Out now is celebration of the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary is the new eBook, called Mick And Keith: Never Stop. The a video-enhanced eBook features exclusive interviews of the "Glimmer Twins" -- Mick Jagger and Keith Richards -- by former Today Show music correspondent and rock reporter Rona Elliot.
The 133-page eBook features 22 video segments taped during a break in the Stones' 1989/1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour and also includes classic images by such notable photographers as Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, and Ebet Roberts -- as well as shots of one-of-a-kind memorabilia and Elliot's own photos from her personal archive. Keith Richards' primary collaborator over the past 25 years, X-Pensive Winos drummer/producer, Steve Jordan supplies the video introduction.
Rona Elliot, who spent a decade as the music correspondent for NBC's The Today Show and was VH1's first-ever news anchor, is best known for her legendary chats with such icons as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, U2, Sting, Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye, and Ray Charles, among many others, She told us that the Mick and Keith interviews show the pair at a peak moment in their careers: "These two interviews, Mick was at the Waldorf Towers here in New York and Keith was in Antigua. It was on a three-month break after the first leg of Steel Wheels, when they were on vacation. They had wrapped up that first leg of Steel Wheels, they had sold a quarter of a billion dollars worth of tickets, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Forbes cover, Rolling Stone cover, Time magazine -- they were on fire."
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Keith Richards admitted that the Rolling Stones are indeed prepping for shows in London and New York, as heavily rumored. Richards told Q magazine: "We've got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can't talk about any of that at the moment. They've put the gag on me on this. You can hint!"
He went on to talk about the shape of the band during their recent rehearsals, saying, "Everybody relies upon their instincts. Especially once you start working regularly together again. Because it pulls all the bits and pieces together, which when you're not working and playing with the guys, dissipates, obviously; you're not having that immediate contact."