UNDER THEIR THUMB
After the long wait, THE ROLLING STONES start their reissue programme – with a new trick in. August 20th will see the release of 22 STONES’ titles from ABKCO Records, each album being in a Super Audio CD to be listened to on an SACD player as well as standard one.
The remastered series span the band’s catalogue from 1963 to 1970, including infamous “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!” live album, 3CD “Singles Collection: The London Years” set and a couple of popular compilations. The remainder of the STONES’ output, starting with 1971’s “Sticky Fingers”, are in the hands of Virgin Records, owned now by Sony, and whether it will see re-shaping any day soon is questionable.
DEAR DIARY, HE’S HERE TO STAY
Rockdetector have released a book on ever popular Ozzy Osbourne, and that should be a treat. Among the key figures interviewed for the book are Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake, Bernie Torme and Carmine Appice, Steve Vai and Pete Way, Phil Soussan and Tommy Aldridge, Don Airey and Lita Ford, with each of the musicians given a solo discography. No Madman or family, that is. Maybe, that’s better and makes for more true story. Therein are tales of songs writing, recording and other details sheding another light on the legend surrounding the man and his band.