The new Mojo magazine does not only feature The Stones on the title page and on 16 pages inside, but also includes a free CD with 10 brandnew cover versions (covering the whole of Sticky Fingers plus Angie). Worth-while! Available here.

Magazine with CD by Various Artists "Sticky Soul Fingers" (Mojo January 2012-issue).


Finally all six Ed Sullivan Show-episodes with Stones-performances are officially available in great picture quality (and including the formerly unavailable 2120 South Michigan Avenue!). All in all more than 5 hours, but there is an option to watch just the Stones-tracks, otherwise the full episode (with commercials) is available. Also included is a 24-pages booklet and a replica show-ticket. Available here.

2 DVD's by The Rolling Stones "All 6 Ed Sullivan Shows" (SOFA Entertianment B0015967-09 , -US).


The Japanese version of the Some Girls (Deluxe Edition) is the only source by now which includes a lossless version of the great So Young (Piano Version). Available here.

2 CD's by The Rolling Stones "Some Girls (Deluxe Edition)" (Universal UICY-10027, -Japan).


Stephen Dale Petit just released a collection of his BBC-recordings, among them a session he did with Mick Taylor on guitar on four tracks, recorded in April 2009 for the BBC2 'Rhythm & Blues'-programme. Available here.

CD by Stephen Dale Petit "The BBC Sessions" (333 Records 295321).


This beautiful CD-box includes among others a signed and numbered art print of Ronnie Wood and a unique 5-track CD which includes three rare "The Early Sessions"-tracks (formerly only available in Japan/Australia/or lossy through i-tunes), a new studio track (with Stereophonics' Kelly Jones on vocals) and a live track from this year's Boogie 4 Stu-concert (with CW, BW and MT in the line-up!). Limited edition of 750, so be quick if you want it! Available here.

CD-box by Ronnie Wood "I Want You To Hear This" (Sally Humphries Productions SHPRWCDBOX1).


Two radio edits ("explicit" and "clean") of Mick Jagger's collaboration with Black Eyed Peas-singer Will.I.Am (and Jennifer Lopez) are now officially available as downloads on i-tunes. Available here.

Download-single by Will.I.Am "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)' (i-tunes/Interscope Records).


Must-have #3: Collectors only knew the first 25 minutes of this great professional shot film from a gig in Fort Worth on July 18, 1978. Finally the Stones-camp unearthed the complete film, remastered and restored it and also put the soundtrack on a separate CD. Among the bonus-tracks is the complete Saturday Night Live-performance from October 1978 and a new interview with Mick Jagger about this project. Fabulous job! Available here.

DVD + CD by The Rolling Stones "Some Girls Live In Texas '78' (Eagle Vision ERDVCD065GV).


Must-have #2: The long awaited newly remastered Some Girls deluxe edition comes with 12 leftovers and outtakes from that era. You could argue about the choices, but the music is great and the new overdubs don't annoy purists as much as they did on the Exile-outtakes in 2010. Available here.

2 CD's by The Rolling Stones "Some Girls' (Universal Music 278 924-3).


Must-have #1: Without any advanced warning the Stones released a live download-album with a mix of both Brussels 1973-shows! And it differs from the well-known bootlegs not only in the mix, but also that all but three songs were taken from the formerly (nearly) unavaialable evening show. Sound and music is fantastic. Available as mp3 or flac-download (for US residents only via Google Marketplace, by now). Available here.

Download-album by The Rolling Stones "The Brussels Affair '73' (Promotone B.V. BGDDRS67).


A new coffeetable sized photo book trying to cash in with next year's 50th anniversary: softcover, 272 pages, lots of unseen pictures (and lots of well-known ones), good photo-quality, but quite some errors in the writings. Worth-while. Available here.

Book by Howard Kramer 'The Rolling Stones - 50 Years Of Rock' (F&W Media International. ISBN 978-1-4402-1829-3).


Ronnie Wood's fantastic weekly radio show unearthed some great music. On this compilation you will find 50 tracks which RW played on his early shows, but note that you won't hear Ronnie himself on this. Available here.

2 CD's by Various Artists 'The Ronnie Wood Show - Vintage Selections' (Chrome Dreams Music 5076).


It took exactly one year to find out that the Australasian version of RW's album I Feel Like Playing includes two unique bonus tracks: an early version of I Gotta See (with Bernard Fowler on lead vocals) and a nearly instrumental 8-minute-plus-version of Fancy Pants! (Thanks to RR for the info!). Available here.

CD by Ronnie Wood 'I Feel Like Playing' (Shock Records CTX597CD, -Australia).


Keith Richards plays guitar on three tracks on the new Tom Waits-album. And he shares vocals and plays guitar on a fourth track. But there ain't no fifth track with KR on the deluxe version (as formerly rumoured). Available here.

CD by Tom Waits 'Bad As Me' (Anti Records 7151-2).


US Walmart just released a unique best-of compilation with 16 tracks from the Abkco back-catalogue. For completists. Available here.

CD by The Rolling Stones 'The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971' (Abkco 8869-2).


Already recorded in March 2008, these Rhythm Kings' live recordings from Dorking, England finally found their way on CD: 13 tracks, good music, very well recorded, nice package (digipack & 8-page booklet with lots of photos of tickets, posters, setlist and stuff). Available here.

CD by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings 'Live Communication' (Repertoire Records REP 5170).


New books #3: A very nicely made coffeetable book including a short runthrough through their history, many photos and best of all: five pockets with 22 facsimile memorabilia items like ticket stubs, posters, backstage passes, flyers and stickers. Available here.

Book by Glenn Crouch 'Treasures Of The Rolling Stones' (Carlton Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84732-850-2).


New books #2: A new biography about Mick Jagger. I couldn't read it yet, but judging from the meagre 310 pages (incl. 16 pages of b&w pictures) and the cast of interviewees (none of the Stones, none of their current inner circle) I don't expect too much new insight about MJ. Available here.

Book by Marc Spitz 'Jagger - Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue' (Gotham Books. ISBN 978-1-592-40655-5).


New books #1: Renowned author Simon Wells documents the famous Redlands-bust in 1967 and especially the trial and occurences afterwards in a new paperback, using new previously unpublished police and court documents mixed with fresh interview with people involved (with the notable exception of MJ and KR). 320 pages (incl. 16 pages of b&w pictures). Available here.

Book by Simon Wells 'Butterfly On A Wheel - The Great Rolling Stones Drug Bust' (Omnibus Press OP54043. ISBN 978-1-84938-995-2).


The Japanese deluxe edition of SuperHeavy's first album includes an exclusive Japan-only bonus track in Never Gonna Change (Acoustic Version). Available here.

CD by SuperHeavy 'Superheavy (Deluxe Edition)' (Universal UICA-1060, -Japan).


I-tunes offers a special remix of Miracle Worker (Ashley Beedle's Warbox Remix) as bonus track to the deluxe edition of SuperHeavy's first album. Available here.

Download-album by SuperHeavy 'Superheavy (Deluxe Edition)' (Universal International Music B.V.).


Formerly only available on DVD, this week's most interesting release is an archive CD-release of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers live in Passaic in June 1982 with a great list of guests: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Albert King, Etta James, Hubert Sumlin and Sippie Wallace. Especially Albert King shines on his three featured tracks! Available here.

2 CD's by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 'In The Shadow Of Legends' (Blues Boulevard Records 250294).


Mick Taylors first solo album was just re-released. Remastered, with new sleeve notes by Kris Needs and a welcome bonus track of the 7” promo version of Leather Jacket. Available here.

CD by Mick Taylor 'Mick Taylor' (Iconoclassic ICON 1025, -US).


A new cover-versions (download only-) album with 15 tracks from alt country artists is now available on US i-tunes or (incl. the first ever cover version of Streets Of Love! Well, not that we needed it... LOL). Available here.

Download-album by Various Artists 'Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones' (Reimagine Music, -US).


Another docu-DVD in the vein of the Under Review-series, this one focusing on Jagger's twen-years (1963 - 1973). Made out of well-known Jagger/Stones-archive footage plus contemporary interviews with journalists, historians and Dick Taylor. For completists only. Available here.

DVD 'The Roaring 20's: Mick Jagger's Glory Years' (Chrome Dreams/in-akustik).


The first physical release of SuperHeyvy was just released in India. It's a four-track CD-single with two SuperHeavy-tracks (both coming in two versions). Available here.

CD-single by SuperHeavy 'Miracle Worker (two versions)/Satyameva Jayathe (two versions)' (Universal Music 06025 278 0747, -India).


Five of the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame All Star-jams (first released on DVD by Time Life in 2009) are also available as audio downloads via i-tunes USA. Available here.

Downloads by Various Artists 'The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live' (i-tunes US/Direct Holdings Americas Inc.).


This fantastic sounding limited edition Japanese SACD (no hybrids - only playable on a SACD-player!) of the IORR-album bears two surprises, as found on the master tapes: an 8 seconds longer drumming-outro at the end of Time Waits For No One and even more surprising - a slowed-down version of Fingerprint File (which therefore runs 26 sec. longer). Available here.

SACD by The Rolling Stones 'It's Only Rock'n Roll' (Universal UIGY-9069, -Japan).


The organisers of the Cornbury Festival managed to compile a double-CD with performances of this year's artists, incl. Stay With Me by The Faces (recorded live on July 2, 2011). Available here.

2 CD's by Various Artists 'Live At Cornbury 2011' ( ).


The great new Faces-biography by Andy Neill (see below) revealed that Ronnie Wood (together with Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones) did sessionwork for some Gary Osborne in 1970. Two tracks were released on a 7"-single in August of that year.

7" single by Gary Osborne 'Three Day Nation/Heavies' (CBS S 5148).


Bill Wyman and US jazz singer/songwriter/guitarist Madeleine Peyroux teamed up in March 2010 at BW's home in London to write some songs together. Now two of their co-compositions have turned up on Peyroux' new album. (Though BW does not play on it!). Available here.

CD by Madeleine Peyroux 'Standing On the Rooftop' (Embracy Records/Universal Music).


This new book in the 33 1/3-series (#81) deals with the Stones' great 1978 'Some Girls'-album. Paperback, 180 pages, £8.99. Available here.

Book by Cyrus A.K. Patell 'Some Girls' (Continuum Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4411-9280-6 ).


The Stones agreed to give license for Ventilator Blues to a new two-disk compilation-album, celebrating one century of the blues (I wonder how they made out the birth date...) Available here.

2CD's by Various Artists '100 Years Of The Blues' (Universal Music Group 0600753345009).


Already on pre-order is the long awaited Faces-book by Genesis Publications. It features original text by Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones along with over 200 photographs documenting the Faces’ career. Each copy will also be signed by all three of them. Limited to 1975 copies worldwide. Available here.

Book by The Faces 'Faces 1969 - 1975' (Genesis Publications, -UK. ISBN: 9781905662197).


U2 recently released a fanclub-only CD which includes 15 tracks recorded with various artists over the years. Among them their live performance of Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, recorded live with Mick Jagger in NYC in October 2009. Officially available only here.

CD by U2 'Duals' (Universal/Island DIDX 700292 3).


An inxexpensive repackaging of two unauthorized releases: A CD/DVD-box with a CD containing the Kris Needs-interview (see news 11/26/06) and the DVD being a copy of Under Review (see news 12/23/07). Available here.

CD + DVD by Keith Richards 'The Document' (Chrome Dreams, -UK).


Just out is a new compilation-CD with tracks which are known (from his biography Life, Rolling Stone-magazine or just because he or the Stones covered them) that they inspired Keith Richards at some time in his career. Available here.

CD by Various Artists 'Keith Richards' Jukebox' (Chrome Dreams, -UK).


A new paperback with the history and discography of the Stones on 148 pages. Edited from Wikipedia-articles!!! For completists only. Available here.

Book by Taft Johnson 'The Rolling Stones: An Unofficial Guide To The Story Of This Iconic Band' (Taft Johnson Books).


(DVD guest-review by Olaf Boehme): This DVD is a re-release of 2007's 'Keith Richards – Under Review'. Only the title was changed. Although the distributor might suggest that we get something new here, it's simply old hat. Available here.

DVD 'Keith Richards - The Human Riff' (Silver & Gold, SGDVD047).


The best Faces-biography to date. Great research, great photos, great read! If you are a fan of Ronnie Wood or The Faces: Get it! (Hardcover, 498 pages incl. 32 pages of rare and unseen b&w pictures). Available here.

Book by Andy Neill 'Had Me A Real Good Time - Faces Before During And After' (Omnibus Press, London. ISBN 978-1-84938-073-7).


This year's International Record Store Day gave birth to another re-release of the Brown Sugar-single, first released in 1971. Limited edition, heavy vinyl, cardboard sleeve and the additional Let It Rock on its flipside. That's all vinyl-collectors could ask for. Get it in your town's record store or pay more here.

7"-single by The Rolling Stones 'A: Brown Sugar B: Bitch/Let It Rock' (Polydor RSD11rstones).


Already out in Japan is the long awaited tribute-CD to the late great Ian Stewart, including two Japan-only bonus-tracks. Ben Waters did a fantastic job and gathered a lot of great musicians to pay tribute to their old friend Stu, incl. all Rolling Stones-members plus Bill Wyman. They play all at once on Dylan's Watching The River Flow! Seven more tracks include at least one of them. Also two archive tracks feature Stu on piano (live with Rocket 88). Available here.

CD by Ben Waters 'Boogie 4 Stu - A Tribute To Ian Stewart' (Columbia Music Entertainment VQCD-10270 , -Japan).


Today Universal releases a big boxset with 45 singles from 1971 up to now, starting with Brown Sugar and adding most of the looked after B-sides and 12"-remixes. All in all 173 tracks and a 32-page booklet. Unfortunately they couldn't unearth every needed recording in their archives (e.g. Sway, the great alternate B-side-version of Wild Horses from 1971). Nice collectors item, but still a missed opportunity. Available here.

Boxset with 45 single-CD's by The Rolling Stones 'The Singles 1971 - 2006' (Universal 06025 2760346 9).


This album is a re-release of CD2 of Mayall's 2003-release Rolling With The Blues. Mick Taylor plays on six tracks, all recorded live with the Bluesbreakers in 1982. Available here.

CD by John Mayall 'Howlin' At The Moon' (Dreamcatcher/Secret SECDD015).


Available in Dressman-stores in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and elsewhere is a new best-of compilation, with 17 tracks and quite a similar running order to Jump Back. Looks like it was released to promote the Stones-clothes they sell!!! For completists only. More info here.

CD by The Rolling Stones 'Hot Stuff' (Universal/Polydor 533 250 4).


Very hard to find is an original copy of Ashton & Lord's 1974-project First Of The Big Bands. Ronnie Wood plays guitar on two or three tracks and you will find a new remastered re-release here: Available here.

CD by Tony Ashton & Jon Lord 'First Of The Big Bands' (Purple Records PUR 352).


Ronnie Wood just released a limited edition boxset (just 500 made) from his 2nd show of last years concerts in London (Oct. 19, 2010) on three LP's. Also added to this beautiful box are a genuinely signed photo of RW and also poster, handbill, setlist, guitar-pick, etc. from the concert (click on the image of the box to see all contents). Unfortunately with a price of 100 GBP the box doesn't come cheap. Available here.

3 LP-box by Ronnie Wood 'I Feel Like Playing - Live At The Ambassadors' (Sally Humphries Productions SHPRWLPBOX1).


Mick Taylor plays guitar on three tracks on Barry Goldberg's new album (made out of archive tracks), a live version of You Gotta Move (with Terry Reid on vocals) being one of them. Available here.

CD by Barry Goldberg 'It's All My Vault' (It's About Music IAM 0235, -US).


Hungarian/American artist and Rolling Stones-collector Sandor Fonad compiled a beautiful picture book (188 nicely layouted pages) from his photos and collected items. Available here.

Book by Sandor Fonad 'Rock And Rolling Stones' (Xlibris Corporation, -US. ISBN: 978-1-4535-8931-1).


Now available for a more reasonable price is the X-Pensive Winos-compilation, which was released late last year in the US to tie in with KR's autobiography Life. Strangely, as its only bonus-track (Hurricane) they chose a Rolling Stones-track, instead of more obvious choices like f.e. The Harder They Come or You Win Again. Available here.

CD by Keith Richards (& The X-Pensive Winos) 'Vintage Winos' (Mindless Records, -US).


This Rolling Stones-bio for the Portugese speaking and completists was released in Brazil. An illustrated history on 224 pages... Available here.

Book by Heitor Pitombo 'A História Ilustrada Rolling Stones' (Livros Escala, Brazil. ISBN: 978-85-389-0091-7).


This brandnew Stones-book concentrates on the Rolling Stones in context to Spain: Spanish discography, Spanish chart-entries, photos from the Stones in Spain (many of them previously rare or unseen), etc.. 228 pages, €20, in Spanish. Available here.

Book by Javier Cosmen 'No Es Sólo Rock And Roll' (Editorial Sepha, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-96764-92-7).


This new photobook was published on the occasion of an photographic exhibition presented at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France in Fall 2010. It includes 70 photos of Mick Jagger on 128 pages, taken by the who is who in photography (36 photographers incl. Leibovitz, Warhol, Corbijn, Ritts, Lindbergh, you name it). Available here.

Book by Francois Hebel 'Mick Jagger - The Photobook' (Contrasto Books, -Italy. ISBN 978-88-6965-275-2).


Bob Bonis was working for the Stones as tour-manager on their first five US-tours between 1964/66. He was also an avid photographer and his son now compiled a very nice photo-book from the best of his previously unseen shots. 266 pages, hardcover, foreword by Charlie Watts. Recommended. Available here.

Book by Larry Marion 'The Lost Rolling Stones Photography - The Bob Bonis Archive 1964 - 1966' (HarperCollins Books, US. ISBN 978-0-06-196079-6).