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12/20/00 Freddy Sessler, long time friend of Keith Richards passed away in Los Angeles on Monday. Freddy was known as the "ultimate Stones fan" and was loved by many. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy goes out to his family & friends. See Freddy's Page and the Memory Motel Tribute for more info.

12/16/00 WISHING KEITH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY DECEMBER 18th & A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO HIM & PATTI AS WELL!

11/25/00 From Eel Pie Club: Ronnie Wood played at our Club on Wednesday with his brother, Art, plus Ray Majors (Mott the Hoople and ex Yardbirds), Steve Hackett (ex Genesis), Mick Avery (ex Kinks) Carlo Little (ex Cyril Davis), and Don Craine and Keith Grant from the Downliners Sect.
Thanks again. Gina and Warren Eel Pie Club

11/23/00 HAPPY THANKSGIVING...this news just in today from Marathon Music:
Marathon Music, office of Mr. Mick Jagger and part time Rolling Stones employees, would like to lay rumors to rest that Mr. Jagger is working on a solo album now, or will do so in the near future. Mr. Jagger has been in a studio recently to start work on the sound track for his movie Enigma, to be released early 2001, he will stay home till mid 2001, to care for his children. Only taking time off to work on the movie 'The man from Elysian Fields.' Also any stories about a coming Stones tour are only speculations, there are no current plans in that direction. The Stones have not even discussed a tour, or met up to do so, there is to little time now to do such a thing. There have been talks about a tour and a studio album, time and locations have been booked, but all has been canceled through various reasons. Hopefully I have hereby informed you enough. Kind regards, Kate Bonham Carter, assistant

11/22/00 Keith appears on the UK magazine MOJO COLLECTIONS WINTER 2000 issue. This is a special issue of Mojo & features a great interview & awesome photos of Keith taken inside his house in Connecticut this summer. Keith also appeared on the cover of the music issue of Vanity Fair in November.

10/02/00 Monday, October 2, 2000 from Rolling Stone Magazine:
RONNIE SPECTOR RECORDING WITH KEITH RICHARDS
RONNIE SPECTOR -- who as a member of the RONETTES recently won a $2.6 million royalties lawsuit against former producer (and husband) PHIL SPECTOR -- is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to her 1999 EP, "She Talks to Rainbows" with KEITH RICHARDS, JOEY RAMONE, SLEATER-KINNEY and other guests. "Keith and I, we're hugging each other, it's so adorable," Spector told Rolling Stone. "There's a lot of history there, a lot of love."

10/01/00 The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" is being shown in limited release nationwide by independent theaters-this version is a brand new Dolby Digital print with added footage from the original video release. It will be released on DVD this Fall.

09/30/00 A photo of Keith appears in Random Notes of Rolling Stone Magazine Oct 12 issue & on the cover of a special Sept. issue of the UK mag MOJO. Mick appears in Oct 2 People with Luciana Morad & little Lucas.

09/10/00 Keith Richard's Father Bert Passed Away 08-30-00. See Fan Club page for condolences & tribute

06/30/00 Ronnie Wood Rolls Into Rehab Clinic LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has checked into a London rehabilitation clinic to be treated for alcohol abuse, his spokesman said Friday. Bernard Doherty confirmed Wood, 53, had entered the Priory in Roehampton, west London, Thursday but declined to give details on the expected length of his stay or the type of treatment he would undergo. ``I can confirm he is in the Priory but that's it,'' said Doherty.

06/29/00 Stones' 'Circus' Comes to Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles theatrical premiere of ``The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus'' marks one of the highlights of the Mods & Rockers Film Festival, which kicks off Friday and runs through July 12.

06/06/00 Rhino Records will release the four-disc box set, "Doo Wop Box III: 101 More Vocal Group Gems" on Aug. 1. In addition to hits not covered on the first two doo wop boxes, this one will include personal favorites from fans like KEITH RICHARDS, FRANK ZAPPA and ROBERT PLANT.

05/27/00 Mick & Chris Jagger sang "May The Circle Be Unbroken" at the funeral for their mother Eva Jagger, who died May 18th in London. The funeral was attended by some 200 mourners, including Keith Richards, Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood.See full story & photos in the May 27th edition of The Sun.

05/23/00 The Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project is in record stores now! The cd is billed as "A heartfelt tribute to jazz drumming royalty that takes a daring excursion into Techno-World Beat Exotica, grounded by the Rolling Stones drummer's inimitable backbeat." If you liked Keith's stint with the Wingless Angels, you'll like this one too.

05/18/00 Eva Jagger, 87, mother of Mick Jagger, died at the Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon, London, where she had been seriously ill since last month. Mick flew to the UK from the Cannes Film Festival today in order to be with his father, who is also 87.

05/06/00 Stones are being sued over the song "Saint Of Me".

05/05/00 Keith & Ronnie play the Hendrix tune "Hey Joe" at a memorial service for Stones security guard, Joe Seabrook, which was held at the Half Moon in London on Wednesday. Charlie was also in attendance, and Mick & Bill sent their condolences. Joe Seabrook died of a brain aneurysm on March 30th.

05/02/00
Rolling Stones Plan Tour In 2001
April 30, 2000, 6:35 pm PT The Rolling Stones just won't quit. International tour promoter SFX Entertainment expects to mount a tour by the group in 2001. While there are no definitive details at the moment, SFX chairman Robert F.X. Sillerman made this revelation to financial managers and stockholders upon the issuance of SFX's first quarterly earnings report for 2000. Kings at the box office, the Rolling Stones have repeatedly taken the No. 1-grossing spot for each successive tour they've launched since 1989 with Steel Wheels ($98 million), 1994 with Voodoo Lounge ($119 million), 1997 with Bridges to Babylon ($89.5 million), and 1999 with No Security ($64.7 million), an all-arena tour. -- Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

05/01/00 Bill German reports that Keith will not tour in the year 2000-SeeBeggar's Banquet

04/06/00 KEITH RICHARDS, ERIC CLAPTON, SUSAN TEDESCHI and LEVON HELM will be among the guests on the solo debut from former HOWLIN' WOLF sideman HUBERT SUMLIN. "Hubert Plays Muddy Waters" is scheduled for a June release!

04/05/00 Widespread internet rumors of a Winos Spring Tour are said to be premature. Keith would like to tour with the Winos again, but due to a recent injury and upcoming plans with the Stones, the Winos will most likely not be touring this Spring.

04/03/00 Joe Seabrook, age 59, Ronnie Wood's (and all around Stones security) body guard, died March 30, 2000 of a brain aneurysm. He was with the Stones since 1981. Our sympathy to Joe's friends & family.

03/12/00 Several sources are telling us that Keith & the Winos may indeed be touring the US this Spring. Info will be posted here as soon as confirmation is received.

03/10/00 Ronnie involved in scuffle at Brit Awards, ends up throwing a drink in rowdy DJ's face.

03/05/00 Charlie Watts will be releasing an album with Jim Keltner, info in latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

12/31/99 From Reuters: The Rolling Stones were the top grossing touring act of 1999. The Stones pulled in about $64.7 million from the 34 shows on their ``No Security'' tour early this year. They account for three of the top four North American tours of all time, led by the record $121.2 million haul from their 1994 ''Voodoo Lounge'' trek. The 1999 tour ranks at No. 9 overall.

11/7/99 Keith & Patti attended the Q Awards, and Keith was presented a Life Time Achievement Award by Britain's Q Magazine.

10/23/99 Keith & Patti attend another movie review in NYC-this one for the new Martin Scorsese film "Bringing Out The Dead" starring Nicholas Cage & Patricia Arquette.

10/17/99 Keith Richards voted #78 in Top 100 Sexiest Men Poll by Cosmopolitan Magazine-November issue.

9/15/99 Keith played Happy & Sweet Little Rock & Roller, along with a blues jam last night in Central Park as part of the Sheryl Crow & Friends concert. Other guests were Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks, Sara McLaughlin, Dixie Chicks, Chrissie Hynde. Parts of the concert were broadcast live on Fox TV. CLICK HERE to see the AP WIRE photos from last night's gig in central park, as well as photos of Keith at the US Open last week.

9/13/99 This just in: Keith will be playing in Central Park on Tuesday with Sheryl Crowe, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, etc. He's expected to play "Happy" and join the others in their gigs. It's supposed to be broadcast Tuesday night on Fox at 8.

9/1/99 Keith & Lauren Bacall at The Muse premiere-photo from People Magazine.

8/29/99 Celebration held in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey last night to honor Keith's good friend, Fred A. Sessler. The party was held at the Memory Motel & hosted by the hotel manager along with Stones People Magazine. It was attended by many friends & family members who are near & dear to the man affectionately known simply as "Freddy". Blue Lena attended the gathering as well to pay tribute to Mr. Sessler. We were entertained by a musical group from London, as well as by Stones music & videos throughout the evening. Many paid tribute to Freddy through speeches & written memories which were presented to Freddy in book form as a keepsake. It was a great night for all involved...it sure wasn't a lonely night at the Memory Motel!

8/25/99 Accoring to the NY Post, Keith & Patti attended the premiere of The Muse in NYC, Keith sat next to Lauren Bacall who told him "You remind me of Bogie".

8/22/99 Richards's comment on Jagger's alleged paternity is: "Mick's a bit preoccupied these days, as you can well imagine ... We go, 'good one, Mick! Whoops-a-daisy, eh?'" Asked about rumours of a rift between himself and Mrs Jagger, Jerry Hall, Richards says: "I admire her very much. I mean, any woman who can live with that man, I tip my hat to." (From This Is London)

8/21/99 Stones named top grossing concert act of 1999, they grossed 64.7 million on their 34 date US No Security Tour.

8/12/99 Keith Richards and Patti Hanson arrive at the New York premier of "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant and Jeanne Tripplehorn, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999. The film will be released Aug. 20. (AP Photo)

7/29/99 The DNA results are in-Mick is a Daddy again, father to Lucas Morad Jagger son of Luciana Morad with whom he had an affair.

7/28/99 Many new ROIO cds are becomming available from the European tour such as the Imst, Shepherd's Bush & Wembley shows.

7/27/99 SFJ reports that Keith's tour with the Winos may begin Oct 15th & end in December.

7/23/99 IORR reports that Keith played a few songs on stage with Willie Nelson at Willie's concert in Connecticut.

6/29/99 Rumors abound of a new Winos album & tour, a solo album from Mick & a new Stones album & tour in 2001-2. Will it come true? We hope so!


KEITH WE LOVED "SILVER" IN '99-THANKS!!

6/23/99 Keith has sent the Bridge from the B2B Tour to be taken & installed in pieces in his garden for decorative purposes at his house Redlands in West Wittering, Sussex, UK.

6/17/99 KEITH IN SANTIAGO DE COMPASTELA, SPAIN

6/14/99 1999 EUROPEAN TOUR DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH FINAL B2B SHOWS IN SPAIN & GERMANY. SEE MY REVIEWS OF THE UK SHOWS INCLUDING THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH CLUB GIG!

5/30/99 STONES OPEN IN STUTTGART LAST NIGHT, see GERMAN LINKS

THE BOYS REHEARSE IN STUTTGART

5/27/99 See what the Stones are rehearsing in Europe on the It's Only Rock N' Roll Page. The European Tour opens in Stuttgart, Germany in 2 days-May 29th!

5/23/99 New York Post May 20 1999 MICK Jagger and Charlie Watts are aging gracefully, living cleanly and keeping themselves in shape. On the other hand, Keith Richards woke up the other day at 5:30 p.m. ''Bleary and bedraggled, he ambles along his hotel corridor to face the first interview of the day, cigarette and tumbler of vodka in hand,'' Mojo magazine reports from Miami. ''In another room, Ron Wood is limbering up for his first interview by laying into a steady succession of Guinnesses.'' The magazine - citing sluggish sales of the group's ''No Security'' live album - speculates this might be their last hurrah.

5/23/99 New album, Memory Hotel, to be released in Europe to coincide with tour.

5/22/99 Stones are in Amsterdamn rehearsing for their European Tour...such things as Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Brand New Car, Moon Is Up, Mona...

5/9/99 Rehearsals for B2B Europe 99 begin in a few weeks. See European tour dates at IORR SITE

4/24/99 THE BOYS ON THE B STAGE SAN JOSE 4/20/99 PHOTO BY JIM CROWLEY

4/23/99 SAN JOSE WAS GREAT! We got to hear I Got The Blues again, a real treat. THANK YOU TO THE ROLLING STONES & THEIR CREW FOR ANOTHER GREAT US TOUR!!! Reviews of SAN JOSE

4/6/99 Read my new reviews of Cleveland & Columbus

4/6/99 Stones to play Kansas City Tonight

4/2/99 MSG SHOWS WILL NOT HAPPEN INSIDE SOURCES SAY!

3/27/99 Stones played Chicago last night, Hartford is Sunday & Monday, see reviews on IORR

3/20/99 Two weeks on the road with the boys was fabulous! Two DC shows, one Pittsburgh & two Philly! All beyond words! See reviews on the March Reviews Page. Stones to play Charlotte tonight.

2/20/99 Keith in Milwaukee last night!

2/20/99 STONES ANNOUNCE LAS VEGAS SHOW FOR 4/16/99 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Keith in Minneapolis

2/10/99 KEITH IN ANAHEIM LAST NIGHT
[Keith in Anaheim]AP Wire Photo

2/3/99 MICK BACK IN SHAPE FOR DENVER.

1/31/99 SATURDAY NIGHT'S SAN JOSE SHOW CANCELLED AS WELL-BOTH SAN JOSE SHOWS TO BE RESCHEDULED. DENVER STILL ON FOR TUESDAY.

1/29/99 TONIGHT'S SAN JOSE SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO MICK's SORE THROAT, HE MAY HAVE THE FLU. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED, SO HANG ONTO YOUR TICKETS!

THANK YOU KEITH! KEITH PLAYED "YOU GOT THE SILVER" FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!!

1/25/99 NO SECURITY TOUR OPENS IN OAKLAND!!!

AP Wire Photo


SETLIST:1.Jumping Jack Flash 2.Live With Me 3.Respectable 4.You Got Me Rocking 5.Undercover of the Night 6.Moonlight Mile 7.Shine a Light 8.Some Girls 9.Paint It Black -- Introductions -- 10.You Got The Silver (Keith) 11.Before They Make Me Run (Keith) 12.Out Of Control 13.Route 66 (B-stage) 14.I Just Wanna Make Love to You (B-stage) 15.Honky Tonk Women (B-stage) 16.Saint of Me 17.It's Only Rock'n Roll 18.Start Me Up 19.Brown Sugar 20.Midnight Rambler (encore) 21.Sympathy for the Devil (encore)

1/23/99 STONES REHEARSAL SETLIST FROM 1/22/99


Live with Me Saint of Me Paint It Black Undercover Shine a Light Fool to Cry I Go Wild I've got the Blues Route 66 Around and Around Confessin the Blues When the Whip Comes down Jump on top of Me Honky Tonk Woman Jumping Jack Flash Respectable You Got Me Rockin Moonlight Mile Out of Control

From IORR News 1/18/99 (see URL below): Stones rehearsing at Fillmore San Francisco, songs such as Gunface & Angie...

From Reuters/Variety 1/17/99: Watch VH-1 to learn how to win contest to become Stones bodyguard! Starting Monday 1/18/99

From NY POST Gossip Column 1/15/99: Jerry Hall files for divorce from Mick Jagger

1/15/99 IORR (http://www.arena.no/stones) reports that the Stones have been in San Francisco for a week rehearsing & that the stage is being built there as well. Two new songs that were rehearsed are I Go Wild & Ain't Too Proud To Beg.

1/14/99 Stones reportedly rehearsing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada or San Francisco. Stones new stage being built in Vancouver. Rumors of club gig in SF. Andrew Loog Oldham sues The Verve over sampling of Stones song The Last Time in their song Bittersweet Symphony. The Verve were sued by Allen Klein in 1997.

[Keith & Lisa Marie]

Photo & text from Star Magazine

1/5/99 KEITH & LISA MARIE

Lisa Marie Presley shows off her wild side hanging out with aging Rolling Stone Keith Richards during a raucous holiday party thrown by Ronnie (Be My Baby)Spector.

12/19/98 KEITH PLAYS RUN RUN RUDOLPH IN NYC!

From Rolling Stone Magazine online:

by JAAN UHELSZKI

Keith Richards, Joey Ramone and other luminaries jam with Ronnie Spector

You can bet it wasn't the first time Keith Richards has given up a night's sleep, but it may have been one of the more wholesome instances. The Rolling Stones guitarist joined singer Ronnie Spector -- best known for her work with seminal Sixties girl group the Ronettes -- onstage at trendy New York night spot Life last night to help her celebrate the holidays at her Christmas Extravaganza. The ever-ready axeman played into the wee hours despite the fact that he had a 6 a.m. plane to catch to begin his Christmas holidays. "Keith couldn't resist playing with Ronnie," said photographer Bob Gruen, who was on hand to shoot the festivities. "He told me how much he owes her. On the Rolling Stones' first trip to America, Ronnie befriended them, and took the Stones to Harlem -- to the best clubs and restaurants -- where they not only had a great time, but no one recognized them." As for the holiday party, Spector had faxed Richards an invitation to join her at Life and, as fate would have it, he just so happened to be listening to a remix of some of her old stuff at the time. It was such a serendipitous moment that he felt he couldn't turn her down. Nor did he want to. Bedecked in silver and royal purple, with festive silver beads entwined in his graying hair, Richards joined Spector onstage for two songs, crooning a stirring rendition of Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolf," and playing blistering guitar during the Ronettes mega-hit "Be My Baby." "I have never heard Ronnie better," confessed Joey Ramone, who also performed with Spector. "She was fucking incredible." Though the venue was packed, Spector managed to keep it under wraps that Richards was going to show. When he finally took the stage, waves of shock rippled through the audience.

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12/18/98 HAPPY 55TH BIRTHDAY TO KEITH RICHARDS!!!!

[Keith Rio]
12/18/98 FROM NY TIMES:

Keith Richards, who has written and performed rock anthems for several generations as the lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, still leads a spur-of-the-moment life. He does not bother with restaurant reservations when he and 12 friends go out to dinner. They showed up one night last week at Nirvana, a restaurant on Central Park South, for a head start on the celebration of his 55th birthday party, which is today. "I gave them the same table John Lennon used to sit at," said Nirvana's owner, Shamsher Wadud, who was celebrating his own birthday that night and soon referred to Mr. Richards by his first name, as in, "I'm delighted Keith is a Sagittarius, too." The group ordered something called the Badshahi Feast, which consists of 35 dishes. As if that were not enough, they also ordered the Nawabi Feast (27 dishes) and three bottles of wine. The bill was $1,200 including a $216 tip. Mr Wadud did not hurry things along. The restaurant stayed open until 1 A.M., an hour past closing time.

10/26/98 KEITH SIGNS COPY OF NO SECURITY FOR BLUE LENA


New York City 8:10pm 10/26/98 : Keith Richards was interviewed by the international press, including a friend of mine, E.H., from Germany. At the end of the interview Keith signed a copy of No Security for me after my friend told him about my web pages & also that today happened to be my birthday. Thanks Keith & E.H.!! The dedication says "With Love Blue Lena (Tamara) Keith Richards 98"!

10/11/98 KEITH RICHARDS TO THE RESCUE


LONDON (CNN) -- The London Times reports that the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has donated 30,000 ($51,000) to save the village hall in West Wittering, near Chichester in West Sussex. The hall was built in 1922 in honor of local World War I dead. An appeal for the hall, which is in dire need of renovations and a new roof, had been mailed to 2,000 local residents with a suggestion that 30 a head would help pay for the work. Richards, who bought a home in the village in 1966 and is said to enjoy his time there, immediately provided half the sum it was thought necessary to save the building. Ken Bessant, chairman of the trustees of the memorial hall, said of the donation, "I do not know Keith Richards personally but some of my friends do know him, and we certainly think of him as a villager rather than as a pop star. The hall would have been saved without Mr. Richards' gift, but his generosity has made it much easier and quicker. The hall is vital as a center of village life." A total of 75,000 ($128,000) has now been raised.

KEITH'S DAUGHTER ANGELA GETS MARRIED! 8/24/98

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Photos from OK! Magazine UK

From the Chicago Sun Times, Monday August 24th, Bill Zwecker's column: Wedding Could Have Been Taxing for Two Stones "Seems the taxman was the culprit who kept Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts from fellow Rolling Stones band member Keith Richards' daughter Angela's wedding last week in London. Taxes, of course, were the reason the Stones canceled recent concert dates in Britain. If Jagger or Watts had entered England for the Richards nuptials, it could have cost them a ton of cash. Of course, the event still attracted a lot of rock 'n' roll royalty and other celebs. Papa Keith and the Stones' Ron Wood were on hand (they don't face tax problems); Jerry Hall and Mick's kids represented their clan, and supremodel Kate Moss showed, as did Marianne Faithfull, who termed the event "magical." One intriguing note: Angela, Keith's daughter by Anita Pallenberg, walked down the aisle to the strains of the Stones' hit, "Angie." Reportedly it caused more than a few snickers from guests. While the name matched the bride's, it seemed inappropriate for a wedding. Its lyrics are about disatisfaction, the absence of love and the death of dreams."

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