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Rolling Stones announce new American tour dates

“You kind of knew it was bound to happen again,” Keith Richards says in a video the Rolling Stones uploaded to YouTube today.

Indeed. The Stones will be returning to the road, the band announced in the video. They’ll be hitting up nine American cities (well, one’s Canadian, actually, but you know) from West to East, starting in Los Angeles sometime before May 5 (their first date is still under wraps) and ending in Philadelphia on June 18.

After that, the boys will pop back into England to play their only London date, at Hyde Park on July 6.

“I thought that we should continue doing this when the 50th anniversary came up,” Mick Jagger says in the video, referring to the band’s milestone last year. Hence the name of the venture, “The 50 and Counting Tour.”

Watch the video yourself below, and see the full list of tour dates below that

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Rolling Stones announce four shows to celebrate 50 years

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 Monday it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the United States. The shows will take place on Nov. 25 and 29 at London’s O2 Arena, followed by gigs on Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, just outside of New York.

The shows mark the first time in five years that the Stones have performed live, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood all coming together once more. The band said it was the “crowning glory” of celebrations marking its 50th anniversary of its first gig.

“Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!” Jagger said in a statement. READ FULL STORY

Who is the greatest guitarist of all time? Prepare to be unsurprised!

For decades, the question of who exactly is the greatest guitarist of all-time has occupied countless music fans — if not drummers, like myself, who are usually too exhausted from doing all the real work to debate such an inconsequential matter.

Regardless, Rolling Stone has just released a new list which ranks history’s top 100 fretmeisters and which was voted on by a veritable army of guitarists including Billy Corgan, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Mars, Robbie Robertson, Melissa Etheridge, and Kirk Hammett.

The list is packed with what can only be described as the usual, legendary, suspects. Jimi Hendrix tops the 100 and he is very much not the only featured musician currently jamming at the great gig in the sky.

Indeed, while such young-ish turks as Slash, Jack White, Derek Trucks, and Radiohead‘s Jonny Greeenwood are included, the entire top ten is made up of either the deceased or guitarists who, with the arguable exception of Jeff Beck, haven’t recorded anything of real note in a long time.

Take a look at the list yourself by clicking here and tell us what you think. Does the 100 merely reflect the electorate’s own often very “venerable” nature or is the golden age of the great, innovative, guitar hero now just a distant memory? And who is your pick for the best guitarist of all-time?

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Keith Richards: Music’s most influential character?

Keith Richards' memoir to become a movie -- so who should play him onscreen?

Earlier this week, Keith Richards revealed that there are plans afoot to turn his bestselling autobiography Life into a movie, according to British newspaper the Telegraph. But which actor possesses the requisite rock’n’roll swagger to embody the Human Riff?

One obvious choice is, of course, Richards’ buddy Johnny Depp, whose four Keef-inspired performances in the Pirates of Caribbean quadrilogy could be regarded as one long audition tape for the project.

Depp can also play guitar, is currently at work on a documentary about the Rolling Stones legend, and has the added advantage of being one of the biggest movie stars on the planet.

But there are a number of Richards’ fellow Brits who might consider themselves in with a chance of getting the gig, from David Tennant to Jason Isaacs to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. And let’s not forget Robert Pattinson, another hugely famous, guitar-playing thesp — and one who has experience playing a character with mixed feelings about direct sunlight.

Who would you like to see playing Keith (and, for that matter, Mick)? Let us know in the comments below.

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Michael Bolton talks about his 'Jack Sparrow' 'SNL' digital short, his new CD, and sticking his face in a mountain of (fake) cocaine

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Is Michael Bolton now the coolest rock star on the planet thanks to the crooner’s game turn in this weekend’s Saturday Night Live digital short, “Jack Sparrow”?

Maybe not, but Bolton’s performance as a movie-obsessed version of himself who hilariously ruins the Lonely Island crew’s hip-hop track by singing about Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich, and Scarface has definitely cranked up his cool quotient.

The short has also turned him into an unlikely Internet phenomenon. After the jump, Bolton talks about his collaboration with Lonely Island-ers Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, his new CD of duets, and why he won’t be dressing in drag again any time soon.

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Johnny Depp talks about filming his Keith Richards documentary: 'It was intense' - EXCLUSIVE

Keith-RichardsImage Credit: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.comEverybody knows Johnny Depp is a big fan of Keith Richards and that he based his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow on the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist. But did you know he is also a keen admirer of non-fiction films? “I’m a psychotic for documentaries,” says the actor. “I adore them, you know.”

Given these two enthusiasms, it was perhaps only a matter of time before Mr. Depp got round to making a documentary about Mr. Richards, which is exactly what he is now in the process of doing.  “It’s coming along great,” says the actor of his second directing gig, after 1997’s drama, The Brave. “Any time that he’s got a minute, any time I’ve got a minute. We’ve done one, let’s say, installment that was fairly intense. We shot for a few days, and we got 35 hours of footage. That’s me and Keith sitting and talking in a room that’s very, you know, apropos of Keith. We’re sitting on couches, having a drink, and talking.”

In addition to the interview footage, the as-yet untitled film will also contain performance material featuring Richards, members of his band, the X-Pensive Winos, and famous guests. “We had Patti Smith, which was miraculous, we had Norah Jones, and I think there’s going to be a few more,” says Depp, “I think we’ve probably got two more installments [to film] and then we’ll start cutting it together.”

The documentary will be the third movie collaboration between Depp and Richards. The pair both appeared in 2007′s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and will reunite in the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. “It was perfection!” says Depp of working with Richards on the latter project, which is due out May 20.

Although the Richards documentary has no release date as yet, Depp says the film will definitely get a theatrical run of some sort. That would befit a movie which was shot by Pirates cinematographer Dariusz Wolski and which, according to Depp, looks like a “a cross between The Godfather and a painting by (famed 17th century Italian artist) Caravaggio. It’s really something to see Keith in that atmosphere.”

For more about On Stranger Tides, and all the rest of the stuff you’ll be watching, hearing, and reading in 2011, pick up the new 2011 Preview! issue of Entertainment Weekly, which hits stands today.

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You can’t do blow if you’ve had a brain hemorrhage… And nine other ‘Life’ lessons from Keith Richards’ autobiography
Keith Richards claims Mick Jagger is ‘unbearable’ and has a ‘tiny todger’ in his autobiography

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What is the greatest guitar riff of all-time?

Keith-Richards-1964Image Credit: Peter Francis/Retna Ltd.Spinner has posted an agreeably catholic-minded list of the 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in Rock ‘n’ Roll. True, most of the usual suspects are present, from “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos to that scourge of guitar store employees, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” However, the list also finds space for a slew of great but less obviously riff-tastic tracks, including The Smiths’ “This Charming Man,” The Meters’ “Look-ka Py Py,” and Chic’s “Le Freak.”

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