One of the greatest and most influential rock'n'roll bands of all time. They formed in Britain in 1962, naming their band after a Muddy Waters song. They are inspired by American blues and rock'n'roll acts including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry (they REALLY love Chuck!), Bo Diddley and much, much more. They are practically the world's first hard rock band. They have experimented with other styles in their career, like soul, reggae, psychedelic rock, country rock, disco and more, but have always maintained that classic "Stonesy" hard rock sound. They have greatly influenced many rockers around the globe like Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and countless others, and their hard rock and "bad boy"/rebellious image/attitude have also provided blueprints for later genres like heavy metal, punk rock and a whole lot more. They have made many albums over the past 45 years or so, all of them have something to recommend listening to. Among their best albums are Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Tattoo You, Steel Wheels and A Bigger Bang from 2005. They have often pushed the envelope in their songs and music videos, although many of today's music stars now make the Stones sound like angels. Nevertheless, the Stones will always have their "badness" credentials, and the quality and influence of their music is undeniable. They are true legends, without a doubt.
I saw the Rolling Stones in concert exactly 10 years ago tonight at Ohio Stadium at the Ohio State University. They kicked it off with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", then "Solid Rock'n'Roll", "Bitch", getting into hits spanning their entire catalog: "The Last Time", "Rock and a Hard Place", "Gimme Shelter", "Start Me Up", "You Got Me Rocking", "Miss You", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Let It Bleed", "Tumbling Dice", "Honky Tonk Women" (a lot of women danced onstage during this number), "Anybody Seen My Baby?", a cover of Chuck Berry's "Little Queenie", "Brown Sugar", etc. The Stones drank beer frequently. Mick Jagger often snarled his vocals, and he jumped around and strutted his butt on the stage and walkways. He took off his shirt - even in the chilly late September night air. Keith Richards had a cigaret dangling in his mouth almost all the time, while playing guitar. Ron Wood was also smoking while playing, but not as much as Keith. Charlie Watts kept on beating the skins. After the show ended there was a killer fireworks show. It was an excellent evening. I had seen many major "classic" acts play live (Pink Floyd, U2,Van Halen, Rush, Def Leppard, Beach Boys, Ramones, to name a few) but it was a major thrill to see what may be the biggest and most influential band ever (except the Beatles and Roxy Music). The Stones still have it. VIVA ROLLING STONES.
by Buckeye Star September 27, 2007
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one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
enough said.
by Arfalarf January 31, 2004
A person who likes to move often or is unwilling to settle down in one place or with one person or both. This phrase is based on the old saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss."
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone."

-THE TEMPTATIONS
by Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant June 21, 2005
The great rock band that started the Hard Rock genere, which was sucsessed by Led Zeppelin. Other bands were equally amazing like Queen, AC DC, Metallica, Styx, Aerosmith, and of course Guns and Roses. By the late 1980s the Hard Rock Genere starts to die down after Nirvana happened. Now there is the crappier alternetive, pop and rap generes. What is this world coming to? First Hard Rock got rid of disco and this how u repay us? Hard Rock shall live on for generations to come"
"Hard Rock is the best music ever! If you disagree, then may the Hand of God strike you down! He invented The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Metallica, AC DC, Styx, Aerosmith, and Guns and Roses"
by SympathyForTheDevil May 05, 2004
The badass version of The Beatles.
If you like the Beatles, then you'll love The Rolling Stones.
by ColTim August 04, 2004
A horrible corporate ad-fuck of a magazine that has reviewers who know almost nothing about music. While sometimes they will give high ratings to albums that are worthy, they are often afraid to give shitty pop and pop-punk (Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan etc...) anything under 2 or 3 stars. WTF is that?!?! Not to mention all the crappy rap that they have the nerve to call "art" (not all rap is bad but you wouldn't know that from their reviews) They also take an MTV-esque whiny liberal stance in their politics section (I myself am a strong liberal but I find their articles extremely biased playing into Hollywood style "limousine liberalism")

In the end their just another glorifier (along with radio, the RIAA and MTV) of bad music in America.

Do yourself a favor and support Indie artists and those with actual talent, not top 40 pop/pop-puck/emo/rap songs.
I will say some Rolling Stone's music reviews are unbiased and dead-on, however the majority are complete bullshit.
by Aaron O. September 15, 2005
A metaphor for something that is always moving or changing. This phrase has many connections to music: It's the name of a magazine that focuses on pop culture and music, it's the name of a band, and it's a lyric in a song by Bob Dylan. These three things may be connected. A possible origin of this phrase is the old saying, "a rolling stone gathers no moss."
by Dave September 08, 2003
A band that rocked in the 60's with the help of the Beatles. Rolling Stones debuted in 1963 with a song titled "I wanna Be Your Man," a Lennon/McCartney composition.
by Dick James September 04, 2003

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