Thursday, October 23 2014
Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic.
Monday, November 4 2013
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
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
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 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.
Sunday, September 11 2011
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
Because Keith Richards lived the book he’s written, he’s written a book that lives on.
Thursday, March 1 2007
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.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, had the vision and musical intuition which helped make the band a vital force in the '60s.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.
Tuesday, September 3 2013
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
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
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.
Monday, August 25 2014
As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.
Friday, April 25 2014
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
There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be
Monday, May 13 2013
Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).
Friday, April 19 2013
"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, November 15 2012
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
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
"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
"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
"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