What Do The Rolling Stones Look Like Now?
Check out what the Rolling Stones look like now and find out where to get info on their current European tour.
Whether you’ve been a longtime fan throughout their decade’s long career or simply acknowledge them as one of the greatest bands of all time, have you ever wondered what the Rolling Stones look like now? Here you’ll find updated photos of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts and find out what the Rolling Stones have been up to as of late.
If you find yourself in Europe anytime soon, you can actually check out what the Rolling Stones look like now live and in person, as the band is currently in the midst of a European tour. They also made history last year when they played a free concert for the citizens of Havana, Cuba in March 2016. Though their music had previously banned by Cuba’s communist regime, their concert drew a crowd of 500,000 and was followed up by a historic visit from then U.S. President Barack Obama in an effort to help restore U.S. and Cuban relations.
So if you’re wondering what the Rolling Stones look like now, come on in and find out as you check out current photos of the band as well as brief biographies of each of its current members.
As the frontman and lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has more or less redefined what it means to be a rock star over the course of his fifty year career. Due to his charismatic stage presence and legendary, blues-influenced songs, Jagger has helped launch the Rolling Stones to the top of the charts countless times with hits like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Angie" and "Miss You."
Jagger has enjoyed both the success of being a living legend and as a father many times over. He currently has eight children, the most recent of which he fathered last year at the age of 72 with ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
Apart from his work with the Rolling Stones, Mick has also acted in various films such as “Performance,” “Freejack,” and in the title role of “Ned Kelly” in 1979. He was also the subject of the 2001 documentary “Being Mick.”
Also a huge fan of art of design, he and Charlie Watts are often involved in the band’s stage set design as well as the cover art that appears on the front of the group’s nearly 60 albums.
Keith Richards is not only one of the world’s greatest guitarists, but is more of less the living embodiment of the rock n’ roll lifestyle. Keith’s talents don’t stop there however, as he is also an actor, songwriter, and singer who has sung lead vocals on over 25 of the Rolling Stones many albums.
Keith first met Mick Jagger at primary school and then coincidentally again on a railway station in 1961. From there they would solidify a partnership that would become one of the most influential in the history of rock music.
Richards and Jagger have produced hits that have propelled the Rolling Stones to the top of the charts time and time again, such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Ruby Tuesday”, “Wild Horses”, “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Street Fighting Man”, “Brown Sugar” and “Paint It Black”.
Keith has also done a great deal of collaborating with other musicians including Chess pianist Johnnie Johnson, Levon Helm, Willie Nelson, Peter Tosh and the Toots, the Maytals, and Buddy Guy, to whom he presented his favorite guitar during the Rolling Stones documentary, Shine a Light.
Keith has also produced a number of solo albums including “Talk is Cheap,” “Main Offender,” and “Vintage Winos.” As an actor, Keith has made hilarious appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean films as Jack Sparrow’s father, as Johnny Depp has revealed that he used Richards as his inspiration for the rum-loving pirate.
To find out more about Keith, look no further than his 2010 autobiography entitled Life.
Ron Wood skyrocketed to fame as a guitarist for a number of English rock bands, most notably Faces and the Rolling Stones, the second of which he’s been a member since the mid-70’s. A two time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ron is also a gifted painter who has held a number of art exhibits throughout the world.
His guitar technique has earned him a place among the best guitarists of all time, particularly when it comes to the slide and lap-steel guitars. Ronnie was first recruited to join the Stones in 1975 in order to replace Mick Taylor who had recently left the band. By that time he had already played with bands such as The Birds, Jeff Beck’s band, and Face, alongside Rod Stewart.
Ronnie has also released over a dozen solo albums and played alongside music legends such as David Bowie, U2, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan.
As an artist, Ron has produced a number of paintings of the Rolling Stones and other musicians as well as animals and portraits of other well-known figures. He’s sold his art to clients such as Bill Clinton, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jack Nicholson.
As the Rolling Stones website puts it “Charlie Watts is considered by just about everyone to be the coolest man in rock, but he would be just as happy to be considered one of the coolest men in jazz.”
Charlie first learned to play the drums by watching jazz drummers in London jazz clubs and created his trademark sound by bringing his early influences as a jazz drummer to the world of Rock and Roll.
During the 1960’s, Charlie worked as a graphic designer and wrote a 1965 book about Charlie Parker called “Ode to a High-Flying Bird.” Apart from his legendary work with the Rolling Stones, he has also continued to drum with various jazz groups including the Charlie Watts Orchestra and Rocket 88. Though Charlie has briefly resigned after ever tour since 1969, he continues to provide the Rolling Stones with his legendary drum skills and is one of the most respected musicians in the world.
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