Who knew some tongue could cost so much. Over the weekend a London museum purchased the original Rolling Stones’ tongue-and-lips logo for $92,500. “The Tongue” was created by John Pasche in 1970 and first showed up on 1971’s Sticky Fingers, in what was perhaps one of the first cases of rock brand marketing. When approached by Mick Jagger to create a logo for the Stones, Pasche once said “Face to face with him, the first thing you were aware of was the size of his lips and his mouth”. The logo will be showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Mick Jagger celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday. But when most people at his age start collecting pensions or Medicare, there seems to be nothing retiring about the Rolling Stones frontman.
In an AP interview last October, Jagger said he looked forward to doing more work with the Stones. In his words, “We’re not stopping anytime that I know about.” Mick also added, “Plus i have 2 more children to father and four crap albums to release.” Happy B-Day Mick, from RockHeap.
The Rolling Stones have signed a long term deal with the world’s largest record label, Universal Music. They left their longtime home at EMI due to the subsequent unrest following the label’s sale to Terra Firma. The new deal includes all of their post 1971 records, which unfortunately for Universal also includes Dirty Work, Steel Wheels and Bridges To Babylon to name a few of the stinkers the stones have laid over the past 25 years. The deal includes new records (can’t wait) as well as digital rights to the Stones catalog. The Stones records will be released on Polydor Records, a label actually older then the Stones themselves.
The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood has reportedly entered rehab for a drinking problem. Wood’s spokeswoman said “Following Ronnie’s continued battle with alcohol he has entered a period of rehab”. “His close family and friends say he is seeking help and look forward to his recovery.” This is only the 78th time Ronnie has entered rehab, when you make Keith Richards look like the sober one, things have got to be bad. Ronnie, Rockheap is begging you, cut this shit out, you’re gonna die, no joke. Straight up die. I mean you are one of the greatest living rock guitar players in the world. Don’t go out like this.