"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!.
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.
Music from last week's 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York City is now available on iTunes. A physical CD will be released in January via Columbia Records. The album features select performances from the epic December 12 concert, which took place at Madison Square Garden. Some of the stand-out songs include Eric Clapton playing the Derek and the Dominos track "Got To Be Better In a Little While" and Cream's "Crossroads."
As many predicted, the subject of the countdown ended up being the long-awaited release of the band's 2007 reunion concert at London's 02 Arena as both a live album and a spectacularly shot film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Dubbed Celebration Day, the film's release and subsequent press appearances will likely serve as a last hurrah for the legendary band, the film itself a document of Led Zeppelin's triumphant last ride.
Last night, Mick Jagger made a special guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, reading off a Top 10 list of thing he's learned after 50 years of rock and roll. You can watch video of the Jagger reading off the list — which includes gems like, "Never take relationship advice from Phil Spector" — below.
The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by Eric Clapton last night, November 29, in the second of two London O2 Arena shows celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Following in the footsteps of fellow guitar great Jeff Beck, who performed with the Stones Sunday night, Clapton joined the band to rip through another blues standard, Muddy Waters' "Champagne & Reefer," which the band also performed with Buddy Guy several years ago.