Mick Jagger

Nauseating ‘NY Post’ Article Calls L’Wren Scott the Rolling Stones’ Yoko Ono

“Rolling Stones members felt L’Wren Scott ‘was their Yoko Ono.’” No, it’s not something borderline-offensive from The Onion — it’s a real headline from the NY Post, and the latest milestone in their race to the bottom of journalism. I’m not going to link the article, because fuck their pageviews, but here are the “good” bits: an unnamed “source” says the Rolling Stones didn’t like L’Wren Scott, they called her “Yoko,” they didn’t want to wear the outfits she designed for their tour, and it was a “huge blow” to Scott that Jagger didn’t invite her to tour with them. The rest of the article is rehashing and aggregating old quotes from other sources, along with a few hand-wringing references to “reports” that say Jagger’s not well. … Read More

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash: Mick Jagger’s Most Outrageous Outfits

Today is a significant birthday of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring icons: Rolling Stones frontman (Sir) Mick Jagger turns 70! Over the course of a 50-year career, he’s been responsible for some of our most memorable songs and proven that rock ‘n’ rollers don’t have to die before they get old. And, perhaps most impressively, he’s a man not afraid to rock a leotard as he enters his eighth decade on the planet. As a lighthearted celebration, we’ve put together a gallery of some of his most… um, memorable outfits. Happy birthday, Sir Mick Jagger. Don’t ever change. … Read More

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The Stories of Famous Bandmates’ First Meetings

On this day in 1957, two Liverpool teenagers met for the first time and would change the course of music history. John Lennon and Paul McCartney shared a passion for performing. Lennon’s youthful swagger and McCartney’s technical knowledge sparked a mutual respect and healthy competition that would lead them to join forces. Read the full story past the break, where we share the fascinating tales of other famous bandmates’ first meetings. … Read More

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Exclusive: David Bowie-Themed Animations to Celebrate 40 Years of ‘Aladdin Sane’

Break out the red-and-blue face paint, Bowie kids, because Aladdin Sane turns 40 this month. The iconic album was released on April 13, 1973, and quickly surpassed Bowie’s five previous albums in popularity in both the UK and the US. To honor this special anniversary, we’ve created an animated illustration for each of the ten songs on Aladdin Sane. Click through to check ‘em out, then mix yourself a celebratory David Bowie cocktail and dance around like the man… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. It’s Google Zeitgeist time again! Here’s an exhaustive look at some of most popular searches and search trends throughout the year, a list topped by Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style, and Hurricane Sandy.

2. Mick Jagger stopped by Letterman last night to deliver the Top Ten things he’s learned after 50 years in rock and roll. Watch the hilarious clip here. … Read More

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“Brown Sugar” Inspiration Selling Mick Jagger’s Love Letters

What’s it like to be romanced by Mick Jagger? It’s a question we imagine many women asked themselves in the ’60s and ’70s. And now, we stand a chance of finding out. The Guardian reports that Marsha Hunt, the singer/actress who was the mother of Jagger’s first daughter and the inspiration behind “Brown… Read More

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Intimate Photos of Rock Stars from 1960s and ’70s ‘Melody Maker’

We were always big fans of now-defunct UK music weekly Melody Maker — it was always rather less self-important and more lighthearted than the NME — so we were chuffed to see that the Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC is hosting a retrospective of work by one of the publication’s staff photographers, Barrie Wentzell. Wentzell shot for the magazine in the 1960s and 1970s, and the exhibition covers the years 1965-75, including portraits of Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and various other luminaries of the era. The gallery has been kind enough to give us a sneak peek at some of the images, along with commentary from the photographer. See the photos and hear the stories behind them… Read More

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Vintage Photos of Pop Culture Icons in Drag

Cross-dressing, whether for pleasure or for mischief (or for plays or films), is no new phenomenon. Every little child experiments with putting on the opposite gender’s designated garb, all on-stage women in Elizabethan theatre were played by men, and many people of both sexes have dressed in drag for a variety of reasons, from personal to professional. So why should our pop culture icons be any different? Click through to join in our celebration of drag in all its forms, and see some of our favorite musicians, artists and writers (though by no means a complete selection — we couldn’t find any photos of J. Edgar Hoover) indulging in a little cross-dressing from as far back as… Read More

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Are the Rolling Stones Recording New Material?

Earlier this summer when the Rolling Stones celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first gig, Mick Jagger surprised plenty of people when he told reporters that the band would perform a few live gigs some time this fall. Vague, but nonetheless, exciting! Now Mick has tweeted a photo of himself looking extremely happy… Read More

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