Thursday, December 19, 2019

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 1: THE ROLLING STONES

As part of the 2019 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the year.

Finalists for the 10th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: the Rock News Story Of The Year is determined by page views, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

Today we unveil the No. 1 hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year!

2019 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – QUEEN
09 – RUSH

Rock News Artist of The Year No. 1 – THE ROLLING STONES

The Rolling Stones ended last year with details of a 2019 tour of North America that would open in Miami in late spring.

Mick Jagger shared video of himself in February playing along with what appears to be new music from the band, in his home recording studio.

The following month, Keith Richards released an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of his 1988 solo debut, “Talk Is Cheap”,while the Stones prepared to issue a new best-of collection, “Honk”, in sync with the spring tour.

In late March, the group made headlines when it was revealed that the tour would be postponed in order for Jagger to undergo heart valve replacement surgery, which he did successfully in a New York hospital on April 4.

The 75-year-old rocker shared an update on things following the procedure before making his first public appearance at an event two weeks later, with bandmate Ronnie Wood revealing how he and Richards supported him throughout the process as Jagger streamed a workout video the following month.

In May, the Stones announced rescheduled dates for the North American tour that would start with two shows in Chicago, IL in June, the same month the group reissued their 1968 concert special, “Rock And Roll Circus”, and released “Bridges To Bremen”, a live package from their 1997-98 Bridges To Babylon tour.

The band occasionally delivered some rare tracks during the summer series, including playing “Mercy, Mercy” for the first time in 50 years during a July 3 show in Landover, MD; jamming with Gary Clark Jr. in Foxborough, MA on July 7; performing their 1973 classic, “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”, in Houston, TX on July 27; the 1967 rarity, “She’s A Rainbow”, in East Rutherford, NJ on August 1; their cover of the R&B classic, “Harlem Shuffle”, for the first time in almost three decades during an August 5 show in East Rutherford, NJ; their 1967 classic, “She’s A Rainbow”, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA on August 22; and the 2019 No Filter tour debut of their 1965 classic, “Get Off Of My Cloud”, in Glendale, AZ on August 26 before wrapping up the tour in Miami, FL on August 30 after moving the event up by a day due to the oncoming Hurricane Dorian.

The 2019 series joined 2005-07’s A Bigger Bang Tour to earn the Stones the distinction of becoming the first act to gross more than $400 million on two separate treks.

Jagger was featured in “The Burnt Orange Heresy”, a new film starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland, that closed the 76th Venice International Film Festival in September.

November saw the Stones release a 50th anniversary edition of their 1969 album, “Let It Bleed”, and “Bridges To Buenos Aires”, a live package capturing the band in a 1998 concert in Argentina.

Wood’s extensive career was featured in a new documentary entitled “Somebody Up There Likes Me” as Jagger reissued his catalog of solo albums on vinyl in December.

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AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and KISS top the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen and Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Van Halen win two hennemusic Rock News Awards
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Jimmy Page’s 2011 plans named hennemusic’s Rock News Story Of The Year