Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rolling Stones Score First UK #1 In 16 Years With 'Exile' Reissue

According to the NME, The Rolling Stones have topped the UK album chart for the first time since 1994, scoring with the expanded, remastered double disc version of their 1972 classic 'Exile On Main Street'.

The chart placing marks the second time the album has hit #1 on the charts, the first time with the original release way back in 1972. The new edition is bundled with a second disc of bonus tracks of similar vintage, which were uncovered at the request of the Stones' record label, with flourishes newly recorded to finish some tracks off. Their last number one album was 1994's Voodoo Lounge.

In other Stones news, inspired by the successful fan campaign to get Betty White hired as a "Saturday Night Live" host, and the recent re-release of "Exile On Main St.," a New Jersey music journalist has started a Facebook page to encourage the early-'70s Rolling Stones fivesome -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor -- to reunite for an tour.  

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