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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

Rolling Stones still to decide final Hyde Park playlist

The Rolling Stones will not decide the final setlist for their Hyde Park return tonight until just before the show -as they are still trying to agree on the songs, Keith Richards has revealed.

In an interview for Absolute Radio, guitarist Richards said : "We are still differing about certain songs and stuff, and also we have to think that we have another one coming up....and what we want to do next week.

"So, there is still a bit of juggling going on. But, I mean those things can be decided on the night."

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood, playing at Glastonbury last weekend. Credit: Press Association

Tens of thousands of fans stream into the outdoor venue this afternoon in anticipation of the band's headline performance, 44 years after they last played.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on stage at Hyde Park on the 5th July 1969. Credit: S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive

Tonight's show - part of the Barclaycard presents British Summertime - is the band's first appearance at Hyde Park since they played a celebrated free festival there in 1969.

It was the band's first appearance since the death of former guitarist Brian Jones, and featured the first performance by his replacement Mick Taylor - who will also take a guest role tonight.


Mick Jagger makes Rolling Stones Glastonbury debut

One of the most eagerly awaited performances in Glastonbury Festival's history began with a bang tonight.

Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, 69, takes the mic. Credit: PA

As the Rolling Stones took to the Pyramid Stage 10 minutes after they had been scheduled to start, fireworks flared on both sides of the crowds.

The Stones' performance is one of the most eagerly-anticipated in recent Glastonbury history. Credit: PA

Sir Mick Jagger, wearing a green glittered jacket, then bounded into view to launch into an energetic version of Jumping Jack Flash.

Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage during the second performance day of the Glastonbury 2013. Credit: PA

Rolling Stones Glastonbury debut minutes away

Rolling Stones fans prepare to watch the band's debut Glastonbury appearance. Credit: PA

Glastonbury headliners The Rolling Stones are due on stage at 9.30pm on Saturday night.

Worthy Farm has become awash with Stones t-shirts and masks as tens of thousands of people prepare to watch them headline on the Pyramid Stage.

The viewing area has even been extended to allow for the crowds expected to be in place for the start of their set .

Sir Mick Jagger can't get no career satisfaction

Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger said he finds his music career "intellectually undemanding" and his original job choice of being a teacher might have been a "gratifying" alternative.

Sir Mick Jagger. Credit: Ben Curtis/PA Wire

The veteran rocker also said he considered a career as a dancer but was put off by the prospect of "so many injuries".

Jagger, who was still a student at the London School of Economics when the Stones were starting out, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I'm sure.

"There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist... I thought of being a journalist once.

"All these things you think of when you're a teenager, you can think, well, I would have liked to have done that but that's completely pointless but I don't feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I'm very pleased with what I've done.

"Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it."

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