Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Rolling Stones May Get Their “Hot Rocks” Re-Heated


The Rolling Stones are on a roll. As they discuss cranking up for a US tour next year, the Stones may also be going further into their catalog for remixes and re-releases.

In this last year, the Stones have had success with reissues of “Exile on Main Street” and “Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out.” Both sets of releases were met with enthusiastic sales and reviews.

Now I’m told more is to come. Next up could be whole new versions of the Stones’ best selling hit collection, “Hot Rocks.” That collection includes “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses,” songs that went on to become hits on the group’s famous “Sticky Fingers” album. But ABKCO Records has “Hot Rocks,” not “Sticky Fingers.” The album is part of the Stones’ “second catalog” beginning in 1971. Everything before that belongs to ABKCO.

The ABKCO re-releases could also include “Let it Bleed,” “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” and “Beggars Banquet.”

Meantime, we await Keith Richards‘s imminent autobiography. It should give new meaning to all the albums.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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