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NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- British rock icons Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are to present a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, CBS said Friday.

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LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- British rocker Ron Wood, a longtime fan of "CSI: Miami," has penned a song for the 10th season finale of the crime drama series, CBS said.

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Wyman not surprised by Stones' stamina

LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bassist Bill Wyman, who left the Rolling Stones more than a decade ago, says he isn't surprised by the British band's music industry stamina.

Wood recovering from hernia operation

LONDON , Jan. 15 (UPI) -- British rock star Ron Wood is recovering from a hernia operation he underwent last week, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Rolling Stone guitarist pens autobiography

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ron Wood, guitarist in the British band the Rolling Stones, said he found writing his autobiography to be "therapeutic."

Ron Wood writes tell-all memoir

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British rocker Ron Wood's new autobiography, "Ronnie," contains loads of salacious details about his decades with the Rolling Stones.

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The Rolling Stones regain tour title

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones have regained the title for the "top-grossing tour ever" with their "A Bigger Bang" tour, which brought in $437 million.

Stones guitarist surveys solo career

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Being part of the Rolling Stones has made it hard for guitarist Ron Wood to have a life outside the band.

Rolling Stones kick off latest tour

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones, starting another leg on their latest tour, are in better shape than ever these days, guitarist Ron Wood says.

Rolling Stones to hit the road again

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones are scheduled to end their "A Bigger Bang" tour in November, but the band is considering extending the tour to Europe in 2007.
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Ron Wood
Rolling Stones (L-R) Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger and Kieth Richards answer questions at a press conference for the half time show at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, MI on February 2, 2006. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock guitarist and bassist best known as a former member of The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, and current member of The Rolling Stones. He also plays lap and pedal steel guitar.

Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined The Birds on guitar. He then joined the mod group The Creation, but only remained with the group for a short time, and appeared on a small number of singles. Wood joined The Jeff Beck Group in 1968. They released two albums, Truth and Beck-Ola, which became moderate successes. The group split in 1970, and Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones in a new group, dubbed the Faces. The group, although relegated to "cult" status in the US, found great success in the UK and mainland Europe. The Faces released their debut album, First Step, in 1970. The group went on to release Long Player and A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse in 1971. Their last LP, entitled Ooh La La, was released in 1973. After the group split, Wood began several solo projects, eventually recording his first solo LP, I've Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974. The album featured former bandmate McLagan as well as Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood's. Richards soon invited Wood to join The Rolling Stones, after the departure of Mick Taylor. Wood joined in 1975, and has remained a member ever since.

Besides I've Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, and peaked at number 118 on Billboard, and Wood collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney's Last Stand. He released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit number 45 in the US. 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at number 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002. and I Feel Like Playing in 2010.

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