Rolling Stones Announce 2019 U.S. Stadium Tour

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced a North American tour for next year that launches April 20 in Florida and wrap in Chicago on June 21. The initial announcement includes …

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced a North American tour for next year that launches April 20 in Florida and wrap in Chicago on June 21. The initial announcement includes 13 dates, however there are several days between each tour date so […]

12 Music Stars Who Slammed Trump for Using Their Songs at Campaign Rallies (Photos)

Axl RoseAfter Guns N’ Roses frontman learned that ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ was being played at the president’s rallies, Rose fired off a series of tweets accusing Trump of using licensing loopholes to ignore his request to …

  1. Axl RoseAfter Guns N’ Roses frontman learned that ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ was being played at the president’s rallies, Rose fired off a series of tweets accusing Trump of using licensing loopholes to ignore his request to stop playing their music. “Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent,” Rose tweeted Sunday.
  2. RihannaOver the weekend Washington Post bureau chief Philip Rucker tweeted that Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” was playing during one of Trump’s Tennessee rallies. Rihanna herself responded to the tweet, saying: “Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!”
  3. PharrellOn October 27, the day after the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead, it was reported that Trump played Pharrell’s 2013 summer hit “Happy” at a rally in Indiana. Pharell’s attorney  Howard King sent a cease and desist to Trump with a statement regarding the usage. “There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter read.
  4. Neil YoungIf you go way back to when Trump first announced he would be running for president at the Trump Tower in 2015, you may remember that Neil Young took issue with Trump’s use of “Rockin’ in the Free World.” “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” a spokesperson for the musician’s Lookout Management said in a statement in 2015.
  5. Prince’s estateAccording to Rolling Stone, Prince’s estate had to issue a statement after various Trump rallies played “Purple Rain.” “The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” Prince’s half-brother Omarr Baker wrote on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 11.
  6. AdeleTrump didn’t stop at the rock genre when choosing his campaign playlists. After it got around that his rallies included songs like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Skyfall,” a spokesperson for singer Adele made clear she wanted no part of it. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” her spokesman told The Guardian at the time.
  7. The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones have tried to stop Trump from playing the band’s music on several occasions, including after Trump accepted the bid to be the Republican Party’s nominee in 2016 to the tune of “Start Me Up.”  “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” a Stones spokesperson said in a statement to The Daily Beast. 
  8. R.E.M.At a Trump rally in Washington D.C. Sept. 2015, R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World” played while Trump walked up the podium. Word of the band’s song playing at the rally prompted the band’s official Facebook page to release a statement. “While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
  9. Elton JohnAccording to CNN,  Elton John was among the major names the Trump administration reached out to possibly perform at his inauguration in 2017. John’s team declined. But even before then, John’s team publicly denounced any use of his songs for Trump’s benefit. “Elton’s music has not been requested for use in any official capacity by Donald Trump. Any use of his music should not be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton,” John’s publicist said, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.
  10. Steven TylerIn 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s reps sent a demand to Trump’s team to stop playing “Dream On” at his rallies. Unlike other similar demands, Trump publicly announced he would stop. . “Even though I have the legal right to use Steven Tyler’s song, he asked me not to,” Trump tweeted. “Have better one to take its place!”
  11. QueenThe anthemic “We Are the Champions” played while Trump walked up to the stage during the Republican National Convention in July 2016. Queen member Brian May released a personal statement regarding the usage.  “Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy,” May said in the statement.
  12. The O’JaysO’Jays lead vocalist Eddie Levert spoke out in 2016 about the use of “Love Train” during Trump’s presidential rallies. “I wish him the best, but I don’t think he’s the man to run our country. So when he started using ‘Love Train,’ I called him up and told them, ‘Listen, man, I don’t believe in what you’re doing. I’m not with you. I don’t want you to use my voice. I’m not condoning what you’re doing,” Levert told the music magazine Billboard.
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Rolling Stones to Release Deluxe Reissues of ‘Beggars Banquet,’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In 1968, the Rolling Stones were at the proverbial crossroads. They were one of the world’s two greatest rock bands, but the preceding months would have decimated a less tenacious group of individuals. Three Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards a…

In 1968, the Rolling Stones were at the proverbial crossroads. They were one of the world’s two greatest rock bands, but the preceding months would have decimated a less tenacious group of individuals. Three Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones — had been arrested on drug charges and narrowly avoided long prison […]

Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group Announce New, Expanded Partnership

The Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group today announced an expansive worldwide agreement covering the band’s recorded-music and audio-visual catalogs, archival support, global merchandising and brand management. “This multi-faceted partnership mar…

The Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group today announced an expansive worldwide agreement covering the band’s recorded-music and audio-visual catalogs, archival support, global merchandising and brand management. “This multi-faceted partnership marks the beginning of a new era of expanded collaboration between The Rolling Stones and UMG,” the announcement reads. The agreement finds the iconic group […]

Bill Wyman: At Home on the Cote d’Azur

Back in the 1970s, the British tax authorities thought it was a good idea to take about 90% of one’s annual earnings, which led multitudes of showbizzers, including a certain British pop-rock-blues band called the Rolling Stones, to bugger off to the S…

Back in the 1970s, the British tax authorities thought it was a good idea to take about 90% of one’s annual earnings, which led multitudes of showbizzers, including a certain British pop-rock-blues band called the Rolling Stones, to bugger off to the South of France where they proceeded to save about 60% of their income […]

Keith Richards Apologizes for Saying Mick Jagger Needs a Vasectomy

Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

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Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2016 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Jagger is now 74.

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This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.

– Keith Richards (@officialKeef) February 28, 2018

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Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2016 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Jagger is now 74.

This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Says David Bowie ‘Wasn’t This Musical Genius’

Apparently, Keith Richards isn’t the only Rolling Stone with a penchant for pooh-poohing his fellow music legends.

In an interview with the Guardian, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts took a dig at deceased “Let’s Dance” rocker David Bowie, opining that he “wasn’t this musical genius.”

Watts told the Guardian that he was surprised by the reaction to the death of Bowie, who died at age 69 in January 2016.

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“I thought people would have been very sad obviously, and he was a lovely guy and he wrote a couple of good songs. But for me, he wasn’t this musical genius,” Watts said.

The drummer also seems to be less than enthralled with his own gig these days, saying that it “wouldn’t bother me” if the Stones called it a day.

“I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie, I don’t know about the rest of it,” Watts said. “It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it … enough.”

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“I don’t know what I would do if I stopped,” the drummer added. “Keith is a great one for saying once you’re going, keep going. The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show.”

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Apparently, Keith Richards isn’t the only Rolling Stone with a penchant for pooh-poohing his fellow music legends.

In an interview with the Guardian, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts took a dig at deceased “Let’s Dance” rocker David Bowie, opining that he “wasn’t this musical genius.”

Watts told the Guardian that he was surprised by the reaction to the death of Bowie, who died at age 69 in January 2016.

“I thought people would have been very sad obviously, and he was a lovely guy and he wrote a couple of good songs. But for me, he wasn’t this musical genius,” Watts said.

The drummer also seems to be less than enthralled with his own gig these days, saying that it “wouldn’t bother me” if the Stones called it a day.

“I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie, I don’t know about the rest of it,” Watts said. “It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it … enough.”

“I don’t know what I would do if I stopped,” the drummer added. “Keith is a great one for saying once you’re going, keep going. The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show.”

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Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour Dates: ‘We Haven’t Finished Yet’

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced another set of concert dates, this one a summer stadium run through the U.K. and Europe.  The 11-date “No Filter” tour launches May 17 in Ireland and is likely to be another set filled with greatest […]

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced another set of concert dates, this one a summer stadium run through the U.K. and Europe.  The 11-date “No Filter” tour launches May 17 in Ireland and is likely to be another set filled with greatest […]

Tony Calder, Music Promoter Who Worked With Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dies (Report)

Pioneering British music promoter, manager and PR agent Tony Calder, best known for his work with groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died on Jan. 2 at the age of 74, according to reports. His innovative methods helped promote many of the U.K.’s largest acts for more than 50 years. Calder started his […]

Pioneering British music promoter, manager and PR agent Tony Calder, best known for his work with groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died on Jan. 2 at the age of 74, according to reports. His innovative methods helped promote many of the U.K.’s largest acts for more than 50 years. Calder started his […]

Album Review: The Rolling Stones’ ‘BBC Sessions’

Back in the 1960s, British broadcasting law required a certain amount of live music to be played on the country’s airwaves, essentially in an effort to prevent musicians from losing work to those dastardly job-stealing things known as records. While this requirement was largely phased out by the early 1970s, as a result there are […]

Back in the 1960s, British broadcasting law required a certain amount of live music to be played on the country’s airwaves, essentially in an effort to prevent musicians from losing work to those dastardly job-stealing things known as records. While this requirement was largely phased out by the early 1970s, as a result there are […]

As the Sun Sets on the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick Gets Candid

Grace Slick has been sober for 20 years, but her reputation as one of San Francisco’s foremost Aquarius goddesses — who became the poster child for female-led flower power as the singer of Jefferson Airplane — remains as vibrant as ever, even as the Summer of Love winds down its 50th anniversary. The summer of… Read more »

Grace Slick has been sober for 20 years, but her reputation as one of San Francisco’s foremost Aquarius goddesses — who became the poster child for female-led flower power as the singer of Jefferson Airplane — remains as vibrant as ever, even as the Summer of Love winds down its 50th anniversary. The summer of... Read more »

Ronnie Wood Rejected Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer Treatment Because He Wanted to Keep His Hair

Some things are just too precious to sacrifice, even if it might be a matter of life and death, it seems. It least, that’s the case with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Wood spoke to the Daily Mail for an interview published Sunday, revealing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in May — and that he decided not to undergo chemotherapy, for fear of losing his hair.

“I’ve had a fight with a touch of lung cancer,” Wood said. “There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains — time to say goodbye. You never know what is going to happen.”

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Wood, 70, noted that he had an operation to have part of his lung removed. However, he opted not to undergo chemotherapy as part of his treatment, because “I wasn’t going to lose my hair.”

“This hair wasn’t going anywhere. I said, ‘No way,’” the musician said. “And I just kept the faith it would be all right. A week later they came back with the news that it hadn’t spread and I said, ‘Let’s get it out now.’ Just before I closed my eyes for the operation I looked at the doctor and said, ‘Let battle commence.’”

Wood, who quit smoking shortly before the birth of his twin daughters Gracie and Alice last June, said he was prompted to go in for a checkup because he figured that he couldn’t have gotten away with half a century of puffing cancer sticks unscathed.

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“‘I had this thought at the back of my mind after I gave up smoking a year ago: ‘How can I have got through 50 years of chain-smoking — and all the rest of my bad habits — without something going on in there?’” the musician said.

The musician says that he’s “OK” now, and in a tweet published Sunday added that he will be hitting the road in September.

“Thank you for all your words of support today ~ I’m feeling great and ready to see you on the road next month,” Wood wrote.

Thank you for all your words of support today ~ I’m feeling great and ready to see you on the road next month ??’?????????????https://t.co/qYMWrGpzpp

– Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) August 6, 2017

 

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Some things are just too precious to sacrifice, even if it might be a matter of life and death, it seems. It least, that’s the case with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Wood spoke to the Daily Mail for an interview published Sunday, revealing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in May — and that he decided not to undergo chemotherapy, for fear of losing his hair.

“I’ve had a fight with a touch of lung cancer,” Wood said. “There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains — time to say goodbye. You never know what is going to happen.”

Wood, 70, noted that he had an operation to have part of his lung removed. However, he opted not to undergo chemotherapy as part of his treatment, because “I wasn’t going to lose my hair.”

“This hair wasn’t going anywhere. I said, ‘No way,'” the musician said. “And I just kept the faith it would be all right. A week later they came back with the news that it hadn’t spread and I said, ‘Let’s get it out now.’ Just before I closed my eyes for the operation I looked at the doctor and said, ‘Let battle commence.'”

Wood, who quit smoking shortly before the birth of his twin daughters Gracie and Alice last June, said he was prompted to go in for a checkup because he figured that he couldn’t have gotten away with half a century of puffing cancer sticks unscathed.

“‘I had this thought at the back of my mind after I gave up smoking a year ago: ‘How can I have got through 50 years of chain-smoking — and all the rest of my bad habits — without something going on in there?'” the musician said.

The musician says that he’s “OK” now, and in a tweet published Sunday added that he will be hitting the road in September.

“Thank you for all your words of support today ~ I’m feeling great and ready to see you on the road next month,” Wood wrote.

 

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15 Highest Paid Music Stars of 2016, From The Weeknd to Taylor Swift (Photos)

Top paid music stars of 2016, according to Forbes magazine

15. The Weeknd – $55 million

Can the Canadian-born singer still feel his face? He catapulted into arena tour status with his 2015 hit album “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

15. U2 – $55 million

The Irish rockers may have lost some steam since their record-shattering 360 tour from 2009-2011, but they still can pack in fans.

13. Kenny Chesney – $56 million

The country star has become a fixture on the summer arena tour circuit, supplementing his income with endorsements for Corona beer, Costa sunglasses and his own Blue Chair Bay rum.

13. Justin Bieber – $56 million

The Biebs had a very good year, with a hit album, “Purpose,” arena concerts, merchandise sales and a Calvin Klein modeling gig.

12. Paul McCartney – $56.5 million

The former Beatle continues to be a prolific touring artist, and he earns a fortune from publishing rights.

11. Bruce Springsteen – $60.5 million

The Boss makes a mint touring with the E Street Band and plans a new solo album for late 2016.

10. Diddy – $62 million

Though he’s planning a Bad Boy Reunion tour for the second half of 2016, the rapper makes the bulk of his money from clothing and a big-bucks deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka.

9. Calvin Harris – $63 million

The Scotsman (and T. Swift ex) is the top-grossing deejay in the world, with the bulk of his revenue coming from high-paying Las Vegas gigs.

8. Rolling Stones – $66.5 million

The British rockers played only 27 gigs in the period Forbes studied — but mostly to near sell-out crowds in humongous U.S. stadiums.

7. AC/DC – $67.5 million

The metal giants only seemed to boost the success of their concert tour when they replaced ailing lead singer Brian Johnson with Axl Rose.

6. Garth Brooks – $70 million

The 54-year-old country star is now on the second year of his comeback concert tour, with international dates planned well into 2017.

5. Rihanna – $75 million

Her album “Anti” was another No. 1 hit, and she boasts endorsement deals with Dior, Puma and Samsung.

4. Madonna – $76.5 million

The Material Girl’s Rebel Heart tour grossed more than $170 million; she also has successful clothing and perfume lines.

3. Adele – $80.5 million

In addition to sell-out arena concert performances, the British singer sold a record 3 million-plus copies of her album “25” in its first week of release.

2. One Direction – $110 million

Despite the exit of Zayn Malik in Marhch 2015, the British boy band benefited from its On the Road Again tour.

1. Taylor Swift – $170 million

Her North American tour smashed the record set by the Rolling Stones, plus she raked in additional cash from endorsement deals for Apple, Diet Coke and Keds.

Top paid music stars of 2016, according to Forbes magazine

15. The Weeknd – $55 million

Can the Canadian-born singer still feel his face? He catapulted into arena tour status with his 2015 hit album “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

15. U2 – $55 million

The Irish rockers may have lost some steam since their record-shattering 360 tour from 2009-2011, but they still can pack in fans.

13. Kenny Chesney – $56 million

The country star has become a fixture on the summer arena tour circuit, supplementing his income with endorsements for Corona beer, Costa sunglasses and his own Blue Chair Bay rum.

13. Justin Bieber – $56 million

The Biebs had a very good year, with a hit album, “Purpose,” arena concerts, merchandise sales and a Calvin Klein modeling gig.

12. Paul McCartney – $56.5 million

The former Beatle continues to be a prolific touring artist, and he earns a fortune from publishing rights.

11. Bruce Springsteen – $60.5 million

The Boss makes a mint touring with the E Street Band and plans a new solo album for late 2016.

10. Diddy - $62 million

Though he’s planning a Bad Boy Reunion tour for the second half of 2016, the rapper makes the bulk of his money from clothing and a big-bucks deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka.

9. Calvin Harris – $63 million

The Scotsman (and T. Swift ex) is the top-grossing deejay in the world, with the bulk of his revenue coming from high-paying Las Vegas gigs.

8. Rolling Stones – $66.5 million

The British rockers played only 27 gigs in the period Forbes studied — but mostly to near sell-out crowds in humongous U.S. stadiums.

7. AC/DC – $67.5 million

The metal giants only seemed to boost the success of their concert tour when they replaced ailing lead singer Brian Johnson with Axl Rose.

6. Garth Brooks – $70 million

The 54-year-old country star is now on the second year of his comeback concert tour, with international dates planned well into 2017.

5. Rihanna – $75 million

Her album “Anti” was another No. 1 hit, and she boasts endorsement deals with Dior, Puma and Samsung.

4. Madonna – $76.5 million

The Material Girl’s Rebel Heart tour grossed more than $170 million; she also has successful clothing and perfume lines.

3. Adele – $80.5 million

In addition to sell-out arena concert performances, the British singer sold a record 3 million-plus copies of her album “25” in its first week of release.

2. One Direction – $110 million

Despite the exit of Zayn Malik in Marhch 2015, the British boy band benefited from its On the Road Again tour.

1. Taylor Swift – $170 million

Her North American tour smashed the record set by the Rolling Stones, plus she raked in additional cash from endorsement deals for Apple, Diet Coke and Keds.

Mick Jagger Fatherhood News Is ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Author Tony Parsons Says

Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

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“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29. How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.

– Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) December 8, 2016

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

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“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

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The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Mick Jagger Welcomes 8th Child at Age 73

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is a papa once again.

Stones frontman Jagger and his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the rock legend told TheWrap.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger‘s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” the spokeswoman said.

“Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time,” the statement continued.

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Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is a papa once again.

Stones frontman Jagger and his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the rock legend told TheWrap.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger‘s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” the spokeswoman said.

“Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time,” the statement continued.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Kristen Stewart Hits the Road in New Rolling Stones Music Video

Kristen Stewart rocks out hard in the music video for the Rolling Stones’ new single, “Ride ‘Em on Down.”

In the video, which was directed by François Rousselet, we see Stewart tearing down the streets of Los Angeles in a vintage blue Mustang, weaving between lanes as the hard-driving blues-rock song plays in the background.

The song is the latest single off of”Blue & Lonesome,” the Stones first studio album in over ten years. Recorded in just three days in London, the album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins for Interscope Records.

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It was recorded in December last year at British Grove Studios, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island, where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs.

Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood — was joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford and, for two of the 12 tracks, old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.

The band’s last studio album was “A Bigger Bang,” released in 2005. It peaked at number three on the U.S. charts and was certified platinum.

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“Blue & Lonesome” is available starting today wherever music is sold.

Watch the video above.

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Kristen Stewart rocks out hard in the music video for the Rolling Stones’ new single, “Ride ‘Em on Down.”

In the video, which was directed by François Rousselet, we see Stewart tearing down the streets of Los Angeles in a vintage blue Mustang, weaving between lanes as the hard-driving blues-rock song plays in the background.

The song is the latest single off of”Blue & Lonesome,” the Stones first studio album in over ten years. Recorded in just three days in London, the album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins for Interscope Records.

It was recorded in December last year at British Grove Studios, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island, where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs.

Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood — was joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford and, for two of the 12 tracks, old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.

The band’s last studio album was “A Bigger Bang,” released in 2005. It peaked at number three on the U.S. charts and was certified platinum.

“Blue & Lonesome” is available starting today wherever music is sold.

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Taylor Swift Tops One Direction, Adele on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians List

Sorry, One Direction. Better luck next year, Adele. Taylor Swift is music’s reigning moneybags this year.

Forbes released its list of The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016 on Wednesday, placing “Shake it Off” singer Swift at the top of the pile. She pulled in $170 million earned between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

That was enough to put her above other lavishly compensated musicians including boy band One Direction, which came in second with $110 million despite going on hiatus this year, and Adele, who rolled in an $80.5-million-deep pile of dough to take third place.

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Swift’s haul was not only enough to make her the world’s highest-paid musician, but also the highest-paid celebrity of any variety.

The singer’s tour receipts, record sales, and endorsement deals with Apple, Diet Coke and Keds contributed to her take.

Madonna was in fourth place, taking in $76.5 million due to her Rebel Heart Tour and other revenue sources. The Material Mom edged out Rihanna, who amassed $75 million in the period.

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Forbes’ figures were based on pretax income, before deducting management fees.

Country superstar Garth Brooks, currently in the midst of a years-long comeback tour, was in sixth place, yee-hawing his way to $70 million, while AC/DC, despite tour woes that saw longtime singer Brian Johnson replaced by Guns N’ Roses yowler Axl Rose, took seventh place with a $67.5 million haul.

Continuing in the aging rocker vein, The Rolling Stones were eighth place with $66.5 million. Celebrity DJ Calvin Harris pulled in $63 million for a ninth-place finish, while Diddy filled out the Top 10 with a $62 million take.

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Sorry, One Direction. Better luck next year, Adele. Taylor Swift is music’s reigning moneybags this year.

Forbes released its list of The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016 on Wednesday, placing “Shake it Off” singer Swift at the top of the pile. She pulled in $170 million earned between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

That was enough to put her above other lavishly compensated musicians including boy band One Direction, which came in second with $110 million despite going on hiatus this year, and Adele, who rolled in an $80.5-million-deep pile of dough to take third place.

Swift’s haul was not only enough to make her the world’s highest-paid musician, but also the highest-paid celebrity of any variety.

The singer’s tour receipts, record sales, and endorsement deals with Apple, Diet Coke and Keds contributed to her take.

Madonna was in fourth place, taking in $76.5 million due to her Rebel Heart Tour and other revenue sources. The Material Mom edged out Rihanna, who amassed $75 million in the period.

Forbes’ figures were based on pretax income, before deducting management fees.

Country superstar Garth Brooks, currently in the midst of a years-long comeback tour, was in sixth place, yee-hawing his way to $70 million, while AC/DC, despite tour woes that saw longtime singer Brian Johnson replaced by Guns N’ Roses yowler Axl Rose, took seventh place with a $67.5 million haul.

Continuing in the aging rocker vein, The Rolling Stones were eighth place with $66.5 million. Celebrity DJ Calvin Harris pulled in $63 million for a ninth-place finish, while Diddy filled out the Top 10 with a $62 million take.

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Bill Wyman: Stone Rolls Into His 80s With Zep’s Plant, Van Morrison, and Others

Former bass player for the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman, celebrated his 80th birthday with a London concert featuring rock superstar friends such as Van Morrison, Robert Plant and Mark Knopfler.

Former bass player for the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman, celebrated his 80th birthday with a London concert featuring rock superstar friends such as Van Morrison, Robert Plant and Mark Knopfler.