Gary Clark Jr. To Perform With The Rolling Stones In Boston Tonight!

Gary Clark Jr. Photo: Latisha Alsys For DrFunkenberry.com

Gary Clark Jr. will the special guest when he performs with The Rolling Stones in Boston tonight!

The Rolling Stones have been big fans ever since Mick Jagger first heard Clark perform at the White House last year. The band invited Clark to jump onstage with them to perform a blistering version of "Going Down" during the Stones' December shows at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn and The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

We will def be looking for video to post from the show!-DocFB

Diagnosis: More info on Gary coming later this week!


The Rolling Stones Kick Off Tour In L.A. May 2nd; Tix On Sale 04/15!

Rolling Stones 50 & Counting

The Rolling Stones officially announced the kick off date of their "50 & Counting Tour" being May 2nd at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.

The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

The Los Angeles, Anaheim and Philadelphia shows will go on sale April 15th at 10 A.M., local times.

As a part of the general on sale, there are a variety of ticket prices including over a 1,000 tickets per show at $85 (including service charges). Some will be among the best seats in the house in the Tongue Pit, with others spread around the arena. These tickets will be sold as a pair. You will find out your seat location when you pick them up the night of the show.

This is the first tour the Stones are doing with AEG.

For a list of current tour dates, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The tongue pit? Interesting.....


Rolling Stones To Kick Off “50 & Counting” Tour In Los Angeles!

Rolling Stones 50 & Counting

The Rolling Stones will be touring on the 50th anniversary of the band being together in a tour they are calling the "50 & Counting" tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles May 2nd, pending the Staples Center's schedule.

The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

"50 AND COUNTING" continues the exhilarating celebration of the band's first 50 years-five decades of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.

The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the 'Best Live Band' at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with their release of a greatest hits collection, "GRRR!," a groundbreaking documentary film "Crossfire Hurricane," a photographic book "Rolling Stones: 50," and have taken the stage by storm for their first live shows in many years. The tour is the band's highly anticipated return to the stage.

"'50 AND COUNTING' has been pretty amazing so far," said Jagger. "We did a few shows in London and New York last year...and had such a good time that we thought...let's do some more. It's a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear...with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It's great fun to be able to get that close to the audience."

"From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like...open the gates...let us out!" said Richards. "Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people."

Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto and Chicago go on sale beginning Monday, April 8 at 10AM local time and will be available at www.rollingstones.com.

They will be playing classic Stones hits like "Gimme Shelter," "Paint It Black," "Jumping Jack Flash,""Tumbling Dice,"and "It's Only Rock and Roll," curated with lesser known gems, and a cover or two.

 The stage design for the tour is based on the band's ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the crowd, allowing the Stones to interact directly with their audience.  Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones' set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones' show.

 The band will also play London's Hyde Park on Saturday, July 6 following a headlining appearance at UK's Glastonbury Festival on June 29.

 The Rolling Stones "50 AND COUNTING" tour will be the band's first venture with worldwide tour promoter AEG Live's Concerts West.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  They never stop, never stop....


Keith Richards Ready For Johnny Depp & 5th Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie

Johnny Depp & Keith Richards. Photo: GettyImages.com Johnny Depp & Keith Richards. Photo: GettyImages.com

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones all but made it clear that there will be a 5th "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movie and he is ready to star in it.

In an interview with Absolute radio, Richards said they might be filming next year:

"I’ve got the costume, and I’m waiting for the heads up, but apparently there is another one. I don’t know if it’ll be next year that we shoot it or whatever, but I got the costume and the beard and the shirt, and I’ll wait for a call from Johnny.”

Richards has starred in the past 2 alongside Johnny Depp.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Depp + Richards = Good Chemistry


The Rolling Stones Would Need To Do A 73 Night Run At o2 Arena To Meet Ticket Demand

The demand for the 2 shows at the o2 Arena for the Rolling Stones is so high, the arena organizers are stating that only if they did 73 shows at the arena would the demand be met.

There have already been over 1 million ticket searches so far for the 2 shows there and tickets have not went on sale.

Viagogo, an online ticket broker states it is the highest demand for a ticket event ever.

The Stones will play at London's O2 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29 and then perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey near New York City on Dec. 13 and 15.

The arena only holds 15,000 seats so with a million searches, the band would have to play 73 shows there just to meet the online demand.

Viagogo added “The Rolling Stones are a global phenomenon - and one of the last super-groups still performing with a full line-up."

They really would never stop if they did a 73 night run at the o2 Arena.-DocFB


Rolling Stones: “We Didn’t Play The Olympics Because Of Politics”

Many of London's biggest acts performed at the Olympics last summer. Not the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards says they did not play them due to "politics" and they do not regret it.

Richards spoke to Absolute Radio stating "Politics and other technical things" prevented the legendary band from playing.

"I think there were basically there was some politics going on and technical things, and I don’t think that timing wise we would've been ready for it. So we had to give it a miss."

"I watched it, nearly all of it actually, and I thought the Queen did a great job – and in our place you know!"

The Stones, who announced 4 shows to kick off their 50th Anniversary tour did even know about the concerts until a week ago. Seriously.

"I'm amazed we handled it so well. It’s been a bit of a secret from me until about a week ago as to exactly what was happening. It’s all been done a bit on the fly, but it sort of worked out I think."

Tickets for the o2 Arena shows go on sale tomorrow morning.-DocFB


Rolling Stones Team With WWE & Others For New Song & 50th Anniversary Tour

2 Shows at the o2 Arena and 2 shows in Jersey for their 50th Anniversary? There must be more on the horizon with a new single. The band is teaming with the same people that WWE teams with to film the shows for a special On Demand version of the show. Early word is each show will be released on DVD.

This is fresh on the heels of the Rolling Stones releasing "Doom & Gloom" which is getting major airplay and love from critics and fans alike that a band 50 years in just do not get.

We are waiting for an official video but for now, enjoy the lyric video.-DocFB

Diagnosis: As cheesy as it sounds, we "MISSed YOU" guys!