PopMatters is moving to WordPress. We will publish a few essays daily while we develop the new site. We hope the beta will be up sometime late next week.
Tags
Music

The Rolling Stones' 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out' Came at a Crucial Moment in History 50 Years Ago

With the Charles Manson murders in the rearview mirror and Altamont just around the bend, the Rolling Stones channeled their audience's unexplored id on Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, now 50 years old.

Recent
Books

The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Matters, Dammit! An Interview with Biographer Mike Edison

Mike Edison's biography on the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts, Sympathy for the Drummer is a full-throated assault on the notion that, in music, more is better, and that perfection is a friggin' virtue.

Music

The Rolling Stones Roll Out a Deluxe Edition of 'Let It Bleed'

Although created in the midst of personal and global turmoil, the Rolling Stones' 1969 studio album is routinely considered one of their best. A 50th anniversary deluxe edition is now out and celebrates this masterpiece.

Film

The Spitfire Rumble of the Rolling Stones: Director Oliver Murray on 'The Quiet One'

For director Oliver Murray, music exists in the air, but the emotional archives of former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman gives viewers a tactile experience of this band's story in The Quiet One.

Music

The Rolling Stones Curate 'Confessin' the Blues'

Confessin' the Blues highlights the importance of blues music, but next time, remove the Rolling Stones from the conversation.

Music

Rolling Stones, Covered in Blues

On Chicago Plays the Stones, ten Chicago-based blues artists remake a dozen Rolling Stones compositions, with mixed results.

Music

The 10 Most Famous Albums That Never Saw the Light of Day

Here's 10 albums that never happened but are still discussed among fans and often recreated in some shape or form by the original artists, inspired musicians, or just hungry fans.

Books

One Life, Breathlessly Lived: On Artist and '70s Scenster Duncan Hannah's Memoir

Things get hazy with drugs and bloody with violence, but hipster Hannah remains happy.

Music

The Rolling Stones: On Air

This set of early Rolling Stones recordings by the BBC is a lively, energetic revisiting of the band ready to invade the world between 1963 and 1965.

Music

The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary)

Despite (or perhaps because of) the outside pressures the Rolling Stones faced in recording Satanic Majesties, it stands 50 years later as arguably the most experimental, tongue-in-cheek, and underappreciated album of their long history.

Books

Professor Randall E. Auxier Is My Bass Player -- and Philosopher

Metaphysical Graffiti is a greatest hits rock/philosophy compilation that showcases the coolest professor around.

Music

The Rolling Stones: Blue and Lonesome

On their new album, the Stones return to their origins -- but now with greater authority and skill

Books

The Strength of "Anatomy of a Song" Is Found in Its diverse and Impressive Group of Interviewees

A self-described “oral history jukebox” gives behind-the-scenes details about popular songs and the historical circumstances that shaped pop culture as we know it.

Music

Frank Ocean and a Short History of Spite Albums

Frank Ocean's Endless, the decidedly less commercial of his two recent releases, might just be a victory for artists who've been forced to release music to fulfill contractual obligations. Here's a look at some of history's more significant spite albums.

Interviews

Are The Rolling Stones More Than Just a Rock Band?

Rich Cohen, who covered the band for Rolling Stone in 1994, documents the Stones' historical and cultural importance in a new biography.

Music

Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs

Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.

John Amen
Film

Stacking the Rolling Stones’ Best Shows

The From the Vault series adds infinite layers of the Rolling Stones' performances for diehard and casual fans alike.

Music

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

Richards' first release in 23 years sounds neither like an old man's record nor a placeholder for the next Stones album.

Music

The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction": A History

Deconstructing the impact of the Rolling Stones' “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and remembering how the song has fired our imaginations for the last 50 years.

Michael E. Ross
Film

Keith Richards 'Under the Influence' Doc Due Sept. 18 on Netflix

Keith Richards is the subject of a new documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, coming to Netflix in September.

Randy Lewis
Music

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)

During their peak years, the Rolling Stones were the world's preeminent band and here they re-release one of their greatest albums in multiple versions.

Books

'Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones' Serves as a Crucial Corrective

Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, had the vision and musical intuition which helped make the band a vital force in the '60s.

Books

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

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.

Paul Trynka
Books

'Ain't it Time We Said Goodbye' Is a Reader's Digest-like Condensation of the Rolling Stones Story

Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.

Music

Songs of the Summers: The '60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.

Reviews

There Isn't a Single Insertion in 'There Goes Gravity' That Isn't Intriguing

An invaluable look into the lives of our most adored musicians, written with wit, humility, and vibrancy by one of our most revered music journalists.

Film

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.

Books

Fab Four, Five Thugs, Six Years, 'Beatles vs. Stones'

John Lennon brooded: "Everything we do, the Stones do four months later."

Books

'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.

Music

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.

Music

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.

Norman Ball
Reviews

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.

Music

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.


Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews



Features
Collapse Expand Features

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.