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The Rolling Stones played the first of two shows at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. The band rocked through a set filled with hits including a guest appearance by Brad Paisley, who joined the Stones on “Dead Flowers” (pictured above). Below, watch several fan videos of the band’s first night in Philly. Tickets for tomorrow evening (Friday, June 21) remain. Go here for more information.
The Rolling Stones announced a run of U.S. dates this summer for their “50 and Counting” tour, and the tour comes to the Wells Fargo Center on June 18, according to Billboard. Ticket onsale information will be announced shortly. Last fall the band released its double-CD retrospective GRRR!, and we curated a companion Spotify comp called WXPNGRRR!. Stream it here.
What would Morrisey say? Last night at the NME Awards, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr played “How Soon Is Now,” the classic song by The Smiths. He was accompanied by Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ron Wood who traded off lead and rhythm guitar parts with Marr throughout the song. WXPN Welcomes Marr to the Trocadero on April 30th. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, watch the video. It’s pretty darn good.
|Today the The Rolling Stones release GRRR! a 50-song compilation celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. Over the last several weeks we asked you to suggest some of your favorite Rolling Stones deep tracks to help us curate WXPNGRRR!. And you responded with a wide assortment of songs – strong representation from Exile On Main Street, of course, and Sticky Fingers, but also some choice moments from Between the Buttons and Goat’s Head Soup, a jump into the 80s from Tattoo You, and much more. You can listen to WXPNGRRR! in the Spotify player at your left (and find out more about the official GRRR! here). Thanks to the hundreds of you who made suggestions to help us curate this collection!|
The Rolling Stones are releasing a new 50 song compilation on Tuesday, November 13th called GRRR! in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Over the course of its amazing career, the band has released several “greatest hits” collections and – while we’re all fans of the Stones classics – we’ve decided go a little deeper.
We’re putting together our own 50-song companion collection which we will “release” the same day as GRRR!, and we’re looking for you to help us curate WXPNGRRR!, the “deep tracks” Rolling Stones compilation. Please list your suggestions in the comments below. There’s only one rule we ask that you follow: you can NOT suggest a song that is on the forthcoming collection. The track list for GRRR! is below as a reference so, please: No “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, no “Brown Sugar.” But we’re happy to include “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” or “Shine A Light” though, if you’re so inclined. Let us know your top five picks! Continue reading →
While you’re huddling in your closet to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Sandy (a.k.a. The Frankenstorm), take a listen to this “surrealistic mix of esoteric folk, psychedelic C86 covers, and desolate love songs” compiled by Philadelphia musician Dan Matz. You may know Matz better as a founder of the Philadelphia-by-way-of-Austin post-rock band Windsor for the Derby; he has also performed with local close-harmony holiday collective The Silver Ages alongside a cavalcade of Philly favorites.
Matz’s mixtape comes in support of Windsor for the Derby’s new “Speaker Special”/”Heard Worse” 7″ on Geographic North and culls tracks from a far-reaching spectrum of genres including the classic rattlings of The Rolling Stones, a post-punk spin on “All You Need is Love” by Echo & the Bunnymen and the distorted hypnotism of Philadelphia’s Delewhale. The record is the eighth in Geographic North’s You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever series and is pressed on autumnal transparent pumpkin-orange vinyl. Stream the mix below, and grab a copy of the limited edition 7″ here.