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Rolling Stones Play First Gig Since L’Wren’s Death

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Performances, Rock,

The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones have played their first gig since the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

The "Brown Sugar" hitmakers, also made up of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, resumed their 14 On Fire Tour after giving Mick time to grieve following fashion designer L'Wren's suicide two months ago. They took to the stage in Norway Monday night playing in front of 23,000 people at Oslo's Telenor Arena, the band's first show in the country since 2007.

Speaking before the gig, former Stones member Mick Taylor told The Sun, "We're all looking forward to it but we're a bit nervous. Mainly nervous for Mick," adding, "We need to get the wheels turning again."

But the legendary rockers had nothing to worry as the crowd went wild when Mick launched into "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and the band powered through hits including "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll," "Honky Tonk Woman," "Paint It Black," "Midnight Rambler," "Miss You" and "Gimme Shelter."

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Rolling Stones Postpone Australia Shows

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Concerts / Tours, Gossip, Rock,

Mick Jagger and L'Wren ScottDue to the apparent suicide of Mick Jagger's longtime partner L'Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones have canceled the remainder of their concerts Down Under until further notice.

"The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott... Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement," show promoters stated yesterday.

There is no word yet as to when the band intends to honor the postponed shows, but the notice advised fans to hold onto their tickets: "Information will be made available via rollingstones.com and frontiertouring.com as soon as available."

Jagger had been dating Scott - who was a former model and fashion designer with her own eponymous label - since 2001.

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Mick Jagger Wants to Tour with Rolling Stones Again

Mick JaggerMick Jagger wants to tour with the Rolling Stones again next year.

The 70-year-old singer says the group's gigs at Glastonbury in June and London's Hyde Park in July were "perfect" and a "great ending" to their tour of Europe and North America, marking the band's 50th anniversary, and he was so "blown away" by the performances he wants to hit the road again.

"This summer was really good for us. I feel really happy and I had a really fantastic time in the last year. It was a great ending at Glastonbury and Hyde Park. We were blown away. I'd love to do it again," he said.

Mick's bandmate Keith Richards - who completes the group alongside Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - recently said the "Brown Sugar" hitmakers were keen to do a 60th anniversary tour as well: "I've been hooked on everything once or twice in my life. The one thing I can't kick is playing with the Rolling Stones. All these zeros that keep zooming by ... 30, 40, 50 years. I don't really see any reason why there shouldn't be a 60th. Either that or we croak [die] on the job."

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Keith Richards: Sometimes I Despise Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Keith Richards admits sometimes he "despises" Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones guitarist has opened up about the love/hate relationship he has with the band's singer, which was famously tested in 2010, when he wrote in his autobiography his bandmate has a small penis.

"You've got two very volatile guys who've been through a whole lot of stuff in their life and still somehow manage. Sometimes I despise the man, others, I love that man so much. It's like your brother. I never had one, so he's my brother. That's the way it is, bless his heart," Richards told Esquire.

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Rolling Stones to Release New Film ‘Crossfire Hurricane’

The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are to release a new documentary film called Crossfire Hurricane.

The "Paint it Black" group's incredible adventures from key periods in their career will be shown in the movie right from the early 1960s when they were blues-obsessed teenagers to the release of 1972's seminal Exile On Main Street and up to the present day.

Band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will provide commentaries throughout the film - which will receive a theatrical release in selected cinemas around the UK in October - as will former Stones Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, who was in the band from 1962 to 1993.

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Keith Richards: Rolling Stones Are Rehearsing

Keith RichardsKeith Richards has confirmed the Rolling Stones have started rehearsing again.

The "(I Can't get No) Satisfaction" group - who are also made up of singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts - have returned to the studio for sessions ahead of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

While Keith was reluctant to confirm whether or not the band will go on tour to celebrate the milestone, he admitted being back in the studio with his fellow band members has felt "so good."

"There's things in the works - I think it's definitely happening, But when? I can't say yet. We're playing around with the idea [of a tour] and had a couple of rehearsals - we've got together and it feels so good."

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Jack White to Produce The Rolling Stones?

Jack White with Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsKeith Richards says that "the door is wide open," for Jack White to produce The Rolling Stones.

The legendary "Paint it Black" band's guitarist said they are meeting next month to discuss plans to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and he is keen for them to head to the studio.

"I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I'd love to cut some tracks, yeah," he told Rolling Stone.

When asked if blues renaissance man Jack - a friend of Keith who worked on some demo material with him in 2009 - would produce the new material, he replied, "That's always a possibility. The door is wide open."

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New Rolling Stones Biopic in Production

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Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsA new movie will focus on the tumultuous relationship between The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The film will follow the singer and the guitarist through the volatile period in which they made 1972 double album, Exile on Main Street, in France.

The movie will be made by Richard Branson's Virgin Produced, and be based on Robert Greenfield's 2008 book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell.

"It wasn't a great environment for, like, breathing. It was very Hitleresque - the last days of Berlin sort of thing," Keith said, speaking previously about making the record

Brandon and Phil Murphy - who are currently working on a Steve McQueen project for Sony - will write the screenplay while Jason Felts will serve as producer. Casting has not yet begun on the film.

It has previously been revealed The Rolling Stones will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an authorised documentary which will trace their history from their formation in 1962 to the current day. "For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones. The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavour of the iconic rock band," director Brett Morgen said in a statement.

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The Rolling Stones Heading Back to Studio

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The Rolling Stones are heading into the studio later this month. Guitarist Ronnie Wood said the group - which also includes singer Mick Jagger, lead guitarist Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts - will be meeting up to "throw some ideas around," ahead of a planned celebration of the group's 50th anniversary next year.

"It's like working out for the Olympics or something. You've got to go into training. So we're going to go into training," he said, talking about preparations for the band to play again.

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards End Feud

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have ended their feud.

The legendary front man and guitarist of The Rolling Stones had fallen out over claims Keith made in his autobiography - including that his bandmate had a small manhood - but have settled their differences in time for the band to stage a huge 50th anniversary tour next year.

"Looking back at any career you are bound to recall both the highs and the lows. In the 1980s, for instance, Keith and I were not communicating very well. I got very involved with the business side of the Stones, mainly because I felt no one else was interested. But it's plain now from the book that Keith felt excluded, which is a pity. Time, I reckon, to move on," Mick, 68, told Rolling Stone magazine.

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