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The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones

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Concerts

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April 4, 2008 Scorsese's new concert documentary took a lot of choreography, onstage and off.

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Studio Sessions

Chuck Leavell.

October 21, 2011 Leavell plays the music of The Allman Brothers and Hoagy Carmichael in a session from 2003.

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August 31, 2007 Hear the Rolling Stones veterans in a performance and interview on Piano Jazz.

Interviews & Profiles

Mick Jagger says "Gimme Shelter" is about a "world closing in on you."

November 16, 2012 The 1969 song is about a "world closing in on you" — and it still speaks to us today.

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood says 1980's "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, was designed to get people moving.

November 15, 2012 Wood says the disco-inflected "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, always gets people moving.

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Charlie Watts says "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones' 1965 hit, "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.

November 14, 2012 The Rolling Stones' drummer says the 1965 hit "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.

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Guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards calls "Street Fighting Man" one of his favorite Rolling Stones songs.

November 13, 2012 The guitarist and songwriter calls "Street Fighting Man" one of his favorite Rolling Stones songs.

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Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones in 1978, the year Some Girls was originally released.

November 22, 2011 The rock legends discuss the reissue of The Rolling Stones' best-selling 1978 classic.

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Keith Richards

December 27, 2010 The legendary rock guitarist opens up about his music and his relationship with Mick Jagger.

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Keith Richards

October 25, 2010 The legendary rock guitarist opens up about his music and his relationship with Mick Jagger.

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Mick Jagger

May 18, 2010 Jagger says he can only write words from today's experience, but still captures the original tone.

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A young Keith Richards, barechested and with an acoustic guitar.

May 17, 2010 Richards says he can still smell the basement where The Rolling Stones made Exile on Main Street.

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May 16, 2010 Producer Don Was talks about his work finding and mixing unreleased tracks for the legendary album.

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December 20, 2008 NPR's music librarian wishes the guitarist behind so many Rolling Stones riffs a happy birthday.

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April 4, 2008 Scorsese's new concert documentary took a lot of choreography, onstage and off.

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October 23, 2007 The star discusses his solo work and describes what's different about working without the Stones.

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Discover Songs

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October 13, 2008 NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon talks about his new book and shares some of the gems he discovered.

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September 21, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Tom Moon, Meredith Ochs and Will He...

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News

Standing before a crowd 250,000 strong, Mick Jagger opened The Rolling Stones' 1969 concert at London's Hyde Park by reading a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem in tribute to late guitarist Brian Jones.

April 4, 2013 The Stones last played the park in 1969, just two days after the death of the band's guitarist.

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Neil Young, who turns 67 years old this month, performs with Crazy Horse on Oct. 26 in New Orleans. In recent concerts the group has focused mostly on material from its new album, Psychedelic Pill.

November 1, 2012 Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters are still killing it live.

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March 8, 2011 Why go hi-fi when there's such a thing as "super hi-fi"?

Sleigh Bells vs. Rolling Stones

May 25, 2010 Do opening tracks matter? And what's the best opening track you ever heard?

January 14, 2006 The NFL relaxes security rules, allowing older fans of the aging rockers to join them on the field.

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August 12, 1998 David McGuffin reports that the Rolling Stones is performing for the first time in Moscow.

Reviews

Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones.

March 11, 2011 NPR Music intern Catherine DeGennaro, a Beatles-bred baby, tries the other end of the rock spectrum.

Mick Jagger

November 5, 2010 Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones, from four archived live shows, is now out on DVD.

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Otis Redding

May 17, 2010 Tom Moon looks at reissues of albums by The Rolling Stones, Kris Kristofferson and Otis Redding.

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More Stories

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September 13, 2005 This week, the Rolling Stones release a new album, their first studio effort in eight years.

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The Rolling Stones perform at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 8.

December 11, 2012 Still performing after 50 years, the Stones make you wonder: Are aging rock stars the future?

The Rolling Stones performing live at halftime of the Super Bowl XL.

November 8, 2012 For its 50th anniversary, the Stones recorded a pair of new songs, its first in seven years.

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The Saxophone Colossus (that's Sonny Rollins at left) played on The Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend."

July 27, 2011 Did you know that Sonny Rollins played on a Rolling Stones song? Hear that and other jazz cameos.

Keith Richards

May 17, 2010 Guitarist Keith Richards, producer Don Was and others discuss the now legendary album.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; photo credit Dominique Tarl

May 13, 2010 Preview the unreleased material as musicians expound on the album's lasting influence.

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July 1, 2008 WNYC host John Schaefer picks five summer road songs, suitable for escaping urban life.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

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Spoon

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Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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