In stores this week is GRRR!, a career-spanning greatest hits set by The Rolling Stones. There are several versions of the collection available, including the 80-track “Super Deluxe” version. But with 50 years under their collective belt, even 80 songs doesn’t seem enough. Here, we suggest a couple of other great Stones songs that could make it an even 100 (and there’d still be songs missing).
At their two Paris gigs, the Stones stuck with some of the classics: “It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It),” “Miss You,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Start Me Up,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Brown Sugar” all made both shows, as did their new song “Doom and Gloom.” Last night’s gig added some other deep cuts, including “All Down The Line” from 1972’s Exile On Main Street, and “You Got Me Rockin'” from 1994’s Voodoo Lounge. But we have some requests for the band when they hit the arenas.
The Stones, who still have the pull to play the world’s largest venues, have always liked to hit the clubs. They started as a club band in London, after all. Here’s a list of some of their smaller shows through the years.
The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a photo book, HBO documentary and what everyone was hoping for; reunion shows. The band recently spoke with Rolling Stone magazine about the anniversary and upcoming shows for a feature that will be published in the November 8th issue. Before you get your hands on it and sit down for a lengthy read, here are five points you need to know about.
The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that they will release “Doom And Gloom,” one of the two new songs from their upcoming career-spanning collection, GRRR!, this Thursday on iTunes. The song will premiere on England’s BBC Radio 2 and will be available for download after that. The group also released the tracklisting from GRRR!.
“Things Started Happening”: The Rolling Stones Release Trailer For “Crossfire Hurricane” Documentary
The Rolling Stones have released a minute-long trailer for Crossfire Hurricane, their long-in-the-works documentary. Starting with footage of the band being interviewed for a U.S. television show, the host asks how their second U.S. tour was going, Mick Jagger replies, “Things started happening.”
The Rolling Stones have two new songs, and they’ll be available on a new collection called “GRRR!,” due out on November 13. “Gloom And Doom” and “One Last Shot” were recorded at their recent sessions in Paris, France.
On the heels of rumors that the Rolling Stones will play shows in Brooklyn and London this November comes the announcement that their HBO documentary will debut the same month.
Rolling Stones fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the band’s much-talked-about 50th anniversary tour. And while there’s still no actual news about it, Billboard Biz has a report — cited simply to “a source” — which if true, would mean the Stones may play some dates within three months.
Sometimes they do cool things, such as being the first band to webcast a live concert in the mid-1990s. Other times, not so much.