Attending the Hamburg Stones No Filter concert was an arduous task with only a couple of exit and entrance points. There was mud and some bark placed on a woodland
trail that would have been perfect on a lazy Sunday in the sun. There was a complete lack of organisation and helpers. Even once you gained access to the field arena there was a struggle to get
to your seat. It was very bad but onwards to the show. The show was good considering it was the first one. It was very understated and at times lacked pace. However, to witness
Play With Fire from 1990 and Dancing With Mr D - last played in 1973 was very special. Let's hope that with some work they can stay in the concert. Mick worked hard but there was a lack of energy in the
crowd which seeped through to the band. It was also welcome to see a complete revamp of the setlist and 22 songs. Memorable but not a classic. See a song by song review on my Facebook page.
12 September 2017
Last November I facilitated a meeting between Marcelo Sonaglioni and Chris Kimsey. Chris was very gracious with his time and despite interviewing him twice before
I still gained much information. I helped with the transcription. Marcelo did a good job and this is a reference document that will be referred to for many years. Thank you Chris.
Two weeks of rehearsals for the No Filter European tour took place in West London from the 21 August to 1 September. The band, entourage and equipment
have flown to Hamburg for the first show on Saturday. The stage looks to have a new design with four towers housing video screens. The front of stage pit area looks
to be extended in size at least for the Hamburg field/park gig. Dates are listed below in previous news.
6 September 2017
A new session track from UNDERCOVER - The Golden Mile has been made available to download. Longer versions of prior 30 second snippets - Christine,
In Your Hand, Hideaway, Flirty, Identification and Heartbeat have also appeared on this download. All are from the UNDERCOVER sessions. On the same download
there is a new take of All About You from the EMOTIONAL RESCUE sessions.
3 August 2017
The band have just concluded two weeks of sessions (30 May - 9 June 2017) for an up and coming new album rumoured to be released later this year.
The sessions were at British Grove studios in London. Don Was was producing the sessions recorded by engineer Krish Sharma and engineers from British Grove.
12 June 2017
On 9 May, the Rolling Stones announced a 14 date tour of Europe in September/October. The tour excludes Great Britain which they claim will be played in 2018.
A lack of venues was their explanation for not playing the UK but 'tax reasons' was commonly cited by fans.
It will be their 13th European tour since their inception and is named No Filter. The shows include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and three in France.
26 May 2017
The band look as though they may take to the road again this autumn in Europe. They will commence in Germany with dates unknown at this stage.
IORR is reporting that they will play Munich Olympic Stadium on 12 September but this is unlikely to be the opening night.
6 May 2017
The Rolling Stones have won three awards this evening at the Jazz FM Awards.
Blues Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Charlie was presented with Gold Award for his significant contribution to Jazz and Blues.
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
25 April 2017
The release of Paul Dugdale's documentary film A Trip Across Latin America on DVD / Blu-Ray format is available from 26 May 2017
in standard retail shops. The release will include bonus cuts of various songs from the Latina tour and in Japan when their release is made on 12 May 2017
it will include three extra songs. The full song list is Jumpin' Jack Flash * (Santiago 3/2/16), Out Of Control (Buenos Aires 10/2/16), Paint It Black
(Buenos Aires 10/2/16), Honky Tonk Women (Rio de Janeiro 24/2/16), Sympathy For The Devil (Rio de Janeiro 24/2/16), You Got The Silver (Lima 6/3/16),
Midnight Rambler (Lima 6/3/16), Miss You (Lima 6/3/16), Street Fighting Man * (Mexico City 14/3/16), Wild Horses * (Mexico City 14/3/16).
* Japan release only.
22 March 2017
The new album BLUE AND LONESOME has entered the UK charts on its first week at Number One. It becomes the band's tweltfth UK Number One
9 December 2016
The release of the new single from the album Blue And Lonesome will be a cover of Just Your Fool. This will showcase Mick Jagger's
harp playing. The title track and single are Little Walter covers. The single is likely to be heard for the first time on 6 October while the album
is scheduled for 2 December. Don Was who produced the album has described it as 'crude and authentic'. The album was recorded in December 2015 at
British Grove Recording Studios in London. Eric Clapton will be a guest on a couple of numbers.
5 October 2016
Following the release of Havana Moon in cinemas on 23 September, the DVD, LP and CD version will be released on 11 November 2016.
The tracklist is Jumping Jack Flash, It's Only Rock N Roll, Out Of Control, Angie, Paint It Black, Honky Tonk Women, You Got The Silver,
Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter, Sympathy For The Devil, Brown Sugar, You Can't Always Get What You Want and Satisfaction.
The bonus features include Tumbling Dice, All Down The Line, Before They Make Me Run, Miss You and Start Me Up.
Picture from the Havana Moon film by Paul Dugdale
27 September 2016
Bjornulf Vik of IORR has reported that the Chicago blues album referred to here in April will be released in December. A further album
of new material is set for release during 2017. Keith Richards and Ron Wood have spoken about covers of 11 blues songs including Howlin Wolf and Little Walter
amongst others. Eric Clapton is featured on two songs - perhaps Keys To The Highway. Don Was has produced the album which was recorded at British Grove in London.
Picture unknown from Crossroads 2013
24 August 2016
Paul Dugdale has certainly been busy with two films featuring the Stones South America Ole tour. Premiering at the Toronto
Film Festival in September we have 'Ole, Ole, Ole - A Trip Across Latin America' and just announced 'Havana Moon' to be premiered in cinemas
for one night only on 23 September. This is a concert film of the Stones appearing in Havana, Cuba on 25 March this year. The latter is likely
to be released on DVD. Perhaps Ole will be an accompanying bonus feature!
28 July 2016
The Stones hinted at some October activity with a recent video and now it has been confirmed... they play the Coachella
festival later this year in California with tickets on sale next week. It is expected they will announce other dates in the USA around this
Deserttrip festival appearance.
3 May 2016
The Exhibitionism exhibition has revealed specific session details for the Some Girls sessions. One of the exhibits lists masters from Some Girls
during 1977/1978. Several tracks have not been heard before or may be known with a different name. These include: Are You Ready, All My Life, BT, Distant Melody,
Gone Dead Train, Havana, I Used To Be Down, Last Rolled Blues, Rambling, Tuesday Night and Woody's Motown.
Other exhibits also include the log books for Some Girls of which the above was extracted plus the log books for Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You.
Chris Kimsey asked assistant engineer, Barry Sage to document the sessions and Barry added his doodles. The Exhibition wrongly credits them to Ian Stewart.
These log books were thought by Chris Kimsey and Barry Sage to be lost or destroyed by water damage. Chris told Martin Elliott in 2011,
"They were so special, lots of comments and doodles." Thankfully these log books have been located and their content could reveal so much history and detail.
Unfortunately, for the moment, all you can see is their covers at the Saatchi Gallery and beyond for another four years!
12 April 2016
The Rolling Stones are recording again last week and this week in a London Studio likely to be British Grove. Having opened their Exhibition at
Saatchi Gallery the band quickly got back to work on the recordings made in December at the same studio. Bernard Fowler has taken photos of Keith Richards
in a studio setting and Keith also filmed a small tribute for Merle Haggard from a studio. It is also thought that Carl Falk has been involved in
production of a single.
12 April 2016
Keith Richards and Ron Wood have revealed that plans are advanced for a new album to be released potentially this year. In December they
recorded in London for two weeks from 3 to 16 December. Ron Wood has told Associated Press "We went in to cut some new songs, which we did, but we got on a
blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people.
But they really sound authentic."
5 April 2016
The Rolling Stones opened their Exhibitionism at the Saatchi gallery in London on 4 April 2016. The exhibition features nine rooms with different facets
and artefacts of their career and lasts until September when it will move to different countries. Sky News reported the opening as follows:
4 April 2016
The Rolling Stones concluded their South American tour with an ambitious gig in Havana, Cuba said to be in front of a 500,000 crowd.
26 March 2016
The next release of DVD and CD / Vinyl From The Vault is likley to be a STRIPPED release featuring the already released documentary and CD
but with brand new DVD of the famed club shows from the 1995 European Voodoo Lounge tour of Paris Olympia (recorded by Ed Cherney), London Brixton Academy
(recorded by Chris Kimsey) - both shows in full and a montage of Amsterdam Paradiso (Ed Cherney). The mix will be by Bob Clearmountain. The release date will
be waited with much anticipation by fans.
5 February 2016
The tour leg in South America kicks off tonight in Santiago, Chile then continues to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Mexico and Cuba.
They have not toured there for ten years so expect some awesome gigs with lots of noise. Arriba, ole.
3 February 2016
Rehearsals for the South American gigs started in Los Angeles this week. New vocalist Sasha Allen takes the place of Lisa Fischer who decided to
tour in her own right this year. Sasha has toured with Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and Usher. Lisa tweeted to Sasha - "you are sooo going to rock this!" Good luck to Sasha and Lisa!
20 January 2016
The band are in an unknown studio in London this week for recording sessions. Mick, Keith and Ronnie have all spoken independently that they intended to
record together and it would seem that diaries have now synchronised. It is likely that Don Was is producing the sessions.
8 December 2015
The Americana Ole South and Central American tour has been announced today. Dates in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and
Mexico are on the list with Cuba expected to follow.
5 November 2015
Keith Richards new album CROSSEYED HEART is released this Friday and he confirms that there are plans for The Rolling Stones
to go back in the studio. All members have agreed to this so potentially more Stones Sessions.
Thus says NME.
16 September 2015
A new session track has come to light on a reel to reel tape. No One Loves You More Than Me and unheard takes of As Tears Go By. The tape emanated
from the IBC studios. The reel to reel also contains the original five March 1963 session tracks on what appears to be a compilation tape from various dates. The
full track listing is Diddley Daddy, Road Runner, Bright Lights Big City, I Want To Be Loved, Baby What's Wrong, As Tears Go By, Congratulations, No One Loves
You More Than Me and another take of As Tears Go By.
2 September 2015
The next tour leg is almost set for Central and South America. IORR.ORG
has speculated on dates and both Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have referred to plans for South America in February 2016. Planned countries include Chile,
Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Keith also reckons he might try to persuade the band to go in a studio next year after the tour dates.
Look out for his solo album CROSSEYED HEART released on 18 September.
2 September 2015
Chuck Leavell's book Between Rock And A Home Place confirms the existence of a Keith Richards boogie number named Smooth 180 from the
2002 Paris sessions. In addition Keith's solo album CROSSEYED HEART has a title called Trouble which was originally recorded at the same sessions and known as
6 August 2015
Quite by surprise The Rolling Stones have released a download on 29 June 2015 of part of the recording from the
Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles on 20 May 2015. The tracks are all of those featured from the Sticky Fingers album. Mixed by
Bob Clearmountain the band sound great considering it was the opening date of their North American Zip Code tour.
7 July 2015
The Rolling Stones have released The Marquee - Live In 1971 principally on DVD but also vinyl and CD. The sound was captured originally by Glyn Johns
and Jeremy Gee with re-mastering by Mick McKenna, Bob Clearmountain and Stephen Marcussen. There are also bonus alternative takes of I Got The Blues and Bitch from the
Marquee and Brown Sugar from Top Of The Pops. The TOTP footage for Bitch and Wild Horses although broadcast in 1971 had unfortunately been wiped. See Appendices for track listings.
23 June 2015
The Rolling Stones have released Sticky Fingers with five outtakes including Wild Horses (acoustic), Can't You Hear Me Knocking
(short and punchy), Bitch (extended and raw), Dead Flowers and Brown Sugar (Eric Clapton's version previously available on bootleg). In addition great live
material from March 1971 including Leeds University, The Roundhouse and two tracks from The Marquee on DVD. It is the Stones live and unparalleled in great
recording definition, captured originally by Glyn Johns and re-mastered by Bob Clearmountain and Stephen Marcussen.
Beware of the credits which do not mention Chris Kimsey and Alan O'Duffy who with Glyn Johns recorded the alternate Brown Sugar with Eric Clapton, Bobby Keys and Al Kooper.
9 June 2015
The Rolling Stones have been rehearsing in Los Angeles since 11 May. Last night they played the Fonda Theatre in front of
Hollywood 'A' listers and a few lucky fans who had travelled from afar. In a completely unique setlist they played the whole of Sticky Fingers and
concluded with an encore of Rock Me Baby, Jumpin' Jack Flash and Can't Turn You Loose. The band commence their North American tour in San Diego on
Sunday and continue until mid July with a gig in Quebec.
21 May 2015
The Rolling Stones have announced the re-issue of Sticky Fingers. The super de-luxe edition contains a bonus of Brown Sugar
featuring Eric Clapton, alternative versions of Bitch, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Dead Flowers and Wild Horses plus 5 live tracks from the 14 March 1971
London Roundhouse performance. There will also be 13 tracks from Leeds University on 13 March - Get Your Leeds Lungs Out. To cap the release there will be
a DVD of two tracks from the Marquee show on 26 March and a 7" single of Brown Sugar and Wild Horses. Bonanza!!
Sticky Fingers news.
31 March 2015
The worst kept secret on the Internet has now been confirmed by the Rolling Stones. They will be playing a summer tour
of USA cities and also the festival of summer in Quebec, Canada. Tickets are on sale April 13. A complete tour list can be found on IORR.
IORR tour news.
31 March 2015
A Spring tide has washed in some more gems from the same source as Foxes In The Boxes. This time Vol 2 with three new Dirty
Work sessions tracks - Talk Is Cheap (KR), Stick It Where It Hurts (RW) and Victor Hugo (KR). All three are Keith and Ron tracks recorded without Mick.
The latter is an indictment of the anger surrounding the sessions.
Full details - see appendices.
23 March 2015
A new session track has become available on bootleg in excellent quality - High School Girl from the Undercover sessions.
Two previously named tracks but unavailable are both on the same bootleg - You Keep It Cool and Can't Find Love (both Undercover outtakes).
An early outtake of Neighbours is a highlight with guide vocals. Additionally new outtakes of Chainsaw Rocker (aka Stop That - Undercover)
and Eliza Upchink (from Dirty Work) can be found on the same bootleg - Foxes In The Boxes (Vol 1).
20 March 2015
The tour announcement has been delayed presumably to finalise venue negotiations and date details.
19 March 2015
The USA/Canada tour is taking shape and an announcement is due on Thursday this week. Stadiums seem to be core to the
initial announcement but smaller events may also occur which may have a Sticky Fingers theme to celebrate an extended re-release of
Strong rumours coming from Ronnie Wood that short and sharp USA & Canada dates may occur this summer - June & July.
South America maybe to follow with a possible return to the UK & Europe for 2016. However all tour legs are only approved a few months before
they are scheduled so don't spend the family jewels before dates are confirmed.
The final leg of 2014 was concluded tonight in the Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. There were eight concerts in total within
Australia and New Zealand. One show was cancelled at Hanging Rock due to Mick Jagger suffering a throat infection - all gigs since that date
have seen Keith Richards set to increase to three numbers. The touring band will receive some months of rest now, let alone the fans who followed
them and gave us such great reports such as Bjornulf Vik, IORR.
There has been no confirmation of any further dates although South America, USA and London have been rumoured for 2015.
22 November 2014
The Rolling Stones moved on to Melbourne for another successful appearance at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.
However, their concert in the outback of Hanging Rock has been cancelled due to a Mick Jagger throat infection.
It is hoped that their planned schedule will continue next Wednesday in Sydney before gigs in Hunter Valley, Brisbane and Auckland.
7 November 2014
The Rolling Stones played their first gig in Adelaide, Australia today since their early summer jaunt in Europe. The stadiums at Adelaide
Oval and Auckland are the biggest gigs on this leg of the tour. They stuck to the same setlist
format that worked for them in Europe, Asia and the USA. Next they fly west to Perth for two shows - 29 October and 1 November.
25 October 2014
New tracks added to the 1978 Wally Heider (RCA) Sessions. This was the session produced by Chris Kimsey with engineer support from Alex Vertikoff.
Following correspondence with Alex (many thanks) two tracks have been added namely 'Barcelona' and 'If Your Man Gets Lost'. Unfortunately they remain 'unavailable'.
The sessions were arranged after the brief 1978 USA Some Girls tour to enable as many songs to be made available prior to Keith Richards's court appearance in Canada.
Tracks eventually released from those sessions include Hang Fire, Summer Romance, Where The Boys Go, Tallahassee Lassie and The Harder They Come. Details can be found
by navigating to the session appendix.
The re-release of Some Girls including Tallahassee Lassie.
16 October 2014
The band play Adelaide in ten days and news from RS.COM says, "Due to being a bit under the weather, Bobby Keys will not
be joining the Stones on the Australian and NZ tour dates...Bobby is under doctors orders to take it a bit easy for the next month and
hopes to see everyone soon." Meanwhile, saxophonist Karl Denson will join the touring band. Get well soon Bobby.
Karl Denson takes a dream job...
15 October 2014
Rock In Rio is scheduled for Las Vegas in May 2015 and the Rolling Stones are being promoted as a headliner. Bruce Springsteen has
been confirmed and the Stones are close to finalising arrangements. Rumours continue to circulate regarding gigs in London in the summer 2015.
Rock In Rio website
11 September 2014
The rescheduled Australasia Tour commences on Saturday October 25 in Adelaide, Australia.
Rumours of a South American leg from February to April 2015 taking in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Columbia and Mexico are very strong and likely
to be announced in the next couple of months. Will they play 15 gigs? The IORR website was predicting a rumoured tour back in July 2014.
IORR website. La Republica (Peru) website.
8 September 2014
The European summer tour progressed to the Latin cities of Roma and Madrid. The band responded accordingly. Then
a festival at Werchter before the Scandinavian tour concluders in Stockholm and the annual festival in Roskilde on 3 July.
(c) Martin Elliott - Madrid 25 June.
9 July 2014
The tour has continued at the Pink Pop Festival and by all accounts they raised the bar for this
festival. Onwards to the cities of Berlin, Paris, Vienna before a return to Germany for Dusseldorf. The venue in Berlin
was the wonderful, atmospheric amphitheatre of the Waldbuhne.
(c) Axel Schumacher - Berlin Waldbuhne 10 June.
(c) Dirk Snapper - Berlin Waldbuhne 10 June.
14 June 2014
This week, the Rolling Stones commenced their European tour leg with a low-key concert
in the small Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. Next they journey to Lisbon for a festival before a stadium in
Zurich. Then they play their first ever concert in Israel before the tour continues with a further
29 May 2014
Two new tracks have been added to the Sessionography. They are from the UNDERCOVER sessions
(11 November - 16 December 1982) and are simply titled Blues Instrumental I & II. Slow in style they feature
the piano work of Ian Stewart and slide guitar. Chris Kimsey was at the controls.
14 May 2014
The Rolling Stones have confirmed the European summer tour and announced their
intention to reschedule their Australian and New Zealand dates for October/November 2014.
7 April 2014
Most of the remaining European tour dates have been confirmed by local promoters.
Understandably, there has been no official confirmation from the band. The current list is Oslo,
Lisbon, Zurich, Landgraaf, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Dusseldorf, Rome, Werchter, Stockholm and Roskilde.
A further date in Madrid is expected and there is a possibility of a gig in Tel-Aviv. The tour runs from
May 26 to July 3.
European dates from the IORR website.
24 March 2014
Further European dates in June have been placed on sale today via The
Rolling Stones and local web sites for dates in Berlin,
Dusseldorf and Rome. Vienna is imminent too. Meanwhile the band have left Perth to return
home and recuperate following the sad death of L'Wren Scott.
Potential European dates
The band has confirmed two dates today for the European
summer leg of the tour. They are playing the Pink Pop Festival (Netherlands)
and also the TW Classic (Belgium). The IORR list has other festivals and
stadiums rumoured so the hope of smaller arenas are fading.
12 March 2014
The Rolling Stones concluded their third Tokyo Dome show
this evening (30th since 1990). Audiences witnessed Silver Train for the
first time since 1973 and Emotional Rescue for the first time ever in Japan.
The band move on to China for two shows before Singapore and their arrival
on the Australasia continent for seven concerts.
6 March 2014
The Rolling Stones started their Asia Pacific tour leg with
a concert at du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the UAE last night (21 February).
It was a risk free concert of 2 hours featuring 19 songs enabling them to find
their feet before their next gig in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday 26 February. The IORR Review page
22 February 2014
Session appendices updated as a result of the ABKCO electronic
download release of an acoustic version of I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys
from a hotel in Dublin or Belfast 3-4 September 1965. The track was featured
in the closing credits of the film Charlie Is My Darling and was released for
download on 6 November 2012.
20 February 2014
Rehearsals for 2014 On Fire Asia Pacific Tour were conducted in
Bondy, Paris, France - 3 to 14 February 2014. On the last day 27 fans were allowed
to watch the band rehearse 11 songs in a 'concert' format including She's So Cold
and Mick Taylor on Silver Train. He also played on Midnight Rambler and Slipping
14 February 2014
Correspondence with Bobby Whitlock and Marc Roberty
(September 2013) revealed a session during November 1971 at Olympic Studios
where Bobby Whitlock contributed to I Just Wanna See His Face. It is likely
other songs were recorded at this session. The session appendix has been amended
as a result.
4 February 2014
A new track was added to the Sessionography - I'm Free
(Jellybean Remix) which was made available in 2007 by ABKCO on a CDR.
Additional tracks from the computer game Guitar Hero 3 were acknowledged.
These included an extended version of Paint It Black (3.50), an instrumental and a
vocal remix of Gimme Shelter.
2 October 2013
A download was made available in April 2013 through the Rolling Stones
Phone App of Angie live from Korakuen Dome, Tokyo, Japan recorded on 27 February 1990.
16 September 2013
An additional version of One More Shot (Jeff Bhasker Mix)
was released on a download single on 18 June 2013. The Session appendix has been updated.
31 July 2013
Chris Kimsey taking refreshments at the
Olympic Studios canteen (April, 2012)!
Courtesy of Chris Kimsey
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