Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts release statement after apparent suicide of frontman’s girlfriend on Monday (March 17)
Mick Jagger’s bandmates in The Rolling Stones have shown their support for the frontman following the death of his partner L’Wren Scott earlier this week.
Keith Richards express his shock at the news of Scott’s apparent suicide of Jagger’s partner on Monday (Match 17), in a statement given to Billboard.”No-one saw this coming,” said guitarist Richards. “Mick’s always been my soul brother and we love him… we’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man.”
“This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support and help him through this sad time,” adds Ronnie Wood. “Without a doubt we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can.
“Meanwhile, drummer Charlie Watts echoes the need to be there for his friend. “Needless to say we are all completely shocked but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time,” he said.The Rolling Stones postponed the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of Scott. The band plan to reschedule the dates.
A list of the dates affected by the postponement can be found here. Promoters urge fans with tickets to hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled shows.Jagger released his own statement following the news of Scott’s death in which said he was “struggling” to understand what had happened and that he had been “touched” by tributes and messages of support he has received.
Dear Mick: May memories console you and bring you strength in the days to come.
Unruly Hearts NYC
Acclaimed R&B futurist unveils heart-stopping new tune.
THOSE OF YOU currently grooving to the futuristic, Prince-inspired grooves on MOJO’s Purple Soul covermount CD can’t have failed to be seduced by How To Dress Well’s & It Was U – an irresistibly sparse finger-clicking and kick-drum-led delight taken from 2012’s Total Loss album.
Tom Krell, the man who helms How To Dress Well, released a remarkable cover of Smog’s Teenage Spaceship last December and he’s been working on the follow-up to the aforementioned album. The first fruits of his labour are showcased on Words I Don’t Remember.
“This song for me is about love, trust, commitment and what happens to these things and what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations?” asks Krell. We only wish we knew the answer….
Photo by Jeremy Larson
Tame Impala are set to release a Live EP on Record Store Day (April 19th) via Modular. Simply titled Live Versions, the eight-track effort features records from their 2013 concert in Chicago
According to a press release (via Pitchfork), Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker selected the songs “based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. His goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show.”
As a preview, the band has shared an extended, jam-heavy live version of Lonerism opener “Be Above It”. Clocking in at a whopping seven and a half minutes, the song expands and tweaks the original’s arrangement by adding in spacey blasts of synth and swirling psychedelic flourishes towards the end. Listen in below and check out the tracklist.
Live Versions Tracklist:
01. Endors Toi
02. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind
03. Sestri Levante
04. Mind Mischief
05. Desire Be Desire Go
06. Half Full Glass
07. Be Above It
08. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards