Nov 12 2012

Mick Jagger Love Letters Up For Sale

A series of love letters that Mick Jagger wrote in the summer of 1969 are going up for auction in London next month, the Guardian reports.

Marsha Hunt, Jagger's former lover and the mother of his first child, is selling off the set of ten handwitten letters, which Jagger sent her in July and August of 1969 while he was filming the movie Ned Kelly in New South Wales, Australia. The Philadelphia-born singer is said to be the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' 1971 hit, "Brown Sugar."

In the correspondence, Jagger tells Hunt about reading Nijinski's diaries and the poems of Emily Dickinson, and describes his excitement at meeting writer Christopher Isherwood. He also makes references to the moon landing in his letter of July 20th, the Isle of Wight festival where Bob Dylan made his big comeback, and the death of bandmate Brian Jones.

All ten letters will be sold by Sotheby's as one lot on December 12th; they are expected to fetch somewhere between £70,000 and £100,000.

Hunt said that she is selling the letters in order to pay the electric bill and fund repairs on the house in France where she lives.

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Nov 08 2012

The Rolling Stones get Rowdy on New Song

In late August, the Rolling Stones gathered in a Paris studio to record two new songs for GRRR!, a 50th anniversary hits collection to be released November 13th. While "Doom and Gloom," a political rocker written by Mick Jagger, was released last month, today "One More Shot" appeared on YouTube ahead of its official premiere on Thursday.

Keith Richards brought the track to the band, with a slashing open-G riff and Mick Jagger howling, "Give me one more shot/That's all I got." Stones fans may pick up echoes of "Street Fighting Man" in the riff, while the melody is reminiscent of 1989's "Mixed Emotions."

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Nov 07 2012

Jimi Hendrix Clothing Line

Jimi Hendrix clothing line designed by Lyric Culture with input from Experience Hendrix, the family-owned company that safeguards the legacy of the late guitarist, is set to hit shelves exclusively at Bloomingdale's in early November. 

The menswear collection – which comes with the approach of what would have been Hendrix's 70th birthday – will features designs that combine images of the guitarist along with lyrics from some of his most memorable songs. The line will include graphic screen print t-shirts, scarves, dress shirts, hoodies and cuff links.

"We're delighted to partner with Lyric Culture to launch this line of Jimi Hendrix apparel and jewelry," Janie Hendrix, the guitarist's sister and Experience Hendrix CEO, said in a statement. "Jimi's words, music and handwriting have been cherished by so many for so long and this underscores how resonant his art has been all this while and, certainly into the future." 

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