The Rolling Stones announced they will tour the UK and Ireland this spring as part of their ongoing No Filter Tour. The tour will kick off May 17 in Dublin and will include two shows in London as well as dates in Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, and Marseille.
Be sure to check out Rolling Stones On Air in the Sixties
, a new selection of the band's live BBC radio recordings. The tracks are drawn from several BBC pop programs beginning with the Rolling Stones' debut in 1964 including the Saturday Club
, the Joe Loss Pop Show
, Top Gear,
and Blues In Rhythm
. Highlights include covers of Chuck Berry's "Come On,", "Roll Over Beethoven," and "Down the Road Apiece," Bo Diddley's "Cops and Robbers" and "Mona," and early hits like "Satisfaction" and "The Last Time."
Each track has been restored using the new Audio Source Separation system for the best sound quality. The BBC was known to discard what are now considered priceless live radio performances by The Rolling Stones as well as The Beatles after broadcast though many BBC radio stations throughout the United Kingdom in India, Australia, and elsewhere held on to the transcription discs.
Also, check out the Rolling Stones On Air in the Sixties
book which follows the band from their first appearance on the BBC program Thank Your Lucky Stars!
through their televised free concert in London’s Hyde Park in 1969 shortly after the death of original member Brian Jones and release of Let It Bleed
. Visit the website
to hear a podcast about the recordings hosted by BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt with new interviews with the Glimmer Twins, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
It's been rumored a new album will coming later this year perhaps utilizing Keith Richards' vintage 1941 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe
Regent that he picked up from our friends at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville on the Stones' most recent trip to Music City. Congrats to the band who recently won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue and Lonesome.
For Stones and Beatles fans who still need more satisfaction, read our interview with Rolling Stones and Beatles instrument expert Andy Babiuk
who recently solved the mystery of Mr. Richards' missing 1962 Epiphone Casino
used to power the Stones' first tours of England and the U.S. as well as the band's now-iconic recording of "Satisfaction" in 1965. However, the true fate of the guitar might have to stay in selected circles for the time being.
"It's not a good thing and I can't really talk about it,
" Babiuk told Epiphone. "It's unfortunate. When I did that book for them, there were a lot of things I found out that were stolen from them. And unfortunately, it was done by people who were supposed to be watching their stuff for them. It's kind of sad state of affairs but it is what it is. And Keith would wish to have it back. We got him another old one just like it because he really wanted his Epiphone back and we can't get the original back. We got him a vintage model. Everything was the same on it and he likes it quite a bit.
The one thing I tried to stay away from is the detective thing where I'm trying to find guitars and point fingers and stuff. That's why I stopped the researching I was doing because it uncovers a whole bowl of cherries that you don't really want to deal with. I notified Keith and Keith's manager about the Casino and I said: 'I have to let you know, this is what happened I'm just telling you because I found out about it... I don't want to get involved. Do what you want with the info.' I try to stay neutral on the matter."