person with a lot to think about these days. With no manager, agent or record producer, it's up to him how ...

Mick Jagger: Me, Myself and I

Interview by Mike Grant, Rave, November 1967

MICK JAGGER IS out on his own and he knows it. He now has no acknowledged manager, no agent and no record producer. The one ...

Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request

Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, December 1967

KINDLY RAISE YOUR hands in the air. Empty your mind on to the desk and your brains into the ash-tray. Now let us see what ...

The Rolling Stones: The Banned Stones Cover

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 1968

It is ‘We’ against ‘Them-and They’ time again in the Rolling Stones’ life, as they run head-on into another fracas with the ‘oldies’. This time ...

The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, January 1968

ROLLING STONE CHARLIE WATTS TAKES OVER MANSION OF FIRST ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY! ...

Stones Are On The Rampage Once More

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, March 1968

NME's Keith Altham finds to his cost! ...

Platter Chatter: Albums from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Cream and Kaleidoscope

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, April 1968

BEACON FROM MARS/THE KALEIDOSCOPE — Here is the most versatile band we have ever heard. You want ragtime? Listen to 'Baldheaded End OfA Broom' which ...

Street Fighting Stone: Mick Jagger Talks

Interview by Miles, International Times, May 1968

This conversation was taped over cups of tea at my house on Lord North Street one afternoon a few days after the famous anti-Vietnam war ...

The Stones In-Session

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, June 1968

OUTSIDE THE recording studio there were two little teeny-boppers from a by-gone age, sheltering from the rain in a shop doorway in the hope of ...

The Rolling Stones: Will Charlie Watts Wake Up The World?

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1968

BEACH BOYS, Beatles and Donovan chased round the world after the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in search of spiritual peace. ...

Exclusive To RAVE, A Report On The Filming Of The Rolling Stones' First Film, One Plus One

Report and Interview by uncredited writer, Rave, August 1968

IT'S BEEN THREE long years since the Rolling Stones first announced their intention to become film stars. ...

The Rolling Stones: Oh, What? Own Up! Just Groove!

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1968

MICK JAGGER, vintage 1968. ...

The Rolling Stones: 'Street Fighting Man' (London 45-909)

Review by Miles, International Times, October 1968

CHE GUEVARA'S band were all poets, Buckminster Fuller writes his architectural papers in poetry, The Rolling Stones sing Revolution! ...

The Case of The Cock-Sure Groupies

Report and Interview by Ellen Sander, Realist, The, November 1968

THE CHORDS come flooding out of the amplifiers like a tonal wave, swelling to an impossible amplitude, blaring, ringing, pounding. A broad beam of noise ...

The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet (Decca)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, November 1968

THE STONES, like the Beatles, have the same, problems, i.e. surpassing their original inspirations. But as the Stones have always set their sights on the ...

The Rolling Stones: Beggars' Banquet (Decca)

Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, November 1968

'Sympathy For The Devil'; 'No Expectations'; 'Dear Doctor'; 'Parachute Woman'; 'Jig-Saw Puzzle'; 'Street Fighting Man'; 'Prodigal Son'; 'Stray Cat Blues'; 'Factory Girl'; 'Salt Of The Earth' ...

Rolling Stones: Year Of The Stones' New Heart

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express Annual, December 1968

THIS WAS THE year of the "heart" transplant for the Rolling Stones at a stage when it was feared the patient was fading away. The ...

The Rolling Stones: How I Survived Beggar's Banquet

Report by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1968

THAT custard pies would one day be hurled by the Rolling Stones at the gentlemen of the press was fairly inevitable. ...

Rolling Stones: The Greatest Show On Earth

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, December 1968

THE ROLLING STONES put in some overtime last Wednesday when they spent 17 hours working on their telethon production of The Rock and Roll Circus ...

The Rolling Stones: Rock and Roll Circus

Report by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1968

IT WAS a group fan's dream, when the giants of pop held a three hour jam session, while rehearsing for the Rolling Stones' Rock And ...

Brian Jones: Over His Dead Body

Obituary by Al Aronowitz, New York Post, 1969

I AM STANDING with Brian Jones at the window of his hotel suite when we looked down into this open sore in the bedrock fifteen ...

The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet (London)

Review by Ellen Sander, Saturday Review, January 1969

Beggars' Triumph ...

The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet (London PS 539)

Review by Miller Francis jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, February 1969

THE ROLLING Stones are at the artistic peak of their career: Beggars Banquet is perhaps their finest work to date. It is not merely, as ...

Jagger In 3-D (part 1): The First Dimension – The Present

Interview by Keith Altham, Melody Maker, March 1969

KEITH ALTHAM begins his three-part series on Mick Jagger by attempting to assess where he is now, the most controversial and greatest Anti-Hero of our ...

Jagger In 3-D (part 2): Second Dimension — Jagger On Stage

Interview by Keith Altham, Melody Maker, March 1969

KEITH ALTHAM looks into the past for the SECOND DIMENSION in his series on Mick Jagger to discover the strengths and weaknesses in the Rolling ...

Jagger In 3-D (part 3): Third Dimension — The Future

Interview by Keith Altham, Melody Maker, March 1969

"BUT HE can't go an being a Rolling Stone for ever, can he?" asked Joe Public spitefully. ...

Mick Jagger Talks To NME About The New Stone, The Ex Stone, And Two Albums

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1969

"WE'D KNOWN for a few months that Brian wasn't keen; he wasn't enjoying himself and it got to the stage where we had to sit ...

The Rolling Stones: The Stones Roll Again

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1969

How Mick's facing up to the brave new world of getting the show back on the road: MICK JAGGER talks to Chris Welch about the ...

The Rolling Stones: Jagger Rap/Stoned Earful

Interview by Mark Williams, International Times, July 1969

FEELING RATHER like a tin can on a conveyor belt, moving along waiting to be filled with fruit salad or spaghetti, I went along to ...

Rolling Stones, John & Yoko et al Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca) An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us. ...

The Rolling Stones, Plastic Ono Band et al: New Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca). An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us . ...

The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park: Out of the Way

Report by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, July 1969

A world turned upside down ...

The Rolling Stones et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

CHRIS WELCH SAYS: 'Somehow the magic worked' ...

The Rolling Stones: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, July 1969

the good, the bad & the ugly... ...

One Plus One (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, July 1969

SYMPATHY For The Devil, re-titled One Plus One, is the Jean-Luc Godard film which features the Stones as they were before Brian's death — enough ...

Stones Working Hard — And Mick Goes On Guitar

Report and Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, October 1969

IF YOU’VE STUDIED your record covers, then you’ll probably be familiar with the name of Ian Stewart. Their equipment manager and mate, he has been ...

The Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Jagger

Comment by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, October 1969

THE WIDENING gap between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been labelled as the contrast between aesthetics and politics. The difference between the two ...

Mick Taylor Interviewed

Interview by Tony Norman, Fusion, November 1969

MICK TAYLOR is 20 years old and has been gifted with the ability to play fine guitar. His pale, young face is framed by a ...

The Rolling Stones/B.B. King: Oakland Coliseum, California

Live Review by Tom Donahue, Cashbox, November 1969

THE ROLLING STONES are in action in the United States for a tour that currently includes 14 major cities in most of which they will ...

The Rolling Stones: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, November 1969

The Rolling Stones Are Still ExcitingMadness of the Beatles Brought Here Again ...

The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed (Decca)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, January 1970

IT'S ONLY after deliberately listening to the complete Stone's recorded output (9 albums, umpteen singles, 1 promotional album, 2 EPs) that one really appreciates just ...

King Hash Is Sure To Come

Report and Interview by Sheila Weller, Rolling Stone, May 1970

TANGIER – He shakes another pebble oul of the foot-long, coral-and silver-encrusted stash pouch, pokes an amber-ringed forefinger under the schlockedelic fake-silk ascot he has ...

The Rolling Stones: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, March 1971

THE ROLLING STONES Circus came to town last Sunday, maybe for the last time. At least for their own sakes it should be. The fire ...

Goodbye Great Britain: The Rolling Stones On Tour

Report and Interview by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, April 1971

LONDON – "Boogie, Bobby, boogie," Marshall Chess is saying over and over to Bobby Keys in the seat next to him, slamming out the phrase ...

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Kinney)

Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, April 1971

Bands come and go – but the Stones keep rollin' on ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones In Exile

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, April 1971

CANNES is a strange place. It sits on the Cote D'Azur beckoning the rich to part with their dollars, pounds and francs in glorious sunshine. ...

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers

Review by Mick Farren, Ink, May 1971

IF THERE'S such a position as world's top rock & roll band, the Stones now occupy it, though it's happened more by default of the ...

The Rolling Stones: Bobby Keys

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1971

"IT'S BOBBY Keys, the greatest saxophone player in the world," said Mick Jagger. And Bobby smiled modestly towards me. ...

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers; Graham Nash: Songs for Beginners

Review by Ellen Sander, Saturday Review, June 1971

THERE IS A tendency these days, particularly among writers, to become disillusioned with or even apathetic about pop. Among the peculiar literary breed that rock ...

The Rolling Stone Interview: Keith Richards

Interview by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, August 1971

KEITH PLAYS in a rock & roll band. Anita is a movie star queen. They currently reside in a large white marble house that everyone ...

Rocking Chair: Working Out

Column by Michael Lydon, Fusion, December 1971

I HAVE been writing about music for years, and am now trying to play myself. This changes matters. ...

The Stones in LA: Main St. Exiles

Report and Interview by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, April 1972

LOS ANGELES – One year, to the weekend, after the Rolling Stones played the final concert of their "farewell" tour of England, Mick Jagger is ...

The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street

Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, May 1972

IN A VERY few days from now, the Rolling Stones begin their massive tour of America. And with the tour comes a new album, Exile ...

The Rolling Stones: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, June 1972

WEEKS PRIOR to their Los Angeles date, the entire population in L.A. was struck by Stones fever. Tickets went quick and 350,000 people had to ...

The Rolling Stones: The Long Road to Room Ten-O-Nine

Comment by Mick Farren, International Times, June 1972

The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street ...

Rolling Stones: Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelsohn, Disc and Music Echo, June 1972

VIRTUALLY nowhere during the past week could a Hollywood hipster fail to encounter signs proclaiming the purchasability (mostly at prices reminiscent of a prince's ransom) ...

The Rolling Stones Tour: Rock & Roll On The Road Again

Report by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, July 1972

LOS ANGELES – Danny has no shirt, no shoes, no wallet, no keys. The shirt went when he took it off and stuck it in ...

The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main St. (Rolling Stones)

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, July 1972

THERE ARE SONGS that are better, there are songs that are worse, there are songs that'll become your favourites and others you'll probably lift the ...

The Rolling Stones: Jumpin' Gas Flash Bops In Heartland

Report by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, July 1972

IN TRANSIT – Underway at last. In flight and moving. Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago in one Sunday, the limo to the plane to the limo ...

The Rolling Stones Go South

Report by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, August 1972

IN CHICAGO, in the house that Playboy built, an anonymous brownstone on a quiet leafy street that Hugh Hefner calls home, the scene is a ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones In The Sun (part 1)

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, December 1972

All-night rock; drug rumours; new album. Danny Holloway reports. ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones In The Sun (part 2)

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, December 1972

JAMAICA IS a country of convenience – which means nobody's going to put themselves out for you, unless it's convenient for them. ...

The Sound of the Stones

Profile and Interview by James Fox, Sunday Times Magazine, August 1973

ALL THROUGH THE night while they rehearsed for the European tour, Keith Richards stood there in a trance with himself, rocking slowly backwards and forwards, ...

The Rolling Stones Hit The Road…

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, August 1973

...and at every date the promoter is expected to provide 50 security men, five limousines, a doctor, ten dozen roses, two bottles each of whisky, ...

The Rolling Stones: Goat’s Head Soup?

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1973

"GOAT'S HEAD SOUP," said Mick Jagger pacing about the room. "I might change it. A lot of people don't like it. Too bad." A typically ...

The Rolling Stones: ...We Also Sing The Blues

Essay by Mick Farren, International Times, September 1973

THE ROLLING STONES are apt to get tied in with so many images, drugs, decadence, libertine aristos of the jive renaissance, that it gets all ...

The Rolling Stones: Goat's Head Soup

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1973

FIRST COMES the riff. It's like 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' 'cept it's slowed down so it sounds like it's being played on horse tranquilliser. Ominous and ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones-On-The Road Special

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1973

THE LADY behind the amps, staring hazily at Billy Preston and his band performing on stage, looked elegantly damaged. Half of her face was covered ...

The Rolling Stones: Dead Goats And Other Delicacies

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1973

THE CURRENT European tour has again given us all the opportunity to dogmatically state that the Rolling Stones are indeed the greatest rock 'n' roll ...

The Rolling Stones: Up Against The Wall and Other Seedy Tales

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1973

WEST BERLIN has to be the absolute lowest, scuzziest dive sprawled out within the bounding perimeters of Western Capitalist Society. ...

Pipeline

Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, November 1973

IT WAS AN unusually hot week in Kingston, Jamaica. Early spring this year. I was having lunch at an outdoor cafe with an up and ...

Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup (RS Records)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, November 1973

THE CONTEST for the title of ‘The Worlds' Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band’ is like those dance marathons that were held in the States during ...

The Rolling Stones: Goat's Head Soup

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, November 1973

THERE IS NOTHING GOOD about the new Rolling Stones album. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. Not even anything that can be turned around and stretched and ...

The Rolling Stones: Goat's Head Soup

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, November 1973

HISTORY HAS PROVEN it unwise to jump to conclusions about Rolling Stones albums. At first Sticky Fingers seemed merely a statement of doper hipness on ...

The Rock Lovers

Report and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, February 1974

Being a rock star has its advantages, but the spotlight is usually only big enough for one person. Circus took a behind stage look at ...

Fashion: The Politics of Flash

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1974

NICK KENT traces the Rise and Fall of The Satin Jacket...and generally walks it like he talks it into the land of 'Rock Chic.' ...

Rolling Stones: "Are They Too Rich To Rock?"

Report by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, May 1974

The Rolling Stones: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones ...

Rolling Stones: Jagger – It's Time For A Change

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1974

"SORRY I'm late." "It's all right Mick." "No – it's not all right." ...

The Stones: It Wasn't Only Rock 'n Roll (And I Liked It)

Retrospective by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, November 1974

IN EARLY 1967 a rumor shot through the Crawdaddy office that Brian Jones had left the Stones. Tim Jurgens and I agreed that, if true, ...

The Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ’N Roll

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, December 1974

"The Best Party Album In Years" ...

Making the Stones’ New Album

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Rolling Stone, December 1974

Twenty-one albums on, Keith Richard is back in Richmond, the Thameside London suburb where the Rolling Stones first played the local clubs 12 years ago. ...

Nick Kent – A Limey in LA #3: What did Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack and Mick Jagger sing...

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1975

...in a tune-up room on the last night of the Faces' 1975 LA gigs? Why, the closing aria in D from 'il Cavalleria Rusticana', of ...

Ron Wood Joins the Rolling Stones

Report by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, June 1975

WITH THE SUDDEN decisiveness of an eagle that spots its unsuspecting prey from hundreds of feet away, the Rolling Stones are touring North and South ...

The Rolling Stones - Made in the Shade and Metamorphosis

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1975

ECONOMICS: When a famous big-time rock and roll band reaches that particular special point in its year when it's time to pack the clean socks ...

The Rolling Stones: Metamorphosis

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, July 1975

THE FASCINATION of Metamorphosis, basically a collection of outtakes, oddities and alternate versions, lies in what it adds to our experience and knowledge of the ...

The Rolling Stones: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, July 1975

Frenetic, laid back Stones ...

'Now Read' Ronnie Wood

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, July 1975

"HEY MICKIE BAAABY," a disc jockey screams loudly after playing 'Get Off Of My Cloud' for the third time that afternoon for the greater metropolis ...

Rolling Stones: Tour Of The Americas 1975

Report by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, July 1975

The Usherettes at the Los Angeles Forum all wear short Roman tunics, and calf-length, white mid-sixties style boots. The outfit gives them the looks of ...

The Stones Roll On: A Scare in Boston; Success in Toronto; A Slip in New York

Report by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, July 1975

NEW YORK — The scariest moment came in Boston, when overzealous fans grabbed the writhing, confetti-spitting dragon that appears at the end of 'Jumpin' Jack ...

Mick Jagger: I Can Get It Up, But I Can't Get It Down

Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1975

OF COURSE, Mick Jagger was talking about flying the twin-engine Cessna which had brought him into the Marine Air Terminal in New York's LaGuardia Airport ...

Billy Preston: Like a Rolling Stone

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, August 1975

"We're a family," says Billy Preston of his current tour of the U.S. with the Stones. And in addition to that, he's just released a ...

Keith Richards: The Weasel Walks In

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, August 1975

Barbara Charone talks to Keith Richard, the man who Mick Jagger introduces as 'the guy on sort of vocals' ...

Robert Greenfield: A Journey through America with the Rolling Stones

Book Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, September 1975

I FEAR THIS book may be the one that could finally O.D. the reader on rock writing, particularly that flat, conscientious, detailed, post-Truman Capote style ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolled Gold

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, November 1975

DECCA RECORDS, even though their past form on the subject of Rolling Stones albums is not immaculate, have now produced what is undoubtedly the definitive ...

Ron Wood: Cast Your Fate To The Wind, The Faces, Or The Rolling Stones

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, January 1976

THE MINI-CAB DRIVER was confused. "Ron Wood," he kept repeating all the way to Richmond. The name was familiar but it's origin was a mystery. ...

Faces Break Up – Wood a Stone?

Report by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, January 1976

LOS ANGELES – After a six-year association, Rod Stewart is leaving the Faces. The news was revealed at a London press conference called by Stewart ...

Bill Wyman: Lone Stone

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, March 1976

BILL WYMAN could not stop smiling. He's just received several cassettes full of classic singles by Gary And The US Bonds. Large KLH speakers spread ...

Rolling Stones: Black And Blue

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1976

"THE ROLLING STONES are a really good band, but, like, I consider them like a boys' band because they don't play mens music. They don't ...

The Rolling Stones: Black And Blue (Rolling Stones Records)

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1976

'THE SEVENTIES has witnessed the arrival of several major talents. Singer-songwriters and MOR disco muzak have dominated the charts. Now it looks like Atlantic Records ...

The Rolling Stones: The Gospel According To The Glimmer Twins

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1976

KEITH RICHARD hasn't slept for three days. It's all part of his four day on the road life cycle. He celebrates the occasion with a ...

The Rolling Stones: Black And Blue (COC)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, May 1976

IN THE FOUR years that have passed since the release of Exile On Main Street, perhaps their greatest album, The Stones have managed to put ...

The Rolling Stones: Fire and Fury in Frankfurt

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, May 1976

FORTY POUNDS for one night in a hotel. It makes you wonder. Forty Pounds would keep me and the missus for a week or more, ...

The Rolling Stones: Too Rolled To Stone

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, May 1976

THE NICE THING about the law of gravity is that it applies to everybody. ...

The Rolling Stones: Gathering No Moss

Profile and Interview by James Fox, Sunday Times, May 1976

IN GLASGOW tomorrow, the Rolling Stones begin the British section of their European tour, which ends with six concerts at Earl's Court – an unusual ...

The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue (Rolling Stones)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, May 1976

Decembers Children Today: Glimmer Twins Star As Stones Roll On ...

The Rolling Stones: The Rock 'N' Roll Circus Hits Town

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, May 1976

THE ROLLING STONES first night at Earl's Court, back in the ol' U.K. NICK KENT was there. Need we say more? ...

Mick Jagger: I Want To Go Out On A Limb

Interview by Barbara Charone, Crawdaddy!, August 1976

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE hovering around the sedate Scottish hotel lobby like desperate fireflies. They have been buzzing about all afternoon, nervously checking shutter speeds and light ...

Rolling Stones: We're Nearly Famous

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, August 1976

"WHEN bands have been around this long they should be dead and buried," Keith Richard mused. "But we're still here and you have to live ...

The Rolling Stones: Live at Leicester

Live Review by Simon Frith, Creem, September 1976

ACCORDING TO PATTI SMITH, Mick Jagger is the best dancer since Nijinsky. Well I ain't ever seen Nijinsky dance (though I did see him win ...

Keith Richards: The Pusher Behind The Stones

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, October 1976

AT FIVE O'CLOCK in the morning, Keith Richards sits sipping Jack Daniel's in his hotel room 50 miles west of Glasgow on Scotland's coast. ...

Cocksucker Blues: A Film by Robert Frank and Danny Seymour

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, December 1976

This unreleased – and suppressed – documentary of The Stones’ ’72 US tour is far and away the most revealingly powerful rock & roll movie ...

The Rolling Stones: Aftermath

Retrospective by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, December 1976

AFTERMATH CATCHES the Rolling Stones in transit: somewhere in between pissing on garage walls and the mass dope busts, after their first long spell on ...

The Rolling Stones

Book Excerpt by David Dalton, Lenny Kaye, Rock 100, 1977

THEY HAVE PARTICIPATED IN AND provoked the transformation of the morals and manners of their generation so effectively that to future social historians the Rolling ...

Keith Richard: One Man's Week OFF THE HOOK

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, January 1977

MONDAY, JANUARY 10th. In Colorado, Claudine Longet, ex-wife of singer Andy Williams, stood trial for allegedly murdering her lover. On America's west coast, kidnap victim/revolutionary ...

Keith Richard: Exile On The 32nd Floor

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1977

Take me to the airportAnd put me on a planeI've got no expectationsTo pass through here again ...

Advance Warning of New Meisterworks Department

Report by Miles, New Musical Express, July 1977

Stones: Got Duff Chord Changes If You Want THE ROLLING STONES — even Bill and Charlie — have all been in New York this ...

The Rolling Stones: Love You Live (Rolling Stones Records)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1977

JUST UNDER a minute into the first side – there's been the usual audience mayhem, a snippet of exotic percussion, cannons firing, about four bars ...

Mick Jagger Hits Out At Everything In Sight!

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1977

IF ONLY IT HADN'T all been so damnedly, unrelentingly...uh...amicable. ...

The Rolling Stones: Love You LIve

Review by Don Snowden, Rock Around The World, November 1977

SIT BACK and try to imagine, the world of rock and roll over the past ten or 15 years without thinking of the Rolling Stones. ...

The Rolling Stones: Dance On Waves 


Essay by Don Snowden, Rock Around The World, November 1977

"No Elvis, Beatles, or The Rolling Stones in 1977" — The Clash ...

Rolling Stones

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, January 1978

MICK JAGGER sat athletically on the floor of the Rolling Stones' New York office listening to The Best of Ray Charles. ...

Andrew Loog Oldham

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, June 1978

ONE OF THE most interesting personalities of the first decade of British rock was the Rolling Stones' sharp-tongued, red-headed manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. ...

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, June 1978

WHICHEVER WAY you look at it, this is an important album of the first order. Important primarily because it's the first album (excluding Love You ...

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1978

THESE LAST two or three years, the Stones haven't really been that important to rock and roll. ...

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1978

AH, THE NEW Stones album. For me the most feverishly-anticipated event between the first album in 1963 and Black and Blue two years ago was ...

The Rolling Stones: Glimmer Twins Held Responsible

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, July 1978

"WE CAN DO a lot more with this particular band than any other incarnation of the Rolling Stones," Keith Richard threatened during the Stones' 1975 ...

Stones Still Hungry After All These Years

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Unicorn Times, July 1978

THE ROLLING STONES first crawled into our collective hearts as a teenage working class street punk band. And now, here are Keith Richard and Mick ...

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls (Rolling Stones Records)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, September 1978

STONES FIND MOSS RETARDANT ELIXIR ...

The Rolling Stones: Back Door Men

Interview by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, September 1978

Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman aren't exactly garrulous types. But behind the... er... stony facade lies a commitment which has kept them pumping up the ...

The Back Line: Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts

Report and Interview by John Pidgeon, Creem, November 1978

IN A SMOKY CUTTING ROOM on Sunset Boulevard, the entire history of rock and roll flashed before my eyes: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little ...

The Rolling Stones

Profile by Kris DiLorenzo, Grooves, January 1979

FOR THE past fifteen years the Rolling Stones have been known as the "world's greatest rock and roll band." That's why it's hard for most ...

An Outlaw At The Ritz: Keith Richards

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1979

In which Keef holds up the price of Smirnoff shares, little Marlon holds up his Dad, Anita Pallenberg holds up the interview, and CHRIS WELCH ...

Brian Jones: 28, February 1944 — 3 July, 1969

Retrospective by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1979

Ten Years after his death, a re-appraisal of the life and times of the Rolling Stone who was crushed by success ...

The Sea's Endless, Awful Rhythm & Me Without Even a Dirty Picture

Book Excerpt by Nick Tosches, Stranded, Ed. Greil Marcus, December 1979

CALL ME Gilligan. As I confront in earnest the problems of divine retribution, way-out sex, and the value of the Folk Mass, so I confront ...

The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue (Rolling Stones)****

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, June 1980

"IMAGE IS so important to rock stars. Mick Jagger is the rock star with the longest running image. He's the one all the young white ...

Mick and Miles (A Musical in Several Parts)

Essay by Al Aronowitz, Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz, The, 1981

A remarkable personal reminiscence of the night the author took rock star Mick Jagger to meet jazz star Miles Davis turns into rock/jazz history and ...

The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (Rolling Stones Records)

Review by Nick Tosches, Creem, November 1981

LIKE THE countless cruel-belching flotskies who sit in the countless unferned and uncedared bars of this one-horse universe grimacing into mirrors, not so much at ...

The Rolling Stones: What Makes the Stones Keep Rolling

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, Fall 1981

THE JOHN F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, is a bleak circle of red-tinted stone, with colonnades and sub-Gothic arch-ways recalling some nineteenth century British colonial fort. ...

The Rolling Stones: Tiers Are Not Enough

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, July 1982

The Rolling Stones: Wembley Stadium, London ...

The Rolling Stones: Undercover

Review by Van Gosse, Village Voice, The, November 1983

The Stones Try Harder ...

Rolling Stones: Undercover

Review by Anthony DeCurtis, Record, 1984

VIOLENCE OF both sexual and political nature is never more than a shout away on Undercover, the Rolling Stones' first studio LP since 1981's much ...

The Stones

Report and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, California Living, 1985

ON ITS LATEST tour, the band pulled in a cool $30 million. How? Ask its leader Mick Jagger who, at thirty-eight, still leaps with satisfaction. ...

Keith Richards: An English Werewolf in London

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, February 1986

WHAT BECOMES a legend most? So exactly how I'd imagined it was the scene that I wouldn't have dared make it up. Before we enter, ...

'Shelter' from the Storm: Merry Clayton

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, March 1986

MERRY CLAYTON'S spine-chilling vocal in the middle of ‘Gimme Shelter’ is one of the most electrifying moments in rock history but you couldn't blame Clayton ...

The Rolling Stones: Dirty Work

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, March 1986

IN THE 1970s, The Rolling Stones were a distinctly unlovely proposition: fronted by a jet-setter and a junkie and churning out a series of tedious ...

The Rolling Stones: Exiles on Mainstream

Essay by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, May 1986

Being a Rolling Stone used to mean never having to pick up a Grammy. Until now. ...

Exiles On Wall Street: The Rolling Stones: Dirty Work (Rolling Stones)

Review by J. Kordosh, Creem, July 1986

IF I KNEW exactly how the Rolling Stones lost their sense of song structure, explaining this boring rip-off might make for an interesting lecture. But ...

Keith Richards Shares His Songwriting Secrets

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Guitar, July 1986

LIKE A POLITICIAN ON THE PODIUM, whistle-stopping across the boondocks on a flatbed, Keith Richards has his share of timeless bromides, comfortable answers his tongue ...

Bill Wyman: Dirty Work Behind The Scenes

Interview by Chris Welch, Creem, August 1986

"WE SPENT FIVE months in Paris making the Stones' new album, and it doesn't usually take that long. We messed around for weeks because Mick ...

The Rolling Stones: Back To Zero

Report by Nick Kent, Spin, August 1986

The demise of the Rolling Stones may be attributable to one simple fact: the baddest, oldest rock 'n' roll band in the world has run ...

Mick Jagger: A Trial Separation

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, October 1987

WORLD'S END, CHELSEA, just down the King's Road from the old Drug Store, there's a charmingly delapidated terraced house that serves as occasional management offices ...

Out Of The Cage: An interview with Keith Richards

Interview by Ira Robbins, unpublished, September 1988

IR: You’ve done a lot of interviews lately. It’s hard to pick questions you haven’t been asked... ...

Stanley Booth: Myth and Misquotation

Essay by Greil Marcus, Threepenny Review, The, Fall 1988

This was originally the address at the commencement ceremonies of the Department of History, University of California at Berkeley, on 20th May 1988. Greil Marcus ...

Stone Alone: A Rare Interview with Mick Taylor

Interview by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, July 1989

MICK TAYLOR initially came into the public spotlight as the very young (17 years old) replacement for the renowned Peter Green in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. ...

The Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels

Review by David Sinclair, Q, October 1989

NOT ONLY did The Rolling Stones come out of the traps considerably faster than the current wave of mouthy young turks but they have stayed ...

Keith Richards: Grin Reaper

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, July 1990

YOU CAN look Keith Richards in the eye and ask him if he's spent all his adult life divorced from reality. He stops, inclines his ...

The Rolling Stones: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, July 1990

AS THE Stones plodded through crap recent album track after crap recent album track we became restless. We started shouting abuse at the fans. They ...

Massimo Bonanno: The Rolling Stones Chronicle and Martin Elliott: The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions

Book Review by Mat Snow, Q, August 1990

ONE WOULD IMAGINE that even the most loyal fan must be groaning under the weight of paper and ink dedicated of late to the venerable ...

The Rolling Stones: A Game of Two Halves

Report by Robert Sandall, Q, August 1990

There are 287 workers on the Day Shift, ensuring the impeccable construction of the Stones' three gigantic stages as they "leapfrog" around the European stadium ...

Bill Wyman: Stone Alone

Book Review by Mat Snow, Q, December 1990

UNTIL HE WAS 26, Bill Perks was a suburban South Londoner, married with a kid and a secure job, having done his National Service rising ...

Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones And The Death Of The Sixties

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, January 1991

THE HISTORIES of the legendary rock bands and movie stars have been told so often that they have not so much achieved the status of ersatz ...

Who the hell does Bill Wyman think he is?

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, January 1991

WITH SOME 15 minutes to go before the appointed end of our 60-minute afternoon session, your reporter is having a decidedly sticky moment with Bill ...

Rolling into Discord with a Single Song

Interview by Steve Turner, Times, The, February 1991

With the release next month of the song ‘High Wire’, The Rolling Stones will become the first big rock act to refer directly to the ...

The Rolling Stones: Flashpoint

Review by David Sinclair, Q, May 1991

THE STEEL MACHINE/Urban Jungle extravaganza of 1989 and '90 was the most colossal tour the rock world has ever witnessed. By its close, The Rolling ...

Keef: Exile just a shot away from Main Street

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, European, The, September 1992

IT HAS become something of a cliche to say that Keith Richards is the Rolling Stones. ...

Keith Richards

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, November 1992

IN THE MIDDLE of the night, all blocks in mid-Manhattan offer a blank facade. But behind one particular stout steel door lurks a true temple ...

Who The Hell Does Mick Jagger Think He Is?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1993

MICK WAS so out of it that I could tell the waiters were scared he'd pass out. His head was so far back and he ...

Charlie Watts: The Rock

Interview by Robert Sandall, MOJO, May 1994

INTERVIEWS WITH CHARLIE WATTS were once memorably described as being "as rare as rocking horse shit". Like many of the jazz players he admires so ...

The Rolling Stones: VooDoo Lounge

Review by Mat Snow, MOJO, August 1994

CONFRONTED BY THE FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN NEARLY FIVE years, for most Stones fans the question is not, Is it as good as Exile/Beggars/name your ...

Mick Jagger

Interview by Robin Eggar, Esquire, 1995

IN THE UPSTAIRS room in Henry's Wine Bar wine bar overlooking the River Thames a French TV crew are lathering themselves into over excitement. Mick ...

Keith Richards: The Q 100 interview

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, January 1995

How the devil are you?I'm fine, man. Very, very well. ...

The Rolling Stones: How It Happened

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, May 1995

By 1963, The Rollin' Stones lacked only a "g" and a manager. Enter Andrew Loog Oldham, 19-year-old music publicist and soon-to-be Stones Svengali... ...

Rolling Stones in Hyde Park # 1

Memoir by Mark Cooper, MOJO, July 1995

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE VERY nature of being a schoolboy that necessitates getting caught. In the summer of 1969, I was boarding in the lower ...

Rolling Stones in Hyde Park # 2

Memoir by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, July 1995

MENTION THE STONES IN THE PARK to me or a dozen or so other guys from Stationers' School in Hornsey and, chances are, we'd start ...

Rolling Stones in Hyde Park # 3

Memoir by Penny Reel, MOJO, July 1995

IT IS OF COURSE A memorable occasion among the many I experience during years in pursuit of musical diversion, although in truth I barely remember ...

Rolling Stones, The: Rolling Stones in Hyde Park # 4

Memoir by Mick Farren, MOJO, July 1995

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, my date for the Stones concert in Hyde Park was Germaine Greer, although I remember, once we arrived there, I spent ...

Andrew Loog Oldham: The Rolling Stones' First Manager And Producer

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, November 1995

THERE ARE only a handful of rock managers who truly deserve the epithet great, those whose reputations have lived on long after the sell-by date ...

The Rolling Stones: Stripped

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1995

GOT LIVE If You Want It... ...so bragged The Rolling Stones of their first live album, recorded at the ...

Ten Questions for Charlie Watts

Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, July 1996

Long Ago And Far Away, standards performed by jazz quintet, string orchestra and vocalist, sounds like a continuation of your last album, Warm And Tender. ...

"Radically Festive": The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, November 1996

On December 10, 1968, some of the most exciting talent in rock history gathered for an event all the more legendary for having been quietly ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones' Last Tour (Before The Next Five)

Report by Jeff Apter, nyrock.com, September 1997

LOOKS LIKE the Rolling Stones plan to keep on rolling well into the next millennium. On August 18, 1997, they launched their most recent album/tour ...

The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon (Virgin)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, September 1997

TO CALL the Stones dinosaurs three years from the end of the century is to put tyrannosauraus rex and his Jurassic associates to shame. It ...

The Rolling Stones Chase The Voodoo Down

Report and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Musician, October 1997

"MY WHOLE behavior with the Rolling Stones is governed by my first encounter with Keith," recalls Don Was. "He sent me a fax before we ...

The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, October 1997

EMBOLDENED BY the success of both Voodoo Lounge and Stripped, the Stones have retained Don Was as co-producer for their third album in succession, a ...

The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon (Virgin) ****

Review by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, October 1997

ON THEIR last two albums, the Rolling Stones proved that they still had verve and stamina, and that they could re-create the sounds of their ...

Keith Richards: How Do You Stop?

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1997

"DON’T BE MISLED!" shouts the faded 8" x 8" flyer propped up on a baby grand piano in the mansion Keith Richards is renting in ...

Bill Wyman: Former Stone Gets Rolling

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, February 1998

BILL WYMAN is one of only two former Rolling Stones still...well, rolling around – the other, of course, being Mick Taylor – but he is ...

Dancing in the Street

Film/DVD/TV Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, June 1998

THE ROCK'N'ROLL documentary is in fine shape in the Nineties, thanks mainly to the BBC. Second series of both Rock Family Trees and Classic Albums ...

Charlie Watts: The Esquire Interview

Interview by Robin Eggar, Esquire, June 1998

Emotional rescueI'VE MADE more of a mess of my Toronto hotel room in 30 minutes than Charlie Watts has after three weeks in his suite. ...

On Stoney Ground with Bernard Fowler

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, July 1998

ROCKERS CAN be free spirits and generous souls, and many of them are – often surprisingly so. Nevertheless, they can also be susceptible to feelings ...

Mick Jagger: The Old Man and The Sex

Profile by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1999

For years he's been renowned as a serial-philandering, penny-wise dinosaur of rock – still implicated in paternity suits for divorce settlements in his mid-50s. But ...

Redlands: The Drug Bust of The Rolling Stones

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, May 1999

Friday 11th February 1967. Keith Richard has just invited you down to Redlands, his fourteenth-century manor house in Sussex, for the weekend. Mick and Marianne ...

The Rolling Stones and black American culture

Essay by James Maycock, Independent, The, June 1999

A bitchy look at how the Rolling Stones’ career is excessively/artfully indebted to black American culture. ...

Brian Jones: The Bittersweet Symphony

Retrospective by Rob Chapman, MOJO, July 1999

Rolling Stones founder, Rolling Stones reject; ruthless controller, helpless passenger; blues obsessive, dabler in the exotic; countercultural networker, paranoid recluse; adored Prince Charming, vicious heartbreaker; ...

Altamont: An Eyewitness Account

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, November 1999

The Rosy Apocalypse ALTAMONT, 6th December, 1969. The name itself is fraught with menace – its flinty suggestive syllables (altar-mountain-tumult) reinforcing biblical overtones. ("The ...

Andrew Loog Oldham

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, June 2000

As manager of The Rolling Stones for most of the Sixties, ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM became almost as famous as the band themselves. Modelling himself on ...

God (Marianne Faithfull) and the Devil (Anita Pallenberg) Talk About Their Ab Fab episode

Interview by David Dalton, Gadfly, 2001

AFTER A six-year break the outrageous Britcom Absolutely Fabulous is back with a new six-part series. The "Donkey" episode airing on the Comedy Channel on ...

The Rolling Stones in Exile

Retrospective by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 2001

THE TWO pre-eminent British bands of the gaudy 1960s marked the grey dawn of the 1970s in very different ways. ...

Tuning the Key of the Universe: Jack Nitzsche Remembered

Profile and Interview by David Dalton, Gadfly, 2001

Jack Nitzsche, who died last August at the age of 63, was a seminal but shadowy figure in rock ’n’ roll since the early '60s. ...

The Backpages Interview: Andrew Loog Oldham

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, January 2001

Last year saw the UK publication of Stoned, a wonderfully insightful film/fashion/music overview of the first Britpop era (1960-1964) by Andrew Loog Oldham, perhaps best ...

Rockumentaries on the Biography Channel

Film/DVD/TV Review by Mark Pringle, Mat Snow, Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2001

Not long ago, any glimpse on the box of a great musician was like catching sight of the lesser spotted grebe – all the lovelier ...

Imaging The Stones: John Van Hamersveld

Book Excerpt by John Van Hamersveld, Rock's Backpages, August 2001

John Van Hamersveld was one of the key poster artists of the psychedelic rock era in Los Angeles. He was also the man to whom ...

The Rolling Stones: Old Gods Almost Dead

Interview by David Dalton, Gadfly, December 2001

David Dalton Talks to Stephen Davis, Author of the First Full-Dress Biography of the Rolling Stones in Twenty Years ...

Cocksucker Blues

Retrospective by Rick McGrath, Ojo, 2002

1972, Unreleased; 95 min, color (no video release). CAST: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Danny Seymour, Bianca Jagger, Tina Turner, ...

Bill Wyman: The Classic Rock Interview

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, 2002

OVER THE COURSE of the last forty years probably more column inches of copy have been dedicated to the cavalier exploits of the Rolling Stones ...

If You Want To Know Anything, Ask Stanley: A Memoir

Memoir by Tina McElroy Ansa, David Sandison, Chris Wohlwend, Rock's Backpages, January 2002

David Sandison handled PR for the Rolling Stones when Stanley Booth went on the road with them in 1969. ...

Rolling Away the Stones: Stanley and I

Essay by Michael Lydon, Rock's Backpages, January 2002

Michael Lydon was the other reporter on the infamous Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of America. This is his recollection of meeting Stanley Booth, and the ...

Rolling Stones: Shattered

Retrospective by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 2002

FEBRUARY 1977. KEITH RICHARDS, SLEEPING like a baby, is being carried around his hotel room in the arms of a Canadian Mountie. There are other ...

The Rolling Stones: The Crowning of King Mick

Retrospective by Chris Salewicz, Sunday Times, October 2002

It is hard to believe that Mick Jagger was once just another Rolling Stone. How did he become an idol? Chris Salewicz, his biographer, tells ...

10 Reasons Why the Rolling Stones Were the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band

Comment by Gary Pig Gold, inmusicwetrust.com, November 2002

I. BRIAN JONES' HAIR ...

The Rolling Stones Play With Fire

Essay by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, November 2002

IF IT'S DIFFICULT to understand the initial impact of The Beatles without understanding the nature of their times and society, it's quite impossible to understand ...

The Rolling Stones: Forty Licks

Review by Mat Snow, MOJO, November 2002

HERE'S AN album with something for everyone. For Virgin/EMI it's a shot at a Beatles 1-style blockbuster to prop up sagging third-quarter figures. For newbies ...

The Rolling Stones: Remasters Series

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, November 2002

IN A ROCK ERA where back catalogue is king, The Rolling Stones have hitherto been ill-served by their servants. Their one-time peers The Beatles have ...

Keith Richards

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, December 2002

ON DECEMBER 18 next year, he'll celebrate, simultaneously, his 60th birthday and 20 years of marriage to Patti Hansen. He's a father of four, and ...

Mick Jagger: Sympathy for the Old Devil

Comment by Charles Shaar Murray, Independent on Sunday, July 2003

"YOU'RE A FUNNY little fella," the gangster played by James Fox tells the reclusive rock star played by Mick Jagger in Donald Cammell and Nicolas ...

The Rolling Stones: Ol' Rubber Lips Isn't Telling...

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Independent, The, August 2003

According to The Rolling Stones (Weidenfeld and Nicholson)The Rolling Stones' history is wild and controversial, full of sex, drugs, bust-ups, scandal and death. Disappointing, then, ...

The Rolling Stones: Alive and Kicking

Book Review by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, August 2003

According To The Rolling Stones edited by Dora Loewenstein, Philip Dodd and Charlie Watts (Weidenfeld £30 pp359) ...

And Sitteth At The Right Hand Of God…

Retrospective by Jonh Ingham, Rock's Backpages, December 2003

Jonh Ingham recalls a night in the presence of Keith Richards, April 1976. ...

The Achievement of Madness: Performance

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2004

PERFORMANCE only gets better with the passing years. A key late ‘60s text, Donald Cammell and Nic Roeg’s film brings two Swinging London worlds together ...

The TAMI Show Remembered

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Los Angeles Times, October 2004

THE ROLLING Stones were there, along with James Brown, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye and more, filmed live before their screaming ...

Rolling Stones: Live Licks

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, January 2005

THEIR SEVENTH concert record, if you’re counting ...

Brian Jones: The Life Of Brian

Retrospective by Carol Clerk, Uncut, February 2005

IT'S CLOSE to midnight on Wednesday, July 2, 1969, and Brian Jones is dead in the deep end of his swimming pool. ...

Skuawk! DVD Pick: The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus

Film/DVD/TV Review by Gary Pig Gold, skuawk.com, February 2005

I THINK WE'RE more than all in agreement here that something very, very special took place during the middle 1960's; a magical, monumental something in ...

The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, November 2005

EIGHT YEARS ON from Bridges To Babylon, the longest ever gap between studio releases, one question begs to be asked: Does anybody really need a ...

Rolling With The Stones: A Backstage Exclusive With Side-Guys Chuck Leavell and Darryl Jones

Interview by Greg Phillips, Australian Musician, June 2006

More than forty years on, the Rolling Stones still pack a mighty mean punch on stage. Sure, nostalgia accounts for much of the electricity they ...

First Effects: Caught by the Fuzz

Retrospective by Matthew Frost, Guitar Buyer, April 2007

In the first part of our new series, Matt Frost takes a trip back to 1965. It's the 27th of May and the Rolling Stones ...

Ronnie Wood

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2007

TO BE A Rolling Stone is a singular occupation. Last autumn, the phone rang at Ronnie Wood's Manhattan lodgings. Hello, it's Hillary Clinton. She said, ...

Exile on Main St: A Season In Hell With The Rolling Stones, By Robert Greenfield (Da Capo Press)

Book Review by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, February 2008

In the summer of 1971, Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg holed up in a villa on the Riviera with the other members of the Rolling ...

The Sounds of Scorsese

Overview by Nick Coleman, Independent, The, March 2008

AS THE VETERAN FILM-MAKER RELEASES HIS CONCERT MOVIE ON THE ROLLING STONES, NICK COLEMAN APPLAUDS A DIRECTOR WHO'S ALWAYS PUT MUSIC AT THE HEART OF ...

The Rolling Stones Shine A Light Concert Film Opens April 4th

Report by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, April 2008

ON APRIL 4th director Martin Scorsese's concert documentary on the Rolling Stones, Shine A Light, was released and distributed in the U.S. by Paramount Classics ...

Merry Clayton on the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' Session

Retrospective and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, 2009

MERRY CLAYTON was born on Christmas Day and a graduate of Jefferson High School's music department then under renowned instructor Sam Browne, in Los Angeles, ...

The Rolling Stones at the Ricky-Tick, January 1963

Memoir by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, April 2009

THE FIRST TIME I hear Cyril Davies blow his harmonica is January 1963 at Leo's Jazz Club in Windsor. As I approach, shoulders hunched against ...

Villa Nellcote: Tommy Weber Arrives at the Rolling Stones' French Stronghold

Book Excerpt by Robert Greenfield, 'A Day in the Life' (Da Capo), July 2009

In this excerpt from his brilliant new A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the '60s, Robert Greenfield ...

More British R&B: The Stones Start, Blues Incorporated Stumble

Retrospective and Interview by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, October 2009

THE FIRST PUBLIC appearance of what would one day be touted as "the greatest rock and roll band in the world" was hardly headline news, ...

The Greatest (Pop TV) Show on Earth: The T.A.M.I. Show, October 1964

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages, March 2010

ON 28 OCTOBER, 1964, the T.A.M.I. Show was recorded at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. T.A.M.I. stood for Television Audience Measurement Index, though ...

The Rolling Stones: Andy Johns on recording Exile On Main St.

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, March 2010

ANDY JOHNS is a world class sound engineer and record producer. On May 18th his work with the Rolling Stones on their 1972 Exile On ...

Bobby Keys: Sax Sideman Extraordinaire

Profile and Interview by Tarquin Campbell, Rock's Backpages, May 2010

LYON, FRANCE. It's the morning after another night of revelry on the Rolling Stones tour of Europe in 1982. The band and entourage convene ...

The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street (Polydor)

Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, May 2010

HAVING DRAWN THE Stones' latest, double album from its unsettling, monochrome sleeve, how long did it take contemporary listeners to realise this wouldn't be business ...

Got Dem Ol' Home Counties Blues Again, Mama: How the Surrey Delta shaped British rock from the early Stones to Led Zeppelin

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, September 2012

RIPLEY... EPSOM... WALLINGTON. The names hardly resonate in the way that Clarksdale or Greenville or Natchez do. Yet in their way these Surrey towns are ...

The Rolling Stones: the greatest rock and roll band in the world? That's a bit rich

Comment by Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph, November 2012

Their latest shows prove the Rolling Stones can still work a crowd, but their music is of a time long gone ...

Everybody Must Get Stoned: Andrew Loog Oldham Speaks

Interview by Paul Trynka, Rock's Backpages, December 2012

ANDREW OLDHAM'S two books of memoirs, Stoned and 2Stoned, are not only vital, entertaining works on the genesis and growth of the Rolling Stones; they ...

A Sweet Tooth for the Stones: 'Brown Sugar'

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Sabotage Times, Summer 2012

GOD IT'S TEDIOUS when ancient hacks wax nostalgic about formative pop memories – memories sacred to them but rarely to their readers. So stop reading ...

Born in Chicago: Butterfield, Bloomfield & the Sixties' Young Turks

Comment by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, April 2013

IS IT JUST ME? Or has anyone else who's seen the PBS special Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live found the whole affair cringe-worthy ...

Keith Richards Interviewed

Interview by Jon Wilde, Sabotage Times, June 2013

Long before Johnny Depp based Captain Jack on him, Keith Richards was just the pirate blues chief of the Rolling Stones. And not averse to ...

The Time We Said Hello: The Day I Met Keith Richards

Book Excerpt by Robert Greenfield, 'Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye' (Da Capo), May 2014

Having been selected to conduct the Rolling Stone interview with Keith Richards in May 1971, the author embarks on a perilous journey to meet his ...

see also Marianne Faithfull

see also Mick Jagger

see also Brian Jones

see also New Barbarians

see also Andrew Loog Oldham

see also Keith Richards

see also Mick Taylor

see also Charlie Watts

see also Ronnie Wood

see also Bill Wyman

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