Stones Squash Rumors Of Retirement

[lastfm]The Rollings Stones [/lastfm]have been all over the news with their recent box set madness, reissues out the wahzoo, and book tours. Where are the guitars? Which hotels are they throwing televisions out of? What rock stars are they kickin’ it backstage with? It seems the quintessential 60’s rock band have long-forgotten their promise to their fans – “We Will Rock ‘Til We Drop!”

Sure it’s gotta be tough being a rock star approaching 70. With Mick and Keith trading blows back and forth, it’s an unsettling time for any Rolling Stones fan. When we crashed that baby shower over the weekend, we overheard Linda’s grandma say she thinks The Stones have run their course. Of course that was after four whiskey-prune juices, so what does she know.

Ronnie Wood took time away from his gallery opening and promised fans the band has no intention of retiring. He announced they would play as long as possible, or til the Apocalypse comes around. So we get to see them play for 14 more months? Rock on!

Let’s take a look at a classic Stones concert. Maybe this will inspire some stage time!

[Source: Music-News]

  • Barry Levene

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    The name Jimi Hendrix conjures up some of the most colourful and wildest moments that the sixties produced. Hendrix arrived, he conquered and took the music world by storm, got inside your head and went onto the great gig in the sky – all by the age of 27.

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience , left you in no doubt that it was exactly that – an experience.

    A trio of musicians who came together from both sides of the Atlantic and found common ground, fame and for one third of the group not very much fortune.

    For Noel Redding the bass player in the group the experience was not to be forgotten. Since the death of Hendrix 40 years ago, much as been documented about him and the group.

    Looking back to the sixties and you could be thinking you are on another planet. Any history relating to that period is taken up with music and culture. The Jimi Hendrix Experience played

    it’s part.

    Making a timely appearance is a DVD that is being put out by Discs International, containing a never before seen interview with Noel Redding recorded at his home in Ireland in 1988.

    It makes fascinating viewing. All the years of seeing film of them in concert and photographs of Hendrix, Redding and Mitchell, you find yourself sitting in a living room not with just a legend – but an ordinary guy talking about his early days with the group. No rock star here, no pretentious name dropping, just plain talking. Listening to him you are left wondering how they made it to top.

    I asked producer Will Scally who had the foresight to record this interview how it all came about.

    “ I had known and been friends with Noel for many years and always found him a very upfront, straightforward guy. We often spoke about doing an interview, he wanted to speak about the band, money, drugs and the death of Hendrix and much more – even speaking about the possibility of Hendrix being murdered. He was on good form that day and wanted to record this for posterity.

    Sadly Noel Redding died back in 2003 aged 57

    For those interested in Hendrix, Redding and the history of sixties rock music this rare visual documentary should not be missed. The Redding Experience Release date

    NOVEMBER 2010.

    Barry Levene

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