On April 8, 1998, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was rescued by paparazzi from a yacht fire. Seems the legendary guitarist was out on a boat trip near Brazil, as another boat of paparazzi was on the chase behind to try and score some candid photos. As the otherwise mellow excursion proceeded, Wood's boat suddenly burst into flames.
It didn't seem right that the Rolling Stones were only going to play nine shows in North America on their 2013 '50 and Counting' tour. However, shortly after the exclusive pre-sale for certain credit card holder began on Friday (April 5), the band announced that, due to popular demand, they were playing another three dates.
If anyone should know that you can't always get what you want, it should be the legendary Rolling Stones. Two weeks ago, the group announced that they would be serving as one of the headliners for the Glastonbury Festival. Not everyone in the Stones camp is pleased with this plan, however.
Tom Petty once sang, "The waiting is the hardest part." Presumably, Petty was referring to nearly a year's worth of teasing by the Rolling Stones on whether or not they would launch another full-scale tour. However, it would appear that we will only have to wait a few more days to learn all the information.
The Rolling Stones -- like so many other great groups that got their start in the '60s -- began as a cover band, working through rock, blues and R&B favorites. Their first few albums consisted almost entirely of cover songs. As