Rolling Stones wow Paris fans with live gig

The Rolling Stones have played their first live concert in five years in front of 350 lucky fans in Paris.

Ticketmaster rival to drop hidden charges

The unpopular £2.50 Ticketmaster charge for printing your own concert tickets could become a thing of the past, as a major new rival promises to revolutionise the online buying experience and sweep away hidden charges.

The Rolling Stones are charging a hefty £375 for their tickets

Fans furious as 'secondary' sites get sticky fingers on Rolling Stones tickets - pushing prices through the roof

Rolling Stones fans have been left fuming after realising they may end up shelling out thousands to see the band for their 50th anniversary shows.

Would £1,000 really get you some satisfaction?

It'll cost you a grand to get VIP seats for the Rolling Stones at the 02 arena - but maybe it's worth it to see the passing of a piece of modern history

Rolling Stones release new single to mixed reviews

The Rolling Stones released new single "Doom and Gloom" on today, their first new song in over six years, and early reviews were mixed.

Burton's 'Frankenweenie' opens London Film Festival

This year's London Film Festival has Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman and the Rolling Stones — and it's bookended by one of the city's premiere cinematic couples.

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Album: Ry Cooder, Election Special (Nonesuch)

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Walsh, 60, returns to the ninth series of the ITV1 show on Saturday

Louis Walsh hints at X-Factor exit

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has suggested that he will bow out of the show after 10 years because he does not want to turn into Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Gymnastics: Beth Tweddle dazzles as Team GB reach final

Beth Tweddle produced a breathtaking uneven bars routine and took a huge step towards claiming what would her first Olympic medal as Great Britain's women gymnasts powered into the team final.

Time for Hip-Hop to take over the rock hall of fame, say rap pioneers Public Enemy

Militant rap group whose atonal soundtracks and black power politics shocked listeners should be considered for inclusion says the band’s leader Chuck D

Rock of ages: The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in 1969

Rolling Stones hint at tour ahead of 50th anniversary celebration

Mick Jagger may rethink the words he sang more than 45 years ago — "What a drag it is getting old."

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