He was one of the most important figures in their early days, and yet he's often overlooked in most discussions about the Rolling Stones. Known as the "Sixth Stone," Ian Stewart served double duty for the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band as both their piano player and their road manager.
In addition to barbecues, vacations and oppressive humidity, July always brings with it a spell of best-of-the-year-so-far lists. The newest one of interest to classic rock fans reveals that Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones have taken win, place and show in the list of the Top Grossing Concert Acts for the first half of 2013.
The Rolling Stones will perform at London's Hyde Park tomorrow (July 6), and the band wants the stage, and its view from it, to look exactly like it did 44 years ago, when they famously played a free gig there.
While they may not be celebrating their 50th anniversary quite as enthusiastically as some fans might have wanted, the Rolling Stones appear to have gotten back into gear with their latest tour -- and guitarist Ron Wood thinks these dates will serve as a springboard into more new music from the group.
The Rolling Stones announced that Taylor Swift will join them tonight (June 3) for the third of three shows in Chicago, Ill. Previous special guests for the dates at the United Center included Sheryl Crow on May 31 and bluesman Taj Mahal on May 28.
If you happened to be in attendance at the O2 Arena in London last November when Bill Wyman joined the Rolling Stones on stage for the first time in roughly 20 years, hang on to those memories, because Wyman says it'll never happen again.
Even though they left the label years ago, ABKCO Records is still an important part of the Rolling Stones' history. And the label is joining the band's 50th anniversary celebration by reissuing three classic Stones albums on clear 180 gram vinyl.
The growing list of special guests that have been welcomed to the stage for the Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' tour added another big name on Saturday (May 11), when the band was joined by multiplatinum pop star Katy Perry for a special duet rendition of 'Beast of Burden.'