Here’s a clip of the Stones playing one of their best acoustic numbers, “Wild Horses.” The video was shot live (in appropriately moody black and white) at Toshiba/EMI Studios in Tokyo back in 1995. “Wild Horses” originally appeared on the Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers, and was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. This version appears on the album Stripped, which is a collection of live recordings from smaller venues and studio recordings.
We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
"With Stones Gear, I wanted it to be even more over the top. So if you’re a Stones fan, you can read the story of the band, learn about the equipment they used and actually see pictures of the band using the equipment from sources that people just don’t have access to.”
Today, the Rolling Stones released a new live DVD, Sweet Summer Fun: Hyde Park Live, which was filmed this summer in London. Below, you can check out a trailer for the DVD, plus a complete performance of "Doom and Gloom," also from the DVD. "Doom and Gloom" was one of two new tracks to appear on last year's golden anniversary compilation, GRRR!.
In this new DVD, Keith Richards and The Coolest Guitarists of All Time, Guitar World editor and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play in the styles of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards -- and other legendary guitarists.
This past Wednesday night, Northern California native John Fogerty took a break from the promo schedule for his upcoming Wrote a Song for Everyone album to join the Rolling Stones onstage at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.
The Rolling Stones will release their new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, May 21 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The film uses archive footage to tell the full story of the band's history, and includes new interviews with band members, who reflect on their time together. It will be available as a DVD/Blu-ray and download.
Billboard.biz reports that the Rolling Stones will launch a North American arena tour during the first half of the year. Although an official statement hasn't been released yet, it seems the band will play fewer than 20 dates. RollingStone.com reports that the shows will kick off May 2.
Backbeat Books will publish a new book for gear heads, Rolling Stones Gear: All the Rolling Stones Instruments from Stage to Studio, on September 9. The hardcover book is by Andy Babiuk, who wrote Beatles Gear, and Greg Prevost.