In ’20 Feet From Stardom,’ back-up vocalists take center stage, and a number of iconic stars— including Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Mick Jagger, along backing singer turned front woman Sheryl Crow—play a supporting role to sing their praises.
On December 20, Showtime will air ‘The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun – Return To Hyde Park,’ a 92-minute documentary capturing the band’s first performance in the London park since July 1969.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
While no opening act is mentioned in the press release announcing the show, it does mention that — just like all of the shows on their 50 & Counting Tour — former Stone Mick Taylor will be appear as a special guest.
How did Duran Duran lead to Steve Jordan working on Keith Richards’ solo debut? In a Radio.com interview, Jordan also says he’s been recording with Richards again on a solo project. “We’re working on it now, it’s really pretty amazing.”
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on a somewhat underrated album in the Rolling Stones’ canon: 1983’s ‘Undercover,’ as it turns 30.
Hardcore fans of either band will be at least tangentially aware of many of the points of comparison addressed by McMillian. But the author, who is an expert on American radicalism and has written another ’60s-focused book, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, tackles one aspect of the Beatles vs. Stones debate you rarely see addressed: their political activism vs. the public’s perception of it.
Do “Old Habits Die Hard?”
We talked to the concert’s musical director Steve Jordan, who is the drummer in Keith Richards’ other band, the X-Pensive Winos.