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Keith Richards’ Unofficial Bomb Maker Arraigned

   

A man who was hoping to supply Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards with explosives for his entertainment has been arraigned on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs.

Joseph Callahan was arrested earlier this month following a police raid on his Connecticut mansion, where officers uncovered an arsenal of weapons and bomb-making equipment.

The 69 year old told cops he was in the process of building an explosive device for Richards, but failed to make it clear why.

In court on Wednesday (16Oct13), his lawyer explained Callahan was making the bomb in the event he met the rocker after learning Richards was a fan of big bangs.

The case was continued to next month (Nov13).


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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Full Week of Events-Honoring the Rolling Stones for the 18th Annual Music Masters

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce the full week of events that will honor the Rolling Stones at the 18th Annual Music Masters series It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of The Rolling Stones. The series begins on Monday, October 21 and culminates with an all-star tribute concert on Saturday, October 26. The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.

The tribute concert on October 26 will be anchored by a group of top flight musicians who have performed with the Rolling Stones over their fifty year career and contributed to shaping the band’s extraordinary sound. Grammy Award-winning drummer Steve Jordan will lead the house band as musical director. Jordan has assembled a group of critically-acclaimed musicians, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks to perform. Joining the tribute concert lineup are Merry Clayton and Sarah Dash. Due to a scheduling conflict, Lisa Fischer and Ivan Neville are no longer performing. Tickets to the October 26th tribute concert range from $30 – $80 and are available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216)241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE, BUT ARE GOING FAST.

Beginning October 2, fans will have the opportunity to view a new collection of previously unpublished photographs taken by Bob Bonis, the U.S. tour manager for the Stones between 1964 and 1966, as part of the Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition. An enthusiastic amateur photographer, Bonis’ inherent talent is evident in his great sense of composition. His legacy, as seen in these photographs, was incorporating his passion for photography while having a front row seat to history unfolding.

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Lock of Mick Jagger’s hair sells for $6,000 at auction

An anonymous buyer snapped up a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair for 4,000 pounds ($6,000) after bidders pushed the price to double its pre-sale estimate, auction house Bonhams said.

The clump of hair was sold by the Rolling Stone’s former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who is also the sister of 1960s English model Jean Shrimpton and first met Jagger when he was still an unknown student at the London School of Economics.

The hair, which comes in an envelope bearing the message “Mick Jagger’s hair after being washed + trimmed by Chris at Rose Hill Farm”, was sold on Wednesday to raise money for the Changing Faces charity, which works with people who have suffered facial disfigurements.

A set of handwritten lyrics by British singer David Bowie for his song “The Jean Genie” sold for 18,750 pounds at the auction where a guitar owned by rock group Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page also sold for 26,250 pounds alongside other music, film and entertainment memorabilia.

Jagger, who is due to turn 70 this month, was in fine form on Saturday as the Rolling Stones made their debut at Glastonbury music festival. The band is due to play again this weekend in Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival.

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Mick Jagger Asks Fans For Help Choosing Festival Songs

Sir Mick Jagger has asked fans to help the Rolling Stones choose a setlist for the band’s upcoming performance at Britain’s legendary Glastonbury music festival.

The veteran rockers were finally confirmed as the event’s headline act last week after months of speculation, and frontman Jagger is already considering which songs to play at the show.

He has even appealed to fans for ideas ahead of the big gig in June.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, “Thanks for all your tweets about Glastonbury. I was thinking about the set list… Any ideas on that?”

Keith Richards Offered Drugs To Bandmate’s Mother-In-Law

Rolling Stones star Keith Richards once infuriated a bandmate’s mother-in-law by offering her cocaine during a family dinner.

The veteran guitarist was enjoying a vacation in Los Angeles with Ronnie Wood — as well as Wood’s then-wife Jo and her mother Rachel — when he substituted dessert with a big bag of cocaine.

Jo admits her elderly mother wasn’t impressed, and she had another run-in with Richards days later when he offered her a marijuana joint during a pool-side sunbathing session.

In her new memoir, Hey Jo, she writes, “Keith handed the joint to mum, who took it between her thumb and forefinger and flung it in the pool. He just sat back and proceeded to roll two more joints. ‘Here you go Rachel,’ he said, ‘Here’s one for me to smoke and one for you to throw in the pool.'”

Rolling Stones Considering Tour Offers

Sir Mick Jagger has confirmed The Rolling Stones are currently discussing offers for a full scale world tour following the success of their recent 50th anniversary shows.

The Rolling Stones are weighing up tour proposals.

The ‘Brown Sugar’ rockers marked their fiftieth anniversary with a handful of shows in the UK and US late last year and admit they are looking into going on the road for a lengthy period later this year.

Frontman Sir Mick Jagger said: ”There have been quite a few offers. I’m going to see what’s on the table and discuss it with everyone.

”We’ll announce it when we’ve figured it out.”

Guitarist Keith Richards added: ”Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement.”

Keith thinks it would be ”dopey” not to tour as the band worked so hard to be back at live performance standard and it would seem a waste to stop gigging now.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ”[The shows] went like a dream, at the same speed, man. But we barely got off the starting blocks.

”It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.”’

The anniversary shows came after over a year of negotiations, and Keith claims Mick took the longest to agree to take part – which is disputed by the singer.

Keith said: ”Mick took the longest to come along. He was there with it, but it was always ‘Give me another reason.’ I know Charlie [Watts] didn’t need persuading. He just wanted to make sure Mick wanted to do it.”

Mick said: ”It wasn’t really a debate. I originally said, ‘We can do anything. We can do one club show, if you want.’ But I always imagined it was going to be brief.”

Lady Gaga Plotting Record Breaking World Tour?

Rumors are spreading that Lady Gaga may be gearing up for a record breaking new tour. According to a new report from Britain’s The Sun, the Mother Monster will soon announce a two-year tour spanning over 450 dates.

The tour could break U2’s record for the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time and the source says that Gaga hopes to move into the pop elite with the tour:

“The Haus Of GaGa is taking things up a gear. GaGa and her team have ambitions to match, and better, huge pop and rock acts from music history like Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones and U2.”

The source continues: “She is planning to kick things off in Asia and India next year and go on a gruelling world tour. As is always the case with GaGa, the plans came to her in her sleep. She has a target of 450 dates. It has never been done before, but she’s doesn’t think that’s a reason not to try.”