Tag Archives: The Rolling Stones

4Ever Songs: The Rolling Stones “Sympathy for the Devil”

Few song openings are as recognizable as The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” Mick Jagger’s ad-libbing over that jaunty rhythm is at the same time groove-inducing and foreboding. The slow-building song has gone down as one of the best songs in history, never mind just in rock ‘n’ roll.

The fiendish track can be traced back to the Soviet Union-era satire The Master and Margarita, written by Mikhail Bulgakov. The complex work was a meditation on the omnipresent battle between good and evil as seen through the lens of Joseph Stalin’s dictatorship.

The satan-centric lyrics got the band accused of devil worship—as did many rock bands in the ’60s and ’70s. Despite the lyrics, Jagger has claimed the song is more about the darker nature of man than celebrating the devil.

Best Covers: Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back”

The musical harmony between The Rolling Stones and Peter Tosh might have been temporary but the results are immortalized in this uplifting island sound of “Don’t Look Back.” Tosh’s one album on the Rolling Stones Record label will always be remembered for having Mick’s duet on this Temptations cover. “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back.”

The union of a Rolling Stone and a former member of the Wailers, relive the glorious islands sounds of “Don’t Look Back” as Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger turned this once Temptations b-side into a re-imagined seventies groovy laid back reggae classic.

Hit of the week: The Rolling Stones “Living in a Ghost Town”

British rock band The Rolling Stones is back with new music. The group released a single and music video for the song “Living in a Ghost Town.” Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said on Twitter that “Living in a Ghost Town” was recorded prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The aptly titled “Living In A Ghost Town” is the group’s first original song since 2012’s GRRR! LP, which featured their newest tracks “Doom and Gloom” and “One More Shot”.

“The Stones were in the studio recording new material before the lockdown & one song – Living in a Ghost Town – we thought would resonate through the time we’re living in,” he wrote.

4Ever Songs: The Rolling Stones ‘I Miss You’

“Miss You” was originally released on May 10, 1978, in the United States, but had to wait for another 16 days before it saw its release in the United Kingdom. The song was part of the band’s 16th American studio album, ‘Some Girls’.

After enjoying lots of airplay in America, this song managed to occupy the summit of Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1978. The song further performed well in weekly charts in other countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.


Divus Julius presents: De Staat

De Staat are a rock band opening the floodgates to an intoxicating, even dizzying, array of genres, which is not particularly unusual for them. It’s been woven into their DNA since day one.

Through their own brand of rock more and more people are noticing them over the years, which led De Staat to landing some highly coveted support slots including The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam and a run with Muse across Europe with their blockbusting 2016 Drones tour.

Dutch alternative rock band De Staat have won the International Rock Video Of The Year award at this year’s UK Music Video Awards. The prize comes for the video for Kitty Kitty, the first single to be taken from the band’s fifth studio album Bubble Gum. Tonight in concert at La Nau.

Their Satanic Majesties: The Rolling Stones

Veteran rockers Jagger, Richards, Watts and Wood are back at the Olympic Stadium in their only stop in Spain during their 13-date ‘Stones – No Filter’ tour around Europe, which is a continuation of their South American tour last year which closed with a historic concert in Havana. Tonight you’re sure to hear some of the band’s all-time greatest hits, along with tracks from their 2016 album, ‘Blue & Lonesome’, which marks a return to their blues roots.