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.
In the liner notes to his brand-new DVD, Live Kisses, McCartney reveals that he plays bass on Eric Clapton's upcoming studio album. It's not just any bass; it's the standup bass that once belonged to Elvis Presley's bassist, Bill Black. McCartney has owned the bass since the '70s; it was a gift from his late wife, Linda.
This past Sunday night at London's O2 Arena, The Rolling Stones performed the first of five 50th-anniversary shows, which are scheduled through December 15. Several guest stars joined the band that night, including Jeff Beck (who was offered a chance to be in the Stones at one point) and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, who brought along a Bigsby-equipped, vintage Les Paul.
The Rolling Stones have added a date in Brooklyn to their slate of upcoming shows celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. The show will take place on December 8, making it the first of three U.S. shows scheduled for the Stones this year.
Earlier this year, the Rolling Stones convened in Paris to record two new songs for an upcoming greatest hits package titled GRRR!. With GRRR! on the way next week, the band have just premiered their second new cut of 2012. Listen to "One More Shot" below.