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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.'”

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Rolling Stones Some Girls—Bigger Than Ever! Set for November Release

The Rolling Stones are pleased to announce the release on November 21, 2011 of the re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe, Deluxe and Digital editions of Some Girls, the groundbreaking album which introduced the music of the Rolling Stones to a whole new generation of fans.
Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career. This new package will include some undiscovered gems that include tracks that have recently been unearthed from the Rolling Stones vaults by producer Don Was. Further details of the tracks will be unveiled at a later date.
Some Girls is the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of material, from Mick Jagger’s irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth US number one, to the country-flavoured Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let’s not forget the sensuous, Beast Of Burden, one of Keith Richards’ finest tunes, which reached number 8 on the US singles chart, the garage rock of Shattered, the album’s third US Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group’s version of The Temptations’ Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.
Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band’s ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group. This started in April 2008 with Shine A Light, the soundtrack from the stunning concert film directed by Martin Scorsese, and has encompassed the reissues of the Rolling Stones re-mastered, post-1971 studio albums, several live albums and classic compilations, and the exhaustive box-set Singles 1971-2006 earlier this year.
Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features a Keith Richards’ classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he stills performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger’s love of 70’s funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrongfooted many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to ‘go disco’.
The 1978 album courted controversy because of Jagger’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furore around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag – a nod in the direction of the picture on their 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? – and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn’t been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.
Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, which Richards since described as a ‘sense of renewal’. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to ‘elevate’ the sound.
The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album’s most memorable tracks, including When The Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-sideEverything Is Turning To GoldSome Girls also marked a move to the Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group’s most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman. Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones albums since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood’s bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica-player Sugar Blue – discovered busking on the Paris métro – made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.
Amongst many eagerly-awaited extras, the Super-Deluxe edition of Some Girls will include a stunning, previously unseen Helmut Newton photo session from 1978, an essay by esteemed author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis putting the album in its cultural context, and a 7” single of Beast Of Burden/When The Whip Comes Down in its banned sleeve.
Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe, Deluxe and Digital editions of Some Girls show why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main StreetSome Girls is both a time capsule and a timeless listen. It features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital. It’s an all-killer, no-filler, must-have album. It still packs a punch.
SOME GIRLS – now bigger, brighter and better than ever.

Ronnie Wood Raises ‘Few Billion’ On Trading Floor

Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood has told of his delight after raising “a few billion” dollars for charity on the trading floor on Monday (Sept. 12).

The guitarist volunteered to man the phones alongside British royal Prince Harry, supermodel Eva Herzigova and singer Duffy at the offices of Bgc Partners at London’s Stock Exchange as part of the annual Bgc Charity Day.
Wood was thrilled after completing a number of deals with clients, telling Britain’s Daily Express, “I can’t keep up with billions – it’s fantastic. I’ve raised a few billion today.”
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But it was Prince Harry who closed the biggest deal of all – the 26 year old brokered a record-breaking foreign exchange deal worth £15.5 billion.


Bosses at Bgc, formerly known as Cantor Fitzgerald, host the annual fundraiser to commemorate victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The company lost 658 employees at its offices in the World Trade Center during the atrocity.

Paul McCartney Delights Star-Studded Audience With New York Show

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Sir Paul  McCartney thrilled stars including Alec Baldwin and Ronnie Wood with a two-hour hit-packed show in New York on Monday (Dec 13).
The former Beatle played an intimate concert at the legendary Apollo Theater, which was broadcast live on American radiochannel Sirius XM.
It attracted a host of celebrities, including Baldwin and Wood, as well as Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart and Tony Bennett.
McCartney sang 27 songs during the set and he admits he was honoured to play at the iconic venue.
He told the audience, “I know it’s special to you New Yorkers. To us British boys, it’s really special.” The star also paid tribute to his late Beatles bandmate John Lennon, performing the band’s track A Day in the Life and his anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance, just days after the 30th anniversary of the legend’s death.
McCartney also added a festive feel to the gig, welcoming a local choir to the stage to perform his holiday hit Wonderful Christmastime.
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Eagle Records Proudly Releases Ronnie Wood’s New Studio Album ‘I Feel Like Playing’ – September 28, 2010

On September 28, Eagle Records will proudly release Ronnie Wood’s 7th studio album I Feel Like Playing. [MSRP $13.98]
 
Featuring twelve brand new cuts, written specially for this release, I Feel Like Playing takes its name [and cover] from one of Ronnie’s most vibrant recent artworks.  The color and verve of the artwork is equally reflected in the swagger and roll of the music on the album. Solo work has always co-existed alongside Ronnie’s band commitments and I Feel Like Playing is, he feels, his best album yet.  Many of the friends made along the course of an incredible career contributed to the album; guests include luminaries such as SlashFlea,Eddie VedderBilly F GibbonsKris KristoffersonBobby WomackIan McLagan and more.
 
Ronnie Wood needs no introduction to any fan of British rock music. Starting his career with The Birds and then Creation, it was when Ronnie joined the Jeff Beck Group that he truly started to stamp his identity on the music world. After that group split, Ronnie – along with Rod Stewart – joined up with ex-Small Faces Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones in The Faces.  While Ronnie [and Rod] moved on after a couple of years, The Faces are viewed by all rock fans as a truly classic band; and in fact they perform a handful of dates in 2010 with Mick Hucknall on vocals. After the release of his first solo album, Ronnie was invited to join the Rolling Stones – in 1975 – and remains with them to this day.


Rightly revered for his time with The Faces, Jeff Beck Group and of course The Stones, Ronnie Wood has continued to chart his own course and his output of both high quality music and art has been a constant.  I Feel Like Playing is a great addition to his catalogue and all lovers of true British creative mavericks will find much to admire.

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Rocker Ronnie Wood Goes Online For Daughter

Rocker Ronnie Wood has finally learned how to use the internet – so he ca n have regular chats with his daughter LEAH in Australia.
The Rolling Stones guitarist found it confusing to master emails and on line phone network Skype, but Leah’s move Down Under earlier this year (10) forced him to wise up to modern technology.
She tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “Mum was a bit upset (when I reloc ated), but you’ve got to experience life. Dad was fine about it, too. I’v e been too busy to even plan for them coming to visit. Thank goodness for email and Skype, which dad can handle now.”