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Mick Jagger: My Kids Don't Need $500M

Rolling Stones frontman dismisses the idea of cashing in on his music catalog

(Newser) - Yes, Mick Jagger is aware of the mind-boggling sums he and the Rolling Stones might receive should they sell their music catalog. No, he has no plans to do so. "The children don't need $500 million to live well," he tells the Wall Street Journal in a...

Stones Announce First Album of Original Material in 18 Years

Band plans launch event Wednesday on YouTube

(Newser) - For the first time since 2005, the Rolling Stones are releasing a new studio album of original material, the group announced Monday. A launch for Hackney Diamonds is planned for Wednesday in the Hackney district of East London, Rolling Stone reports. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood will be...

Rolling Stones Are Touring for Band's 60th Anniversary

'SIXTY' tour will take in 10 European countries

(Newser) - When the Rolling Stones launched their "Steel Wheels" tour in 1989, critics nicknamed it the "Steel Wheelchairs" tour because of the supposedly advanced age of the British rockers. But as we now know, they weren't even in the second half of their career at the time. The...

Rolling Stones Drop 'Brown Sugar' From Set List
After 50 Years, Rolling Stones
Stop Playing Controversial Hit
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After 50 Years, Rolling Stones Stop Playing Controversial Hit

'Brown Sugar' was criticized for 'glorifying slavery'

(Newser) - After 50 years, the Rolling Stones have dropped one of their biggest—and most controversial—songs from their set list. With its references to slavery, mentions of whipping, and lyrics like "How come you taste so good, just like a Black girl should," 1971 hit "Brown Sugar"...

Jagger Embraces 'Cover Band' Dig From McCartney

Comments reenergized the long Beatles-Stones rivalry

(Newser) - Mick Jagger paused between songs to say a few things to the more than 50,000 fans at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles—a big crowd for a cover band. "There's so many celebrities here tonight, of course, you know, naturally," he said. "Megan Fox is...

Mick Jagger Goes Unnoticed at North Carolina Dive Bar

He dropped in for a beer at Charlotte's Thirsty Beaver

(Newser) - Mick Jagger walked into a bar in North Carolina Wednesday night—and nobody seemed to notice. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones frontman tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer in front of the Thirsty Beaver, a beloved dive bar known for its eclectic mix of customers. "Out and...

Stones Play First Show Without Charlie Watts

Band launches tour by playing tribute to the late drummer

(Newser) - With the stage empty, a drumbeat began Sunday night in St. Louis. Large photos were projected of the members of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and a smiling Charlie Watts, the drummer who died last month . At that, the band came onstage and played "Street...

Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead at 80
Rolling Stones Drummer
Charlie Watts Dead at 80

Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead at 80

He played with the band for nearly 60 years

(Newser) - Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythms sections, has died at age 80. Publicist Bernard Doherty said Watts died peacefully in a London hospital on Tuesday surrounded by his family. No cause of death was immediately revealed. Watts had...

Rolling Stones Threaten Trump With Legal Action

Campaign played 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at Tulsa rally after earlier cease-and-desists

(Newser) - Count the Rolling Stones among those unimpressed by President Trump's rally last week in Tulsa, Okla., though their rationale has nothing to do with the coronavirus. As the BBC reports, the British band is threatening the American president with legal action for playing their song at his rallies despite...

Rolling Stones' First New Song in Years Is a Fitting One

'Living In a Ghost Town' is first original release in 8 years

(Newser) - The Rolling Stones have just dropped their first original song in eight years. And Mick Jagger, for one, thinks "Living In a Ghost Town" perfectly suits these strange times. (Listen to it here .) Indeed the headline on the AP story about the song suggests it may become an...

Long Battle Over a Famous Song Is Finally Over

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards relinquish royalties over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by the Verve

(Newser) - You've surely heard the song " Bitter Sweet Symphony ," which made stars of the band the Verve in the 1990s. What you may not have known is that the song has since been embroiled in a copyright dispute involving none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of...

Mick Jagger 'Devastated' by Latest Stones News

17 North American concerts postponed due to Jagger medical issues

(Newser) - If you have Rolling Stones tickets, or were planning on buying them in the near future, there's been an important development. Rolling Stone reports the band's upcoming North American tour, including 17 concerts from April 20 to July 29, has been postponed due to issues tied to frontman...

Keith Richards Has Given Up Liquor
Keith Richards Has
Given Up Liquor

Keith Richards Has Given Up Liquor

'It was interesting to play sober,' he says

(Newser) - Keith Richards and Jack Daniels are no longer one of rock music's most famous pairings. The famously hard-partying Rolling Stone tells Rolling Stone that he has almost completely quit drinking and has given up hard liquor entirely. "It's been about a year now," says Richards, who...

Keith Richards: Disregard My Jagger Vasectomy Joke

Rolling Stones bandmate walks back advice to get a snip

(Newser) - The lads probably never saw this coming when they formed a band back in 1962: Keith Richards just had to apologize to Mick Jagger over a vasectomy joke. It seems the Rolling Stones guitarist got a little flippant in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal in regard to...

What Ronnie Wood Wouldn't Have Done to Fight Cancer

There would've been no chemo if cancer had spread: 'This hair wasn't going anywhere'

(Newser) - Three months ago, Ronnie Wood was diagnosed with lung cancer, right before he turned 70. In a recent interview with the Daily Mail's Event Magazine , Wood, the other hard-living, hard-partying guitarist in the Rolling Stones, says he refused chemotherapy as a treatment option because he wanted to keep his...

Anita Pallenberg Had a Hell of a Life

Model, actor, Rolling Stones muse, mother to Keith Richards' kids dies at 73

(Newser) - An actor and model who dated two of the Rolling Stones (and is rumored to have had an affair with a third) died Tuesday in a hospital in England, the New York Times reports. Anita Pallenberg was 73; a cause of death was not given. Pallenberg was perhaps best known...

Jagger 'Can't Remember Writing Own Autobiography'

Publisher says forgotten '80s memoir has surfaced

(Newser) - A publisher in Britain says he has the "rock 'n' roll equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls"—but he may never be able to bring it to the public. John Blake, writing in the Spectator , says that three years ago, somebody handed him a 75,000-word autobiography...

10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven...

Ronnie Wood, 68, a New Dad to Twin Girls

Start those baby monitors up for this Rolling Stone

(Newser) - For those wondering how the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood is still among the living, he's not only surviving, he's procreating: He just became a dad to twin girls at the age of 68, CNN reports. Wood and his wife, Sally Humphreys, welcomed Gracie Jane and Alice Rose (sorry,...

Top 7 Earners in Music for 2015

Not surprisingly, Taylor Swift tops the list by a long shot

(Newser) - Which musicians are raking in the most dough? Billboard looked at 2015 revenue from music sales, streaming, publishing, and revenue (so, not counting money made from merchandising or sponsorships) to come up with the 40 highest-paid musicians of that year. The top seven:
  1. Taylor Swift: $73.5 million, $61.7

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