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Monday, November 4 2013

Martin Scorsese's Best Marriage of Film and Music Is Showcased in 'Goodfellas'

Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker and often just as brilliant at incorporating music into his work. Nowhere have those skills shone brighter than in Goodfellas.


Monday, March 4 2013

The Stars Are Out Tonight at Our Thoughtless Instigation: David Bowie's New Day

In an era when the Stones relentlessly seek to extend, exploit and parlay their accrued fame (as do legions of lesser legacy acts), David Bowie, ever the brave contrarian, is doing his level best to open the shutters on a fresh new day.


Monday, August 1 2011

10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don't)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best 20 Re-Issues of 2010

The year's best re-issues are highlighted by a trio of rock gods in the Stones, Lennon and Bowie as well as a bona fide American jazz genius and a bevy seminal '70s and '80s British bands.


Wednesday, December 16 2009

The Best Live Albums of 2009

This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.


Columns

Sunday, September 11 2011

We Piss Anywhere: 'Sympathy for Mick Jagger'

Mick Jagger is the devil; the avatar for the swaggering, fatally self-assured hedonist who will piss anywhere with a cocky smirk written all over his face that only confirms there is nothing you can do to stop him.


Tuesday, November 23 2010

'Life': Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stone

Because Keith Richards lived the book he’s written, he’s written a book that lives on.


Thursday, March 1 2007

The Revolution Will Not Be in a Stadium

If the Chinese revolution has a soundtrack, it won't be the Rolling Stones' songs; especially given that their ticket prices are more than most Chinese can afford.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 3 2013

'Rocks Off' Offers a Compelling Glimpse at the Life of the Stones

Songwriter Bill Janovitz follows up his examination of Exile on Mainstreet with an expansive analysis of the legendary bad boys band.


Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Rolling Stones: Live at Hyde Park

Tickets for both of the Rolling Stones' Hyde Park shows sold out within minutes, proving that after 50 years there still was much love for the hometown band that started out playing blues covers in London’s divey bars and clubs.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

When a Certain Chemical Reaction Happened: 'The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane'

Young fans literally wanted a piece of the band and would rush the stage. Keith Richards recalls that The Stones didn't actually finish a show for more than two years.


Thursday, November 15 2012

The Rolling Stones Under Review: 1975-1983: The Ronnie Wood Years Pt.1

For Stones obsessives, this series yields few surprises but plenty of intelligent discourse on this beloved band.


Sunday, July 29 2012

Music & Dirty Little Secrets: 'Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge'

Circulating in bootleg for decades, this digital restoration is a must buy for rock and blue fans, as well as anyone in need of a surfeit of cool.


Blogs

Friday, April 25 2014

Counterbalance: The Rolling Stones’ Emotional Rescue

Yes, you could be mine. Tonight and every night. This week’s Counterbalance will be your knight in shining armor, riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger.


Thursday, July 18 2013

For Your (Re)consideration: The Rolling Stones in the 1980s

There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be


Monday, May 13 2013

The Rolling Stones and Tom Waits Perform "Little Red Rooster" (video)

Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).


Friday, April 19 2013

Counterbalance No. 125: The Rolling Stones' 'Aftermath'

"Albums just aren't the same today", I hear every mother say. Mother needs something today to calm her down. The 125th most acclaimed album of all time ought to do it. What a drag it is getting old.


Thursday, October 11 2012

The Rolling Stones - "Doom and Gloom" (stream)

The Rolling Stones have just released a lyric video for their new song "Doom and Gloom". It's a tune from their upcoming greatest hits compenium 'GRRR!' releasing on 12/13 November.


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News

Thursday, November 15 2012

Rolling Stones Myth and Fact Swirl Around

LOS ANGELES—If you needed another reminder of the implacability of time, the Rolling Stones are currently celebrating 50 years in show business — a fact that


Wednesday, November 23 2011

The Rolling Stones are feeling golden

LOS ANGELES — These are days of unfinished business for the Rolling Stones as they continue to mine their vault for “lost” material — a fascinating cache


Wednesday, November 3 2010

Keith Richards talks of a lifelong bender

"Life" by Keith Richards and James Fox; Little, Brown and Co. (576 pages, $29.99) ——— Ever wondered what's the longest Keith Richards had stayed up while pursuing a


Monday, November 1 2010

Rolling with Keith Richards: a 'Life' full of riffs, rifts

"Life," Keith Richards' 500-plus-page autobiography, is a life story remarkably short on life stories — or at least the sort we might expect. Partly, of course,


Tuesday, May 18 2010

'Exiles' return: Reissue of Stones' '72 classic rewrites a little history

"Exile on Main St." is widely regarded as the Rolling Stones' masterpiece. It's also an album surrounded by so much dark myth and debauched legend


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