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Sunday
Apr282013

Rolling Stones Play Small Surprise Show in LA

NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Tickets to see the Rolling Stones in concert usually cost hundreds of dollars, but lucky fans were able to see them for just $20 when they played a small surprise concert in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The small concert was one of the last rehearsals for the band before they go on their big “50 and Counting tour,” which kicks off on Friday.

A couple hundred people were in attendance at the El Rey Theatre, and they were excited to be there.

“20 bucks?” said one amazed fan. “Woo! This is a once in a lifetime... I'm so excited to be here!”

Thousands are expected the pack the Staples Center for their anniversary tour on Friday.

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Monday
Dec102012

Lady Gaga to Join Rolling Stones for Dec. 15 NJ Concert

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Rolling Stones will be joined by Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, at this Saturday's 50 & Counting show at Newark, N.J.'s Prudential Arena. That's good news not only for ticket holders, but also for fans who'll be watching the final show of the Stones' current outing via pay-per-view.

The Stones will also be joined at the New Jersey show by Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys. The Stones were joined at the London and Brooklyn, N.Y. concerts by guests including rock guitar legend Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, as well as by past Stones members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

Dubbed One More Shot, the Dec.15 pay-per-view event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  Fans can get more info at RollingStones.com/watch.

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Sunday
Nov252012

Rolling Stones Kick Off ’50 and Counting’ Tour

NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Half a century ago, the Rolling Stones started as a blues cover band. They found their voice as a kind of anti-Beatles.

Together, they’ve sold 200 million albums.

Fifty years later, the Rolling Stones still rock and their fans have remained loyal.

“I’ve been to at least 300+ Rolling Stones shows. And I’m not stopping yet,” said superfan Ed Lieberman.

The band will kick off their ”50 and Counting” tour with a live concert Sunday night at The O2 Arena in London.

Tickets to the show are going for more than $18,000 online.

Lieberman first saw the Stones in his hometown of Miami in 1969.

The 300-plus shows Lieberman has seen have taken him to half a dozen countries.

“That raw energy, the power that came to me, intoxicated me, infected me. And I haven’t quit. Can’t stop,” Lieberman said.

Photographer Gered Mankowitz was just 18 years old when he flew with the band right as they got huge.

“We had hordes of screaming teenage girls outside the hotel mobbing us and climbing on the limo,” Mankowitz said. “I mean, it was fabulous.”

He took photos of one of the great recording sessions of all time of the album aftermath.

“It was an extraordinary session, because out of this session came songs like ‘Paint It Black’ and ‘Under My Thumb,’” Mankowitz said.

And he snapped the Stones’ most iconic early covers -- “December’s Children,” “Between the Buttons” as seen in his book, and “One on One.”

“This is how the Rolling Stones are supposed to look -- shaggy, slightly bedraggled, worn out, stoned,” Mankowitz said.

Today, as the band turns 50, they don’t look that different.

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Friday
Nov052010

Rolling Stones Will Tour in 2011; Planning New Album

Photo Courtesy - Universal Music Group(LONDON) -- 2011 is going to be "A Bigger Bang" of a year for the Rolling Stones, according to guitarist Keith Richards.  During an interview with BBC Radio 6 to promote his new autobiography, Life, Richards said the band will be out on the road next year.

He added that "everybody's ready to go out there again.  Who said it should stop, and who said when?" Richards answered his own question by saying nobody but them will "know when it really comes to and end, a crashing halt."

Richards didn't stop when it came to new information about the band, revealing that a new album is possibly in the works, as well.  He said that after working for so many years, they "have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album."

Richards hopes he and Mick Jagger will take the ideas that they have and "put them together in December or January.  We're looking forward to working."

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