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The Rolling Stones

50 YEARS

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

Fifty years ago today, The Rolling Stones played their first gig at London's Marquee Jazz Club. On that night, the newly minted Rolling Stones feature...

Amazing Playlists From A Legend Who Worked With Dylan And The Stones

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Al Kooper was like a sonic roommate during my freshman year at a small university in a Pennsylvania town with a population under 5,000. My actual roommate was a very nice guy who never said anything. Meaningful contact with attractive females was out of the question for a shy frosh, so I spent my free hours under the headphones with the Blues Project, of which he was a key member.

Attention Justin Bieber: Singers Who Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Career Longevity

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

There are a boatload of artists who play to packed venues in the here and now. It's rare that pop singers, country singers -- or any genre of artists for that matter -- have a long shelf life when it comes to maintaining a high-profile career.

Are The Rolling Stones Breaking Up?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment

Are The Rolling Stones calling it quits after next summer's Glastonbury Festival? According to The Mirror, the band is set to retire from live perform...

The Surprising Story Behind The Rolling Stones' Greatest Hit

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

On this day in 1965, British rockers The Rolling Stones released their seminal hit, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The single became their first No....

Obama's Mick Jagger Impression

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment

According to a new biography by David Maraniss, Barack Obama was a big music fan in his college years. Barry -- as he was then known -- often played J...

Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Posted 05.29.2012 | Home

The Rolling Stones were born in June of 1962 when childhood friends Mick and Keith responded to an ad placed by then-guitarist Brian Jones in Jazz New...

PHOTOS: New Rolling Stones Book Reveals 'All The Crazy Stuff'

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

This year marks the Stones 50th Anniversary. While Keith Richards said that there probably wouldn't be a 50th anniversary tour, tickets have allegedly gone on sale for a September 1 show in Berlin. In that same spirit, LIFE books has come out with a book on the Stones.

You Tell Us: When Did The Spirit Of The '60s End?

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

Last week James Franco wrote an anecdotal piece on his experience watching "Gimme Shelter," a film by the Maysles Brothers that involved coverage of t...

BACKSTAGE PASS: Mick Taylor... a Stone Rolls on

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

Mick Taylor is a somewhat tortured survivor of the Rolling Stones mania which has engulfed the younger generation -- now the older generation -- and generations in between, for decades. But a survivor he most certainly is.

Gimme Some Shelter

James Franco | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

What had started as a concert film about the Rolling Stones, a follow-up of sorts to the Maysles' The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, turned into a Zapruder-like document that sounded the death knell for the flower power of the 1960s.

The Highest Pass and Songs of a Lifetime: Conversations With Jon Anderson and Greg Lake

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Ronnie Wood Apologizes To Rolling Stones Fans

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment

Earlier this month, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood reportedly told the media that The Stones would head back to the recording studio soon "to ju...

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March and Its Afterlife Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Foals, The Ides of March, Nico, Iggy Pop, The Hives, Ed Harcourt, The Cloud Room and more.

Rolling Stones Don't Attend Their Own Tribute Show

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.15.2012 | Entertainment

The Rolling Stones were honored at Carnegie Hall Tuesday night with an all-star tribute show that featured nearly two dozen artists -- from Art Garfun...

Music Unites: Empowering, Inspiring and Uniting NYC High School Students Through the Power of Music

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

The arts and music education is always the first to go during budget cuts. As cutbacks continue, there is a greater need for music non-profit organizations like Music Unites.

The Best of Rock 'n' Roll on Film

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For social gatherings at home built around screening movies, outstanding rock documentaries and concert films are virtually guaranteed crowd pleasers, particularly if your home theater set-up includes a quality sound system.

Man or Muppet: Oscar's Outasight, Plus Chatting With Jack DeJohnette, Frank Filipetti & Chris Lord-Alge

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Prior to The Oscars' embracing Outasight's "Tonight Is The Night" -- well, not with an award but with broadcast muscle -- the single had airplay on over 115 Top 40 radio stations, sales of over 530,000 copies, over 18,000 daily streams on Spotify, and over 5 million views on YouTube.

"Hell No (I'm Not Alright")": A Nanci Griffith Video, Plus Conversations With Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Adam Arcuragi

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Intersection's first single, "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)," is Nanci Griffith's ode to the Occupy movements, expressing the frustration felt over economics, politics as usual and beyond.

Need a Miracle?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Recently, I found myself on Google doing some "research." I was having a particularly bad night and typed in the following: "I need a miracle." To my surprise, I immediately found several websites that offered to pray for miracles for free!

Music Plus Film = Martin Scorsese: A Playlist For the Critics' Choice

David Wild | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Growing up watching Scorsese movies was like attending an open master class on how these two intimately connected art forms can work together at their very best.

Christmas Meets Politics: Chatting With Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French and The Mavericks' Raul Malo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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I'll Miss You Dobie Gray, Plus Chatting With MTV World Exec Nusrat Durrani

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

At first, I wanted to write an obituary for my friend Dobie Gray who passed away last week after losing his battle with cancer. Instead, I decided to share a few mainly professional memories of the man who introduced amazing hits into pop culture.

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.