Big 95 Music News: Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr

ROLLING STONES:  Live album out just in time for Christmas

The Rolling Stones have something that the music lover in your life may want for Christmas -- a new live album.

On Air, out today (Friday) is the companion piece to the recently published book of the same name, which documents their rise in the '60s through TV and radio.

This collection contains rarely heard radio recordings from such BBC shows as Saturday Club, Top Gear, Rhythm and Blues and The Joe Loss Pop Show between 1963 and 1965. 

Available in numerous configurations, including colored vinyl, the 32-track set features songs they never released, as well as seven more that they first did on the radio before they were released.

Among the songs is their debut single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," as well as "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," "The Last Time" and "I Wanna Be Your Man," written for them by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

RINGO STARR:  Changes coming to his All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr, after touring with the same All-Starr Band for six years, is switching up the lineup slightly for a European tour next year.

Out are Todd Rundgren and Richard Page from Mr. Mister and in are former All-Starr Colin Hay from Men at Work, and Graham Gouldman of 10cc. They join Toto's Steve Lukather, former Santana and Journey member Gregg Rolie, multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette.

The 21-date tour starts on June 6th in Paris and runs through July 11th in Rome. It will be Ringo and the All Starr's first tour of Europe since 2011.

PRINCE:  His final days have been chronicled

Prince fans are going to get an in-depth look at the final days of the singer's life, in a new documentary titled Prince's Last Year.

Producers say the hour-long film pulls back the curtains at Paisley Park, with an additional focus on his last performances, including a secret gig at the White House and solo gigs on the Piano and Microphone tour. CeeLo Green, George Clinton and Reverend Al Sharpton are among the big names who'll be interviewed for the documentary, which has been commissioned by Britain's Channel Four network.

Director Michael Kirk has been trying to get the estate to co-operate in developing a bio-pic called Prince: R U Listening?, and says the project will go on whether or not it's authorized. (Variety)

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