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Rolling Stones Drop 'Brown Sugar' From Set List
After 50 Years, Rolling Stones
Stop Playing Controversial Hit
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After 50 Years, Rolling Stones Stop Playing Controversial Hit

'Brown Sugar' was criticized for 'glorifying slavery'

(Newser) - After 50 years, the Rolling Stones have dropped one of their biggest—and most controversial—songs from their set list. With its references to slavery, mentions of whipping, and lyrics like "How come you taste so good, just like a Black girl should," 1971 hit "Brown Sugar"...

Jagger Embraces 'Cover Band' Dig From McCartney

Comments reenergized the long Beatles-Stones rivalry

(Newser) - Mick Jagger paused between songs to say a few things to the more than 50,000 fans at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles—a big crowd for a cover band. "There's so many celebrities here tonight, of course, you know, naturally," he said. "Megan Fox is...

Mick Jagger Goes Unnoticed at North Carolina Dive Bar

He dropped in for a beer at Charlotte's Thirsty Beaver

(Newser) - Mick Jagger walked into a bar in North Carolina Wednesday night—and nobody seemed to notice. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones frontman tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer in front of the Thirsty Beaver, a beloved dive bar known for its eclectic mix of customers. "Out and...

Stones Play First Show Without Charlie Watts

Band launches tour by playing tribute to the late drummer

(Newser) - With the stage empty, a drumbeat began Sunday night in St. Louis. Large photos were projected of the members of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and a smiling Charlie Watts, the drummer who died last month . At that, the band came onstage and played "Street...

Jagger, Grohl Team Up for Song About Pandemic

'Easy Sleazy' is about the 'light at the end of the tunnel,' Rolling Stones frontman says

(Newser) - Two rock stars have teamed up for a song looking back at life under lockdowns—and looking ahead to the end of the pandemic. Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl released surprise track " Easy Sleazy " on YouTube Tuesday afternoon, NME reports. The Rolling Stones frontman sings and plays guitar,...

Rolling Stones' First New Song in Years Is a Fitting One

'Living In a Ghost Town' is first original release in 8 years

(Newser) - The Rolling Stones have just dropped their first original song in eight years. And Mick Jagger, for one, thinks "Living In a Ghost Town" perfectly suits these strange times. (Listen to it here .) Indeed the headline on the AP story about the song suggests it may become an...

Long Battle Over a Famous Song Is Finally Over

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards relinquish royalties over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by the Verve

(Newser) - You've surely heard the song " Bitter Sweet Symphony ," which made stars of the band the Verve in the 1990s. What you may not have known is that the song has since been embroiled in a copyright dispute involving none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of...

Drudge: Mick Jagger Will Have Heart Surgery

Rolling Stones have postponed a North American tour

(Newser) - So why did the Rolling Stones just postpone an upcoming tour ? The Drudge Report says it's because 75-year-old Mick Jagger will undergo heart surgery in New York City this week. Jagger is otherwise in great health and is thus expected to make a full recovery after the heart...

Mick Jagger 'Devastated' by Latest Stones News

17 North American concerts postponed due to Jagger medical issues

(Newser) - If you have Rolling Stones tickets, or were planning on buying them in the near future, there's been an important development. Rolling Stone reports the band's upcoming North American tour, including 17 concerts from April 20 to July 29, has been postponed due to issues tied to frontman...

Keith Richards: Disregard My Jagger Vasectomy Joke

Rolling Stones bandmate walks back advice to get a snip

(Newser) - The lads probably never saw this coming when they formed a band back in 1962: Keith Richards just had to apologize to Mick Jagger over a vasectomy joke. It seems the Rolling Stones guitarist got a little flippant in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal in regard to...

Anita Pallenberg Had a Hell of a Life

Model, actor, Rolling Stones muse, mother to Keith Richards' kids dies at 73

(Newser) - An actor and model who dated two of the Rolling Stones (and is rumored to have had an affair with a third) died Tuesday in a hospital in England, the New York Times reports. Anita Pallenberg was 73; a cause of death was not given. Pallenberg was perhaps best known...

Jagger 'Can't Remember Writing Own Autobiography'

Publisher says forgotten '80s memoir has surfaced

(Newser) - A publisher in Britain says he has the "rock 'n' roll equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls"—but he may never be able to bring it to the public. John Blake, writing in the Spectator , says that three years ago, somebody handed him a 75,000-word autobiography...

Mick Jagger's 8th Child Born, 2 Years After His Great-Grandchild

Jagger, 73, and 29-year-old girlfriend welcome a son

(Newser) - Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child , the AP reports. Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, 29-year-old ballerina Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to the couple's son. According...

Great-Grandpa Mick Jagger to Be a Dad for 8th Time

Girlfriend Melanie Hamrick is pregnant

(Newser) - Mick Jagger is going to be a dad for the eighth time at age 72. His 29-year-old girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, is pregnant, Jagger's rep confirms to Us . The Rolling Stones frontman, who's been dating Hamrick for two years, has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Marsha Hunt, a daughter with...

6 Stars Who Say They've Encountered Aliens

Russell Crowe says he took a picture of UFOs

(Newser) - Aliens? UFOs? They may seem like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the Chive rounds up 12 stars who say they've encountered something extraterrestrial. A sampling:
  1. Mick Jagger: The rocker actually had a UFO detector installed in his home, and claimed to have once viewed a "luminous, cigar-shaped
...

Keith Richards Slams Pretty Much Everyone

 Keith Richards 
 Slams Pretty Much 
 Everyone 
new interview

Keith Richards Slams Pretty Much Everyone

'Rolling Stones' guitarist has words for rock and roll, metal, rap...

(Newser) - Keith Richards, tell us what you really think. The Rolling Stones guitarist didn't hold back during a recent interview with the New York Daily News :
  • On rock and roll (presumably, rock and roll not played by the Rolling Stones): "It sounds like a dull thud to me. For
...

9 Paternity Scandals of the Stars

It's not always clear who the father is

(Newser) - Who's the daddy? In these scandals rounded up by Radar , it wasn't always clear:
  • Khloe Kardashian: For years, rumors about Khloe's "real" father have flown. Some have claimed it's Kris Jenner's hairdresser, others have said Lionel Richie.
  • January Jones: She still has yet to
...

Huge-Lipped Swamp Critter Named for Mick Jagger

Cheeky scientists are big Stones fans

(Newser) - Congratulations, Mick Jagger: You and your kisser can now claim as your namesake a long-extinct swamp-dwelling creature LiveScience describes as something between "a small hippo and a long-legged pig" with really sensitive lips. Jaggermeryx naida, or "Jagger's water nymph," lived about 19 million years ago, adds...

7 Musicians-Turned-Actors
 7 Musicians-Turned-Actors 

7 Musicians-Turned-Actors

You may have forgotten about some

(Newser) - Who says a celebrity can only do one thing? HLN rounds up 14 musicians who tried their hands at acting. A sampling:
  • Prince, Purple Rain
  • Mick Jagger, The Man From Elysian Fields
  • David Bowie, The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Michael Jackson, The Wiz

Brazil's World Cup Loss: Blame Mick Jagger's 'Jinx'

At least, that's what Brazilians would have you believe

(Newser) - Still upset about Brazil's World Cup loss yesterday? Blame Mick Jagger. To understand why, Time explains, we have to go back to the 2010 World Cup, during which Jagger cheered on England, the US, and Brazil at various matches—and England, the US, and Brazil all lost those matches....

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