A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Hot Rocks 1964-1971, the most celebrated albums in ABKCO's catalog of Rolling Stones releases, will debut later this month as 180-gram LPs, pressed on clear vinyl, in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary and 50 and Counting tour.
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 played a surprise gig at the EchoPlex, a small club in Los Angeles, this past Saturday night, April 27. The Stones announced the gig via Twitter that afternoon, sending thousands of fans scrambling to the Echo Park neighborhood club, which holds only 700 people. Tickets were $20.
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.