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Art dealer thrown in jail for stealing Ronnie Wood paintings

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A British art dealer has been thrown in prison for stealing works by Ronnie Wood, John Lennon, and Miles Davis, among others. Rolling Stone reported Jonathan Poole was sentenced to four years behind bars after pleading guilty "to 26 charges of fraud and theft made between 1986 and 2013, from which he earned $664,000 overtime." Poole had stolen pieces by Wood  -- which included portraits of fellow Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, and Marilyn Monroe. Poole's stash also included works by German artist Sebastian Kruger and French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

When we last caught up with Ron Wood, he told us that sketching is one of the ways he passes time when he's on the road with the Rolling Stones: "I am drawing on tour, I'm drawing all the views from the hotels, from the windows, while I'm in every place. Like a diary, a traveling diary, whatever."

Out now in England -- and coming on October 17th in the U.S. -- is the 256-page book, Ronnie Wood: Artist. The new tome features works by the legendary guitarist consisting of almost 400 pieces of paintings, drawings, and sculpture.

Artist is Wood's fifth book following 1988's The Works; 1998's Canvas: Every Picture Tells A Story; 2007's autobiography Ronnie; and 2015's Ronnie Wood: How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary.

The Rolling Stones next perform on September 16th in Spielberg, Austria.

Side Notes:

Coming on September 29th is the Rolling Stones' latest archival release -- From The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015. The collection, which was only released digitally in 2015, will now be available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and triple vinyl, and finally features the band's entire 16-song setlist.

The informal performance, which includes all 10 of the Sticky Fingers tracks, albeit in a different running order than the original album, was recorded live on May 20th, 2015 at L.A.’s 1,200 capacity Fonda Theatre just prior to their "Zip Code Tour" kickoff.

The track-listing to From The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015: "Start Me Up," "Sway," "Dead Flowers," "Wild Horses," "Sister Morphine," "You Gotta Move," "Bitch," "Can’t You Hear Me Knockin'," "I Got The Blues," "Moonlight Mile," "Brown Sugar," a cover of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby," "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," "All Down The Line," "When The Whip Comes Down," and a show-stopping rendition of Otis Redding's "I Can’t Turn You Loose.”


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Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were childhood friends and classmates in Dartford in Kent, England, until the Jaggers moved away. Jagger was reacquainted with Richards in 1960 at the Dartford railway station. Jagger formed a garage band with Dick Taylor, Richards, Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith and called themselves The Blue Boys

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