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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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Mumford and Sons: Glastonbury Is a Risk

Mumford & SonsMumford and Sons aren't sure they can compete with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury and admit the festival appearance is a big "risk."

The "I Will Wait" band see headlining the world renowned event as the biggest "gamble" they've ever taken, and aren't sure if they can live up to the legacy of their co-headliners - who have been touring for 50 years.

"It's a really huge deal to headline Glastonbury; we're a young band with only two records behind us. This summer is probably the biggest risk we've ever taken," frontman Marcus Mumford said.

Banjo player Winston Marshall added, "I've seen The Stones play for three hours and the crowd knew every song. It's what you want in a headline slot at a festival. I'm scared because it feels like a gamble. We don't know if we've earned it yet or not."

Bass player Ted Dwayne also admits he's getting nervous in the run up to their closing festival slot on Sunday June 30: "The other night was the first time I visualized the [main] Pyramid Stage in my head. I hadn't made that connection before, and it actually real, it's really, really scary."

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Katy Perry Joins Rolling Stones in Las Vegas

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Katy Perry and the Rolling StonesKaty Perry performed with the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The "Part Of Me" hitmaker took to the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena with the legendary rockers as part of their 50 and Counting tour, wowing the crowds with a duet alongside frontman Sir Mick Jagger to their track "Beast of Burden" from hit record Some Girls.

Shortly after the gig, an excited Katy took to her Twitter to share her delight with fans: "Yes, I just did gyrated on Mick Jagger. WHAT?! #Stones50 (sic)"

The band - made up of Mick, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - were also joined by their former member Mick Taylor and the quartet looked back on the night's antics with a series of tweets and photos. "Tonight the Rolling Stones rocked Las Vegas! They were joined by Katy Perry for Beast Of Burden and Mick Taylor for Midnight Rambler and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #stones50 (sic)" one wrote.

Katy's appearance follows a string of big names who have surprised the audience by turning up with the rockers.

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Lady Gaga to Perform with Rolling Stones

Lay Gaga and Mick Jagger

Lady Gaga will join The Rolling Stones on stage in New Jersey. The "Bad Romance" hitmaker, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys will perform with the veteran rockers at their final 50 and Counting show at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, and the "Brown Sugar" stars are very "excited" at the prospect.

"We're excited these extraordinary artists, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys, have agreed to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary as we share the night live with our fans all over the world. Now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together," The Rolling Stones said in a statement.

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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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The Rolling Stones Face Huge Fine

The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are facing a $320,000 fine because their gig at London's O2 on Sunday was 35 minutes too long.

The veteran rockers - made up of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - were playing the first of their historic 50 and Counting shows and were meant to finish at 10:30pm. However, they defied local council rules and thrilled the 20,000-strong crowd by continuing to play encores until 11:05pm, meaning they will be given a huge fine.

"It means a big fine - but the guys just do their thing. There wasn't a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. 'I want to go home,'" their agent Bernard Doherty told The Sun.

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Rolling Stones to Headline Glastonbury?

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The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones may headline Glastonbury next year.

The "Brown Sugar" group are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013 with a series of concerts, and are rumored to be topping the bill at the iconic British festival, one of the largest music events in Europe.

"The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute. [Organizer] Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people. It would be a massive coup to get the band playing Glasto on what could be their last round of live dates. Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it," a source told The Sun.

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The Rolling Stones Release Greatest Hits Album

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The Rolling Stones 'GRRR!' album coverThe Rolling Stones are releasing a new greatest hits compilation.

The rock legends will celebrate their 50th anniversary with new album GRRR!, which spans all five decades of their career and will also feature two hotly-anticipated new tracks called "Gloom And Doom" and "One Last Shot," which the band recently recorded in Paris. The brand new tracks mark the first time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have all recorded together since the A Bigger Bang album in 2005.

GRRR! will be available in several formats including a three-CD 50 track version featuring 50 tracks, and a four-CD super-deluxe version compiling a massive 80 hits.

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