They’ve been called the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World, and for good reason: Nobody has done it better, and for as long, as the Rolling Stones. They started out as a British blues band that copied their American R&B idols but quickly evolved into one of the ‘60s’ most important groups. By the end of the decade they were in the middle of a hot streak that included many of the best albums ever made. Even after their 1972 double-album masterpiece ‘Exile on Main St.’ almost ripped them apart, they rebounded with two more classics, 1978’s ‘Some Girls’ and 1981’s ‘Tattoo You.’ In 2013 they embarked on a 50th-anniversary tour, showing they still rank among the greats.
Selected Discography: ‘Exile on Main St.’ (1972), ‘Beggars Banquet’ (1968), ‘Let It Bleed’ (1969)
As the Beatles were getting set to conquer America, the group that would be considered their most serious competition was ust getting started. On Jan. 17. 1964, the Rolling Stones released their self-titled debut EP.
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 succes
To celebrate the fact that the recent Rolling Stones documentary 'Charlie Is My Darling' has been nominated for a Grammy Award, the soundtrack to the film is being made available as a digital-only release on Jan. 21.
As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan. On Jan. 15, 1967, The Stones were all set to grace the Sullivan stage for their fourth appearance when they ran into a snag.
The Rolling Stones may have publicly celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2012, but according to guitarist Keith Richards, the band members themselves count January 2013 as their real anniversary. That's because that month, Charlie Watts officially joined the Stones, and he has been a mainstay of the group ever since.
We've all been disappointed by a late-period record by one of our favorite bands, and to one extent or another, we've all engaged in an endless debate over whether it's better to burn out or fade away. For Buzz Osborne of the Melvins, the answer is neither; creativity takes effort, and he expects great artists to keep trying.
Current members of Guns N' Roses and the Rolling Stones form the nucleus of a new group called Dead Daisies, which just concluded an Israeli tour. A EP of new band-written material is also in the works.
The Rolling Stones had one heck of a decade in the '70s. They started with one of their all-time greats -- 1971's 'Sticky Fingers' -- and then ended it with another classic, 1978's 'Some Girls.' The latter record helped save the band after a few years of roc
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