For someone who is best known as one of the foundations of ambient music, Brian Eno has cut a broad swath through the pop world. The strength of his creations is that he bows to no one, does exactly what he wants and, really, never looks back.
Go ahead and sneer. We have all seen umpteen 'best of' Rolling Stones collections in various sequencing patterns, and most noticeably, incomplete sets. Many leave out important tracks (usually the one that you love the most) or they put them in but it's a live version of what you want so bad to be studio.
On this day in 1968, the release of The Rolling Stones' new album Beggar's Banquet was celebrated at a party in London. A food fight with custard pies was the highlight of the event that went on without an ill Keith Richards. The original cover for the LP was in the form of a plain white invitation, but was later changed.
From the infancy of Rock and Roll to its current stately age, The Rolling Stones has been supplying fans with a fairly steady diet of music. Although new music from the band has tapered off over the last decade, the storied band certainly hasn’t been silent entirely. With a successful Big Bang tour behind them, they have gotten to the business of upgrading their past catalog.
It was a road trip that had catastrophe written all over it. Keith Richards begins his autobiography Life with a story about how he, Ronnie Woods, and two members of the Rolling Stones entourage decided to drive from Memphis to...