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The only autobiography of the band From September 2002 to September 2003 they are on a year-long world tour of 17 countries The text to be virtually all new material in their own voices The majority of the illustrations to come from their own personal archives The band have agreed to promote and publicize the book and to appear on TV interview shows 2003 the 40th anniversary of their first gig - in January - and record - in June, 1963 A compilation album to be released autumn 2002, an album with new songs and unreleased material in autumn 2003

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Other contributers include David Bailey, Cameron Crowe, Ahmet Ertegun, Christopher Gibbs, Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Don Was and Peter Wolf

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The coverage for the Stones's UK tour and the book has been HUGE, every paper covering it from THE FINANCIAL TIMES to THE MIRROR. The following is a summary of coverage for the book and some of general coverage for the tour. The book also had one week at number 10 on the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller list. SUNDAY TIMES NEWS REVIEW - the 2 part serial ran on 10 and 17 August. EVENING STANDARD - (circulation 450,000), Charles Shaar-Murray, the king of music writers, interviewed Keith Richards about the book - ran 22.8.03. The interview alsoran in THE SCOTSMAN on 28.8.03 INDEPENDENT SATURDAY MAGAZINE- used Carl Hiassen essay + book offer - ran 16.8.03 INDEPENDENT FRIDAY REVIEW - Charles Shaar-Murray wrote a review front about the book - ran 15.8.03 RADIO 2 ARTS PROGRAMME and THE PHIL JUPITUS SHOW on BBC 6MUSIC - Patrick Humphries has done a big piece about the book for both programmes and is also going to review for RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE. BBC 1 TV Documentary - this went out on Sunday 24thAugust @ 10.15pm ( estimated audience - 4.5 Million). The band were not interviewed but they approved the documentary and all the interviewees. T4/ Channel 4 Stones Interview special - Vernon Kay meets the Rolling Stones transmited Sunday 31st August, trailed 10.8.03. Q MAGAZINE - interviewed Keith Richards for their August issue, which was out 1st August and they have done a big piece about our book for their September issue, which is out now. MOJO MAGAZINE - 'Rolling Stones Special issue' given away free at all the concerts. They have used a section from one of the essays in the book as an introduction to the issue. 26.8.03 RADIO 4 FRONT ROW -the presenter, John Wilson, has done a review of book and preview of concert - 22.8.03 RADIO 2 STEVE WRIGHT SHOW - (daily audience 3.5million, weekly audience 7 million, largest afternoon audience on radio OR TV) have done a series of interviews with each band member and they broadcast one interview each day which began on Monday 28th July and ran through until Friday 1st August when they did a huge competition for tickets and copies of the book. BBC RADIO FIVE - interview with Dora Lowenstiein, 10.9 TALKSPORT RADIO - interview 23.8 EUROPEAN RADIO FEATURES - syndicated radio reviews to independent stations in the UK, Ireland and the rest of EuropeSKY 1, ENTERTAINMENT UK - feature on the band and review 17.9 IORR - the most influentail of the unofficial websites, reviewing the book PROCTOR AND GAMBLE (2.5 million) - are doing a page on the book in their Xmas mag. distributed through WH Smith. DAILY TELEGRAPH - (circulation 950,000, the best-selling daily broadsheet),Tom Horan or Charles Spencer are going to interview the band about the book. It will run as a two-page spread using unpublished photos from the book, will be advertised in the Sunday Telegraph and feature as a front page story as well. This is still tbc.and looks most likely to happen after the tour has finished and so will give the book an extra push in November. Radio & TV GIVEAWAYS - we are offering one copy of the book along with ticket comps to all the following: It guarantees a major plug for the book: BBCLONDONTOTP2T4XFMCAPITAL GOLD NETWORKAPTNSKY ENT NEWSBBC RADIO 2 NEWSIRNBBC RADIO SCOTLANDBATH FMKESTREL FM We've had some excellent review coverage with the SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE giving the book a good review, 17.8 and THE OBSERVERreviewed it on 31.8 The following will also be reviewing: Q MAGAZINE, THE WORD, UNCUT, JACK MAGAZINE, SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE, RECORD COLLECTOR and OK MAGAZINE. And here are some quotes from the reviews we've received so far: 'a wonderfully big, glossy and copiously illustrated book which gets right to theheart of what makes the Stones tick as musicians, songwriters, performers and chums.'Val Hennessy, THE DAILY MAIL 'Every fan of the band will want a copy.'Graham Ball, THE EXPRESS

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