THE ROLLING STONES deserve the best after decades at the top of the music business.
The legendary musicians will take the stage in Spain tonight at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on the opening night of their epic Sixty Tour.
And they will live luxurious lives behind the scenes.
Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Steve Jordan, the band’s drummer on tour since the passing of Charlie Watts last August, sold out their 53,000-seat venue and received full VIP treatment.
In addition to the practice room where they can do yoga stretches in preparation for the intense show, they have a dedicated area to make sure they feel fully prepared before taking the stage.
A show insider said: “The Stones are a well-oiled machine and in addition to running like clockwork on stage, they run a tight ship backstage.
“Mick loves to train with his personal trainer before every show, so he has a fully equipped practice room ready for him.
“Ronnie and Keith have a dedicated ‘tuning room’ where they jam and play together and Mick will join them for a warm-up before they head on stage.
“This time around, preparation and preparation allows them to be at their best for the crowd.”
The concert will be the band’s first performance on European soil without Charlie’s participation.
And those working on the exciting show say he will be remembered on stage by his bandmates, including Steve.
Another source added: “Charlie is the focus of everyone who goes to these shows and will be remembered fondly.
“He will have a special tribute on the big screen and the band will honor his memory during the show.”
After Madrid, the band will play 13 more shows in Europe and here, including a sold-out show at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London on 25 June where they will take on longtime rival Paul McCartney, who is playing Glastonbury on the same day. .
I was lucky enough to be in Madrid to watch the Stones play tonight, so read my review in Friday’s paper.
And if you have a ticket, see you there.
LEONA LEWIS looks absolutely radiant as she’s due in a few weeks.
The Bleeding Love singer is expecting a baby with her husband Dennis Jauch, a German choreographer.
She wore this floral outfit to a baby shower at home in Los Angeles and wrote on Instagram, “Feeling all the love for my baby sprinkles.
“I love my friends and family very much and feel supported and encouraged in the final stages of my pregnancy.”
CALUM SCOTT kicked off Pride month with an emotional cover of Greg Holden’s 2015 track Boys In The Street.
It will be included in his new album Bridges, which will be released in a couple of weeks.
Calum said, “This is one of the few songs that made me cry on my first listen.
“I instantly connected to the original version and for the last few years wanted to record my own interpretation.
“I knew it would fit perfectly in Bridges, and in a sense, this song was exactly what I needed.
“I know this is a song that not only resonates with me, but will resonate with other people around the world.”
Kim cuts her Kardashian for her anniversary
Kim Kardashian is practically an American royal, but it looks like she really wants to honor the memory of our Queen by flying to the UK just in time for the Platinum Jubilee celebration.
The reality TV star and comedian boyfriend Pete Davidson were having dinner in London on Monday night.
They look woozy with each other, and Pete even bleached his hair like Kim’s.
But things aren’t going so well for former Kim Kanye West, whose fifth divorce lawyer just quit.
They’ve been mulling over the details of Kim and Kanye’s breakup, but his last legal rep, hired just two months ago, no longer wants to work with him due to an “irreconcilable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.”
No wonder Kim is so happy to be on the other side of the world.
Joss: I will write
Joss Stone will stop performing when her kids start school because she doesn’t want them to grow up in the music industry.
The singer is expecting her second child with her American boyfriend Cody Daluz, a musician and former private security guard.
And Joss insists that she will focus on writing songs for other artists when her kids are older.
Joss, now the mother of one-year-old daughter Violet, said: “I don’t want to leave her. Traveling with babies when they are small is perfectly doable. Cody works from his computer on the bus.
“He takes me on stage with Violet. He comes back, bathes her, and by the time I’m done on stage, it’s time to put her to bed. So it’s great.
“But when she goes to school, it won’t be a problem. I have wanted to be a mother for so long. This is what I want to do.”
On the Sweat, Snot & Tears podcast, she added, “My dream is to write for other singers. I can do it from home. So I could take Violet to school, come home, write some songs, and pick her up. This is what I would like to love.
“If I can arrange my life like that, it will be wonderful.”
Gale was detained
AMERICAN teen singer-songwriter Gail hit number one back in January with her track abcdefu, but she could have been successful earlier if not for the pandemic.
Presenting the unreleased song That Much during her show at Omeara in central London on Monday, she said: “The song I’m going to sing I wrote when I was 15 years old.
“I was very excited to perform on stage, with a microphone, to sing in front of people, and then Covid happened.
“But now we are here, and I may not be 15 years old singing these songs, but I am 17 years old.
“And next month I turn 18 – a full adult. This is terrible”.
Speaking about her recent song EZ, she joked, “This song makes fun of how people make fun of my generation. But to be honest, we’re little bastards.”
The steps are platinum. . like her major
STEPS have reunited for longer than the first time and today announce the upcoming greatest hits album The Platinum Collection, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut single 5,6,7,8 in 1997.
But they insist that this is not a sign that they are breaking up again. They broke up after the first hits were recorded by Gold in 2001 and have been back since 2017.
In an exclusive chat, Lisa Scott-Lee said: “We were there, got a T-shirt. We didn’t talk about breaking up because Steps is forever and there’s so much love for the band.”
The album, which will be released on 19 August, will feature 21 tracks, including two new ones, and follows a series of UK shows starting with the Mighty Hoopla festival in Brockwell Park, South London, this Friday.
Lisa said about it: “It’s very nostalgic and we loved rehearsing. It’s like, “Oh, look at you! We are still going! Blue, Anastacia, Natalie Imbruglia, there are a lot of great performances.”
Faye Tozer insists that she and bandmate Lisa are still party girls and will celebrate after the performance.
Faye, who also has bandmates Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Ian “H” Watkins, said: “After you’ve been on stage, it takes at least three hours to calm down, it’s such an adrenaline rush.”
Lisa said: “After the performances, we are on the rise. The crowd dances, makes movements in response, sings songs, it is electrified.
“It’s nice to chat about it after a glass of bubbles and then go out and celebrate.”