Rolling Stones Update

  • The Rolling Stones new deluxe and expanded version of 1973's Goats Head Soup now sits at Number One in the UK. With the new charting, the Official Charts Company confirmed, "The Rolling Stones set a new record, becoming the first band in Official Chart history to score a Number One album across six different decades." The set, which had peaked last week at the Two spot, pushed ahead selling 282 more copies that Declan McKenna’s Zeros collection to make Goats Head Soup a two-time chart-topper, reprising its Number One status from 1973. (Noise11)


  • Mick Jagger is hardly one to wear clothes off the rack, but at the Rolling Stones' new boutique store in London, called RS No.9 Carnaby Street, he admits there's a few items he's had his eye on. Jagger told The Standard, "There are some T-shirts I quite like and a couple of hoodies that I wouldn’t mind having. Oh and there are face masks too, of course. . . . You have to appreciate that not everyone has your taste. There’s no tie-dye though, you’ll notice."
  • When pressed about being the "original" style icon Jagger said, "I’m not the original. There were many before me." When he was asked if he was the most style conscious of the group, Jagger said, "I guess I am. Though everyone’s got different ideas. Charlie (Watts) is very fashion conscious; Ronnie (Wood's) got his own style. Everyone’s got their own look." (The London Standard)


  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood all paid tribute to Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, the legendary frontman of the groundbreaking reggae group Toots & The Maytals who died of coronavirus on September 11th at age 77. The band will forever be remembered for its evergreens "54-46 Was My Number," "Pressure Drop," "Funky Kingston," and "Monkey Man."  (Rolling Stone)

The Stones issued statements saluting their friend — who served as one of the Stones' opening acts on its 2005 tour behind A Bigger Bang:

  • Mick Jagger: "So sad to hear of Toots Hibbert’s passing. When I first heard ‘Pressure Drop‘ that was a big moment. . . He was a great singer with a really powerful voice who influenced everyone in the early days of reggae. He was a great stage performer. So full of energy and vitality always giving a top class performance that I was lucky enough to witness."
  • Keith Richards: "(It's) a sad day for Jamaica music. Toots was a giant. I loved working with him. I loved hanging with him. I will always miss him. My deepest condolences to the Hibbert family."
  • Ron Wood: "I’d like to send my condolences to the Hibbert family for my dear friend Toots Hibbert who passed away on Friday. I have very happy memories of playing with him, a lovely man and a great talent."