Rollin Stoned, perform music for a greener future , it's
FANS HEAD FOR THE BORDERLINE RATHER THAN FACE
O2 AND BREADLINE ON 25TH NOVEMBER
ROLLIN STONED AT THE BORDERLINE,
25TH, NOV 2012
The cats are out of
the bag! it has just been announced that The
Rollin Stoned have agreed to step in at the
last minute to put on a special 'Never Mind
The Grrreedy B!!**!rds' show on November 25th
at London's famous Borderline This
will relieve the many Stone’s fans who
are objecting to being rolled over for O'2
steep tickets to see the Stone’s Arena
show on the same night.
Making his announcement,
Promoter, Big Jim Driver said in a statement
“it has all been pretty frantic to arrange,
but we thought, hey why not,and I mean it's
a Sunday, and it's not as if there is likely
to be any other shows on that night...."
With ticket prices
at a very affordable £16.50, fans of
‘The Greatest/Grrrreediest Rock’n’Roll
Band in the World’, who would have been
left out in the cold to experience Brrrr rather
than Grrrr. now have a grrrreat alternative
"You won't need to mortgage your winter
fuel payment to get in" says Jim, "but
you will need to be fast on your feet, tickets
are selling like... well Stone's tickets"
Doors 7pm - Band on stage 8PM
Tkts:£16.50 adv, £18.00 on door
Orange Yd, off Manette
St London, W1D 4JB
By our Rollympic correspondent
at fever pitch as to where now for Usain Bolt after
his historic Olympic triumphs, the London 2012 rumour
mills are now at full production. Will it be Alex
Ferguson and the lure of Manchester United and all
those Cheshire Wags, or USA and it’s grid
iron cheer leaders, maybe coaching the Sweedish
Beach Volleyball team. Or, and you heard it here
first, could the next starting line up for the fastest
man in history be with the ‘Greatest Rock’n’Rroll
Band in the world’. It all adds up, Sir Mick
Jaguar has let it be known that he thinks team 'RS'
are in desperate need of fresh legs, and Bolt has
surely revealed his musical aspirations having describing
himself now as the ‘Legend’, clearly
a reference to the Bob Marley classic album. Asked
for comment, a somewhat bemused Mick Waylor, who’s
place in the team might be threatened were it to
come to such a head top head, remarked “He
can run,..... but he can’t slide”.
Long Lester William Polsfuss......
and thanks for all the guitars
"IT'S THE STONED WOT WON IT"
Claims a jubilant and typically modest
agrees Half a Moon's better than none
Even as the Rollin Stoned
were taking to the stage at the Halfmoon
last Thursday for what had been feared and
billed "Maybe the Last Time?"
the good news was breaking to a mightily
relieved audience and staff alike. It wasn't
"All Over Now" and they were now
present, not at a wake, but celebration.
We are so pleased to be able to run this
story, The Rollin Stoned do after all feature
an 'Afterlife of Brian', so rather specialize
in resurrections. However, not withstanding
Sir Mick Jaguar's typically overstated boast,
credit must be given in large part to others.
So our congratulations and thanks to all
those who took up the gauntlet and campaigned
so tirelessly to save this as a live music
venue. In particular we are indebted to
Carrie Davies, who as booking manager back
in the early days of the band's life, introduced
it to the venue and helped establish ‘The
Stoned’ as fixture and fitting. As
much as anything, her return galvanised
this campaign and now, in her new role as
a partner in the venture, heralds what we
hope will be a very bright and exiting future.
And for all you disgruntled gastro pub fans,
they will be introducing food, so every
body wins..... just so long as they don't
mix up the Set list and Menus,....."And
what would madam like for Start me Ups".....
"And how would sir like his "Rock
- 10th, january 2010)
The Rollin Stoned lost a good friend and
invaluable support in Dennis Weymouth when
he lost his battle with illness.
a tribute to
Dennis by Charlie
COULD YOU BE
LOOKING AT LONDON'S
WORST NIGHTMAYOR ?
Londoner's consider life beyond our Ken, we have
learned of an intriguing scenario that is being
mooted on the Capital's streets. It has been suggested
that a similarity exists between London Mayor Boris
Johnson and Rollin Stoned's guitarist Byron Jones
and the fact that at no time have they ever been
seen together in the same place is more than mere
To the febrile
minded who are our bastions against the great conspiracies
that threaten our daily lives, the evidence clearly
stacks up to a hill of beans, but are they just
fermenting hot air?
Of course the two share common initials
and as anyone who reads detective fiction well knows,
people who adopt an alias invariably use their owns
initials (not to mention that Boris Johnson
is an anagram of 'Rob Johnson Is', possibly an allusion
to being the reincarnation of the great blues legend.
Ed) (Thanks for that Ed).
Then there's the distinctive matching
golden 'barnets', even if Boris does look like he's
wearing Byron's hair inside out. Add to that you
have the birds and the booze, a tendency to get
in over their heads, not being very popular in Liverpool
and of course both heavily influenced by the Blues.
It is true that Byron has a well earned reputation
as a dapper dandy whereas Boris would not look out
of place in the pages of the Dandy, but then if
you were having to dash in and out of telephone
kiosks in order to perform quick change costumes
at the drop of a crisis on the streets of London,
you might look a tad less than well shevelled. (Posted
all Wright Mathew ....
.... and thank you kindly
2 presenter's tribute act
listeners to BBC Radio 2 on Friday, Jan 4th, would
know, the singeing sensation Byron Jones may have
been experiencing in his ears would not, for once,
be the fault of the thermostat on his wig permer.
Rather, he had become a hot topic of conversation
on that evenings edition of Mathew Wright's ''Weekender"
the broadcast Mathew recounted having been at a
party held in honour of Seth Lakeman's father in
2007 and had seen a band called The Rollin Stoned
(shucks does he mean Us? Ed) he went to say how
much he enjoyed the show, in particular, the celestial
re-incarnation of Brian Jones, it was, he said "..the
highlight of my life" (This remark did
lead Bill Wymandy to ponder "what must his
lowlights have been like" but the that's Bill
for you, a carbuncle on the face of misery).
generous endorsement could easily have escaped our
attention entirely - obviously living in the 60's,
we can only tune in to the Light Programme and on
occasion, if the atmospherics are right, Radio Luxembourg,
- were it not for a tip off from a friend of the
band, Tim Ewbank , to whom we are much indebted.
His journalists antennae for relevant material has
no doubt been well developed in compiling facts
for his many excellent celebrity biographies.
we kick off a New Year and the dishing out season
for honours and gongs, it seems somehow appropriate
for the band to receive this modest token of recognition
and it will serve us fine until Her Majesty decide
to pull her finger out on our behalf. (Posted
apologies to the late Douglas Adams, the next update
to the “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to The Galaxy”
should surely come with the following revision to
it’s entry for the third planet from the Sun.
“Earth, mostly harmful, but at least gave
the universe the ‘Les Paul’ thanks to
an earthman of the same name deciding to nail some
guitar strings on to an old log and plug it into
the mains, so inventing Rock’n’Roll”
This allowed an awful lot of, otherwise useless,
long haired young life-forms to create very loud
noises and so attract vast crowds and accumulate
a lot of money - not to mention a lot of sleep over
requests from attractive young girls life-forms,
apparently irrespective of how unattractive they
themselves might seem. This makes Les Paul the most
influential Earthman of the 20th century and cooler
than an Ice Popsicle from one of the moons of Pluto.
In tribute to Les Paul – Musician,
songwriter, inventor. June 9, 1915 – August
- 16th, August 2009)
Only Alias Stones & Jones
Griff Rhys Jones meeting three men
you really would not want in a boat
of The Rollin Stoned (pictured above) hitting
the bar with a suitably bemused Griff Rhys Jones
at the Drill Hall in London's West End prior to
filming of "The Big Question" a pilot
for a new Channel 5 panel show
as a cross between The Oxford debating society
and a pub brawl, the show aims to finally establish
answers to some of life's eternal verities, ones
that have been eluding the greatest minds from
Socrates and Descartes to Jade Goody.
panel of Journalists and Comedians including columnist
Rod Liddle were invited to opine on assorted topics
including discussions on the relative merits of
Cats against Dogs, Curry versus Chinese and Quilts
Stoned, had been invited to attend as guest members
of the audience to act as expert advocates on
the vexed issue as to who was the greatest out
of the Beatles and The Stones.
you don't wish to know the result then look away
now... but for those who do and don't have the
patience to see if the series gets commissioned,
well, let's just say if you like chasing sticks,
prefer your Winalot in Chicken Vindaloo flavour
and can't get no Satisfaction without wagging
your tail, then , with out giving too much away,
you'd probably get the panel's vote.
come up With a
Dep for Cap'n Jack for Charity Premier at
charity premier screening of the latest in "Pirates
of the Caribean" series was in need of a pirate
copy celeb to make the red carpet entrance, or plank
in this case
who better to answer their cry for help and climb
on board than the The Rollin Stoned's very own timber
shivering, ringed eared, rum snorting powder monkey,
Keith Retched. Pictured here in danger of loosing
his head to some rather shapely shipmates. (Posted
BIGGER BANG' On His Head
Medical Bulletin latest,"He's
not out of the woods yet but is definitely out of
his tree"...... Chief surgeon confirms
as 'Gibbon's Decline Fall' once again threatens
to disrupt a Rollin'Stoned tour after the 'Gibbon'
in question, aka Keith Retched, came to grief while
succeeding in demonstrating to a sceptical fellow
band member that climbing a Coconut palm was as
easy as falling off a log.
(Posted - 12-06-06)
TIMES' ON OUR SIDE
odd mangled gear change apart, faultless was the
verdict of Times rock reviewer David Sinclair ".........
the period detail of the musical equipment; the
overall sound, particularly of the older numbers,
was probably more authentic than the
Stones themselves would be inclined to muster at
this stage" -
To read the full review go to
(Posted - 09-01-07)
MIND THE BALLCOCKS... Keith's Retched Apology
Keith Retched of the Rollin'Stoned, today
issued a public apology to Sir Mick Jaguar
for having alleged that Sir Mick had a "Little
Red Rooster", when asked whether he could
enlarge on the topic, his only comment was
"never mind the b!!!!cks" (Posted
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News letter No 24
'Fag Ends .......
'woo! woo! woo! "....alright I want you to put down
the cigarette, stub it out and move slowly away from the
pack keeping your hands visible and clear of your mouths....".
News letter No 21
the final page of the 2007 Calendar has blown away and we
herald the new..... if only life was that simple for The
News letter No 19
'Licenced To Thrill'.....
it's really very simple..... but whatever you do, don't
press the red button next to it....
News letter No 16
'He did it Ottway'.... Just
goes to show, you'd have to back an old converted Leyland
post office van against an RAF Norseman, although we nearly
caught a packet from a hostile Merc 109 over the cliffs
News letter No 13
'Reviving the Spirit of '66"... And
so we contemplate the prospect of grown men hitting the
bar, tackling Becks, diving headers, reaching the knockout
stages, simple tap ins ....... but hey, thats enough
of Keiths antics, weve got a World cup to look
News letter No 12
'Hoochie Coochie Who?'.....
yes it was London's very own Hoochie Coochie Man...... the
one and only Art Wood......the Big Brother who taught young
Ronnie to suck eggs - a mean trick Art, but then what are
kid brothers for.......