One Click Wonder: John "Mitch" Mitchell

John "Mitch" Mitchell died last week at the age 61. A drumming virtuoso, he shot to fame in the Jimi Hendrix Experience and went on to work with some of the most famous names in rock. Here we celebrate his life in video

DVD: Shine a Light (12)

"Look at me – I'm shattered," sings Michael Philip Jagger two songs into this thrilling Rolling Stones concert documentary.

Iconic Rolling Stones logo sold for £51,000

Mick Jagger's lips have made the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection.

Stones' lips logo given permanent spot at V&A

Mick Jagger's lips have made the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection. The Rolling Stones' famous tongue and lips logo has been bought by the London institution for just under £51,000 at auction in the US.

Album: Ron Wood, I've Got My Own Album to Do (Rhino)

In 1974, before he became a Stone and was still just about a Face, dear old Ronnie created what remains one of the most lovable "solo" albums made by either a Stone or a Face.

Even by Ronnie Wood's standards, this is one hell of a bender

Holed up in Ireland with an 18-year-old cocktail waitress, the ageing rocker is so drunk he doesn't remember anything or know where he is, his wife says

Runaway Ronnie disappears with Russian

There is nobody quite like a Rolling Stone for growing old disgracefully. The latest wrinkly rocker to live up the group's bad boy reputation is the guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has gone on a prolonged drinking bout in Ireland with a woman less than a third his age.

Pandora: Floyd's man lets off steam

Keith Floyd has long had a turbulent relationship with his manager Stan Green. Not for much longer, it would seem, as the two appear determined to go their separate ways.

Rock concerts 'add years' to artworks

Rock concerts staged in the grounds of country homes are damaging works of art with sound vibrations which "age" them, Russian research reveals.

Bo Diddley: Pioneer of rock'n'roll

When The Beatles first arrived in the United States in 1964, John Lennon was asked by a reporter what he was most looking forward to seeing in America. "Bo Diddley," he replied.

Blue heaven: music mogul Marshall Chess

Chess Records brought the blues to the world. Now Hollywood is in on the act. Simon Hardeman talks to Marshall Chess

Cultural Life: Gemma Arterton, Actress

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I'm one of the Bond girls in Quantum of Solace, so I watched Daniel Craig in Enduring Love on DVD. Lots of the previous Bond girls have been quite negative about being a Bond girl – but I am thrilled to be in it! I saw The Other Boleyn Girl because my friend Eddie Redmayne, who also stars with me in the BBC drama Tess of the d'Urbervilles that we are filming right now in Bath, is in it. As filming Tess is quite depressing, I've been watching comedies to cheer myself up, including Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. I also watched The Shipping News with Julianne Moore as she is my favourite actress. I want to see Shine a Light because I love The Rolling Stones.

Sympathy for the Stones as Blackpool buries the hatchet over 1964 riot

The Rolling Stones said it was only rock 'n' roll, but the people of Blackpool didn't like it and promptly banned them from the town. But now, 44 years after their gig at the Empress Ballroom ended in a riot, Blackpool has lifted the ban on the Stones playing a gig in the town and apologised to the band.

Chris Robinson: The Black Crowes singer is back and at the top of his game

Sitting cross-legged on a sofa in a London hotel, Chris Robinson is reflecting on how, nearly 20 years ago, his band The Black Crowes crept in under the radar and stole the rock'n'roll crown.

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