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The Rolling Stones

About

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Active for six decades, they are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. Their first stable line-up consisted of vocalist Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts. During their formative years, Jones was the primary leader: he assembled the band, named it, and drove their sound and image. After Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager in 1963, he encouraged them to write their own songs. Jagger and Richards became the primary creative force behind the band, alienating Jones, who had developed a drug addiction that interfered with his ability to contribute meaningfully.

Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the Rolling Stones started out playing covers and were at the forefront of the British Invasion in 1964, also being identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. They then found greater success with their own material as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965), "Get Off of My Cloud" (1965) and "Paint It Black" (1966) became international No. 1 hits. Aftermath (1966) – their first entirely original album – is considered the most important of their formative records. In 1967, they had the double-sided hit "Ruby Tuesday"/"Let's Spend the Night Together" and experimented with psychedelic rock on Their Satanic Majesties Request. They returned to their rhythm and blues roots with such hits as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968) and "Honky Tonk Women" (1969), and albums such as Beggars Banquet (1968), featuring "Sympathy for the Devil", and Let It Bleed (1969), featuring "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter". Let It Bleed was the first of five consecutive No. 1 albums in the UK.

Jones left the band shortly before his death in 1969, having been replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor. That year they were first introduced on stage as 'The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World'. Sticky Fingers (1971), which yielded "Brown Sugar" and included the first usage of their tongue and lips logo, was their first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. Exile on Main St. (1972), featuring "Tumbling Dice" and Goats Head Soup (1973), yielding the hit ballad "Angie", were also best sellers. Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood in 1974. The band continued to release successful albums, including their two largest sellers: Some Girls (1978), featuring "Miss You"; and Tattoo You (1981), featuring "Start Me Up". Steel Wheels (1989) was widely considered a comeback album and was followed by Voodoo Lounge (1994), a worldwide number one album. Both releases were promoted by large stadium and arena tours, as the Stones continued to be a huge concert attraction; by 2007 they had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time. From Wyman's departure in 1993 to Watts' death in 2021, the band continued as a four-piece core, with Darryl Jones playing bass on tour and on most studio recordings. Their 2016 album, Blue & Lonesome, became their twelfth UK number-one album.

The Rolling Stones' estimated record sales of 200 million make them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The band has won three Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Billboard magazine and Rolling Stone have ranked the band as one of the greatest of all time.

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August 3, 2022

Keith Richards says he “hopes” new Rolling Stones material will be recorded this year

Richards previously confirmed that The Rolling Stones’ touring drummer Steve Jordan will help the band finish the album The post Keith Richards says he “hopes” new Rolling Stones material will be recorded this year appeared first on NME.

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August 1, 2022

The Rolling Stones LEGO Art Set Is Back In Stock! Here’s Where You Can Buy It Online

LEGO is paying homage to the Rolling Stones with a show-stopping art piece. This is how fans can score the limited-edition collectible before it's gone.

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July 17, 2022

The Rolling Stones play ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ with Ukrainian choir

The Dzvinochok boys choir and Vognyk girls choir drove 15 hours from Kyiv to Vienna to join the show The post The Rolling Stones play ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ with Ukrainian choir appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

Authorised biography of The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts announced

'Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Authorised Biography of Charlie Watts' will be out later this year The post Authorised biography of The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts announced appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Chanel Haynes claims she was sacked from ‘Tina’ musical after singing with The Rolling Stones

Haynes performed with Mick Jagger and co. in Milan The post Chanel Haynes claims she was sacked from ‘Tina’ musical after singing with The Rolling Stones appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

The Rolling Stones bring out Chanel Haynes to perform ‘Gimme Shelter’ in Milan

It marked the Stones’ return to the stage following Mick Jagger’s battle with COVID-19 The post The Rolling Stones bring out Chanel Haynes to perform ‘Gimme Shelter’ in Milan appeared first on NME.

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June 20, 2022

The Rolling Stones cancel Switzerland show following COVID-related postponement

Mick Jagger, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, is fit to resume touring in Milan tomorrow (June 21), however The post The Rolling Stones cancel Switzerland show following COVID-related postponement appeared first on NME.

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June 15, 2022

The Rolling Stones reschedule postponed Amsterdam show to next month

Frontman Mick Jagger, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, has also said that he is "feeling much better!" The post The Rolling Stones reschedule postponed Amsterdam show to next month appeared first on NME.

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June 15, 2022

BST Hyde Park announce details of 2022 Open House series

In between gigs from the likes of The Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam, Hyde Park will host a series of workshops, film screenings and more The post BST Hyde Park announce details of 2022 Open House series appeared first on NME.

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June 14, 2022

The Rolling Stones postpone Bern gig as Mick Jagger’s COVID illness continues

"The safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority" The post The Rolling Stones postpone Bern gig as Mick Jagger’s COVID illness continues appeared first on NME.

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June 13, 2022

Mick Jagger Tests Positive for COVID-19, The Rolling Stones Postpone Amsterdam Tour Date

Mick Jagger took a test "after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium," according to a statement from the band.

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June 13, 2022

The Rolling Stones announce last-minute postponement of tonight’s Amsterdam show

The band's show at the Johan Cruijff ArenA will be rescheduled The post The Rolling Stones announce last-minute postponement of tonight’s Amsterdam show appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2022

Watch The Rolling Stones cover The Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ in Liverpool

It marked the first time they’d played it live since 2012 The post Watch The Rolling Stones cover The Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ in Liverpool appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2022

Watch The Rolling Stones Honor the Beatles in Liverpool With ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’

It marked their first performance of the 1963 classic in a decade, and their first time ever playing it in the Beatles' hometown

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June 6, 2022

The Rolling Stones Bust Out A Rare Classic on Munich Tour Stop

New drummer, new heart valve, same old magic.

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June 3, 2022

Keith Richards says The Rolling Stones “want to stay together”

"In the end we always noticed that we are more creative together" The post Keith Richards says The Rolling Stones “want to stay together” appeared first on NME.

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June 2, 2022

Watch The Rolling Stones play ‘Out Of Time’ live for the first time, honour Charlie Watts in Madrid

The band kicked off their 60th anniversary tour last night The post Watch The Rolling Stones play ‘Out Of Time’ live for the first time, honour Charlie Watts in Madrid appeared first on NME.

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May 31, 2022

Cat Power shares cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘You Got The Silver’

The song featured on The Stones' 1969 album 'Let It Bleed' The post Cat Power shares cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘You Got The Silver’ appeared first on NME.

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May 26, 2022

The Rolling Stones recruit Sam Fender, Phoebe Bridgers, The War On Drugs and more for BST shows

The Stones will be performing two concerts in London in the summer as part of their 60th anniversary tour The post The Rolling Stones recruit Sam Fender, Phoebe Bridgers, The War On Drugs and more for BST shows appeared first on NME.

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May 24, 2022

TOMORROW X TOGETHER Lands Third No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart

Plus: Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones, Slipknot & One Direction all make waves in the top 10.

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May 17, 2022

Echo And The Bunnymen to support The Rolling Stones in Liverpool

"I feel honoured and blessed," said Echo And The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch The post Echo And The Bunnymen to support The Rolling Stones in Liverpool appeared first on NME.

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May 12, 2022

The Rolling Stones announce 1963-1966 singles box set

The new collection coincides with the 60th anniversary of the band The post The Rolling Stones announce 1963-1966 singles box set appeared first on NME.

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May 6, 2022

The Rolling Stones share two previously unheard live recordings

The tracks were recorded in March 1977 during the Stones' secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club El Mocambo The post The Rolling Stones share two previously unheard live recordings appeared first on NME.

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May 6, 2022

The Rolling Stones Drop Previously Unreleased Live Versions of ‘Tumbling Dice,’ ‘Hot Stuff’

March 1977 recordings from intimate Toronto club shows appear on Live at the El Mocambo

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April 25, 2022

Mick Jagger Thinks These Two Musicians Are Bringing ‘Life’ to Rock Music Today

The Rolling Stones' frontman's picks might surprise you.

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April 23, 2022

Mick Jagger says Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly are bringing “life” to modern rock

The Rolling Stones' frontman praised the pair in a recent interview The post Mick Jagger says Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly are bringing “life” to modern rock appeared first on NME.

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April 10, 2022

Jack White suggests that The Rolling Stones copied The Beatles

"The Rolling Stones were chasing a hit constantly and feeding off whatever the hippest thing was, copying whatever The Beatles did last week" The post Jack White suggests that The Rolling Stones copied The Beatles appeared first on NME.

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March 31, 2022

The Rolling Stones to be Celebrated by BBC With Four-Part Documentary Film Series

The in-depth series will explore the rock band's whirlwind career and will include unseen footage and exclusive stories from the band's surviving members.

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March 31, 2022

The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary to be marked with BBC docuseries of unseen footage

"Intimate portraits" of each bandmember are promised in the "landmark" series The post The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary to be marked with BBC docuseries of unseen footage appeared first on NME.

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March 25, 2022

The Rolling Stones announce new ‘Live At The El Mocambo’ album

The group have previewed the never-before-heard '77 set with 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll' and 'Rip This Joint' The post The Rolling Stones announce new ‘Live At The El Mocambo’ album appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Licked Live In NYC

June 10, 2022

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Live At The El Mocambo

May 13, 2022

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Tumbling Dice / Hot Stuff (Live At The El Mocambo 1977)

May 6, 2022

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It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll (But I Like It) / Rip This Joint [Live At The El Mocambo 1977]

March 25, 2022

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Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

March 11, 2022

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Love Songs

February 11, 2022

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Tattoo You

October 22, 2021

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Tattoo You (Super Deluxe)

October 22, 2021

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Troubles A’ Comin

September 30, 2021

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Living In The Heart Of Love

August 19, 2021

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A Bigger Bang (Live)

July 9, 2021

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Jumpin' Jack Flash / Child Of The Moon

May 28, 2021

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She's A Rainbow / Dandelion / We Love You

October 9, 2020

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Steel Wheels Live

September 25, 2020

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Goats Head Soup (Deluxe)

September 4, 2020

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Scarlet (The Killers & Jacques Lu Cont Remix)

August 28, 2020

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Scarlet (The War On Drugs Remix)

August 14, 2020

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Scarlet

August 4, 2020

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Criss Cross

July 9, 2020

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Living In A Ghost Town (Alok Remix)

May 15, 2020

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Living In A Ghost Town

April 23, 2020

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Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want

November 29, 2019

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash

November 1, 2019

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Saint Of Me (Live)

October 18, 2019

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You Can't Always Get What You Want (Live)

October 4, 2019

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Monkey Man (50th Anniversary Edition / Remastered 2019)

September 11, 2019

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Bridges To Bremen (Live)

June 21, 2019

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Live]

June 14, 2019

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Out Of Control

June 7, 2019

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Like A Rolling Stone (Live)

May 24, 2019

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Parachute Woman (Live)

April 30, 2019

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Honk (Deluxe)

April 19, 2019

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Voodoo Lounge Uncut (Live)

November 16, 2018

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Street Fighting Man (Live)

November 9, 2018

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Parachute Woman (50th Anniversary Edition / Remastered 2018)

November 9, 2018

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I Go Wild (Live)

October 26, 2018

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You Got Me Rocking (Live)

October 12, 2018

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Street Fighting Man (50th Anniversary Edition / Remastered 2018)

October 3, 2018

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From The Vault: No Security - San Jose 1999 (Live)

July 13, 2018

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Honky Tonk Women (Live)

July 6, 2018

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Tumbling Dice (Live)

June 8, 2018

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On Air (Deluxe)

December 1, 2017

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On Air

December 1, 2017

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Roll Over Beethoven (Saturday Club / 1963)

November 24, 2017

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Saturday Club / 1965]

October 27, 2017

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Come On (Saturday Club / 1963)

October 6, 2017

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Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre

September 29, 2017

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Ladies & Gentlemen (Live)

June 16, 2017

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Blue & Lonesome

December 2, 2016

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Havana Moon (Live)

November 11, 2016

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Totally Stripped - Brixton (Live)

June 6, 2016

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Totally Stripped (Live)

June 3, 2016

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Totally Stripped - Amsterdam (Live)

June 3, 2016

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Totally Stripped - Paris (Live)

May 20, 2016

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Brown Sugar

June 2, 2015

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Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)

May 27, 2015

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Bitch (Extended Version)

May 5, 2015

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Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)

April 28, 2015

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Wild Horses (Acoustic Version)

March 31, 2015

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Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My Darling (Live From England/1965)

November 6, 2012

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Live At The Checkerboard Lounge

July 9, 2012

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Doom And Gloom (Jeff Bhasker Mix)

January 1, 2012

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Doom And Gloom (Benny Benassi Remix)

January 1, 2012

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Some Girls: Live In Texas '78

November 21, 2011

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Undercover Of The Night (Live)

January 1, 2011

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No Spare Parts

January 1, 2011

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Plundered My Soul

January 1, 2010

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Wild Horses

January 1, 2009

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You Can't Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)

February 19, 2008

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A Bigger Bang (2009 Re-Mastered)

September 5, 2005

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Live Licks

November 1, 2004

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Sympathy For The Devil Remix

January 1, 2003

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Bridges To Babylon (Remastered)

September 29, 1997

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Stripped

January 13, 1995

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Voodoo Lounge (Remastered 2009)

July 11, 1994

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Flashpoint

April 2, 1991

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Steel Wheels (Remastered 2009)

August 29, 1989

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Dirty Work (Remastered 2009)

March 24, 1986

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Undercover

November 7, 1983

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Undercover (2009 Re-Mastered)

November 7, 1983

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Still Life

June 1, 1982

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Tattoo You (2009 Re-Mastered)

August 24, 1981

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Emotional Rescue (2009 Re-Mastered)

June 20, 1980

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Some Girls (Deluxe Version)

June 9, 1978

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Some Girls

June 9, 1978

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Love You Live (Remastered)

September 23, 1977

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Love You Live (Remastered 2009)

September 23, 1977

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Black And Blue (Remastered 2009)

April 23, 1976

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It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (2009 Re-Mastered)

October 18, 1974

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It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

October 18, 1974

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Goats Head Soup (Remastered 2009)

August 31, 1973

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Exile On Main Street (Deluxe Version)

May 12, 1972

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Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered)

May 12, 1972

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Jamming With Edward

January 7, 1972

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Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe)

April 23, 1971

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Sticky Fingers (Remastered)

April 23, 1971

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Sticky Fingers (Deluxe)

April 23, 1971

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Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert (40th Anniversary Edition)

September 4, 1970

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Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (Remastered)

September 4, 1970

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Let It Bleed

December 5, 1969

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Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition / Remastered 2019)

December 5, 1969

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Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition)

December 6, 1968

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Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Special Edition / Remastered)

December 8, 1967

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Flowers

June 26, 1967

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Between The Buttons

January 20, 1967

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Between The Buttons (UK Version)

January 20, 1967

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Got Live If You Want It!

December 10, 1966

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got LIVE if you want it!

December 10, 1966

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Paint It, Black / Stupid Girl / Long Long While

May 7, 1966

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Aftermath (UK Version)

April 15, 1966

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Aftermath

April 15, 1966

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December’s Children (And Everybody’s)

December 4, 1965

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I'm Free (Remixes)

September 1, 1965

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Out Of Our Heads

July 30, 1965

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Out Of Our Heads (UK)

July 30, 1965

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The Rolling Stones, Now!

February 13, 1965

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The Rolling Stones No. 2

January 15, 1965

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12 X 5

October 17, 1964

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Five by Five

August 14, 1964

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England’s Newest Hitmakers

May 30, 1964

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The Rolling Stones

April 16, 1964

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