Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial comments
Jann Wenner, a founder of both Rolling Stone magazine and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the hall’s board of directors after making disparaging comments toward Black and female musicians.
4-hour docuseries on The Rolling Stones to air on EPIX
The Rolling Stones will help celebrate their 60th anniversary with an upcoming four-part docuseries on EPIX that takes turns focusing on the band’s most iconic members, with in-depth portraits of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and the late drummer Charlie Watts.
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion
FILE - In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger performs in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Mick Jagger, Florida Man? The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. “It was very cool hearing Mick Jagger’s voice over the phone; that was neat,” Ciaccio told the Herald-Tribune.
A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season
Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing A Night at the Ballet, a free streaming event that premieres this week. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. The result is “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres Thursday and was produced by Live Arts Global, founded by Hamrick and her partners, Christine Shevchenko (a principal dancer at ABT) and Joanna DeFelice. AP: What gave you the idea for “A Night at the Ballet”? But that was really just the dancers, and we thought, how can we help everybody in this live arts world?
Grief, anger, disbelief: Trump voters face Biden's victory
Still, any fragment of possibility is enough for some Trump supporters to reject reality, feel aggrieved and rebuff Biden's calls for unity. Several Trump supporters interviewed by The Associated Press in recent days were rankled by widespread celebrations of Biden's win in liberal cities. They saw hypocrisy in the public, outdoor gatherings after Democrats condemned Trump supporters for attending big rallies — some were held indoors — during the coronavirus pandemic. Piotrowski, like many Trump supporters, wants to see Trump’s legal challenges continue. Unlike many Trump supporters, Michelle Sassouni wasn't shocked by the outcome of the election or the aftermath.
'I am a witness to history' — Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020
Jon Bon Jovi poses for a portrait in New York on Sept. 23, 2020 to promote his new album "2020". (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release “2020,” has taken his music to another level. Bon Jovi says that’s not his intention. I thought it would be social commentary,” Bon Jovi said. Bon Jovi shared his thoughts on these tumultuous time during an interview with The Associated Press.
Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
FILE - Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called Criss Cross. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
McCartney, Jagger pay tribute to Cream drummer Ginger Baker
(CNN) - Rock legends Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger were just a few of the artists to pay tribute on social media to Cream drummer Ginger Baker, who died Sunday. "Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. "Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy. "Sad to hear of the passing of a great drummer, Ginger Baker," guitarist Steve Hackett tweeted. "Very sad day in the Drum world as we say goodbye to one of rock's greatest pioneers: Ginger Baker.
Mick Jagger slams Trump over environmental policy
Charles McQuillan/Getty Images(CNN) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took on President Donald Trump's environmental policies and slammed him for leaving the Paris climate agreement at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. "The US should be the world leader in environmental control but now it has decided to go the other way," he added. Jagger, the 76-year-old English rock star, was in Venice to promote the film "The Burnt Orange Heresy," in which he plays an art collector. In a sharp departure from former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has attempted to remove many of the prior guardrails that were installed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to declaring its intention to leave the Paris agreement, the Trump administration has weakened fuel economy standards, replaced the Clean Power Plan and opened public lands and waters offshore to oil and gas drilling.
NASA names Mars rock after The Rolling Stones
Central Press/Getty Images(CNN) - The Rolling Stones have received just about every earthly honor in their legendary career, and now they are making rock history on Mars. It's the size of a golf ball and was photographed by the InSight lander. The stadium is about three miles from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which runs the Mars InSight mission. "NASA has given us something we've always dreamed of, our own rock on Mars," singer Mick Jagger told the crowd. "So while the name Rolling Stones Rock is informal, it will appear on working maps of the Red Planet," the NASA statement said.
Rolling Stones' concert postponed as Barry nears landfall
Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS - The Rolling Stones may sing about being born in a hurricane, but they will not be playing in one this weekend. The band tweeted Friday it will be postponing its concert originally set for Sunday in New Orleans. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall Saturday in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, and the intense rain it will bring is expected to wreak havoc on the city. The show will be moved just one day later, to Monday, and Sunday's tickets will be honored, the band said in a tweet. Lead vocalist Mick Jagger gave nod to the band's stormy lyrics on Twitter and confirmed they'll be performing Monday.
Rolling Stones break out song they haven't performed in 50 years
Charles McQuillan/Getty Images(CNN) - With hundreds of songs under their collective belt, The Rolling Stones have plenty to choose from when it comes to performances. But they weren't afraid to take things back to their roots Wednesday night, when their No Filter tour stopped near Washington, delighting the audience with a song they haven't played for nearly 50 years: Don Covay and the Goodtimers' "Mercy, Mercy." "It's a long time ago, so we're going to try to remember it," frontman Mick Jagger, 75, said before diving in. The last time the Rolling Stones played the song was July 5, 1969, at a free concert in Hyde Park in London just days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones. The English rockers postponed some tour dates after Jagger had a heart valve replacement this year, but No Filter picked up again in June.