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Keith Richards is the undisputed master of rock ‘n’ roll rhythm guitar. But who’s his best partner in the “ancient art of weavin”: Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, Ron Wood … Ry Cooder? We’re going through our favorite Stones guitar songs culled from studio albums and bootleg live recordings, with help from guitarists Chris Forsyth and Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.

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Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry will be released on November 15th as the first in a trilogy of tribute albums.

London, UK (September 9, 2019) -- Artist, author, producer and raconteur Ronnie Wood returns to his greatest love, music, with the release of his new album Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five - Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry.

Released by BMG on 15 November, the 11-track album was recorded live at Wimborne's Tivoli Theatre last year and is a loving nod to one of Ronnie's musical heroes, Chuck Berry. The album features guest appearances from singer Imelda May and pianist Ben Waters. Featuring tracks including "Tribute to Chuck Berry" written by Wood and "Worried Life Blues" written by Maceo Merriweather, and with the album artwork hand-painted by Ronnie himself, Mad Lad will be available digitally, on CD, on heavyweight vinyl, deluxe box set (CD, LP and 12x12 artcard of the album artwork) and in a super deluxe limited-edition box set (including CD, LP, 12x12 art print, signed and numbered set list and T-Shirt).

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If you've ever wondered what instruments and gear the Stones have used to make their iconic music over the years, Andy Babiuk's new photo-rich book tells all.

When a band’s career careens past the 50-year mark, it’s hard to imagine how much gear it took to get them there. Not for author Andy Babiuk. He’s made a name for himself by tackling the herculean task of documenting and detailing all the gear used by some of the world’s most iconic bands. His latest book, Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones’ Instruments from Stage to Studio, is an exhaustive 650-page opus detailing nearly every piece of musical equipment the Stones used when performing or cutting records.

In his quest to discover what the Stones made music with over the years, Babiuk obtained first-hand accounts from various engineers, road managers, and producers. Still, for him the definitive proof is in the photos. “I always say that the best information is photographic evidence,” he says. “You can pinpoint things. If you know guitars and the history of instruments, you can realize and see what’s there.”

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