Who is Bianca Jagger? Rolling Stones’ singer Mick’s ex-wife and human rights advocate

BIANCA Jagger is a former actress and activist famed for being married to the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger. But there’s much more to Bianca than meets the eye, here’s everything you need to know about the star… Who is Bianca Jagger? Bianca Jagger was born in Managua, Nicaragua on May 2, 1945 and is now 72 years old. She received a scholarship to study political science in France at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. Her career centred around her charitable work and some work as an actress. In the 1970s and early 1980s, she had a reputation as a jet-setter, who was associated with legendary New York City's nightclub Studio 54. She also became known for being mates with pop artist Andy Warhol. Bianca has two granddaughters, Assisi Lola and Amba Isis, she is also a great-grandmother. When was Bianca Jagger married to Mick? Bianca met Mick at a party following a Rolling Stones gig in September 1970 in France. By May, 1971 she was four months pregnant and they married in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. She gave birth to their only daughter, Jade,  in Paris in October 1971. Bianca stayed married to Mick until May 1978, although she later said: “My marriage ended on my wedding day.” She filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery with model Jerry Hall. What does Bianca Jagger do now? Bianca heads up the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, which she has run since the Seventies. She is now primarily known for being a human right’s activist and is regularly seen on marches or speaking out on various issues - such as abolishing the death penalty and climate change. In 2016, Bianca was asked what she would like her legacy to be and she replied: “I hope I was able to make a difference. That’s all we can hope for. That I can look back and say I tried.” Ed Sheeran joins The Rolling Stones on stage Continue Reading

Rolling Stones’ first trip to S.A. was a disaster

By Hector Saldana Updated 11:49 am, Sunday, June 4, 2017 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-35', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 35', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-40', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 40', target_type: 'mix' }); Continue Reading

Brazil mocks Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger for World Cup picks

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger can't get no soccer satisfaction. In what's becoming something of a modern World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every team the 70-year-old rock star supports with an eye at mocking him for apparently casting bad spells on his picks. Italy was the latest victim of what local media have taken to calling Jagger's "pe frio" - a term describing the bad luck that he brings teams that translates literally as "cold foot." At a concert in Rome on Saturday night, Jagger predicted to 70,000 fans that four-time World Cup champion Italy would pull off a clutch victory over Uruguay to advance to the knockout phase. The Italians lost 1-0 Tuesday and were headed home after the tournament's first round. At a show in Lisbon in May, the singer predicted that Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, the game's top player heading into the World Cup, would win it all at the monthlong tournament in Brazil. Portugal is on the brink of elimination after failing to win in its first two group matches. Earlier in the World Cup, Jagger suffered some good-hearted ridicule after taking to Twitter on June 19 to urge on his native England in a game, also with Uruguay. "Let's go England! This is the one to win!!," he wrote. England lost. While Brazilians may laugh at Jagger, they love his music. The Stones' 2006 concert on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro drew an estimated 1 million people, a lot more than the 20,000 or so that pack the beach now to watch World Cup games on a giant screen. Jagger also loves Brazilians, having fathered one 15 years ago with former Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez. Brazilians' obsession with Jagger's soccer insights, or lack thereof, began four years ago at the World Cup in South Africa. Searching for an explanation for their country's stunning quarterfinal loss to the Netherlands, Brazil's fans settled on Jagger, who showed up at the stadium accompanying his son dressed in a Brazilian Continue Reading

Rolling Stones bring ‘Exhibitionism’ to NYC

The band’s 1969 stand at storied Manhattan arena Madison Square Garden was captured in both the 1970 live album “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert” and in the documentary “Gimme Shelter.”In later years, they rode a flatbed truck down Fifth Avenue to announce their 1975 tour, towered over the city’s skyline in David Fincher’s 1994 video for the band’s “Love is Strong” and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in a Cadillac to announce their 1997 “Bridges to Babylon” tour.Now, they’re unveiling their epic history in New York City.“Exhibitionism,” a career-spanning museum show, is on display through March 12, 2017, at Industria, 775 Washington St. in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood for its North American debut. INSIDE:  5 must-sees at the Rolling Stones' "Exhibitionism"Presented by logistics company DHL, created and produced by iEC Exhibitions! and curated by Ileen Gallagher, the project was developed with the participation of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood.The show features more than 500 items, such as instruments, clothing, lyric books, previously unseen film and photos — as well as innovative components like an interactive recording studio and re-creations of environments, including a typical backstage area and the London apartment Jagger and Richards shared with Brian Jones in 1962.“It’s not like walking into your typical museum,” said Gallagher. “It’s kind of this hybrid that I think audiences will hopefully react to very positively.” LOOKING FORWARD:  Count Basie Theatre nears expansion goalSpotlighting the Stones with a museum exhibition feels particularly appropriate. While they have honed a signature scrappy rock ’n’ roll sound over the decades, they also have spent that time carefully crafting the imagery that has become so Continue Reading

HEAR IT: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Doom and Gloom’ is booming new single

The Rolling Stones will not fade away. Fifty years after forming, the band released a brand new song Thursday, titled “Doom and Gloom.” It will appear, along with another new cut, “One More Shot,” on a 50-song best-of CD, “GRRR!,” out Nov. 13. The song marks the first time the prime remaining Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood) have made a studio recording in seven years. They last released a CD in 2005, “A Bigger Bang.” The new single hinges on an archetypal Keith Richards riff, with a bit of “Gimme Shelter” menace and a dash of “Start Me Up” verve. Of course, it’s just a dash. The guitar work in “Doom and Gloom” isn’t likely to unseat classics like “Brown Sugar” or “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” in the band’s pantheon. Either way, Jagger’s lyric merits attention. It starts with a dream that sounds like Mick’s 19th nervous breakdown. He’s piloting a plane filled with drunken louts, which crash lands in a field of zombies. It’s up to Jagger to kill the undead and find his way to light. Therapists will have a field day with this one. Might the drunks be dream-world exaggerations of the other band members, and the zombies the fans? It’s hard to say. Regardless, the song’s subtext seems to speak directly to the skepticism that may greet a Stones song and tour at this point. In the single, Jagger finds himself surrounded by cynics spewing “Doom and Gloom.” All this hasn’t stopped the band from planning to play live. Though they’ve yet to confirm it, reports have them performing two shows in London and two at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A source told The News the Barclays shows will take place Dec. 6-8. Stay tuned. [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

That was no Oldchella: Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan show why time is on their side at Desert Trip

The Rolling Stones were midway through rocking the cross-generational masses at Empire Polo Club on the opening day of Desert Trip, a music festival bringing together no fewer than six of the most iconic figures in the history of rock and roll, when Mick Jagger playfully welcomed the crowd to "the Palm Springs retirement home for genteel musicians."It was a brilliantly Jaggeresque nod and a wink to the snarky re-branding of Desert Trip on social media and elsewhere as Oldchella. And then he went back to doing what he does best every time he takes the boys back on the road – proving that time, as it turns out, is still on their side.Let's face it, if you need your Rolling Stones to look the way they did in 1968 – or even in the video to "Miss You" 10 years later – that's not gonna happen, nor is it a realistic expectation. They look older now, from the lines in their faces to Keith Richards' mess of white hair sprouting from the top of that unflattering bandana, although Jagger at 73 should be an inspiration to us all that there are things called gyms that you can go to and maybe still not be as fit as he is but it couldn't hurt to try.He worked the stage like the Jagger of legend and sounded amazing from the time they hit the stage to the opening riff of "Start Me Up." The reason these guys get away with labeling themselves the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band is because the cockiness it takes to run with that informs their every move. That's why it feels like such a quintessential rock and roll experience. They own that stage because they know they do. And it translates to the back rows of the biggest venues.The Stones are down to four core members as they have been since Bill Wyman left the fold. Three originals – Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts – are joined by Ronnie Wood, the newest member of the inner circle, who signed on just in time to play on Continue Reading

Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood’s art exhibit opens in New York

Rolling Stone fans know Ronnie Wood works wonders with a guitar. Few are aware he’s also great with a paintbrush. The legendary rocker and bad boy is a renowned visual artist, having painted portraits of famous friends like Jack Nicholson and Slash. A chunk of his work can be seen in the exhibit “Faces, Time and Places,” opening Monday at 498 Broome St. in SoHo. Wood, 64, has even drawn his fellow Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, who were once among his toughest critics. “Well, Keith being an artist, and Charlie, they were kind of, ‘Oh, you’ve done it wrong, you’ve overworked it, blah blah blah,’” Wood tells the Daily News. “That was in the old days. But now they’ve kind of owned up to, ‘Wow, you’re pretty good.’” They’re not the only ones who think so. English art critic Brian Sewell and English artist and collector Damien Hirst are among his fans. “I have studios in all my houses,” Wood says. “I’m sitting in Holland Park in London in one of my studios now and it’s all decked out with stuff that Damien Hirst got me when I came out of rehab. “There are brushes, easels, canvases, paints, aprons, first aid kits, eyewash, everything,” he adds. “He managed to supply me with enough stuff for an art college. He said, ‘Come on, you’ve got no excuse now.’ So I’ve been painting up a storm for the last few years.” The art exhibit, presented by the Symbolic Collection, is timed with Wood’s second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 14 for his other band, the Faces. He was previously honored in 1989 with the Rolling Stones. “I’ll be more coherent this time because I was drinking last time and it all went in a mush,” Wood admits. “It was a bit of a, ‘What was that? Wow, that was great fun. But I Continue Reading

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fuel new bio on Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner

Jann Wenner really hates the new biography about him and, well, it’s easy to see why. Joe Hagan’s explosive, exhaustively reported Sticky Fingers (Knopf, 511 pp., ★★★½ out of four) is an admiring, often affectionate but ultimately unflattering portrait of the brash Rolling Stone co-founder with the chutzpah to appropriate the Bob Dylan song and the Rolling Stones’ name, then bypass them both for the rock ‘n’ roll magazine’s first cover in 1967.The book’s dishy back story is already media legend: Wenner, 71, handpicked Hagan, a former Rolling Stone contributor, to write his life story, opening up access that would make any biographer salivate. Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and more sat down for interviews with Hagan at Wenner’s behest — and with his encouragement to share everything.From all evidence, Hagan got quite an earful: The two are no longer on speaking terms, and Wenner has sniffily dismissed the remarkably well-written finished product as something “deeply flawed and tawdry.” It’s an uncomfortably abrupt parting of ways that’s played out again and again throughout Wenner’s 50-year career. Sticky Fingers opens with one of those jaw-dropping, casually recounted moments of rock history that are sprinkled throughout. The journalist and his then-wife Jane find themselves in a San Francisco movie theater in 1970, taking in Let It Be with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who are seeing it for the first time.With the enormity of the band's breakup weighing heavily on Lennon’s mind, he begins weeping as The Beatles’ Apple Records rooftop concert unspools. It’s an astonishing scene, one that’s completely undercut nine months later when Wenner coolly publishes Lennon’s two-part Rolling Stone interview as a book — despite John’s objections.They Continue Reading

Rolling Stones announce two-month U.S. tour that will skip New York City and hit Indiana despite talk of boycott

Sympathy for the devils? The Rolling Stones will play a high-profile gig in Indiana, which has been targeted for boycotts over a controversial “religious freedom” law, the band revealed as it released the dates for a two-month U.S. tour this spring and summer. The band made no mention of the Indiana controversy. "We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer," Stones frontman Mick Jagger said in a statement. "We look forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs." The 15 city North American tour kicks off in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park and ends at Quebec's Le Festival on July 15. The world’s greatest rock and roll band currently does not have a New York concert on the schedule. But the Stones’s “Zip Code” tour will hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4 — a concert that will likely provoke controversy in light of the state’s law that opponents say allows businesses to discriminate against gays. The just-announced dates represent the first stadium-level shows by the Stones since the 2005-7 "A Bigger Bang" roadshow. The band last played in our area in December of 2012 as part of a 50th anniversary tour. Tickets for the new shows go on sale Monday, April 13 at rollingstones.com. American Express cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public, starting Wednesday, April 8. The North American tour will coincide with a special re-release of the band's classic 1971 album, "Sticky Fingers." The new edition, out May 26, will boast unreleased studio outtakes from the original Muscle Shoals sessions, as well as live performance from that era. The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour dates: May 24: San Diego May 30: Columbus, OH June 3: Minneapolis June 6: Dallas June 9: Atlanta June 12: Orlando June 17: Nashville June 20: Continue Reading

Mick Jagger remembers late girlfriend L’Wren Scott on what would have been her 51st birthday

Mick Jagger started up some emotion Tuesday with a Twitter tribute to his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones frontman posted a gorgeous black and white photo of the leggy model-turned-designer to mark what would have been her 51st birthday. “Remembering L’Wren on her birthday,” Jagger, 71, wrote in the caption, giving photo credit to French businessman and photographer Jean Pigozzi. Jagger’s lover for more than a decade, Scott hanged herself in her Chelsea apartment on March 17, 2014, while the “Start Me Up” singer was overseas preparing for seven concerts in Australia and New Zealand. The Stones shuttered the Australian tour in the wake of her shocking death as Jagger raced back to Los Angeles for her funeral. He later split her ashes with Scott’s brother Randy Bambrough, the brother told the Daily News. The Stones eventually sought insurance coverage for the cancelled shows, arguing there was no way to predict Scott’s suicide or the resulting grief spiral that led Jagger’s doctor to diagnose him with “acute traumatic stress disorder.” The underwriters initially fought back, suggesting Scott had a history of depression, but the case settled. Jagger also caught some flack for getting cozy with New York-based ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, 27, several months after Scott’s death, but Scott’s brother gave the aging rocker shelter in a statement to The News last year. “I continue to have a very warm relationship with Mick and have never questioned his love for L’Wren and how important she was in his life,” Bambrough told The News. He shot down speculation that Hamrick had enough of a toehold with the singer in March 2014 to play a part in his sister’s death. “Usually I ignore these stories, but to suggest that my sister Continue Reading