Clapton fires Stones on new album.

Clapton fires Stones on new album.

Eric Clapton guests on guitar, says Richards. 11 blues tracks laid down for new album, says Wood. It’s a rare blues fan who hasn’t imagined the scintillating blues of Eric Clapton’s electric guitar accompanying those vintage British rock and blues icons, the Rolling...
Heavenly choirs and, oh, happy days.

Heavenly choirs and, oh, happy days.

Back when Aretha Franklin was still in her (very late) twenties, I saw my first black gospel choir. It was at Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club in London’s West End where I was lucky enough to have a free pass. If that sounds too good to be true, I also qualified for a...
The Rolling Stones rock London. Again.

The Rolling Stones rock London. Again.

The Stones rock Chelsea. Again. New York’s next. Mick Jagger is said to be as “tight as a nun’s growler”, as former flames Jerry Hall and Marianne Faithfull have alluded, though not quite in those words. It was no surprise, then, to see tickets for EXHIBITIONISM, the...