The Stones made thousands of live performances and multi-million record sales : Here’s the reportage of A Bigger Bang World Tour
The title to a documentary on theRolling Stones 2005-06 ‘A Bigger Bang’ World Tour.
At that time both Keith Richards and Mick Jagger had individual ambitions, and applied their untamed creativity in various projects outside the Stones. Keith released his own single. In 1974 Ron Wood had replaced Mick Taylor on guitar and Keith and Ron both played lead guitars. During the decade Keith Richards had a family crisis on his hands, and suffered through emotional pain and drug abuse,
The late 70s brought a massively successful nod to disco with Miss You and the early 80s a stomping return to form with the rock ‘n’ roll groove of Start Me Up. Peppered amongst the performances are snippets of wisdom from the two main men – the Glimmer Twins, aka Mick and Keith. Plus as a special treat, some lost footage of the band performing 19th Nervous Breakdown on Top of the Pops in 1966 – recently discovered in a BBC documentary from the 1960s about women with depression.
Recently The Rolling Stones were awarded a Grammy for ‘Best Traditional Blues Album’, for Blue & Lonesome, at the 60th Grammy Awards in Madison Square Garden!“All of these songs have antecedents. We’re paying our respects, but we’re taking the blues forward and hopefully introducing them to a whole new generation of fans.” Mick Jagger .
Prior to winning the statue for Best Traditional Blues Album for “Blue & Lonesome” on Sunday night, only 1994’s ‘Voodoo Lounge” notched a win for Best Rock Album. Prior to that, it was the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986.“Blue & Lonesome” is a stunner. Here’s what I had to say about it when I wrote up a bunch of releases last year for the dinosaurs of rock: