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'Sister Morphine' to 'Mother Wolf': 10 essential songs by Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull’s legend is long and daunting, but it all boils down to her voice. In the ’60s, still a teenager and freshly discovered by infamousRolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, Faithfull sang like a nightingale. Her relationship with Mick Jagger soured, and her troubles began; after years of drug abuse, she emerged in the ’70s with a voice that was smoky, cracked, and worn beyond its years. Rather than fading into history, she used her shattered, husky croon to make music that wasn’t the sweet folk of her youth. Instead, her songs became deeper, darker, and more emotionally wary.

Her 1979 album Broken English marked one of the most remarkable comebacks in pop, leading to numerous collaborations with everyone from Roger Waters and Lou Reed to PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Throughout them all, her singing became ever more nuanced and powerful—a disability turned into a symbol of pride and survival. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of her recording career as well as the arrival of her 20th studio album, Give My Love to London on November 11, here are 10 songs that sum up what Faithfull’s legend—and her voice—are all about. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Nirvana, Kiss, chaos, and... Lorde?


At one point during his speech at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt referenced the fact that being inducted meant he was joining his heroes who had already been made immortal.

But for all its power, rock music is still made by human beings, and this year’s crop of inductees—E Street, Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Brian Epstein, and Andrew Loog-Oldham—and the presentations honoring their contributions to the pop world were defined by the various absences spread across the five hour show (which will be edited and presented on HBO on May 31).  READ FULL STORY

Rolling Stones to resume tour in May

The Rolling Stones are resuming a world tour after postponing several dates in the wake of the death of L’Wren Scott, girlfriend of singer Mick Jagger.

The band has announced new shows in Europe, starting May 26 in Oslo, Norway.

The Stones said Tuesday they also will play Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark as part of the 14 On Fire tour.


Rolling Stones scrap show after L'Wren Scott death

The Rolling Stones have canceled the first date on their Australian tour after the death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend.

The designer, whose company was heavily in debt, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday in an apparent suicide.

Concert organizer Frontier Touring said Tuesday that a Stones show scheduled for Wednesday in Perth, Western Australia, would not go ahead. There was no immediate word on future dates on the tour, including a Saturday concert in Adelaide.

Jagger’s representative said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated by the news” of Scott’s death.


Rolling Stones play long-awaited Glastonbury gig

There’s a first time for everything, even if you’re the Rolling Stones.

The rock rabble-rousers who formed half a century ago played Britain’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, their debut appearance at the country’s most prestigious rock music event.

A majority of the 135,000 festival ticket-holders crammed into the fields in front of Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage for the gig, which opened with a rousing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

As on recent tour dates, the Stones gave fans a fistful of classic hits — including “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),” “Paint It Black,” “Wild Horses” and “Gimme Shelter” — as well as newer songs.

There was even a brand-new folky number called “Glastonbury Girl,” written specially for the occasion.

Singer Mick Jagger, who turns 70 in July, has lost none of his swagger, strutting the stage in a sequined green jacket, a satin-lined black cape — on “Sympathy for the Devil” — and other eye-catching outfits.

He thanked fans who had followed the band for five decades, and told newcomers, “do come again,” before giving the crowd what it had been waiting for: an encore of “Satisfaction.”

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


TV Jukebox -- Super Bowl commercials edition: Rolling Stones, Psy, Hans Zimmer and more


When it comes to all the forms of entertainment in the Super Bowl telecast, music completes the package. No, we’re not talking about Beyonce’s halftime show. We’re talking about the tunes in all those commercials.

The music in this year’s Big Game ads was a mix of recent hits and decades-old classics. Appropriate for one of America’s biggest partying days, the song choices were mostly upbeat and celebratory, but there were a few more emotional tracks as well.

Here EW presents to you a special edition of TV Jukebox with those Super Bowl commercials in the spotlight. Check out our picks and Spotify playlist below. READ FULL STORY

Facebook photo kinda, maybe suggests Rolling Stones to headline Coachella

Credit: Coachella/Facebook

Credit: Coachella/Facebook

In a move that has sparked a flurry of speculation, the Coachella festival posted a photo of a rock on its Facebook page. But it’s not just any rock. It’s a round rock. In a field.

Does this mean that the Rolling Stones are headlining the festival? Plenty of people are convinced that it does. And, to be honest, they’re not that crazy. Last month, the Stones briefly listed an April 12 Coachella performance on their mobile app before it was taken down. They also just wrapped a seven-gig tour celebrating their 50th anniversary, meaning they’re already on the road. Plus, the rock in that field does look a lot like a rolling stone.

A rep for the group didn’t offer any comment as of this writing.

Still, it seems a little rash to assume that the photo is bona fide proof of their appearance. Heck, it could just mean be a run-of-the-mill promo pic . Or, as one commenter put it:

“It’s a ball. Ball starts with B. Bjork and Blur start with B. Confirmed.”

My money’s on those two.

Update: We (along with everyone else) misidentified the object in the photo as a stone. Coachella reps have confirmed to Billboard, however, that the item in question is actually a polo ball.

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The Rolling Stones live in Brooklyn: On the scene

Can a rock show ever be just a rock show when it’s the Rolling Stones?

The band’s appearance Saturday night at the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn — one of only five live dates in their 50th-anniversary celebration — was a lot of things: A history lesson, a victory lap, a possible swan song, and most of all, a strange sort of meta experience, a living diorama of rock & roll legendry.

In some ways, the concert itself almost seemed beside the point. For many of the fans who had paid hundreds and even thousands of dollars for their seats (yes, tickets were famously expensive, but almost no one in the very full house looked like they regretted the outlay) just being in a room that held Mick and Keith and Ronnie and Charlie together onstage seemed to be its own giddy reward. Did the band also want to play a few songs? They did? Fantastic! READ FULL STORY

Rolling Stones join Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

Image Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage

It’s official: the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden is the most rockin’ relief effort since Live Aid.

The Rolling Stones announced on Twitter that they’ll be performing at the event on Dec. 12, adding their names to an already-stacked lineup that includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, and Roger Waters. And The Who. And Paul McCartney. And Kanye.


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