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Jagger 'deeply upset' about court leak as claim settled

The Stones cancelled concert tours in Australia and New Zealand. Credit: DPA

The Rolling Stones have settled their multimillion-pound claim with insurers over a number of cancelled shows following the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend - but say they are "deeply upset" about confidential details entering the public domain.

Court documents filed in the US suggested Jagger suffered "acute traumatic stress disorder" following L'Wren Scott's suicide in March.

A spokesman for Jagger said:

We are deeply upset that confidential medical and other private information about members of the band and their immediate family and loved ones has entered the public domain as a result of a US court filing initiated by insurers four weeks ago.

This was done without the knowledge of the band or reference to their legal representatives.

This has only been discovered and reported in the press in the last week, by which time we are pleased to say the insurers and the Rolling Stones had,in fact, settled the insurance claim.

– Mick Jagger's spokesman

The Stones are said to have taken out a £15 million insurance policy in case of any shows being cancelled due to the death of family members.

However, insurance underwriters were said to have disputed the claim on the basis that Miss Scott may have been suffering from a mental illness, meaning her death may not be covered by the policy.

Stones cancel concert over Jagger throat infection

The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel the next date of their Australian tour after singer Mick Jagger developed a throat infection.

He is under strict doctor’s orders to rest his vocal chords for the next few days in order to recuperate for the remainder of the tour, tour operator Frontier said.

Rolling Stones cancel concert over Mick jagger throat infection Credit: PA

The Rolling Stones are incredibly disappointed to cancel the Hanging Rock gig and to disappoint their fans but were left with no other option.

– Tour spokesman

This means the scheduled show at Hanging Rock near Melbourne on Saturday has been cancelled.


Rolling Stones resume tour after L'Wren Scott death

The Rolling Stones are to begin touring again after postponing the Australian and New Zealand shows due to the suicide of Mick Jagger's long-term partner, L'Wren Scott.

The Rolling Stones performed a series of sell out shows in Hyde Park last summer. Credit: PA

The band will play a show in the Norwegian capital Oslo tonight before touring the rest of Europe until the beginning of July.

Australian and New Zealand shows are rescheduled to begin on October 25, when the band will play in Adelaide.

The Rolling Stones postponed shows after Mick Jagger's girlfriend of 13 years, L'Wren Scott, committed suicide in March.

Rolling Stones to resume world tour with Jagger in May

The Rolling Stones are to return to touring late next month following the postponement of a string of shows, after the suicide of Sir Mick Jagger's long-term girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

The rock band will play 14 shows across Europe as part of their 14 On Fire tour, kicking off in Oslo, Norway, on 26 May.

Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones performs on stage in Hyde Park in 2013. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

Keith Richards set to release children's book

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has teamed up with his daughter to release a children's book.

Keith Richards is set to release a children's book with his daughter. Credit: Matt Borowick/ABACA USA

The legendary rockstar and his daughter Theodora Richards are set to release the picture book, Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, which is based on his own life.

Richards' grandfather Theodore Augustus Dupree, who was known as Gus, was a jazz musician and introduced Keith to music.

He said: "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about. The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured.

"This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."

The book will be published as a hardback and ebook later this year.

Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park after 44 years

The Rolling Stones returned to London's Hyde Park today - after a gap of 44 years and one day.

Last time, Mick Jagger wore a white dress and began by quoting from a poem by Shelley. This time, Jagger - now Sir Mick and celebrating his 70th birthday in three weeks - was wearing a leopard print jacket and he launched straight into Start Me Up, the band's last top 10 hit.

The Rolling Stones perform on stage during Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It was the Stones' first gig in Hyde Park since that historic free concert on July 5 1969 - just two days after the death of founder member Brian Jones, who was found dead in the swimming pool at his Sussex home shortly after leaving the band.

A spectator watches The Rolling Stones. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Stones' set finished, as it began, with fireworks.

The veteran band had played for two hours, closing their initial set with Brown Sugar, then encoring with You Can't Always Get What You Want and a crowd-pleasing Satisfaction.

Mick Jagger and Keith Wood from The Rolling Stones perform Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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