The Rolling Stones is here to rock and roll the quarantine boredom away. The legendary English band, headed by vocalist Mick Jagger, rolled out the "Extra Licks!" streaming series on Sunday, May 3, on YouTube at 3 pm ET.
The first to be ticked off from the list of "
Extra Licks!" series was the rock band's performances in the documentary "Olé Olé Olé! (A Trip Across Latin America)," a compilation of 2016 South American tour in 10 cities. The online show included bonus footage from their tour. A total of seven performances from The Rolling Stones were featured: in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Paint it Black" and "Out of Control"; in Lima, Peru, "Midnight Rambler," "You Got the Silver," and "Miss You"; and in Sao Paulo, Brazil, "Honky Tonk Women" and "Sympathy for the Devil."
The concert film/
documentary premiered on September 16, 2016, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Rolling Stones produced the documentary with Paul Dugdale directing it. The extra seven songs were previously exclusive on DVD's home copies. Watch it now -
"Extra Licks!" will be running for five Sundays more - meaning there will be five more concert films from the rock band's series of tours with bonus footages. The Rolling Stones will be showing their 1994 concert tour in support of the Voodoo Lounge in one of the weeks.
The six-week online series, which is available for the first time in the digital platform, is the band's contribution to the campaign from YouTube. The installment series will be streaming a new concert film every Sunday until May 7, and it will drop at 3pmET/ 12pmPT / 8pmBST.
"Extra Licks!" is part of YouTube's initiative titled #StayHome to encourage citizens around the world to keep safe by staying inside the comfort of their homes.
"Living in a Ghost Town"
On April 23, 2020, The Rolling Stone released "
Living in a Ghost Town," their surprise new single. The brand new song is the band's first original composition since "One More Shot" and "Doom and Gloom" from "GRRR!" their 2012 compilation album.
Mick Jagger, the band's frontman said that the song was not written for now, "it was just one of those odd things." Jagger shared the insight into the new single on an interview with
Zane Lowe of Apple Music's Beats 1 on April 23. Keith Richards, the band's guitarist, and co-founder co-wrote the song with him more than a year ago. The song spoke about being in a place "that was full of life," to which Jagger added, "but is now bereft of life." The lead vocalist, now 76, said it took him just about 10 minutes to write it while jamming on his guitar.
twitter post on April 23, he wrote that before the lockdown was implemented, the band was in the recording studio doing new materials. They thought "Living in a Ghost Town" "would resonate through the times we're living in." Some of the lyrics were slightly re-written to adapt to the current situation.
The Rolling Stones were supposed to be rolling out a new album, and they planned to do a summer tour this year, coming off from a hugely successful run in 2019 with their North American No Filter tour. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, everything has been shelved. Jagger says of the new album they are working on: "I don't just want it to be a good album." He promised the fans: "I want it to be great."
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