Charlie Watts to Miss Rolling Stones’ Fall 2021 ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates, Steve Jordan to Fill in on Drums

Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones (Photo: Terry Murden / Shutterstock.com)

This fall, The Rolling Stones will resume their anticipated No Filter U.S. tour dates, but a familiar face will not be participating: Charlie Watts. Watts and the band made the announcement late Wednesday, citing a recent medical procedure underwent by the 80-year-old drummer and the subsequent rest and recuperation needed. In a statement, Watts maintained… Continue reading Charlie Watts to Miss Rolling Stones’ Fall 2021 ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates, Steve Jordan to Fill in on Drums

A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday

Mick Jagger of English rock band The Rolling Stones performs at the concert of their world tour, 14 On Fire, in Shanghai, China, 12 March 2014.

Note: This originally ran in 2020 in celebration of Mick Jagger and his 77th birthday, and has now been updated for 2021 and his 78th. In the history of music, there have been plenty of superstars, icons, and legends — but only one Mick Jagger. Today, the man born Michael Phillip Jagger turns 78. He… Continue reading A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday

Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the dirt. —Phyllis Diller 11. “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” was written primarily by Mick Jagger in 1969 but was not released until… Continue reading Top 11 Songs About Sweets

Rolling Stones Share Lyric Videos for Newly Remastered “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and 1968 B-Side “Child of the Moon”

ABKCO Records has debuted two new lyric videos from the Rolling Stones — one for the iconic track “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and the other for its original 1968 B-side, “Child of the Moon.” Both songs were newly remastered by 12-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, a project designed to commemorate the anniversary of the original… Continue reading Rolling Stones Share Lyric Videos for Newly Remastered “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and 1968 B-Side “Child of the Moon”

Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

“I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of ‘Patch Adams’ again. The title of this movie should have been ‘Punch Adams!’ — Gene Siskel “Strange Brew” by Cream “Strange Brew” is the opening track of 1967’s Disraeli Gears, Cream‘s second album. Eric Clapton performs falsetto lead vocals on the song,… Continue reading Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. It sounds like a dream duo, and it is — and on Tuesday it was made reality with the premiere of “Eazy Sleazy,” a new song from the Rolling Stones front man and the Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters leader/author/filmmaker. As you’d expect, the song’s a rollicking rocker. Watch: Said Mick about… Continue reading ‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)

Attention: Mick Jagger Introduced the World to His New Friend, an Adorably Camera-Shy Black Cat Named Nero

At 77 years old, Mick Jagger is many things: Front man of one of the most important musical groups to ever exist and an enduring icon of the utmost degree, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and … perhaps the most important as far as the internet is concerned, Cat Dad. The online world loves its cats, and… Continue reading Attention: Mick Jagger Introduced the World to His New Friend, an Adorably Camera-Shy Black Cat Named Nero

I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Gerry Beckley (Photo: Joe Beckley)

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click here to pick up a copy) that includes a book, replica posters, unreleased demos, album outtakes and hits from their copious catalog. Beckley will release Keeping… Continue reading I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Happy Birthday to Keith Richards, the Ageless Rolling Stones Guitarist Who’s Actually 77!

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones

This post originally ran on Dec. 18, 2019 to mark Keith Richards’ 76th birthday … another year older deserves another toast! There’s an old adage around the internet — however “old” anything on the internet can possibly be, at least — that asks a simple question: What type of world will we be leaving behind… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Keith Richards, the Ageless Rolling Stones Guitarist Who’s Actually 77!

Mick Jagger Appears to Take On President Trump with New Song Snippet ‘Pride Before A Fall’

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger used social media earlier this week to share a brief snippet of a new song called “Pride Before A Fall.” It’s unclear whether this is an in-progress song for the Stones, for Jagger’s solo career or something else, but speculation based on the discernible lyrics heard in the track… Continue reading Mick Jagger Appears to Take On President Trump with New Song Snippet ‘Pride Before A Fall’