Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Have Been Recording With Don Was, According To New Interview

first_imgKeith Richards and The Rolling Stones have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The British rock band that initially launched into superstardom back in the mid-1960s is still as famous as ever. The Stones have even been snagging most of the music headlines from their younger colleagues this week as the tickets to their 2019 North American tour have started to go on sale, while the demand for tickets has been so high that they’ve added extra stadium shows to their schedule.Even in 2018, as the band’s members push well into their 70s, The Rolling Stones remain immensely popular and bankable for promoters, especially here in the States. In the wake of the band’s 2019 U.S. tour announcement, guitarist Keith Richards spoke with Rolling Stone about a range of topics including his surprise at said popularity. He also filled fans in on what he and Mick Jagger have been up to in the studio recently.“Mick and I got together for a few days a month or so ago in the studio, just playing around,” Richards told the long-running magazine, which counts the band as part of the inspiration for its own title. “It was great, man. We knocked out a few songs together with [producer] Don Was. We’re just working things through. We had a great time — got some nice stuff out of it.”Classic rock fans should of course be very familiar with Don Was, as the musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president has worked on numerous Rolling Stones album reissues including 2010’s Exile on Main Street and 2011′ Some Girls. He has also produced some of the group’s studio albums including 1994’s Voodoo Lounge, and their Grammy Award-winning Blue & Lonesome LP in 2016. Was also lent his skills in playing bass and keys on their 1997 studio album, Bridges to Babylon. More recently, Was has been on tour as the bassist in the new Grateful Dead-themed trio, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.Richards didn’t go into much further detail on what came out of those writing sessions with Mick, as their follow-up to Blue & Lonesome is still very much in its early stages, according to the 74-year-old guitarist. Richards considers picking up where he and Mick left off sometime in the next year as more of a “reasonable projection.”Fans can click here to read the full interview, and can visit the Rolling Stones’ website for tickets to their 2019 North American tour when they go on sale to the general public tomorrow, November 30th.last_img read more

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Elderly man kills wife then himself due to concerns about medical bills

first_imgAuthorities in Washington are reporting that an elderly man shot his wife and then himself committed over concerns that they could not afford their healthcare bills.The incident was reported in Ferndale on Wednesday around 8:30 am.According to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, they received a called from the 77-year-old man saying “I am going to shoot myself.” He then told the operator that there will be a note with instructions and that his body and his wife’s body would be “in the front bedroom.”When authorities arrived to the home at 6500 bock of Timmeran Lane they immediately set up a perimeter and had a crisis negotiator attempt to get in touch with someone inside the home. After trying for an hour, the team sent a robotic camera up to the home and found that both the man and his wife were deceased.Investigators found several notes in the home that listed several of the wife’s ailments and the couples concerns about not having enough money to pay for treatment. Another note listed a next-of-kin.Sheriff Bill Elfo of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office spoke about the incident saying:“It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option.”Two dogs were also found in the home.  They have since been turned over to the Humane Society.last_img read more

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Linesmen reportedly axed, gym fixes it for QPR, while Johnson link is denied

first_imgThe Daily Mirror report that linesmen Dave Bryan and Ceri Richards, who made mistakes in recent Chelsea and QPR matches, are being axed for the rest of the season.Bryan was the assistant who missed two offside goals in Chelsea’s win over Wigan, while Richards failed to spot that Ashley Young was offside prior to Manchester United’s controversial first goal against Rangers.Manager Hughes has made changes at Harlington.The Mirror say the Premier League heirarchy have suspended the duo for the remaining games as they react to intense criticism of some recent key blunders by officials.Meanwhile, the Mirror and The Sun both run with comments by QPR manager Mark Hughes regarding improvements made at the club’s Harlington training ground – formerly used by Chelsea – since his appointment.The Mirror have the headline ‘Gym has fixed it for Hoops, claims Hughes’ while The Sun opt for ‘It’s gym beam for Sparky’ and the Daily Star ‘Gym’s a tonic for Hughes’.The Sun also report West Brom boss Roy Hodgson’s angry response to claims he is looking to offload Peter Odemwingie and sign Andy Johnson from Fulham, as do the Daily Mail.Former Whites manager Hodgson said: “I presume the link with Andy Johnson is based on the fact we worked together at Fulham and it is a player I admire as a footballer.“He did a great job for me but, to be fair, he is not a player we’ve actually discussed in terms of next season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Gilas winds up 3-day training camp in Tagaytay

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games READ: Japan wary of Gilas’ speed, offenseThe nationals also took the opportunity to build a deeper relationship with team building exercises, as seen in Reyes’ social media posts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Celtics are ‘team of the future in the East,’ coach Kerr says LATEST STORIES Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Still absent from the pool were Terrence Romeo, who is reportedly still undergoing therapy, and naturalized center Andray Blatche.Kevin Alas, Carl Bryan Cruz, Roger Pogoy, Kiefer Ravena, Mac Belo, Calvin Abueva, Matthew Wright, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Raymond Almazan, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, and Jayson Castro were in attendance.READ: Blatche hints at return 10 days before World CupBlatche, though, has hinted that he is set to reunite with the team with just nine days before the Nov. 24 match in Tokyo.The team is schedule to drive back to Manila Wednesday afternoon. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas Pilipinas wrapped up its three-day training camp in Tagaytay on Wednesday ahead of its matchup against Japan in the Fiba Basketball World Qualifiers next week.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 In the out-of-town camp at Splendido Tagaytay, Gilas underwent two-a-day practice sessions, weights training and film viewing with coach Chot Reyes and his staff. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

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From weed to wages Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate

first_imgTORONTO – Coffee chains and restaurants aren’t the only businesses under pressure from Ontario’s minimum wage hike — marijuana companies say the higher provincial pay rate is driving up the cost to produce and sell cannabis products as well.Licensed medical marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has calculated that the province’s 21-per-cent minimum pay jump from $11.60 to $14 per hour would add another $600,000 to its overall wage costs each year.“If this increase had been in effect in the current quarter, the company’s ‘all-in’ cost of sales of dried cannabis per gram would have increased by approximately $0.12 per gram,” the Leamington, Ont.-based company said in recent financial documents.That’s an increase of nearly six per cent from its all-in cost of $2.13 per gram during the quarter ended in November.Aphria said in its management’s discussion and analysis that when the provincial minimum wage goes up to $15 on Jan. 1 2019, it expects overall company wages to go up by another $300,000 per year.Southern Ontario-based pot producer Newstrike Resources Ltd. said it’s also feeling the financial pressure, and anticipates its all-in costs to sell cannabis will rise by roughly 10 cents per gram due to the provincial wage hike.The province has both relatively high labour costs and electricity costs, which will likely weigh on producers’ decision making when setting up a new facility, said its chief operating officer Kevin Epp.That could mean consumers will pay more for their weed.“For a while, you could probably absorb it by having reduced margins,” Epp said. “But eventually, in any competitive industry, costs have to be passed through or people would exit the industry.”Beacon Securities analyst Vahan Ajamian said the cost increases are meaningful. He added that Ontario’s higher pay rate will make it more difficult for marijuana producers in the province and others with rising minimum wages to compete with those in Quebec, where both labour and power costs are lower.Ontario’s minimum wage hike, which took effect Jan. 1, has already prompted other businesses to adjust how they operate.For instance, some Ontario Tim Hortons’ franchisees eliminated paid breaks, fully-covered health and dental plans and other perks for their workers to offset the added costs. The move drew protests at some of the coffee chain’s Ontario locations earlier this month as well as a few locations in cities across the country.Meanwhile, Freshii chief executive Matthew Corrin said the eatery took steps to help franchisees offset the increase, such as raising prices on some items in the fall ahead of the hike.But not all marijuana producers in Ontario are grappling with rising minimum wage rates — at least, not yet.Beleave Inc.’s chief executive officer Andrew Wnek said its relatively smaller operation is comprised largely of specialized workers who make more than minimum pay.However, he notes, as the Hamilton, Ont-based pot producer grows in scale and additional harvesting staff is required for larger facilities, a higher minimum wage will factor in.“There’ll be an impact for sure,” he said. “But, again, for the smaller LPs at this point in time, they won’t see that until they get into the larger facilities.”Companies in this story: (TSX:APH, TSXV:HIP)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version identified Kevin Epp as Newstrike’s chief financial officer.last_img read more

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BC chief tells NEB pipeline hearings his people are responsible for their

first_imgMcNeil, the tribal council’s vice president, says the board must understand that the Sto: lo call the Fraser River their mother because it feeds and nurtures them.He says the Sto: lo believe they are responsible for looking after everything they see, including the Chinook salmon that are the main food source for threatened southern resident killer whales.Victor says the Sto: lo want to see justification for the pipeline expansion project, including the completion of environmental assessments that examine risks and impacts of a spill.The new hearings were prompted after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the original approval for the expansion, saying Canada didn’t adequately consult with First Nations or consider tanker traffic’s impact on the marine environment. VICTORIA, B.C. – First Nations leaders from British Columbia told a National Energy Board hearing in Victoria that there are serious concerns about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline on their homelands.Two leaders representing the Fraser Valley’s Sto: lo Tribal Council say protection of the Fraser River’s salmon, animals and surrounding lands is their eternal responsibility and the pipeline poses risks that could harm their homes and culture.But Chief Tyrone McNeil and councillor Andrew Victor did not say they are completely opposed to the expansion project.last_img read more

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Top 3 poll issues will be jobs jobs jobs Chidambaram

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over alleged lack of job creation, saying the three main issues in the upcoming general elections would be jobs, jobs and jobs. “What is worse? Not creating jobs or lying about creation of jobs?” Chidambaram asked in a tweet, alleging that the National Democratic Alliance government was guilty of both. “The top three issues in the elections will be jobs, jobs and jobs.” “Glad that CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) has found its voice and has exposed the government’s bogus claims on job creation. Hope that others also will speak up,” the former Union finance minister added. The CII had on Wednesday expressed concern over the country’s job market amid growing challenges of making a generation employment-ready. However, it had on Thursday said the recent reforms ushered in by the government were creating new livelihoods across existing and emerging sectors.last_img read more

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Tulsi happy to work with Benny in Mixtape season 2

first_imgT-series Mixtape season 2, the digital music show, aired its fifth episode featuring singer Tulsi Kumar along with singer Benny Dayal – who have together taken the music up quite a few notches.Tulsi and Benny crooned to ‘Sanam Re’, the chartbuster from film of the same name and ‘Phir Mohabbat’ from Murder 2. Adding their own signature styles to the popular numbers, the duo brought in a freshness that is sure to mesmerise listeners. Sharing her excitement, Tulsi Kumar said, “Mashups require double the effort since you want to improvise on songs that are already perfect. That was the challenge and the most fun part at the same time. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Benny. I think we are a unique combination, and have come together for the first time. We had a great time performing to this melodious Mixtape.”last_img read more

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Over 2000 matches held in 201819 domestic season BCCI

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian domestic season 2018-19, participated in by state associations, finished on a high with the conclusion of the women’s U-23 Challenger Trophy final in Ranchi. While the Indian Premier League (IPL) final will officially conclude the Indian cricket season 2018-19, the current domestic season marked many a first in the history of Indian cricket. For the first time ever, the Indian domestic season witnessed as many as 2024 matches involving 37 teams amounting to 3444 match days as compared to 1032 matches involving 28 teams amounting to 1892.5 match days in the 2017-18 season, stated a BCCI media release. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “The scheduling of tournaments ensured leaner tournament window and reduced operational encumbrances of longer tournament windows. It’s a whopping 81 per cent jump in match days, which was accommodated with just a 21 per cent increase in season window,” the release added. 13015 player registrations were received throughout the season, while 6471 players participated in the 2018-19 season. Over 100 cities across India hosted senior as well as different age-group matches, stated the cricket board. The BCCI also said that it engaged the services of 170 video analysts and as many scorers, who ensured every game was scored live on the official website.last_img read more

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