A private memorial concert was held for Charlie Watts at Ronnie Scott's club 6 December
with band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Darryl Jones, Steve Jordan, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler
and Tim Ries accompanied by Lila Ammons, Mark Flanagan, Dave Green, Jools Holland, Gilson Lavis, Ben Waters, Tom Waters
and Axel Swingenberger.
7 December 2021
The LOST & FOUND: RARITIES album released on 22 October includes nine re-worked out-takes.
To minimise the amount of effort necessary to complete an out-takes disc, cover songs were considered. These would have
completed lyrics, and most were instrumentally done - Drift Away, Shame, Shame, Shame and Troubles A' Comin came into
that category. It's A Lie had been a serious contender for the original TATTOO album when a master had been prepared.
Several had been considered to provide single B-sides. When Chuck Leavell first joined the Stones sessions in 1982 and
1983, he had added keyboards to Drift Away, Fiji Jim and Shame, Shame, Shame with Chris Kimsey engineering.
Other outtakes would have been already reviewed by Mick Jagger for the GOATS HEAD SOUP extras disc, such as Living In The
Heart Of Love, Wind Call (now known as Come To The Ball) and Fast Talking, Slow Walking.
The album highlights are the chronological early ones - namely Fast Talking conjuring up a Nicky Hopkins Honky Chateau
piano, a rejuvenated Come To The Ball thanks to Mick's striking vocals on what was originally an unremarkable melody and
a fighting riff from Living In The Heart Of Love. There follows the well-known cover Drift Away, the substandard reggae of Start Me Up until the Chris Kimsey era kicks in with Fiji Jim, the great Jimmy Reed cover of Shame, Shame, Shame, then Keith Richards' choice of Troubles A' Comin and finally It's A Lie.
9 November 2021
The much bootlegged out-take Let's Go Steady Again recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
(January to February 1979) has just been released. It is featured on a retrospective album by Kristi Kimsey which was
recorded from 1977-1979 and produced by Chris Kimsey. The track is a duet between Keith Richards and Kristi who gave his blessing to
the cover made popular by Sam Cooke being released. It is on Kristi's album As I Look Back which is available from the usual streaming and
download media outlets. Undercover Music Ltd
4 October 2021
The TATTOO YOU re-issue due on 22 October 2021 has so far revealed two new e-Singles. Living In
The Heart Of Love was issued in August and Troubles A' Comin on 30 September 2021. Six additional tracks will be released
on the Lost & Found: Rarities extra disc.
4 October 2021
The Rolling Stones are part way through their re-scheduled USA No Filter tour. This is the first tour without their
friend and drummer Charlie Watts. There have been emotional tributes to Charlie. The show goes on, Steve Jordan has stepped in and
the band have played new songs Troubles A' Comin and Living In A Ghost Town from their extensive repertoire.
4 October 2021
A reflection of the greatest rhythmic drummer in rock and roll.
Such sad news today following the announcement of the death of Charlie Watts. Condolences to his family.
He will be hugely missed. Charlie Is My Darling - indeed - RIP. Photo by Richard Ecclestone.
24 August 2021
The band are determined to proceed with their USA No Filter tour leg this autumn despite Charlie
Watts withdrawing due to a recent medical operation. Steve Jordan will replace him. We wish him all the best and
a full recovery. The Daily Mail
report from 5 August.
5 August 2021
The re-scheduled 2020 No Filter Tour leg has been announced for the fall of 2021 in North America.
There are gaps in the schedule to allow for extra dates. The official Stones website will have ticket information for three
22 July 2021
The Daily Mail has reported that Mick Jagger is in London to finish off the Stones new album which will be released
later this year. He has been working with Charlie Watts and Ron Wood while Keith Richards has been contributing from his home in the
USA. It is also apparent that they have worked on overdubs for a TATTOO YOU retrospective release. These are referred to
as 'basement tracks'.
12 July 2021
Another archive release of live tracks is due on 9 July 2021. The Copacabana Beach concert from 2006
has been upgraded and the entire concert will be available with four songs only previously seen on bootleg via Brazilian
television. The De-Luxe version of the vinyl, CD, Blu-ray and DVD packages will contain the Salt Lake City concert from
22 November 2005.
A new rocking tune has appeared via Mick Jagger's Twitter account. It features Dave Grohl
on guitar, bass and drums with Mick on rhythm guitar and vocals.
WATCH IT HERE Easy Sleazy Video
13 April 2021
A further seven out-takes previously unheard have appeared on the web for download. Two are completely new
songs. Ronnie's Song is from Nov - Dec 1982 and is a cover of Otis Redding's Don't Mess With Cupid and is sung by Ronnie
Wood. Don't Want Somebody Else is from Apr - May 1993. There are excellent early versions of Saint Of Me, Might As Well Get
Juiced and Low Down as well as Undercover Of The Night and You Got Me Rocking.
6 April 2021
Two weeks ago exciting news was revealed of a treasure trove of 50 new out-takes from a Japanese bootleg -
'Fully Finished Studio Outtakes'. The original source has not been identified for these recordings. According to the
'reliable' Sun newspaper the Stones management provided no comment. The tracks are of excellent quality and likely to be
from 320 kbps files. They have been leaked on the web and can be located easily. At Stones Sessions we have identified 28
new takes of previously heard tracks,13 previously unavailable, 5 new vocals on older tracks, 2 previously available, 1 track
upgrade and 1 track by MJ. Images will be posted on Facebook and Twitter of the track names (@StonesSessions). The Stones
Sessions appendices will be updated very soon on this website. Many of the recording dates are open to conjecture and
18 March 2021
Keith Richards posted images from his social media accounts on 5 and 11 February that he had been in
a New York studio on 4 Feb. He stated: 'New music on the horizon!'. Was he overdubbing on tracks recorded by Mick Jagger
for the potential new album?
16 February 2021
The Rolling Stones in 2020 - a quick recap. It was quite a year despite no live concerts.
* January - ABKCO released tracks online from 1969 to allow potential future release. These included session and
live numbers from 1969.
* March to June - Unknown session tracks by MJ and KR in Tours, France and New York, USA respectively for potential
* March - download bootleg release of 150+ tracks Art Collins Session Tapes from 1977-1983 mainly from Pathe Marconi,
* April - Release of new track Living In A Ghost Town from sessions in Jan to Feb 2019 at British Grove, London
and Henson Studios, Los Angeles. Overdubs from MJ's home studio in France early 2020.
* April - Release of version of You Can't Always Get What You Want recorded April 2020 at band home studios for
broadcast on 'One World Together At Home'.
* July - Japan only release of LA Forum (13 Jul 1975) with new mix by Sam Wheat of standard 2014 release with Bob
* July - Release of 1974 out-take Scarlet featuring Jimmy Page with overdubs by MJ from Spring 2020.
* August - recently revealed studio notes refer to unavailable BLACK AND BLUE session tracks from Musicland, Munich
(Dec 1974) and De Doelan, Rotterdam (Jan - Feb 1975).
* September - de-luxe GOATS HEAD SOUP re-release including out-takes Criss Cross (Jagger, Richards, Taylor) and All
The Rage (previously known as You Should Have Seen Her Ass). Both include overdubs by MJ from his home studio, Tours,
and Paris studio, France in Spring 2020.
Additionally, the RARITIES AND ALTERNATIVE MIXES disc had unheard mixes and takes. The Japanese edition also included
two extra mixes. In addition the album version was remixed by Giles Martin.
* September - archive audio and visual release of STEEL WHEELS LIVE concert from 19 Dec 1989, Atlantic City
Center, Atlantic City. This included guest artists of Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin on a rare performance of Salt Of
The Earth, Eric Clapton on Little Red Rooste and John Lee Hooker with Eric Clapton on Boogie Chillen'.
RARE REELS includes five bonus tracks from 1989/1990 concerts.
* September - visual release worldwide of 24 Feb 1990 Tokyo Dome concert previously only available in Japan.
The GOATS HEAD SOUP boxset re-issue is due 4 September containing four discs with an anticipated
rarities and remixes album documented below. It also contains two remixes of the standard album. One is a 2020 mix,
and another is a souped-up surround sound experience. Bob Clearmountain's recent Stones mixes in the last 10+ years
have always been made in 5.1 but have not been released. The only Stones 5.1 releases have been Sympathy For The
Devil from 2003 and a version of the 2012 compilation GRRR! LET IT BLEED and EXILE ON MAIN ST have also been released
in this format. Full engineer credits are not available yet for the release.
12 August 2020
The Sessionography Appendix has been updated based on studio logs of unheard tracks from the Black
And Blue sessions.
12 August 2020
A new single was releassed via a download on 7 July. Criss Cross is from the forthcoming box set
re-release of the 1973 album GOATS HEAD SOUP. It was available as an out-take but has been re-mixed with additional vocals
by Mick Jagger which do not alter the integrity of the original 1972/73 recording. A vibrant video directed by Diana
Kunst supports the release. Criss Cross is one of three new tracks from the 4 September release. Two are unheard -
Scarlet which Keith Richards and Jimmy Page worked on in October 1974 and a track named All The Rage. The remainder
are alternative versions and four Glyn John's mixes from 1973. Two of these are only available from the Japanese release.
The box set will also include a re-release of the BRUSSELS AFFAIR lve album from 1973.
The Rolling Stones released a video single titled Living In A Ghost Town earlier this week. A 10-inch
vinyl single will be released on the 26 June 2020. The technical information is detailed below. The track originates
from last year's sessions in London and Los Angeles. The lyrics were amended this year to reflect the current lockdown
due to the Covid-19 virus. The video below illustrates the stark reality of vacant cities - even the coastal town of
25 April 2020
Rumours have started on IORR that we may hear new Stones content on 23 April. A track named Living In A
Ghost Town is referred to. It is probably from last year's sessions with recent production completion.
The Rolling Stones played YCAGWYW in their respective homes for the Global Citizen, One World: Together At
Home benefit for the Covid-19 healthcare workers. #WeAreOne
19 April 2020
In light of the Covid-19 virus the Stones have announced the postponement of their North American summer tour.
18 March 2020
The Stones have announced 15 dates for the continuation of their No Filter Tour (2017-2020). Locations are
in those North American markets where they have not recently played.
See the link for ticket details on sale next week:Tickets
8 February 2020
Early February has seen the release of posters and display boards in various USA/Canada cities. This
confirms the 4th leg of the No Filter 2017-2020 tour although the name has not been confirmed yet. It will be a
late Spring / early Summer North American tour leg.
4 February 2020
At the end of 2019 ABKCO made their annual attempt at preserving copyright protection on
unreleased tracks and out-takes. Over 120 recordings became available for a 24 hour period. They included live
recordings from the 1969 USA tour (including two MSG concerts) and most significantly studio session out-takes.
The image below documents ten new recordings. Further info - see this site Appendices and Nico Zentgraf, Felix
Aeppli, IORR websites.
9 January 2020
The new archive release from The Rolling Stones is released on 8 November - Bridges To Buenos Aires.
The audio was recorded on 5 April 1998 by Ed Cherney with Dave Hewitt. The video is likely to have been directed by
Jim Gable and Dick Carruthers.
16 September 2019
Significant new tracks from the 1982 UNDERCOVER sessions have been made available on bootleg. Three are brand new: Gotta Know You (a reggae track),
The Dog (a fast rocker) and Chris' Song (a soft ballad named after Chris Kimsey). The identity of another new rocker with brass - Dog Shit is being researched.
Outtakes known only in name, now have bootleg tracks - Pink Pick (an instrumental lacking melody), Pull Over (repetitive fast rocker), Melobar (a mid-tempo instrumental jam).
20 March 2019
The She's A Rainbow live from Paris is featured within a bonus live album from a new compilation HONK released 19 April. The full track listing is:
1. Get Off Of My Cloud - 15-Jun-2018, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.
2. Dancing With Mr. D - 15-Oct-2017, Gelredome, Arnhem, Netherlands.
3. Beast of Burden (with Ed Sheeran) - 27-Jun-2015, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, USA.
4. She's A Rainbow - 25-Oct-2017, U Arena, Paris, France.
5. Wild Horses (with Florence Welch) - 25-May-2018, London Stadium, London, England.
6. Let's Spend The Night Together - 5-Jun-2018, Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England.
7. Dead Flowers (with Brad Paisley) - 18-Jun-2013, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, USA.
8. Shine A Light - 30-Sep-2017, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
9. Under My Thumb - 22-May-2018, London Stadium, London, England.
10. Bitch (with Dave Grohl) - 18-May-2013, Honda Center, Anaheim, USA.
20 March 2019
A new release is set for Record Store Day on 13 April 2019 by Universal Music. A 10-inch Vinyl Single will feature She's A Rainbow from the 2017 No Filter
tour - U Arena, Nanterre, Paris, France - 25-10-2017.
2 March 2019
ABKCO have followed their normal end of year practise and released outtakes they want to secure from out of copyright protection on 13 December 2018.
Only the Child Of The Moon outtake had not been heard before.
16 January 2019
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
The new book "The Rolling Stones Setlists" by Ronnie Wood and Genesis Publications is out this December. Matt Lee assisted with archive material and Martin Elliott placed the
setlists in their historical context.
The Blue And Lonesome sessions are documented within the book. They were recording at British Grove Studios in London three years ago this week.
New Session Tracks are named from the December 2015 Setlists. These are Bad Luck Hideaway, Fool's Paradise, Bottom Of My Heart and Never There.
The exact track information and running order day by day for the British Grove Sessions during December 2015 is within the book. As well as the above, The Drive Me Too Hard
and Get Out Of My Way outtakes which were named within the booklet for the Blue And Lonesome album are also documented.
Rehearsal days with confirmation of facilities used are also documented within the 198-page book featuring 150 photographs and over 100 setlists from 2005 to 2018.
Limited to 1,000 numbered editions signed by Ronnie Wood and bound in burgundy leather (295 GBP) or 425 numbered editions with artwork and signed by Ronnie Wood and
bound in blue leather (695 GBP).
Ronnie Wood Setlists
11 December 2018
The 2019 USA Tour was announced yesterday by the Rolling Stones. The IORR website was accurate as ever. Expect extra dares to be added in the big market cities depending
on ticket sales. The tasty prospect of the New Orleans Jazz Festival was not announced. The up to date position can be viewed here:
20 November 2018
The 2019 USA Tour is taking shape. Hints continue to be given by the Rolling Stones of prospective venues. The It's Only Rock 'n' Roll fan website has reported these
rumoured dates for the early summer of 2019. The up to date position can be viewed here:
19 November 2018
Touring looks set to continue into 2019. The Rolling Stones are dropping hints at stadiums in the USA.
6 November 2018
The Rolling Stones No Stopping part of the No Filter tour has been announced and tickets are on sale now at the normal large prices. Dublin, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, back to Twickenham, Berlin, Marseille, Stuttgart, Prague and Warsaw are on the list.
27 February 2018
The Rolling Stones rumoured early summer UK and Irish tour has been extended to include dates in Europe. Shows being considered so far include Dublin, Southampton,
Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Marseille, Berlin and Poland. Posters have appeared in some cities naming the tour No Stopping. The shows should be confirmed in the next few weeks.
21 February 2018
The Rolling Stones have won a Grammy award for best Blues album at the 60th annual ceremony in New York on 28 January. The award was in the category American Roots
and specifically for a Traditional Blues album.
29 January 2018
On 1 December the Rolling Stones released their BBC recordings in a double extended edition package containing 32 tracks from 1963 to 1965.
All were previously available since the 1980s but in low quality bootleg. Of course, the sonic upgrade is appreciated even if the reason for the delay in releasing
is not fully understood. The release has been made jointly between ABKCO, Polydor Records and of course the band themselves.
1 December 2017
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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