Stones deny hotel tiff with U.S. president

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones Tuesday denied White House officials asked them to give up their suites so U.S. President George Bush could stay at a luxury Vienna hotel.

Rolling Stones arrive in China

SHANGHAI, April 6 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones arrived in Shanghai Thursday with some time to see the sights before their first concert ever on China's mainland.

Rockers paying more attention to T-shirts

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Many musicians are looking at T-shirts and other concert apparel to offset declining CD sales.

U2 crowned richest rockers of 2005

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Irish rockers U2 were the only act to break the $100 million mark in combined tour and album revenues in 2005, Rolling Stone reports.

Stones to roll into Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Rolling Stones fans are finally getting some satisfaction.

Rolling Stones announce European tour

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones Tuesday announced the European leg of their "Bigger Bang" tour taking the British rockers to more than 20 countries.

Rolling Stones to rock Super Bowl XL

DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The National Football League Tuesday announced The Rolling Stones will headline the Super Bowl XL halftime show at Detroit's Ford Field.

Rolling Stones roil San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Some San Francisco residents are complaining the Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" concert sounded more like a sonic boom.

New Rolling Stones compilation due

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Starbucks' Hear Music and Virgin Records Wednesday announced the release of a Rolling Stones compilation CD called "Rarities: 1971-2003."

Sirius announces all Springsteen channel

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are joining Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones with their own exclusive channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. Commercial free E Street Radio will launch Nov. 1, Sirius announced in a news release Tuesday.

Rolling Stones added as AMA performers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones were added Tuesday to the list of performers for ABC's broadcast of the "2005 American Music Awards."

Rolling Stones debut video during NBC soap

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones are going to rock like sands through the hourglass and debut their latest video during the NBC soap "Days of Our Lives." The "Streets of Love" video will air during the Oct. 18 episode of the long-running daytime drama, Daily Variety re

Bomb hoax disrupts Rolling Stones show

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A bomb hoax interrupted a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, Va., but after about an hour the stadium was rocking again.

Jagger denies Rolling Stones rift

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger says British media claims that his girlfriend has caused a rift among his bandmates are untrue.

Stones plan to keep rolling

BOSTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Even though the the Rolling Stones are all AARP-eligible, they plan to keep banging for a long time to come.
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Rolling Stones
Keith Richards (L) of the Rolling Stones chats with director Martin Scorsese during a press conference for the Martin Scorsese film documentary on the Rolling Stones "Shine A Light" on March 30, 2008 in New York. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962 in London when multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. Stewart, deemed unsuitable as a teen idol, was removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.

Early in the band's history Jagger and Richards formed a songwriting partnership and gradually took over leadership of the band from the increasingly troubled and erratic Jones. At first the group recorded mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs, but since the 1966 album Aftermath, their releases have mainly featured Jagger/Richards songs. Mick Taylor replaced an incapacitated Jones shortly before Jones's death in 1969. Taylor quit in 1974, and was replaced in 1975 by Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has remained with the band ever since. Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1992; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked with the group since 1994.

First popular in the UK and Europe, The Rolling Stones came to the US during the early 1960s "British Invasion". The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations; and have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Sticky Fingers (1971) began a string of eight consecutive studio albums that charted at number one in the United States. Their latest album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005. In 1989 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Their image of unkempt and surly youth is one that many musicians still emulate.

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