Looking For Trouble
In the meantime, the four individual Stones will tackle a host of individual projects.
Keith has his “Crosseyed Heart” album coming out on September 18. It’ll be his first solo album since 1992’s “Main Offender” and will feature some of his old Winos and Stones cohorts, like Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel, Ivan Neville, Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Sarah Dash, and the late great Bobby Keys. Plus a guest spot from Norah Jones. Keith has already released a video-single of the song “Trouble,” which can be seen here.
Keith hasn’t performed a solo tour since 1993, and it’s unlikely he’ll embark on one this time around. That, however, doesn’t preclude a couple of shows here and there, or maybe a 2-song appearance on Saturday Night Live. (We’re purely speculating.)
A Netflix documentary about Keith, titled “Under The Influence,” will coincide with the release of “Crosseyed Heart.” (A day earlier, on September 17, the flick will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, where Keith is expected to appear.)
Mick, meanwhile, has spent parts of his summer in the South of France and parts of his summer in and around New York City, where he’s been overseeing the making of “Vinyl.” It’s the TV series he’s co-producing with Martin Scorsese (Marty’s also directing), which will begin running on HBO next year. It’s about the record biz in 1972, and primarily takes place in New York City. The cast will include Mick’s son, James (nepotism? nah!), in addition to Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Andrew Dice Clay. Watch a one-minute trailer here.
As for Ronnie, he’ll be partaking in a benefit concert later this week (September 5) with his old Faces mates, Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones. (Hardcore Faces fans are reluctant to call it a Faces reunion without the dearly departed Ian McLagan and Ronnie Lane.) It’ll take place in England at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, with proceeds going to prostate cancer research. Although various configurations of the Faces have played in the 40 years since they disbanded, it’s expected the surviving trio will draw a huge crowd.
Ronnie’s other project this month is the publication of “How Can It Be?” -- a lavish reproduction of the diary he kept in 1965, when he was just 17 years old. It includes recollections and drawings from his London club-hopping days with people like Pete Townshend. Ronnie located the original diary while cleaning out his mother’s house after her death. Genesis Publications is selling a limited signed edition of 1,965 copies for about 500 bucks each. But there’ll be a less-limited (and non-autographed) version available for $40 at places like Waterstone’s in London, where Ronnie will be stopping by to chat about the book on September 11. (It’ll probably go something like this.) A similar event might take place this month in New York’s Cutting Room nightclub (which might include a brief musical performance from Ronnie for the folks who buy the $500 deluxe version).
Charlie, for his part, has no new books or albums or movies to plug. But he might be digging into other things. He and his wife Shirley recently took their annual trip to Poland to purchase horses for their home in Devon, England. We’re told that the horses get to roam free on their property – including inside the house – so Charlie might be grabbing a shovel as we speak.
Stay tuned for more info about the Stones’ South American tour of 2016. Of course, if you can’t afford to fly down there, there’s always the latest DVD in the Stones’ “From The Vault” series. Their well-bootlegged Tokyo 1990 concert is set for an official release on October 30.
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