Tag Archives: Rolling Stones

Bob Dylan and Brian Jones, Photographed, Nov. 1965

Brian Jones and Bob Dylan, 1965.

Cool photo of Brian Jones and Bob Dylan at a record release party for the Young Rascals at the Phone Booth nightclub in New York, November, 1965.

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in a recent issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

Audio: Dylan-Heavy Soundtrack To ‘True Love Scars’ – Part Two – Listen Now!

My rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars, is heavy with references to music.

So I’ve been creating Spotify playlists for the soundtrack.

Today I added a second playlist to the True Love Scars Soundtrack area of my blog.

You can check both playlists out right now.

Here’s the new one:

And you’ll find them both here.

I’ll be adding more in the weeks ahead.

[I just published True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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The ‘True Love’ Scars Soundtrack, Playlist #1 – ‘Visions of Johanna,’ ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ & More

In August I’m publishing my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.

Music is referenced throughout the book, and so I’ll be posting Spotify playlists of songs that are featured in some way in the book.

Playlist #1 includes songs from the first two chapters.

By the way, I will be on a panel at Lit Quake’s Digital Publishing Conference on June 21, 2014. My panel, Reinventing Your Career in the Digital Age, is from 4 to 5 pm. The conference is being held at Snodgrass Hall, 198 McAllister at UC Hastings Law School in San Francisco’s Civic Center. For more info head over to the LitQuake site.

And: I will be reading from True Love Scars at Book Passage in Marin County on August 21, 2014 at 7 pm. It would be great to see you there. Book Passage is located at:

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA
(415) 927-0960

And now, the True Love Scars Soundtrack, Playlist #1:

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Video: Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen Rock ‘Tumbling Dice’ at ‘Rock In Rio’

Mr. Jagger, meet Mr. Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen joined the Rolling Stones for a rocking version of “Tumbling Dice” in at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon on May 29, 2014

Check it out!

And another view:

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Audio: Townes Van Zandt Covers Bob Dylan – ‘Man Gave Names To All The Animals’

I just got in the mood to hear Townes cover Bob Dylan today. Here he does Dylan’s “Man Gave Names To All The Animals.”

Damn I miss Townes Van Zandt. What a talent.

And here’s a live version by Bob Dylan from 1991.

And here’s Townes covering the Stones’ “Dead Flowers”:

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Money Changes Everything Dept.: Which Artists Have Earned at Least a Billion from Touring?

Rolling Stones top the list. Photo via the Rolling Stones Facebook page.

A new report in Billboard lists artists who have earned at least a billion dollars from touring.

The list is of the 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014. Here are the top five:

1. The Rolling Stones

Gross: $1,565,792,382

Attendance: 19,677,569

Shows: 538

2. U2

Gross: $1,514,979,793

Attendance: 20,536,168

Shows: 526

3. Bruce Springsteen

Gross: $1,196,116,507

Attendance: 15,010,773

Shows: 727

4. Madonna

Gross: $1,140,230,941

Attendance: 9,694,079

Shows: 382

5. Bon Jovi

Gross: $1,030,082,884

Attendance: 12,333,668

Shows: 578

Check out the whole list here.

Keith Richards Drops $10.5 million for New York Penthouse

Keith’s new digs.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards has spent $10.5 million on a Manhattan penthouse, according to Realty Today, a real estate website.

According to Realty:

The new duplex penthouse of the English musician is a combination of three separate units. Located in Greenwich Village, the home includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The floor plan of the property shows an outdoor space, which includes three terraces on its lower level. The co-op home comes with a variety of custom features comprised of marble slab bathrooms and white lacquer millwork, as well as Lutron lighting and a Sonos sound system.

According to StreetEasy’s listing history, the penthouse was designed by acclaimed architect Joe Serrins, who imagined it in the form of an interior landscape, with “rooms flowing into one another.” The staircase is oversized and wrapped with walnut panels, while the handrails are custom-made using bronze and burgundy leather.

Read more here.

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Live Video: Compare The Stones Playing “Jumping Jack Flash,” Then & Now

mick 1970

The Rolling Stones have just released a live video of “Jumping Jack Flash” from their performance at Hyde Park this past summer. I watched it and for starters, as a singer, Jagger really sucks these days. It made me yearn for when his vocals totally knocked me out.

So I searched YouTube and found this video, which I believe is from 1969 when the group toured the U.S. They could really play back then. The sound isn’t the best, but there’s an energy and a wildness in this performance that’s quite amazing.

I thought you too might want to compare then and now. I suggest you start with the video that conveys some of their greatness, then see them in their decline.

The good old days:

It’s a “sad day,” as Mick once sang: