Fifty years rolling on, and there are still many mysteries to the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger's fear of being seen as yesterday's papers, the death of Brian Jones, and top of the list, the resistance of releasing the tons of great stuff stashed in their archives! Over the years, the band have occasionally reached into their past to resurrect old songs. Much of 'Tattoo You,' in fact, dates back to the early-to-mid-'70s, and current Stones bassist Daryl Jones boasted about some good material from his 20-year tenure in the band that never made it to the public.
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 before the Stones recorded 'Black and Blue.'
It's hard to believe, but it's been twenty-one years since Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones. The bassist had reached a point where he wanted to make a change. In a 2008 interview with the U.K. Telegraph he talked about that fateful decision in Dec. 1992, and expressed his frustration with the Stones.
Albums by Chicago, George Harrison, Neil Young and U2 will join songs by the Rolling Stones and War in the Grammy Hall of Fame next year. Creedence Clearwater Revival will have both an album (1970's 'Cosmo's Factory') and a single (1969's 'Fortunate Son') inducted as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
The Rolling Stones' classic album 'Beggars Banquet' is now 45 years old. To commemorate this big event, Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm have teamed up with ABKCO and Fender to give one lucky winner a limited-edition 'Beggars Banquet' guitar and vinyl prize pack