Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Ronnie Wood have been spending their break time from the Rolling Stones in very different ways this week. On Oct. 22, 2013, Jagger's longtime lady love L'Wren Scott posted on Instagram some candid photos of her trip with Jagger in Jodhpur, India. In an accompany message, she wrote: "@mickjagger he also takes a good pic composition." The Daily Mail published the photos, including a snapshot of Jagger gazing thoughtfully during a sunset. Based on the photos, it appears that Jagger and Scott have been visiting ancient palaces in India.
Meanwhile, Wood stepped out with his third wife, Sally Humphreys Wood, at the 2013 Q Awards, which were held at Grosvenor House in London on Oct. 21, 2013. The couple wore striking red outfits in different shades. The annual Q Awards are presented by Q magazine to honor people in the music industry. Wood was there to present the Best Event prize, which went to the Glastonbury Festival. In 2013, the Rolling Stones performed at the festival for the first time.
Other celebrities at the Q Awards included Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, Theo Hutchcraft, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brett Anderson, Chrissie Hynde, Jake Bugg, Neon Jungle, John Cooper Clarke, Conor Maynard, Laura Mvula and James Arthur.
The Rolling Stones are on a break before they launch their 2014 world tour, which has not been officially announced but is reportedly being planned, according to the Daily Mail and The Sun.
Wood commented on the tour in a Q magazine interview at the awards show: "Let's hope that by watching this space The Stones will be doing something. No fixed plans yet but I'm very hopeful."
In 2012 and 2013, the Rolling Stones performed several "50 and Counting" concerts to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary. In 2012, the concerts went to the U.S., the U.K. in November and December, and there were two "warm-up" shows in Paris in October 2012. From May to July 2013, the concerts went to the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Mick Taylor, who was the Rolling Stones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974, was a special guest at the "50 and Counting" concerts. It is unknown at this point if Taylor will also be a guest on the Rolling Stones' 2014 world tour, but there is a good chance that he will, since the tour will reportedly be going to many of the countries that were skipped in 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile, Taylor will be a guest with Wood’s solo band at the closing night of this year's BluesFest at Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 1, 2013.
The Rolling Stones are in two concert documentaries that are due out before the end of the 2013.
The DVD/Blu-ray of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" is set for release on Eagle Rock Entertainment on Nov. 11, 2013. "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" will have a companion two-CD set, a set of three vinyl albums and a photo book of the same title.
Here are the available formats for "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live":
- 2-CD set + DVD
- 3-LP set + DVD
- Deluxe Edition: 60-page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD
As previously reported, "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" (which has highlights from the Rolling Stones' July 2013 concerts at London's Hyde Park) will have a limited release (usually one night only) in cinemas from late October throughout November 2013 worldwide except the U.K., Canada, Asia and South America. Click here for information on the times, dates and locations of the screenings. On Oct. 10, 2013, there was a one-night only screening of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" in London. (The Rolling Stones did not attend this screening.) On Oct. 12, 2013, BBC One in the U.K. televised highlights from the Stones' Hyde Park concerts.
The Rolling Stones are also featured in the Weinstein Company's documentary film "12-12-12," which is about the all-star concert that was held on that date at New York City's Madison Square Garden to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. As previously reported, "12-12-12" will have a limited U.S. release in cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2013. The movie's release date in other countries may vary.
The "12-12-12" soundtrack was released in December 2012. The "12-12-12" concert DVD/Blu-ray (featuring highlights from the show) was released in September 2013. The "12-12-12" movie that is being released in theaters in November 2013 will have more footage than the concert DVD/Blu-ray that was released in September 2013.
It is unknown at this point if the Rolling Stones plan to release a new studio album in 2014. The band's 50th anniversary compilation, "GRRR!," was a worldwide hit when it was released in November 2012.