Last spring, we told you about the Rolling Stones' official bootleg release of The Brussels Affair
, a live recording from 1973 during the infamous and hard rocking' tour between Exile on Main Street
and Goat's Head Soup
. It might be the best live recording of the Stones ever made. Now there's a special box set coming out this fall including remastered vinyl and lots of other goodies including a collector's edition signed by Mr. Jagger himself. Check out the website
for details. Hopefully a vinyl-only edition is on the way.
It's been a year since Epiphone released the limited edition 1961 50th Anniversary Casino
(one of Keith's first professional guitars) and if you can still find one out there you should buy it right away. It features Gibson USA pickups and is a time traveling marvel of sound and design. You can hear Keith play his Casino all over the Stones' first records cut in England and at Chess Records in Chicago.