The Rolling Stones first gained fame in the early 1960's and started gaining popularity in Great Britain before their great American success. The Stones were very different than other British Rock groups at the time, their sound was not a completely polished pop one, but a more colorful, raw and hard rocking/blues sound that transcended the other bands around them. Rather than copying off The Beatles or Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones were more apt to take cues from blues legends like Muddy Waters. And their front man, Mick Jagger didn't have a smooth pop music voice, but a unique rock voice tailored for the hard rocking Rolling Stones tracks. After several early hits including the chart topping hit, Satisfaction, The Stones as their fans and critics alike call them kept churning out hits. The Stones brought it in a big way with songs like Mother's Little Helper, Time is on my Side, and later Brown Sugar, Start Me Up, You Can't Always Get What You Want, and the list goes on and on...The Rolling Stones even have two huge box sets, one called Forty Licks that has 40 of their greatest hits on a 2-CD set, and now GRRR! both of which don't have all of their hits on them! The Rolling Stones not only broke the pop/rock barriers of their time, but have been able to stay on top throughout the last 4 decades and with 2005's release, "A Bigger Bang", and 2012's "GRRR!", they have proven that old rockers can still make great albums.
2012 and beyond - including a 2013 Rolling Stones tour schedule
The Stones newest album GRRR!
-is a 5 CD greatest hit compilation that is digitally remastered
-The first two cd's feature the Stones late 60's to the mid-70's hits, including their first single the Chuck Berry cover "Come on"
The third and fourth CDS include 17 tunes from 1978's Some Girls to 2005's "A Bigger Bang," plus new songs, "Doom and Gloom" & "One More Shot,"
2012 New York & London area concerts
The Rolling Stones performed two nights in Brooklyn, NY, two nights at Newark's Prudential Center, and also 2 nights at the O2 in London
At several of the concerts special guests joined the Rolling Stones including Mary J Blige, former band members Mick Taylor/Brian Jones, Lady Gaga,
Bruce Springsteen, and The Black Keys
Here are the exact dates below: 2013 Rolling Stones tour dates will be coming soon!
Oct/Nov 2012 Rolling Stones Rehearsal concerts in Paris France
Thu Oct 25 2012 Le Trabendo Paris France - Rehearsal concert
Mon Oct 29 2012 Theatre Mogador Paris France - Rehearsal concert
Sun Nov 25 2012 The O2 Arena London England, UK
Thu Nov 29 2012 The O2 Arena London England, United Kingdom
Sat Dec 8 2012 Barclays Center (arena) Brooklyn, NYC USA
Wed Dec 12 2012 12.12.12. concert featuring the Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Kanye West, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Eddie Vedder and many more! Madison Square Garden MSG (arena) New York City, NY U.S.
Thu Dec 13 2012 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey U.S.
Sat Dec 15 2012 Prudential Center Newark, NJ (near New York City) USA - joined by The Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga as well as former members.
Picture of the Rolling Stones at the Barclays Center