The Rolling Stones announce first UK tour in five years

The Rolling Stones have announced their first tour on home turf in five years. The 'Satisfaction' hitmakers - Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - will rock stadiums in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff this summer, as part of the second leg of their hugely popular 'No Filter Tour'. The run includes two stops in the British capital at London Stadium on May 22, and Twickenham Stadium on June 19. The last time the 'Paint It Black' stars were on UK waters was for their iconic performance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. The legendary group - who released Grammy-winning covers record 'Blue & Lonesome' in 2016 - also sold out two unforgettable nights at London's Hyde Park, 44 years after they played the landmark location for free. Guitarist Keith said: "It's such a joy to play with this band there's no stopping us, we're only just getting started really." Frontman Jagger said: ''This part of the 'No Filter' tour is really special for the Stones. We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the UK and Ireland. "It's always exhilarating going to cities we haven't played for quite a while and also some new venues for us like Old Trafford and The London Stadium.'' Drummer Charlie said: "The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together. The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts." Bassist and rhythm guitarist Ronnie added: "When I look out at the sea of people when we play all I can see is smiles. It's heart-warming and I'm glad we make people happy. Music makes me happy, and it makes them happy ... its infectious." Tickets for the shows, which are sponsored by Jeep, go on general sale on Friday (02.03.18) The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' UK tour dates are as follows: May 22, London: London Stadium June 5, Manchester, Old Trafford Football Stadium June 9, Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield Stadium June 15, Cardiff, 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

Eminem has trust issues, tells Rolling Stone he’d rather find himself through ‘Recovery’ than date

Eminem isn't exactly what you'd call a "ladies' man." The rapper, notorious for his misogynistic lyrics and explosive tabloid relationship with ex-wife Kim, doesn't get the best rep as a soft-hearted singer. But it looks like the Detroit MC is doing a lot more introspective thinking these days, especially when it comes to love. "I have trust issues - with women, friends, whatever," he tells Rolling Stone in his November cover story. "I've got a small circle of friends, and it's a lot of the same friends I've known forever. Right now, that works for me." The rapper, who dropped his latest album "Recovery" earlier this year, opens up about finding his path to, well, recovery, and the need to know himself first before letting others in.  "I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years," Slim Shady, 38, said in reference to his dual addiction to prescription pills and alcohol. "I kind of feel like I'm just now finding my footing, so I want to make sure that's secure before I go out and do anything else." "I need to keep working on myself for a while." Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) has also recently spoken out about being bullied as a child, often so badly that his mother sued the Detroit school system for failing to protect him. The rapper outed DeAngelo Bailey, the bully in question, in a 1999 song called "Brain Damage." In the interview, Eminem also comes clean about how he dealt with the pain of his father's absence growing up. Sounds like plenty of tough-guy emotional outpour going on. But though he's busy battling some serious inner demons, there's still that one that Eminem is hesitant to tackle. About dating in the future, the tough-guy rapper is skeptical. "As far as going out, like dinner and a movie - I just can't," he told the mag. "Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I'd like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn't? It's just hard to meet people, in my position." Continue Reading

Theodora Richards, daughter of Rolling Stone Keith Richards cuts deal on graffiti, drug charges

The model daughter of Rolling Stone Keith Richards will have graffiti and drug charges dropped in exchange for performing two days of community service. Theodora Richards will have her record wiped clean, prosecutors said Thursday - as long as she stays out of trouble for six months. The blonde beauty was arrested March 1 after scrawling "T (heart symbol) A" outside of a Soho convent. "They didn't even use permanent paint," said her lawyer, Ed Hayes. Richards, 25, wore black Mary Jane heels and a tight gray dress as a prosecutor pointed out that her tagging had left "minimal damage." Richards was spotted scrawling this inch-high graffiti tag on a wall in SoHo. (Boyle/News)"She's a clean, lovely young woman," Hayes said. Cops said she was also carrying weed and 8 1/2 generic vicodine pills in her pocket. "I hope I don't get in trouble for this," cops said Richards told her arresting office. "I don't have a prescription for this." The guitar god's daughter was accused of using red marker to tag 190 Prince St. Hayes said the "T" and "A" in the inscription stood for Theodora and her sister, Alexandra. "It washes off," he said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

McChrystal Rolling Stone article reporter didn’t think general would lose his job because of story

The Rolling Stone reporter who recorded Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid criticisms of the Obama administration thought the comments would cause the general a headache, not get him the heave-ho. "I thought his position was basically untouchable," Michael Hastings told NBC's "Today" show Thursday. McChrystal resigned under pressure Wednesday. Gen. David Petraeus will take over U.S. command in Afghanistan. In the article, McChrystal disparaged members of President Obama's staff, including U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and special envoy Richard Holbrooke. A member of the general's staff also said President Obama was unprepared when McChrystal met the President last year to discuss Afghanistan war strategy. Hastings said he believed the story would last for 72 hours and then McChrystal and his staff would get back to business as usual. The reporter added that one of McChrystal's aides pressured him to not publish certain remarks made during the time Hastings spent with the general's staff in Europe last April. "I told them I can't really play that game," Hastings said. His boss, Rolling Stone editor Eric Bates, said his reporter got his exclusive access with McChrystal in part because of the Icelandic volcano that grounded flights across Europe. Hastings met McChrystal in Paris and took a bus with the general and his staff to Berlin. "We really spent a lot of time with him and really got to look behind the curtain, and hear how he and his men, top men, talk among themselves on their own," Bates said. As for why McChrystal allowed Hastings to join his entourage, the reporter said simply the general hoped for favorable coverage. In an interview with Reuters, Bates said his magazine's young demographic appealed to the general. "Being able to reach a younger generation is really imperative to them," he said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Rolling Stone downsizes – shrinks its traditionally large magazine

Rolling Stone magazine is shrinking with the times.After standing out for decades with a different format from other magazines, it will start looking like everyone else starting with the Oct. 30 issue, due out this week. The adoption of a standard format could boost single-copy sales and reduce production costs for advertising inserts such as scent strips and tear-out postcards. The magazine says any cost savings, though, will be offset by the inclusion of more pages and the shift to thicker, glossier paper. Rolling Stone chose Democrat Barack Obama, who is campaigning on a theme of change, for the cover of the Oct. 30 issue. By contrast, the last issue in the oversize format featured a cartoon of Obama's Republican opponent, John McCain. "Like the man we are featuring on the cover for the third time in seven months ... we embrace the idea of change," editor Jann Wenner wrote in the new issue. "Not change for the sake of change, but change as evolution and growth and renewal, change as the kind of cultural renaissance that gave birth to Rolling Stone more than four decades ago." Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Rolling Stone’s Hot List names Diablo Cody ‘Hot Twitterer’

Rolling Stone’s annual Hot List has some impressive new categories this year. The issue, which hits stands today, introduces “Hot Twitter Use: Professional Comedy.” Diablo Cody is dubbed a winner for “Most Laughs Per Tweet.” The Oscar-winning “Juno” scribe’s best line? “Jon Gosselin allegedly cheating — how awesome would it be if he had a secret OTHER set of sextuplets living across town?” Among those roasted in the brilliant category “Hot Stereotype: The Idiot Leader” are Joe Biden, Bruce Jenner, Christian Bale and fictional “30 Rock” boss Jack Donaghy. “In a nation betrayed by its leaders,” says the mag, “there’s a crisis of bossdom all over the tube.” Alec Baldwin’s Donaghy sums up his place in the category best with: “We all have ways of coping. I use sex and awesomeness.” Finally, Gwyneth Paltrow is crowned “Hot Guru” for her part in bringing high-end fitness to Tribeca with her superexpensive gym. Her new thing? Attempting to  “'nourish the inner aspect’ by sharing New Age aphorisms.” Um, what? How about just lowering your membership fees? Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

‘Shine a Light’ illuminates Rolling Stones

'Shine a Light.' The Rolling Stones in concert in New York. Director: Martin Scorsese (2:02). PG-13. Some language and drug references. At area theaters. First things first. "Shine a Light," Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, is not about old guys who can still rock. Nor is it about capturing something new about legends who've been around for 45 years. And it's not a show of major importance, as in Scorsese's "The Last Waltz," his 1978 document of the Band's farewell performance ("Light" was filmed at the Beacon Theater in 2006, a benefit for Bill Clinton's 60th birthday). A prologue does glimpse funny preshow details being finessed by Scorsese, but for their part, the Stones are, as always, preening Mick Jagger, living dead Keith Richards, wiry Ronnie Wood and wry Charlie Watts. So, what's the point? That becomes clear halfway through. As Jagger struts down an aisle emitting the "woo-woo's" that open "Sympathy for the Devil," and the Stones work their black magic on that great tune, it's obvious they're being filmed for the ages. Jagger is often shot straight-on, veiny arms outstretched, white-hot lights illuminating his skinny form (and, um, bared belly). Suddenly, Scorsese turns what seemed familiar into genuinely iconic. From then on, the movie is on fire. First, the music. Expectedly, anything pre-'75 is great, including "Sympathy," "Brown Sugar" and "You Got the Silver" (which finds Richards, looking more and more like grandpa on "The Simpsons," sounding great). Jack White guests on "Loving Cup," and a sexy Christina Aguilera writhes next to Jagger for "Live With Me." But the Stones don't need the extra juice - even when their energy feels corporate-sponsored, it's never faked. Add to that Scorsese's crisp, high-def visuals, shot for IMAX by Oscar-winner Robert Richardson and guided by the fast-talking master himself. The cameras careen, making the hits bounce off the walls. If the two other major Stones docs - 1970's "Gimme Continue Reading


ROLLING STONES fans who bought scalped tickets for Bill Clinton's birthday show last night quickly discovered "You Can't Always Get What You Want" - especially when the Secret Service is involved. Stones-heads - or Shidoobees, as they call themselves - snapped up tickets for the pricey Beacon Theater show, only to find out they couldn't get inside unless their name was on a special security list. "I'm very frustrated," said John DiMartino, 41, of Hicksville, L.I. "They said I'm not on the list." Dave Dzula has already seen 61 Stones shows, but he had his heart set on seeing Mick and the boys in the cozy confines of the 2,900-seat Beacon. "This is the show to hit," said Dzula, 52, of Williamsburg, Va. Dzula scored a precious ducat for the show but was turned away by agents. Inside the show, there was no doubt who the real rock star was. Clinton stole the show from the Stones, getting a huge ovation from the star-studded crowd that included Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello. He ribbed the wrinkly rockers for saying that he had inspired them to get serious about helping to fight for issues like climate change. "You know you have one foot in the grave when I'm the serious one," said the ex-President, who was accompanied by his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton. But Stones front man Mick Jagger got his revenge when he took the microphone. "I'd like to welcome President Clinton," he told the cheering crowd. "And I see she's brought her husband." Clinton's 60th birthday was in August, but he scheduled a slew of events this weekend to raise megabucks for his foundation. But most of the crowd outside was more worried about seeing Mick, Keith and the boys than toasting Bill's big day. Stones junkie Dr. Richard Weiss complained that ticket brokers seemed to have scooped up most of the tickets to the big show. "You had to be connected," moaned Weiss, 49, a dentist. "It's a real scam." [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Rolling Stone retracts UVA rape story after Columbia investigation calls it ‘journalistic failure’

Rolling Stone magazine officially retracted and apologized Sunday for a discredited article on a fraternity gang rape at University of Virginia after an investigation slammed the story as a “journalistic failure.” The magazine’s mea culpa came as the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released a scathing postmortem of the article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely headlined “A Rape on Campus.” The investigation found flaws at all levels of the reporting and editing process. “This report was painful reading, to me personally and to all of us at Rolling Stone,” Will Dana, the magazine’s managing editor, said in a statement. “We would like to apologize to our readers and to all of those who were damaged by our story and the ensuing fallout, including members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and UVA administrators and students,” Dana said. Erdely, a reporter for Rolling Stone since 2008, apologized, vowing to not repeat the blunders she made. “Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience,” Erdely said in a statement. The magazine asked the Columbia graduate school of journalism to independently investigate the problem-plagued article. The investigation, headed by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Steve Coll, summed up the mistakes as a “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” “The failure encompassed reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking,” the report found. The story, published on Nov. 19, 2014, focused on an 18-year-old student referred to by the pseudonym “Jackie” who claimed she was raped by seven men at UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house in 2012. The failure encompassed reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking. Continue Reading