The Rolling Stones will kick off Labor Day weekend with the deluxe reissue of their third album of the ’70s — 1973’s Goats Head Soup.

Mick Jagger on Goats Head Soup:

“The weird thing about this record is, it is a few bits and bobs. Most of it was focused in a way and recorded in Jamaica, but not all of it. When you listen to it it’s very different from [our previous album] Exile [on Main St.]. But Exile was this sprawling thing that was recorded everywhere over a long time period. And Goats Head’s a bit more centered on what we recorded in Kingston, Jamaica. Though of course Exile wad very mixed up with tracks from previous sessions and so on. I don’t really recall us having any sort of sit down talk saying, ‘Okay, we’re gonna make a record that’s different.’ I don’t think we did at all. But it’s a very kind of quite eclectic bunch of songs I think.”

Keith Richards on Goats Head Soup.

“As far as Goats Head Soup went, I realize that it was the first album that Mick and I really truly had to deal with the Exile bit. Because Exile on Main St., hey, we were ready to go. We just lived in my basement, everybody, and we just did what we did. And we were still like on each other’s backs. But by the time we got to cut the Goats Head Soup, Mick and I, all of the band, had sort of separated over the world for a while, you know, so you had to learn in a way, or figure out how to write songs outside of not being in each other’s pocket all the time, you know.”

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander celebrates his 67th birthday today (January 23rd). They wanted to hear their songs on the radio.  Specifically the song “Surrender” The band knew it belonged on an album and had to get...
On Today's Rock Gossip…David Lee Roth talks about how a song was inspired by Calvin Klein and Eddie Van Halen talks about golf Photo: Chris Hatcher...
The late Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter was born today  (June 23rd, 1941.) The music to the song “Box of Rain” was written by bassist Phil Lesh to sing to his dying father. It was on American...