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Video: The Brock calls out Keith Richards…

If Keith wants to bash Metallica & Black Sabbath then I’ll bash the Rolling Stones.

Kev

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My Top 5 Favorite Rolling Stones songs…

I like the Rolling Stones but I’m not that big of a fan. I was never the one to collect all of their records. I just own one of their greatest hits albums and that’s all I need. I do like some of their songs, though. I respect the hell out of Keith Richards… I’m just not a big fan of Jagger’s singing.

So in honor of Keith’s birthday today, I just wanted to name my favorite songs by the Rolling Stones in the videos below.

Enjoy!

Kev

“The Last Time”

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

“Miss You”

“Sympathy For The Devil”

“Paint It Black”

Report: Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones could be recording a new album soon…

The Rolling Stones may not be going on tour this year for their 50th Anniversary but instead, Ronnie Wood, says the band could be headed back to the studio soon for new music. The band is going to back into the studio this month just to throw ideas around and to see what happens. He explains that doing this is like training for the Olympics.

If the Stones do release a new album with new original material, this will be their first studio album with new music since 2005’s, “A Bigger Bang”. It’s been a long time since they put out a new album.

I’m no big Stones fan but I do like some of their songs. I just own their Greatest Hits album only. I wouldn’t buy their full albums. I do respect Keith Richards and the Stones legacy. I’m just not that crazy about Jagger’s singing, though. Keith is one of the best rock guitarists and I respect him.

More on the story, here.

Kev

Report: Did Mick and Keith finally bury the hatchet???

I did read Keith Richards’s book, “Life”, and yes, Keith did bash the hell out of Mick Jagger quite a lot in the book. Keith said some not very nice things about Mick in it. I believe the feud between Mick and Keith all started, was when Mick left the Rolling Stones to start a solo career, and Keith wasn’t happy about it. It was all ego between the two of those guys.

It looks they are going to bury the hatchet and maybe a Stones reunion would finally happen?

More on the story, here.

It’s great to see Keith wanting to patch things up in time for the 50th Anniversary. There can’t be a Rolling Stones without him, that’s for sure!

Kev

Book Review: “Life” by Keith Richards

So I finally finished reading Keith Richards new autobiography, “Life”. It’s not just a book about the Rolling Stones. It’s way more than that. It’s really about the life of Keith Richards. Yes, he really opens up about everything. He explained what his childhood was like and the book went all the way up to today. Just like most rock musician biographies, it focuses a lot on music, drugs & women. Keith Richards new book is different than other rock musician biographies. He goes into detail in everything. He discusses how he got into music and what made him want to pick up the guitar. He also explains how he got into rock n’ roll and old blues music. He taught us how he came up with his famous open tunings on 5 strings. Most of it, he talked about drug addiction and the career of the Rolling Stones. He talked about his brief feud with Mick Jagger. Yes, he and Mick Jagger had a fallen out which the Rolling Stones almost came close to breaking up. Mick went on to start his own solo career without the band’s knowledgement and that’s how the feud all started. So Keith started his own solo project as for payback with Mick.

Only thing I was disappointed in that Keith didn’t talk much about his career in movies in Hollywood. He didn’t talk much about his cameo in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”. I was hoping he would go into insight about that. How he met Johnny Depp and was wondering how him and Keith got along. He only talked very little about the “Pirates” movie. His film career was only like one or two pages long and you’ll read that at the very end of the book. The only reason he wrote about his film career briefly is so he can clear up the nasty rumors about him snorting his own father’s ashes, which isn’t true of course.

Other than that, this was an excellent read. I liked the behind the scene stuff that we all didn’t know about the Rolling Stones. You don’t have to be a fan of music or a fan of the Rolling Stones to read this book, you’ll be intrigued by his stories. He’s probably the best music storyteller of them all.

What other famous musicians who I would like to see write an autobiography who haven’t written one yet? I can think of 5 at the top of my head: 1) Jimmy Page 2) David Bowie 3) Trey Anastasio of Phish 4) Joe Satriani 5) James Hetfield of Metallica.

Kev

Report: Keith Richards gives advice to Amy Winehouse to get off drugs…

 

Keith Richards the legendary guitar god has revealed that Amy Winehouse is his favorite current music artist today and Keith Richards isn’t into to today’s music that much. Keith gives Amy Winehouse advice that she won’t live long if she won’t get off the drugs knowing from his own experience of drugs in his past.

From the article:

Richards explained: “There’s only one [singer I like], that girl Amy. Mind you, that girl isn’t going to be around long unless she sorts herself out pretty quick. Amy‘s got to get smart.

“I’m not a preacher. But I’ve been there and you have to pass it on.”

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, Richards also compared her legal problems with those of The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, saying: “It completely took over our lives creatively and we couldn’t do this and couldn’t do that.

“You had to spend all your time trying to deal with the police. The same thing has happened to Amy Winehouse.”

http://www.nme.com/news/amy-winehouse/35235

Amy should listen to Keith and take his advice. Look at all these legendary musicians that died of drugs in the past: Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Layne Staley, Ike Turner, Janis Joplin, etc. the list goes on.

Do you really want Amy Winehouse to be added to that list?

“Back to Black” is such an addicting album, I’m always having it in my CD player. When I first heard of Amy Winehouse, I wasn’t all that crazy about her and couldn’t get into her music at first, but now I fucking love her.

It’s a fact that the world loves Amy and the world supports her. If she gets her act and life together, she could have an even bigger career ahead of her, she has a whole life ahead of her and a good life ahead of her. She has everything to live for!

Kev