To celebrate The Rolling Stones’ long-awaited Glastonbury appearance at the peak of their 50th anniversary celebrations, NME has dug into the archive to put together the ultimate guide to the ultimate rock’n’roll heroes…
From Mick opening up about money, police busts, sex and anarchism in the 60s to Keith dishing all the dirt on his drugs, guns and dad-snorting antics throughout the decades, NME uncovers the rarest and most revealing archive interviews with The Stones ever.
As The Stones were busy forging the counter-culture as we know it, they left a trail of outrage and arrests in their wake. We explore the truths behind the blood changes, the drug stings, the publicity stunts and the bed-swapping that made the Stones (in)famous.
BRIAN JONES REMEMBERED
The life and times of the most tragic figure in the Stones story, retold from the NME archive.
ON THE ROAD
NME was backstage and on the private plane on some of the biggest Stones tours of the 70s. We relive our time inside the wildest tours ever.
THE GREATEST PICTURES
Delving into the Stones’ photographic memoir 50, we uncover the most stunning shots of the Stones through the ages.
THE STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS
Who is Jumpin’ Jack Flash? Which drug inspired ‘Angie’? How did Keith write ‘Satisfaction’ in his sleep? The craziest Stones stories revealed.
Their legacy explained! All the albums reassessed! All the monster tours revisited! Altamont Vs Hyde Park! And their most memorable film roles, celebrity hangers-on and headlines remembered!