The Rolling Stones retire classic song because lyrics reference slavery
The Rolling Stones have axed their classic hit “Brown Sugar” from their set lists after 50 years because the lyrics reference slavery and sexualize young, Black women. “We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,’” he said. The song’s chorus includes the words “brown sugar,” and “how come you taste so good,” both making references to Black women. “I never would write that song now,” Jagger told Rolling Stone in 1995. “I would probably censor myself.”The Rolling Stones are currently on the road for their “No Filter Tour” throughout North America until November.mlive.com
Rolling Stones bandmates salute late drummer Charlie Watts
Members of the Rolling Stones have saluted their unshakeable drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday at the age of 80. Mick Jagger, the legendary rock band’s frontman, posted a photo on Twitter of a smiling Watts seated behind a drum. Lead guitarist Keith Richards shared a picture of a drum set with a hanging “Closed” sign.news.yahoo.com
Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November
Paul McCartney appears during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, left, and poet Paul Muldoon appears at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on May 21, 2019. McCartney's memoir, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," will be released Nov. 2. (Photos by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies.
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.
Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
FILE - Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called Criss Cross. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
You can't always get what you want, but the Rolling Stones are coming to Detroit in the spring and that's pretty good
It was announced Thursday that the Rolling Stones will embark on a 15-city trek, which will launch out of San Diego in May and will wrap in mid-July in Atlanta. Just last year, Jagger, 76, underwent a heart valve replacement surgery (and, in true Jagger fashion, was up and noodling around on stage like a teenager just three months later. )In 2018, Ron Wood, 72, announced that he was all clear following a lung cancer scare , meanwhile, Watts, 78, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004 . As far as the indestructible Richards goes, he's flirted with sobriety in 2018, claiming cigarettes and coffee remain his only true vices. They are very institutionalized and bland, Richards told Neil McCormick in 2018.metrotimes.com