The news came weeks after it was announced that Charlie Watts would miss the band’s US tour dates to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. Charlie Watts was previously treated for throat cancer in 2004.
Charlie Watts had been a member of the Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones in their fledgling group.
He helped them become, with The Beatles, one of the bands who took rock ‘n’ roll to the masses in the 60s with classics like (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Get Off My Cloud and Sympathy for the Devil.
The statement from the Rolling Stones’ publicist said: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today [August 24] surrounded by his family.
“We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”
In 2016, Charlie Watts was ranked 12th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest drummers of all time.
The drummer is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Seraphina and granddaughter Charlotte.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall have announced their engagement.
The media mogul and actress-model made the announcement in the births, marriages and deaths section of the Times newspaper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation company.
It will be the fourth marriage for Rupert Murdoch, 84, and the first for Jerry Hall, 59, although she lived with singer Mick Jagger for many years.
The new relationship reportedly began in the summer. A spokesman said: “They have loved these past months together.”
He added they were “thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future”.
Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, who now has US nationality, split up with his third wife Wendi Deng in 2013.
Jerry Hall’s 23-year relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, with whom she had four children, ended in 1999.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall were first spotted together in public in October 2015 at the Rugby World Cup final in London between Australia and New Zealand.
The Times reports Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall were introduced to each other in Australia by one of the mogul’s sisters and his niece.
It says the couple got engaged while in Los Angeles at the weekend, where they attended the Golden Globe awards ceremony.
The notice in the paper reads: “Mr. Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, are delighted to announce their engagement.”
The Rolling Stones have surprised fans by performing the entire Sticky Fingers album at Fonda Theater in Los Angeles ahead of their stadium tour.
The show at the Fonda Theatre marked next month’s reissue of the 1971 classic album.
The Rolling Stones are re-releasing Sticky Fingers album along with previously unreleased material and alternative re-workings of beloved album tracks.
Sticky Fingers captured The Rolling Stones at the peak of their powers and features timeless tracks such as Brown Sugar, Wild Horses,Sister Morphine and Dead Flowers, and will be reissued in a variety of formats on June 8/9.
The audience on May 20 included Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Harry Styles, Leonard Cohen and Patricia Arquette.
The concert at the 1,300-capacity venue sold out instantly.
Mick Jagger told the audience: “So this is our first show of our tour.
“Tonight we’re doing something we’ve never done before… we’re going to do the whole of Sticky Fingers.”
The band played for an hour and a half, and used its encore to pay tribute to the blues guitar legend BB King, who died last week.
The Rolling Stones kick off their North American Zip Code tour in San Diego on May 24.
Mick Jagger is reportedly “deeply upset” after confidential medical information was revealed during a court battle over a contested insurance claim.
On November 14, the Rolling Stones settled a dispute with insurers over a $12.7 million claim for concerts postponed when Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, died.
However, the Stones expressed concern about private information being made public.
Documents revealed Mick Jagger, 71, was suffering from “acute traumatic stress disorder” following L’Wren Scott’s death.
L’Wren Scott took her own life in March, prompting the Stones to postpone a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Court documents suggested Mick Jagger was advised by doctors not to perform for at least 30 days.
“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,” said a spokesman for Mick Jagger.
“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.”
“No further comment will be made about this matter,” the statement concluded.
The Rolling Stones had taken out a policy to be paid in the event shows were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including L’Wren Scott.
Underwriters had contested the claim saying L’Wren Scott’s death may not be covered by the policy, arguing that she may have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness which could invalidate the policy.
The Rolling Stones band is facing a battle to win a $12.7 million insurance claim for the concerts they postponed when Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. L’Wren Scott, died.
L’Wren Scott took her own life in March 2014, prompting the Stones to postpone a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The group had taken out a policy to be paid in the event shows were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including L’Wren Scott.
However, underwriters say L’Wren Scott’s death may not be covered by the policy.
In denying the claim, they say L’Wren Scott might have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness which could invalidate the policy.
The 12 underwriters have now won permission to seek evidence in Utah – the state where L’Wren Scott was born and raised – about the fashion designer’s mental health.
A federal judge has allowed the underwriters to gather testimony and documents from L’Wren Scott’s brother, Randall Bambrough.
L’Wren Scott took her own life in March 2014, prompting the Stones to postpone a tour of Australia and New Zealand
Randall Bambrough told the AP news agency that he did not know about the court case naming him and had not been contacted to provide information about his sister.
According to documents filed in the court case, Mick Jagger was “diagnosed as suffering from acute traumatic stress disorder” after L’Wren Scott’s death, and was advised by doctors not to perform for at least 30 days.
The Rolling Stones began a new tour of Australia and New Zealand at the end of last month.
However, they had to cancel their Melbourne concert on November 8 after Mick Jagger developed a throat infection.
Mick Jagger, 71, is under strict doctor’s orders to rest his vocal cords, according to an official statement.
The Rolling Stones is due to play in Sydney on November 12.
All fans who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster will receive a refund for the Melbourne show, according to the organizers.
The Rolling Stones returned to the stage in Oslo for their first show since the death of L’Wren Scott in March.
Playing to a sold-out crowd of 23,000 at Oslo’s Telenor Arena, Mick Jagger did not mention his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott, but said he was happy to be back on the stage.
The Rolling Stones returned to the stage in Oslo for their first show since the death of L’Wren Scott (photo CBS News)
“We first played Oslo in June 1965,” he said.
“We played nine songs – we’ve played more than that already!”
The two-hour set included hits such as Satisfaction and Brown Sugar.
In March, The Rolling Stones interrupted their tour and later rescheduled all their Australia and New Zealand tour dates following the news that L’Wren Scott – Mick Jagger’s partner since 2001 – had committed suicide.
The 14 On Fire tour continues in Portugal on Thursday, where the band headline the Rock In Rio festival.
Concerts in Switzerland, Israel and the Netherlands follow, while the rescheduled Australian and New Zealand dates beginning in Adelaide on October 25.
L’Wren Scott’s private funeral has been attended by family and friend in Los Angeles, where partner Mick Jagger led the tributes.
A family spokesperson confirmed the service at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home included “memories and words of tribute” from Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott’s brother Randy Bambrough.
Mick Jagger’s daughters and grandchildren also gave readings.
Mick Jagger led tributes at L’Wren Scott’s private funeral in Los Angeles (photo Reuters)
L’Wren Scott, 49, committed suicide in her New York apartment on March 17.
Around 70 people are thought to have attended L’Wren Scott’s funeral, which also featured words from talent agent Justinian Kfoury, costume designer Ira M Hammons-Glass and O Magazine‘s creative director Adam Glassman.
Mick Jagger’s spokesperson said poems were shared by actress Ellen Barkin and Mick Jagger’s daughter Karis, while his daughter Jade and grandchildren Mazie and Zak read psalms.
The gospel song Will The Circle Be Unbroken was performed by singer Bernard Fowler with Dave Stewart on guitar, and L’Wren Scott’s niece Hannah Bambrough gave a reading of Shakespeare’s sonnet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?
L’Wren Scott had been in a relationship with Mick Jagger since 2001 and designed stage outfits for the Rolling Stones when they performed at Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park last summer.
The funeral of L’Wren Scott, following her tragic suicide on March 17, will be held in Los Angeles, opposing the wishes of some of the fashion designer’s family.
With many of L’Wren Scott’s family still based in Utah, it has been unclear until now where her funeral would be held, especially with longtime partner Mick Jagger residing in LA and much of her business and life based in New York. However, it has now been reported that the funeral will be held in LA, according to a report from Page Six. Unfortunately, this decision is mainly in part due to a bitter, unresolved feud that persists in the Scott family.
According to new reports, L’Wren Scott’s funeral will be held in LA at the wishes of her brother and Sir Mick Jagger.
L’Wren Scott’s funeral will be held in LA at the wishes of her brother and Sir Mick Jagger (photo Reuters)
Mick Jagger’s representative said in a statement Thursday that Jagger is in Los Angeles to be with his daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade, and his son, James.
L’Wren Scott died Monday at age 49. The New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled her death was a suicide. The statement asked for privacy for Mick Jagger and his family “during this very difficult time”.
Mick Jagger, 70, called L’Wren Scott his “lover and best friend” in a Facebook tribute and said he was struggling to come to grips with her death.
L’Wren Scott had been dating Mick Jagger since 2001.
The Rolling Stones have decided to call off their Australia and New Zealand tour after the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
L’Wren Scott, 49, was found dead in her New York flat on Monday in an apparent suicide.
Mick Jagger earlier said he failed “to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way”.
In a statement on their website, The Rolling Stones thanked fans for their support.
They said: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott.
The Rolling Stones have decided to call off their Australia and New Zealand tour after the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott
“Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
“The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.”
The Rolling Stones had been due to begin the tour in Perth on Wednesday, having flown in to the Western Australian city on Sunday.
On his website, Mick Jagger, who started dating Scott in 2001, said they had spent “many wonderful years together”.
L’Wren Scott was found by her assistant at 10:00 a.m. local time on Monday.
Ninety minutes earlier, L’Wren Scott had sent her assistant a text message asking her to come to her Manhattan apartment, without specifying the reason why, the Associated Press news agency reported.
Police said there was no sign of foul play and no note has been found.
The Rolling Stones had planned to perform five concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Macedon and Brisbane before flying to Auckland, New Zealand, for the final show on April 5.
Ticket holders for the affected shows have been advised to keep hold of their tickets and await further information.
The Rolling Stones’ On Fire tour is scheduled to move to Europe in June, with concerts planned for the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Belgium.
The Rolling Stones have cancelled a Perth concert – the first date of their On Fire tour in Australia- following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday, in an apparent suicide.
The Rolling Stones were due to play in Perth on Wednesday. Their promoter said no further information was available.
They are scheduled to play five more concerts in Australia. The next is due to take place on March 25 in Sydney.
Ticket holders for Wednesday’s gig were being asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.
L’Wren Scott, 49, was found by her assistant at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
Her long-term partner, Mick Jagger, was “completely shocked and devastated” by her death.
The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first date of their On Fire tour in Australia following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott
The Rolling Stones are due to perform in Melbourne and Macedon later this month before playing two dates in Brisbane and Auckland, New Zealand, in April.
The On Fire tour is then scheduled to move to Europe in June, with concerts planned for the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Belgium.
Mick Jagger, 70, began dating L’Wren Scott in 2001.
On Monday night, a spokeswoman for Mick Jagger issued a statement to deny a report that he had recently ended his relationship with the designer.
“The story in the New York Post re a split between Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott is 100% untrue,” said his spokeswoman, Victoria Scarfone.
“There is absolutely no basis in fact to this story. It is a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip during this very tragic time for Mick.”
Naomi Campbell, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and singer Madonna were among those who were fans of the fashion designer.
L’Wren Scott was found dead by her assistant 90 minutes after sending her a text message asking her to come to her Manhattan apartment without specifying why, the Associated Press news agency reported.
Police said there was no sign of foul play and no note was found.
Mick Jagger’s long-term partner L’Wren Scott has been found dead by her assistant in her Manhattan apartment.
L’Wren Scott – born Luann Bambrough on April 28, 1964 – was a model and fashion and costume designer.
New reports claim that the fashion designer committed suicide.
L’Wren Scott at 6ft 3″ was 5 inches taller than Mick Jagger, 5ft 10″ (photo PA)
L’Wren Scott, 47, was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at 200 11th Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan around 10 a.m., according to New York Daily News.
The Medical Examiner is yet to determine an official cause of death.
The fashion designer became a highly influential celebrity stylist. In 2009, she contributed designs for Madonna to wear in her photo shoot with model Jesus Luz for W Magazine and in 2011, Scott styled actress Julia Roberts for a W Magazine shoot, alongside Tom Hanks.
L’Wren Scott at 6ft 3″ (1.93 m) was 5 inches taller than Mick Jagger, 5ft 10″ (1.78 m).
L’Wren Scott designed costumes for such films as Diabolique (1996 remake), Ocean’s Thirteen, Eyes Wide Shut, as well as Shine a Light, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about The Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger, with whom she had been romantically linked since 2001.
Olivia Wilde has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s rock and roll pilot for HBO.
The unnamed drama about the drug and s**-fuelled music business in 1970s New York will start filming in the summer, based on an idea by Mick Jagger.
Bobby Cannavale will play record executive Richie Finestra, who tries to resurrect his label.
Olivia Wilde revealed on Twitter she “could not be more psyched” about landing the role of his wife Devon.
Olivia Wilde has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s rock and roll pilot for HBO
Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode which is written by his regular collaborator Terence Winter – whom he worked with on Wolf of Wall Street and Boardwalk Empire – and George Mastras of Breaking Bad.
According to Variety magazine, all three will executive produce the project along with Mick Jagger.
The show will be seen through the eyes of Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, who is struggling to find the next new sound as punk and disco begin to take over the music business.
Richie Finestra is then hit with a crisis of character when he is forced to make a life-altering decision, which sends his wife – a former actress and model – back to her old bohemian lifestyle.
The new drama will mark a return to TV for Olivia Wilde, who played Dr. Remy Hadley in House from 2007 to 2012.
Olivia Wilde recently appeared in Spike Jonze film Her and Ron Howard’s Formula One drama Rush.
Georgia May Jagger has revealed her father Mick Jagger oversees her modeling contracts before she signs them.
Georgia May Jagger, 22, has made a name for herself in the modeling world after landing lucrative jobs for companies including cosmetics giant Rimmel, fashion firm Chanel and car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.
Georgia May Jagger has revealed her father Mick Jagger oversees her modeling contracts before she signs them
She has now revealed the Rolling Stones rocker takes an interest in the business side of her work and makes sure she is getting a fair deal.
Georgia May Jagger told Britain’s The Times newspaper: “He has always been very business-savvy so I talk over my contracts with him.”
Georgia May Jagger also revealed her father has given her sage advice on how to juggle her hectic work schedule with a happy home life, adding: “He also taught me how to have a life too. He is someone that is so recognized, but he manages to keep his life private and he’s passed that on to me.”
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