The Ronnie Wood Band's finale at BluesFest in London next month will include an appearance by Mick Taylor, who held down the guitar-player role in the Rolling Stone before Wood replaced him in 1975. Wood and group will pay tribute to the late Jimmy Reed during their Nov. 1 set at the Royal Albert Hall, where BluesFest runs from Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
Even though Mick Taylor's stint in the Rolling Stones lasted a mere five years, he appeared on the band's classic string of late-'60s/early-'70s albums, including 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main St.' That's more consistent than Brian Jones' and Ron Wood's runs combined. But unlike his more celebrated predecessor and successor, Taylor never seemed to be acce
Guitarist Mick Taylor is widely acknowledged as the most technically accomplished musician ever to perform as one of the Rolling Stones. His tenure in the band saw him play on some of their most important albums, but it was relatively short-lived; he quit the band on Dec. 12, 1974, just prior to the band recording 'Black and Blue.'
Fans can expect a Rolling Stones reunion in London, as Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor have been confirmed as special guests for both the Nov. 25 and Nov. 29 shows at the O2 Arena. The dates are the first on the bands 50 and Counting tour, which includes shows in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Newark, N.J. before year's end.
Whether or not former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor will be included in any real anniversary activities remains to be seen. But this much is certain: Right now, he has the most concert dates in 2012 of any living past or present Stone — a six-night run this month at the Iridium club in Manhattan.