The Rolling Stones will appear in London on Thursday (July 12th) -- 50 years to the day of their first official gig to promote their new tome, The Rolling Stones: 50. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood will attend the gala premiere of the photographic exhibit for the book at Somerset House, marking the first time all four active Stones have appeared together in four years. Among the shots to be displayed will be photos taken the night of Stones' debut show on July 12th, 1962 at London's Marquee Club. That night's lineup included band co-founders Jagger, Richards, Brian Jones, "sixth Stone" Ian Stewart, along with future Pretty Things bassist Dick Taylor, and drummer Tony Chapman. (The Daily Mail)
In addition to his recent work on the upcoming Aerosmith album, Julian Lennon and Steven Tyler have joined forces for a song set for the international version of Julian's new album, Everything Changes. He posted on his Facebook page: "Mixing is finally done on 'Someday' with Steven Tyler, & 'In Between'. . . Sounds FAB! Seriously Good! I couldn't be happier. . . Now to relax with a few friends for dinner, then off I go. . . Home Sweet Home. Catch you on the flip side of the pond."
U2 bassist Adam Clayton's former assistant was found guilty earlier this week of stealing the European equivalent of $3.5 million from the musician. Carol Hawkins was convicted in Dublin on 181 counts of theft ranging over a four-year period from 2004 to 2008. Hawkins had access to two of Clayton's bank accounts and wrote checks to herself which she used to purchase an apartment, a car, designer clothes, horses and exotic vacations. Hawkins is out on bail and will be sentenced on Friday (July 6th). (Rolling Stone)
Stephen Stills revealed that Crosby, Stills, & Nash's recording days are over, following the scrapping of their covers collection, which was to be produced by Rick Rubin. Stills said, "We won't make another album. We won't finish one. You should ask David (Crosby) what happened. I'm not inferring anything, but I was getting along fine. I had an idea for 20 years of making the album we wished we'd written. We started picking songs and stuff. Some of the choices Rick made were pretty off the wall, but we tried them. We sang (the Grateful Dead's) 'Uncle John's Band' for an entire tour. . . and never really did understand what it was about! " (MusicRadar.com)