You would expect to find some guitars in glass cases at a Rolling Stones exhibition and you would be right, but the sheer amount of instruments on display was impressive. There was a sloppily part-painted Gibson Les Paul of Keith's from 1968, which, as the notes helpfully pointed out, was the result of an acid trip where Keith started painting his boots then spread to the guitar: "I was bored, waiting to go to jail."
It wasn't easy being Mick Jagger's girlfriend, if you ask Tammy Faye Starlite, who paid homage to her Sunday night at Joe's Pub in New York in a show called 'Marianne Faithfull Exposed' as a politically incorrect, but proud rock 'n' roll survivor, warts and all. She makes no apologies for her "Vagabond Ways," incidentally the autobiographic opening song of the set.
This month saw the release of two full-length concert films with accompanying CDs and vinyl, from the 1975 Tour of the Americas and the Tattoo You trek of 1981. The Tour of the Americas was Ronnie Wood's first tour of duty, busy and fleet fingered around Keef's frankly brutalist, angular riffing at its crushing, decadent, sloppy best.