Keith Richards

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‘People took so many drugs, they forgot they played on it’ – stars on Exile on Main St, the Rolling Stones’ sprawling masterpiece
Recorded during several hedonistic months in a fabulous Cote d’Azur villa, Exile on Main St is seen as the Stones’ epic, creative peak. As the classic album turns 50, stars tell us how it got their rocks off

Interviews by Dave Simpson

09, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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BBC to mark the Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary with new documentaries
The series My Life as a Rolling Stone will feature an hour-long film on each member, including the late Charlie Watts

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2022 @10:55 AM

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Rolling Stones review – a funky, heavy first show without Charlie Watts
The Dome at America’s Center, St Louis, Missouri
The veteran rockers return to the road with an emotional tribute to their longtime drummer and a reinvigorated sense of purpose

Edward Helmore

27, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Marianne Faithfull: 'I was in a dark place. Presumably it was death'
After battling Covid-19 for three weeks in hospital, Faithfull went on to finish her 21st solo album – and possibly her last. She reflects on how she might never sing again, her hatred of being a 60s muse and why she still believes in miracles

Alexis Petridis

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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James Fox: 'Keith Richards has a fantastic memory'
The ghostwriter behind the memoirs of Keith Richards and David Bailey on difficult subjects

Jude Rogers

28, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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The Rolling Stones: Living in a Ghost Town review – their best new song in years
Referencing the coronavirus crisis over sleazy dub-influenced backing, this is a light, trim and relevant sound for the Stones

Alexis Petridis

23, Apr, 2020 @5:37 PM

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The Rolling Stones release Living In a Ghost Town, first original music since 2012
Mick Jagger says new single will ‘resonate through the times we’re living in’ and references coronavirus crisis with the lyric: ‘Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Apr, 2020 @4:07 PM

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One World: Together at Home review – locked-down stars lift the spirits
There are stirring performances aplenty in the Lady Gaga-hosted singathon, but it’s the glimpses of celebs’ homes that are the real treat

Ben Beaumont-Thomas Music editor

19, Apr, 2020 @5:04 PM

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The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet: Michael Joseph's best photograph
‘When I told the caretaker of the house the Stones were a bit wild, he asked if there would be any naked ladies – because they charged £10 extra for that’

Interview by Henry Yates

17, Oct, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Rolling Stones review – swaggering into their second childhood
With Mick Jagger’s recent heart operation clearly a success, the Stones sound better than they have in years

Edward Helmore

06, Aug, 2019 @8:53 AM

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Richard Ashcroft making up with Mick can’t change the mould | Rebecca Nicholson
The Verve frontman has settled his dispute over Bitter Sweet Symphony but this won’t be the last row over songwriting royalties

Rebecca Nicholson

25, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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