August 10 2005 ~ The Rolling Stones — ever the promotional geniuses — build a buzz for the “A Bigger Bang” tour with a surprise warm-up show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, which holds about 1,000 people. Tickets are just $10, but many had to wait in line many hours to get them after hearing rumors of the show.
“There are very few people truly authentic to the cause: David Byrne. Mick Jagger. Neil Young. Joni Mitchell. Deborah Harry,”
The Rolling Stones will reissue their 1973 studio album Goats Head Soup in various formats including super deluxe box sets via Polydor/Interscope/UMe on September 4. Included in the box set, deluxe CD and vinyl editions are 10 bonus tracks consisting of alternate versions and outtakes. Three of the tracks are previously unreleased with “Criss Cross” — out today — among them.
The Rolling Stones play a free concert at London’s Hyde Park on July 5, 1969. It’s a tribute concert for Brian Jones who passed away a couple days earlier.
The Stones release Emotional Rescue on June 20, 1980 …
The Rolling Stones release my fav album from The Boys on June 9, 1978. The original album cover featured the likenesses of some fairly famous people who didn’t like the fact they were featured on a Stones album and sued. Their images were removed and album cover #2 was quickly reissued. It’s also the first album to feature Woody, who joined the band for good just before the recording.
And, it’s #269 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The “Some Girls” tour was nothing short of epic. I got to participate on a Saturday in July at Soldier Field in Chicago. A weekend in Chicago with The Stones — magical.
The Rolling Stones record the double album while living at a villa in France. They’re living there to get away from British taxes – on ‘exile.’ Exile On Main Street is released on May 12, 1972.
It’s at #7 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
Keefer hails it as … “the first grunge record.”
Mick Jagger showed Jimmy Fallon how to make the most out of quarantine in a spoof PSA clip. The Rolling Stone appeared on Fallon’s show on Monday to support Save the Children …
Ron Wood joins the band 45 years ago … but not in time for the truck ride.