“Ev’rywhere I hear the sound Of marching charging feet, boy ‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right For fighting in the street, boy Well now, what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock n’ roll band? ‘Cause in sleepy London town There’s just no place for a street fighting man, […]
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Keith Richards is joined in this classic rock interview by Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and former Faces keyboard player the late Ian McLagan who played on this Rolling Stones #1 Billboard album and single (“Miss You”).
In 1965 when Newsweek described the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” as “…the five notes that shook the world…”, maybe it should have included an asterisk, “*Except Cuba”…
“You live long enough and you all will get there. If you’re lucky, ” chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when we first heard “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” on […]
“They were pretty normal, actually, for a rock’n’roll band,” says Mick Taylor laconically In the Studio, who at the age of 21 replaced Rolling Stones founding guitarist Brian Jones in July 1969 in front an estimated quarter million fans in London’s Hyde Park. “Even though they were incredibly popular and had lots of hit records, […]
Proving to the whole world that day to be anything other than “Helpless”, Neil Young and a cast of a hundred thousand in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium joined a similar group in London’s Wembley Stadium via satellite, and an estimated 1.4 billion viewing and listening worldwide, to raise money and awareness for starving residents of Ethiopia, Sudan, and sub-Saharan Africa on July 13, 1985 for Live Aid 35th anniversary.
Normally we reserve this feature to live performances that have been recorded and/or produced by Redbeard, but we make an exception here for several reasons. First, it is the Rolling Stones on their “Fifty (and Counting…) ” tour which is unprecedented for a rock and roll band. Additionally, the London Hyde Park performances of 6 […]
When interviewing Keith Richards in early January 1989 ostensibly about his solo album Talk is Cheap, I was repeatedly reminded by his delightful publicist Jane Rose not to ask about the 900 pound gorilla in the studio: the Rolling Stones, and Richards’ long and very public estrangement from Mick Jagger then which had rendered the band […]
In February 1973 when Alice Cooper’s sixth album “Billion Dollar Babies” went #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke’s on us…
With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John “J.” Geils, it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the ’70s. Music writers loved this Boston-based jump blues band for several reasons, not least of which […]