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Rolling Stones: ¡Hola Cuba!

How much do the Rolling Stones appreciate Cuba? Here's their message in Spanish.

At their historic free concert in Havana tonight, they opened with Jumpin Jack Flash. Cuban officials expected 500k to attend. The stage the Stones shipped to Havana for the concert was the length of a city block. Then there's the gear (which included 10 huge video screens by the stage):

Organizers told Billboard that the high-tech production meant importing gear in 61 sea containers and a packed Boeing 747.

The Cuban contribution to the technical side of the concert was decidedly lower-key. As nearly everywhere else in Cuba, there was no wifi signal at the sports complex, and as the crowds grew even cellphones stopped working.

No wonder there's been few live updates on Twitter -- few Cubans can access it, given their limited internet access.

The Pope, meanwhile, wanted the Stones concert halted because it was Good Friday. I'm glad he didn't prevail. (The article has the video of their plane landing and them disembarking. Pretty cool.) [More...]

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Rolling Stones to Tour U.S. This Summer

If you're in one of these 15 cities, you can see the Rolling Stones in concert this summer. Tickets for all U.S. shows go on sale Monday April 13.

If, like me, you aren't in one of those cities, you know what they say: [More...]

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Start Me Up Wednesday: The Rolling Stones New U.S. Tour

#StartMeUpWednesday is here. The Rolling Stones have been teasing today's 9 am announcement of their 18 city U.S. tour all week. There are billboards up in some cities, like Chicago. Las Vegas seems to have made it. I'm writing this before the 9am announcement so no one knows for sure which cities will be included.

If Denver doesn't make the list, I'll be:

To get the latest, head over to The RollingStones.com, Rolling Stones on Twitter, Rolling Stones on Instagram, Rolling Stones on Facebook, and of course, @GRRRegory [Update below]

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Rolling Stones Tonight on Pay Per View

Two hours to go until the live Rolling Stones concert at Newark's Prudential Center on Pay Per View. Appearing with them: Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and the Black Keys. This is the last scheduled concert on this 50th Anniversary tour in the U.S. Here's how to order. You can also order to watch online.

The Stones' Twitter feed is here. L'Wren Scott just posted this photo 1 minute ago, they are already there and all smiles. L'Wren posts photos throughout the show, of the backstage areas and more, so follow her.

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Sunday Open Thread

The Rolling Stones are about to take the stage in London for their first concert on their 50th Anniversary tour. Joining them for this performance: Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman, Jeff Beck and Mary K. Blige.

The band is live-tweeting the show, with pictures. Also check out #StonesO2

Update: Here's some photos I grabbed off of twitter and from DirtyRock on FB. Here's the set list.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Mick Jagger Turns 69, Rolling Stones Turn 50

Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger, who turned 69 on July 26.

There's not many groups that prompt lists of their top 100 songs. Among my personal favorites:

“Gimme Shelter“ (1969)
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want“ (1969)
“Sympathy for the Devil“ (1968)
“Street Fighting Man“ (1968)
"Dead Flowers" (1971)


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