New Single: Keith Richards’ new solo track, ‘Let The Music Speak,’ follows on from his critically acclaimed 2017 album, Crosseyed Heart, in which Richards let his guitar do the talking. On ‘Let The Music Speak,’ he sang out and forth. Former Stones colleague Charlie Watts joins Richards on the electric guitar as both men investigate “the dark strains and pleasures of a guitar’s inner workings.”
Stone Dagger: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been named as one of three legendary figures of all time to receive a special commemorative ‘Stone Dagger’ from the Rolling Stones. Richards, along with 17th century painter Thomas Gainsborough and Jazz Age poet Dylan Thomas, will receive a commemorative Stone Dagger which will be kept on display at the Stones’ original London studio, ‘Tubular Bells’, in the group’s album store. Each recipient has a separate cabinet and, with time, the engraved lockets – also engraved – will become treasured objects.
The Artefacts: Four new items are to go on display at The Artefacts, a new permanent exhibition at the National Gallery in London, which offers visitors a detailed insight into the rich history of the Art of the Late Antiquity. The new exhibitions include: The Manshin Classical Basket, by a Minor Greek painter; The Ox, a Sumerian sculpture of a grown Oxen with bull’s horns and hooked horns; A Famous Beloved, a Roman Collection of Statues; the wonderful Roman Candle; Greek Beads; and a rare Byzantine Stone. The Artefacts will be open to visitors until March 2019.
Is Kelly Clarkson hanging out with people like Camille Grammer? Yes! According to TMZ. Grammer has started hanging out with Clarkson at Whole Foods, where they both lunch together every Friday.
Anniversary: ‘Hello Stranger’ is 35 years old on 8 May. In 1984, Carly Simon’s debut single, ‘You’re So Vain,’ which featured Simon singing about boyfriend John David Souther who was also on the singles’ co-writing credits, was certified gold for sales over 500,000 copies in the US. It was a smash hit and a five-time Grammy Award winner in 1984 and 25 years later, ‘You’re So Vain’ is still one of Simon’s biggest-selling singles.