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Rolling Stones' Sax Player Dead at 70

Bobby Keys played with John Lennon, Buddy Holly

(Newser) - Bobby Keys, who played saxophone for the Rolling Stones—as well as the likes of John Lennon and Buddy Holly—has died at 70, the Telegraph reports. The Texan may be best known for his solo on the Stones' hit "Brown Sugar." He began playing with the band... More »

Keith Richards Writing Book for Kids

'Gus & Me' celebrates his grandfather

(Newser) - Keith Richards is 70 now and a grandfather five times over, so maybe the idea of the Stones' guitarist writing a kids' book isn't as jarring as it once might have been. Richards is writing an homage to his own grandfather in Gus & Me: The Story of My ... More »

Celebs Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

A whole slew reportedly joining Stevie Wonder

(Newser) - Because really, who hasn't been tempted to boycott the Sunshine State in its entirety ? Stevie Wonder started it last week, when he announced he was done with Florida in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal and the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Until the law... More »

Rolling Stones Rock Tiny LA Club

Jagger & Co. rock intimate venue ahead of '50 and Counting' tour

(Newser) - They've sold out stadiums around the world for decades, but the Rolling Stones got ready to kick off their 50th anniversary tour last night in a decidedly more intimate venue: A small club in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood. "Welcome to Echo Park, a neighborhood that's always... More »

8 Musicians Kicked Out of Bands They Founded

The latest: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots

(Newser) - Scott Weiland was confused when Stone Temple Pilots announced he'd been fired. "Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band I founded" was his response, according to the Week . But these seven other musicians experienced the same thing:
  • After just a year in Metallica, guitarist
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SNL Honors Conn. Victims

New York Children's Chorus sings 'Silent Night'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live shelved the jokes for last night's Cold Open, opting instead to let the kids do the talking in the wake of Friday's Connecticut school shooting : The show opened with the voices of the New York Children's Chorus singing "Silent Night" without accompaniment, reports... More »

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ... More »

Jagger Love Letters Up for Auction

Old flame Marsha Hunt is 'broke,' she explains

(Newser) - Ten old love letters written by Mick Jagger are going up for auction at Sotheby's next month, reports the Guardian . Given that he wrote them in 1969 to Marsha Hunt, the inspiration for "Brown Sugar" and the mother of his first child, they're expected to fetch up... More »

Stones Rock Secret $20 Paris Show

Mick Jagger and co. 'warm up' for big London, NYC concerts

(Newser) - To see the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary shows in London and New York, fans are shelling out at least $150 per ticket—but a lucky few hundred got to see a $20 "warm-up" gig in Paris yesterday. The band tweeted that tickets would be sold hours before the doors... More »

Rocking at 50: Stones to Tour Again

Mick Jagger and the gang announce 4 dates in US, UK

(Newser) - You can't always get what you want—but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day. The legendary band said today it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the US. The shows will take... More »

Stones, Bowie, Kate Bush Snubbed Olympic Show

Aging stars turned down offer to perform

(Newser) - The star-studded Olympic closing bash seemed to include all of Britain's pop royalty, but in fact major figures snubbed the event—including David Bowie, Kate Bush, and the Rolling Stones, the Guardian reports. Bowie, 65, was considered a long-shot because he hasn't toured since 2006. Rumor had it... More »

Rolling Stones Mark 50 Years Since First Gig

Band still meeting for rehearsals, Keith says

(Newser) - They may have gathered a little moss, but they're still around: The Rolling Stones played their first gig 50 years ago today at London's Marquee Club, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Their first hit, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," came a year later. To... More »

'Art' Urinals Spark Rolling Stones Museum Furor

Women slam mouth-shaped toilets as sexism

(Newser) - A war has broken out over urinals in a German museum. Women's rights activists are furious over the mouth-shaped men's toilets at the Rolling Stones museum in a northern town, Der Spiegel reports. "Why does it have to be a woman's mouth?" asked one, saying she... More »

Keith Richards Wins Distinguished Memoir Prize

Bill Clinton introduces Mailer Prize-winning Rolling Stone

(Newser) - In a scene that would have made a lot of people in the '60s think they were tripping, Keith Richards stood before a highbrow crowd at a Manhattan hotel last night to accept the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography. The Rolling Stones guitarist joked, chuckled, and swore as he... More »

Jagger Named Peru Rainforest 'Ambassador'

Becomes regional 'ally' in fight to protect ecosystem

(Newser) - Now that he's saving the rainforest, maybe Mick Jagger will finally get that long-elusive satisfaction. The Rolling Stone has been dubbed an honorary ambassador for tourism to a region of Peru's Amazon, AFP reports. "You are our ally. Your presence is a great support in our fight... More »

McCartney: Rolling Stones Envied Us

All the Beatles could sing, he points out, but Stones relied on Jagger

(Newser) - Who’s on top in the epic Rolling Stones-Beatles rivalry? According to possibly-biased Paul McCartney, even the Stones agreed that the Beatles were better in at least one way. “I talked to Keith Richards recently … well, a couple of years ago, and his take on it was: ‘... More »

Georgia May Jagger Turns Designer

She loves retro jeans

(Newser) - Mick Jagger's 19-year-old daughter apparently can get satisfaction as both a model and designer. Georgia May Jagger is collaborating with Hudson Jeans on her own line of clothing. "It all started with me looking at pictures of people wearing jeans I admired, like Mum in the '70s," said... More »

Chivalry Isn't Dead: It Lives in ... Keith Richards

Maureen Dowd likes the rock star's treatment of women

(Newser) - In the midst of what she sees as a lousy—in fact, downright misogynistic—year for women, Maureen Dowd finds salvation in an unlikely source: Keith Richards. His "chivalrous voice" comes through in his new autobiography, in which he recalls the teenage groupies who threw themselves at the group... More »

Keith Richards Belittles Jagger's ... Manhood

Mick's got a 'tiny todger,' strummer writes in new book

(Newser) - Size does matter ... as evidenced by the ever-larger rift cracking open between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Richards claims in his new autobiography, Life, that the strutting Stone isn't the most well endowed guy on the block. But what he lacks downstairs he makes up for in ego, claims Richards,... More »

11 Simpsons Predictions That Came True

Yucky soy snacks? Check. Crazy celebrities? Got 'em.

(Newser) - During its sixth season in 1995, The Simpsons gazed into the future—specifically, 2010—in the “Lisa’s Wedding” episode. Writing at , Sam Greenspan lists 11 things about this year the episode got right:
  • Soy snacks: Not only did the show predict their popularity, it also “
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