A few feel-good moments to remember from NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:
BARRY IN THE HOUSE
No, Michael Kors didn't make that orange bedazzled "Copa" jacket that Barry Manilow wore to perform at the designer's show. We're not sure who did, but it was fabulous.
Keith Richards reissuing 1988 solo debut ‘Talk Is Cheap’
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut album by reissuing it.
Richards originally released "Talk Is Cheap" in 1988 and will reissue the album on March 29. It will include six bonus tracks and will be released digitally, on CD, on vinyl and as a box set.
The box set includes unseen photos, an 80-page hardback book and rare memorabilia, including lyric sheets, posters and a guitar pick.
2 guitars suspected stolen from popular Alabama juke joint
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The manager of an Alabama man who's been playing from his backyard juke joint for more than 60 years says she believes his guitars have been stolen.
Henry "Gip" Gipson's manager, Diane Guyton, tells AL.com two of Gipson's guitars were stolen from Gip's Place, a Bessemer juke joint among the few remaining.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ivan Neville stores a remarkable snapshot, both festive and bleak, on his phone as a stark reminder of life before sobriety.
The photo shows the New Orleans keyboardist and singer huddled with Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Lenny Kravitz before a Rolling Stones concert at New Jersey's Giants Stadium in August 1994.
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MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — A recording engineer whose invention of a pedal that allowed guitarists to create a fuzzy, distorted sound most famously used by Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones' hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" has died.
Glenn Snoddy was 96. His daughter Dianne Mayo said Saturday that Snoddy died Monday of congestive heart failure at his Murfreesboro, Tennessee, home.
Keith Richards: Touring ‘one of the few habits I haven’t given up’
Sir Mick Jagger is writing new music for The Rolling Stones.
The band - currently comprising of Jagger, 74, Keith Richards, 74, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70 - are still touring despite having a combined age of 294, and now the lead singer has hinted there may be a new album on the way.
Sir Mick Jagger feels under pressure to be youthful because of fans' expectations.
The Rolling Stones frontman is now 74 and still touring with the band - currently comprised of Jagger, Keith Richards, 74, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70 - but he thinks fans expectations for him to be still be at the peak of physical fitness is "selfish".
Liam Gallagher will support The Rolling Stones at London Stadium next month.
The former Oasis frontman is set to open for Sir Mick Jagger and co on May 22, for what will be one of the most rock 'n' roll nights of the year.
The 45-year-old rocker - who is currently in Los Angeles penning songs for his follow-up to his debut solo LP 'As You Were' - will be marking a tick next to one of his bucket list dreams when he performs at the iconic rock group's 'Stones - No Filter' show.
Ronnie Wood has vowed to defy trolls who think The Rolling Stones should retire from touring.
The iconic rock group - completed by Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - have been performing live for more than five decades and will do so until they can't psychically get up on stage anymore.
In a stern warning to social media users who tell them to call it a day, the 70-year-old rocker fumed: "I say get off your a*** and get working while you can.
Sorry, Mick: Jagger gets apology from fellow Stone over vasectomy comment
Being a rock star isn't easy, and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are proving that again.
The two Rolling Stones have had a contentious relationship for decades, marked by years of insults and the occasional beakup rumor. Richards has especially been known for tossing barbs at Jagger. The most recent was in a Wall Street Journal profile in which Richards criticized Jagger's decision to father his eighth child at age 73.
"It's time for the snip - you can't be a father at that age. Those poor kids!"
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Keith Richards apologizes to Jagger for vasectomy comment
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards says he regrets saying Mick Jagger needed a vasectomy after recently having his eighth child.
In a story posted Wednesday morning, WSJ magazine reported that Richards said "it's time for the snip — you can't be a father at that age. Those poor kids!"
The 74-year-old Jagger welcomed his eighth child in December 2016.
‘Masters of the Telecaster’ at Fairfield Theatre Company, The Kate and Daryl’s House Club
Three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world will present a historic night of music at Fairfield Theatre Company on Friday, Jan. 19. The show, called “Masters of the Telecaster,” takes place at FTC’s StageOne.
“Masters of the Telecaster” features Jim Weider (The Band), Snowy White (Pink Floyd) and G.E. Smith (Roger Waters). Audience members can expect lots of blues, roots, and rock ’n’ roll.
Rex and the Rockabilly Kings celebrate Elvis’ birthday at Daryl’s House in Pawling, N.Y.
Rex Fowler celebrates the music of Elvis Presley at his “All About Elvis” party, which takes place each year around the anniversary of the icon’s birthday. The “King of Rock and Roll” was born Jan. 8, 1935; this year’s festivities will be Sunday, Jan. 7, at Daryl’s House in Pawling, N.Y.
With ‘On Air,’ Rolling Stones look to past radio recordings
The Rolling Stones have released an album of rarely heard radio recordings, but Keith Richards admits with a laugh: "I barely remember some of them."
"The Rolling Stones — On Air" was released last week. It features 32 songs that originally aired between 1963 and 1965 on BBC shows like "Saturday Club," ''Top Gear" and "The Joe Loss Pop Show."
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Liz Phair fulfills a dream with 2-book deal at Random House
NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author.
The rock star known for "Exile in Guyville" and other albums has a two-book deal with Random House.
The publisher announced Thursday the first book is called "Horror Stories." It's billing the book as a "rich and kaleidoscopic memoir" about fame, parenthood, love and "everything in between." A release date has not been determined.
George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison tours behind his first solo album
Dhani Harrison initially hid behind his family name in a band called Thenewno2 given that the son of Beatle George Harrison wanted to be taken seriously on his own musical merits. He also wanted, he said, to get his music heard "without people having some preconceived idea or comparing you."
Playboy’s interviews were models of the art form
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jann Wenner was preparing to launch Rolling Stone in 1967, he had some ideas about how to make the magazine's interviews stand out.
"The Rolling Stone interview was modeled in part on the Playboy interview," Wenner told The Associated Press this week, discussing the impact of the publication started by Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at age 91.
Liam Gallagher would wear a wig if he ever went bald.
The former Oasis frontman - who once described one of his 90s hairstyles as "Dougal from 'The Magic Roundabout'" in reference to the children's TV dog - says there is no chance of him going around with no hair because that wouldn't be very rock 'n' roll of him.
A Rolling Stones musical is in the works.
Workshops are taking place in London's West End to search for stars to appear in a potential production based on the legendary band, but members Mick Jagger, 73, Keith Richards, 73, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70, are yet to give the show their backing.
A source said: "The idea came from top theatre execs who know the concept of a Stones musical has the potential to be a worldwide hit.
Sir Mick Jagger says a newspaper editorial saved him from prison in 1967.
The Rolling Stones frontman was arrested on minor drug charges and was facing up to three months in prison but when The Times ran an editorial insisting he should be treated the same as any other citizen, he was quickly released.
Mick told The Times: "What did it mean to me personally? That editorial got me out jail. One day it dropped, and the next thing I was out."
In the end, it was fine French paintings - not items from more than 50 years of sex, drugs and rock’n roll - that fetched the highest prices at a Keith Richards auction last weekend.
Two works by French painter Jacquelin Marval (1866-1932), brought nearly $20,000 to benefit two Ridgefield, Conn. nonprofits that work with autistic adults. With a winning bid of $15,000, Marval’s 1918 oil on canvas work “Bouquet of Tulips to the Window,” commanded the highest price at the auction.
Keith Richards's former partner Anita Pallenberg was laid to rest on Wednesday (21.06.17) surrounded by family and friends including Kate Moss.
The Italian-German actress - who had kids Marlon, 47, and Angela, 45, with the 73-year-old rocker, as well as son Tara, who died aged just 10 weeks in 1976 - passed away aged 75 last week (13.06.17) and stars, including the supermodel, attended her humanist funeral in Chichester.
Keith Richards has paid tribute to his "remarkable" former partner Anita Pallenberg following her death earlier this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, has died. She was 75.
A spokesperson for Richards told The Associated Press that Pallenberg died Tuesday at St. Richard's Hospital in the city of Chichester, located in southeast England. The cause of death was not revealed, but the statement released Wednesday said Pallenberg "had been ill for some time" and that her family was by her side.
Keith Richards has been left "devastated" by the death of his former partner Anita Pallenberg.
The Italian-German actress - who had kids Marlon, 47, and Angela, 45, with the 73-year-old rocker, as well as son Tara, who died aged just 10 weeks in 1976 - passed away aged 75 on Tuesday (06.13.17), but the cause of her death has not yet been revealed.
Keith Richards' ex-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg has died.
The actress and model - who famously dated the Rolling Stones rocker and has two children with him, Marlon, 47, and Angela, 45 - has passed away at the age of 73.
Her friend Stella Schnabel announced the news on Instagram, writing: "I have never met a woman quite like you Anita. I don't think there is anybody in this universe like you. No one has ever understood me so well.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died.
Victor died Wednesday in London of a heart attack, according to Charlie Brotherstone, an agent at Ed Victor Ltd. Victor was 77 and had been battling leukemia.
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WESTON, Conn. (AP) — Rolling Stones fans are sure to get some satisfaction from an upcoming auction to benefit a pair of Connecticut charities that help autistic adults.
WESTON, Conn. — When it comes to owning some of Keith Richards’ personal possessions, you just might get what you want.
The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his wife, Patti Hansen, who live in Weston, are donating items from their upper East Side Manhattan apartment to benefit two nonprofits that work with adults who have autism.
To diehard Stones fans, however, many of the items may not be their cup of tea.
Sir Paul McCartney replaced Keith Richards in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
Keith plays the father of the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie franchise but when scheduling issues meant he couldn't fly to Australia to film a cameo in the latest film, the filmmakers decided to have Paul play Sparrow's Uncle Jack instead.
Johnny Depp asked Sir Paul McCartney to make a cameo in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' via text message.
The film's bosses were initially keen to secure Rolling Stones' Keith Richards to play a pirate rocker in the latest instalment of the adventure movie but when he was unable to film the part, the team were thrilled to secure the Beatles star.
Sir Paul McCartney has shared a picture of his 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character.
The Beatles rocker will temporarily turn his back on music to join Johnny Depp for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales and the star has taken to Twitter to share the first picture of himself in character.
He captioned it "#PiratesLife.".
Details on Sir Paul's part have been kept tightly under wraps but it's believed directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have added an extra scene just for him.
Harry Styles' producer says the star reminds him of Sir Mick Jagger.
Although Jeff Bhasker - who worked with Harry on his eponymous solo album - wants the star to be seen as his own person rather than fostering previous comparisons with the Rolling Stones frontman, he admitted that the pair have a number of similarities.
The Rolling Stones can’t play UK due to ‘lack of available venues’
The Rolling Stones couldn't add UK dates to their European tour due to a "lack of available venues".
The legendary rock group have apologised to their loyal fans for not being able to put on any shows on their forthcoming 'No Filter' run as they have claimed there are a number of "sporting events" hogging up all of the stadiums.
However, the Satisfaction' hitmakers - Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - have vowed to make it up to them with some shows next year.
The Rolling Stones will bring their 'Stones - No Filter' tour to Europe this autumn.
The legendary rock group have announced a 13-date stadium run which will see them kick off their new set at Hamburg's Stadtpark on September 8 before wrapping up at the U Arena in Paris on October 22.
The shows will see the veteran rockers - Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - perform classic songs and a few "surprises" along the way with a new production and stage design.
Album Score: 99.17Release year: 1972Album type: Studio albumGenre: Rock, pop rock, hard rock"A dirty whirl of blues and boogie, the Rolling Stones' 1972 double LP was 'the first grunge record,' guitarist Keith Richards crowed proudly in a 2002 interview. But inside the deliberately dense squall - Richards' and Mick Taylor's dogfight riffing, the lusty jump of the Bill Wyman-Charlie Watts rhythm engine, Mick Jagger's caged-animal bark and burned-soul croon - is the Stones' greatest album and Jagger and Richards' definitive songwriting statement of outlaw pride and dedication to grit." -- Rolling Stone
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Chuck Berry punched Keith Richards in the face after he found him toying with his guitar.
The iconic musician - who died on March 18, aged 90 - was one of Richards' biggest influence, but his temper flared when he saw the Rolling Stones rocker messing around with his guitar in his dressing room.
Keith Richards was inspired by the late Chuck Berry's music.
The 73-year-old guitarist has revealed the music legend, who tragically died earlier this month at the age of 90, largely influenced him and The Rolling Stones with the "crystal clear clarity" of his tracks, and although the band tried not to copy the star's singles there is an underlying element of Berry on "every" record.
Never before seen photos of Rolling Stones on display in San Antonio
If only Norman Avila had brought his Pentax camera that first night.
On June 3, 1975, the Rolling Stones arrived at HemisFair Arena for a two-night stand. The opening night was one of the most notorious in San Antonio rock ’n’ roll lore, generating front-page headlines and threats of a vice squad bust.
It was the official kickoff of the Stones’ “Tour of the Americas ’75,” though the band had played two tuneup gigs a couple of days earlier in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Chuck Berry’s spirit lives on through countless songs
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind so many great rock bands and rock songs looms the music of Chuck Berry.
Like the time a teenage Keith Richards ran into a childhood friend, Mick Jagger, at a train station in England and discovered they were musical soul mates.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven" are echoing inside The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as it pays tribute to the music legend.
Berry died Saturday at his home near St. Louis at age 90.
He was the first person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of its initial class in 1986.
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:
"Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him - and turned up everyone who came after. We'll miss you, Chuck. Be good." — Barack Obama, via Twitter
"Anybody who's picked up a guitar has been influenced by him." — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris.
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:
"I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever." — Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, in a series of posts via Twitter