Rick Rubin: ‘I hope Mick Jagger/Red Devils comes out’

With the recent reissue of Mick Jagger’s four solo albums on 180 gram vinyl, it’s time again for everyone to lament that the Mick Jagger/Red Devils 1992 blues sessions have still not been issued officially. Everyone including Jagger’s producer. “It’s incredible, (but) it’s up to Mick,” Rick Rubin said in an Ultimate Classic Rock storyContinue reading “Rick Rubin: ‘I hope Mick Jagger/Red Devils comes out’”

Never heard, never sold

Unfortunately, most Red Devils press these days is of the “best band to never …” variety. The group is mentioned in another book with the focus again on the aborted Mick Jagger solo album. “The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear” by Bruno MacDonald covers much of the same ground as the essential “The Greatest Music NeverContinue reading “Never heard, never sold”

Classic Rock: Finding the real story in the grooves

With Classic Rock 195 now out in the U.S. — the U.K. Queen cover replaced by Slash — The Red Devils’ story is being read by more people than ever before. Seeing high praise from Billy Gibbons and Rick Rubin, not to mention the Mick Jagger and Johnny Cash connections, it is hard to fathom theContinue reading “Classic Rock: Finding the real story in the grooves”

Red Devils coming to Classic Rock magazine

More than 21 years after “King King,” The Red Devils are ready for international exposure again. UK journalist Paul Rees has taken on the Devils for an article for an upcoming edition of Classic Rock magazine. Just finished writing a piece on #thereddevils – great lost band, cautionary story. Check 'em out here:http://t.co/PyYJSm0ek3 — PaulContinue reading “Red Devils coming to Classic Rock magazine”

1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits

Very nice article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the early days of Paul Size in the band. RED DEVILS FIND THE SIZE THAT FITS by Dave Ferman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sept. 11, 1992 Texas-born blues guitarist Paul Size readily will admit that he’s been real lucky so far in his musical career. Born in DallasContinue reading “1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits”

Paul Size on getting robbed at Mick Jagger’s birthday party, more

As part of the interviews for his 2011 book “Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue,” author Marc Spitz has uploaded some of his audio interviews to SoundCloud. Paul Size was a prime source for Chapter 19, “The Red Devils’ Blues,” which once again tells the tale of the Devils, the King King, Jagger’s blues mojoContinue reading “Paul Size on getting robbed at Mick Jagger’s birthday party, more”

“If they’re buying drinks, then you’re making money”

Thanks to Paul Brown of the UK for this clip from the May 1993 edition of Rock Compact Disc Magazine. Interesting for Lester Butler’s pulling back on the Mick Jagger stories by this point and laughing off the image of Jagger being “whisked away” from the Devils after the session. Note also the alternate publicityContinue reading ““If they’re buying drinks, then you’re making money””

Rowdy morning on KCRW + 1 new song, 1992

What happens when you get The Red Devils on your early-morning radio show in 1992? They give you their blistering take on “Shake ‘Em On Down.” Listen now …

Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work

Simply calling Rick Rubin a “producer” misses what has made him such an important modern musical figure: He has been a guru, shaman, caretaker, curator, therapist and friend for many artists, coaxing some to produce their greatest music ever. What he does simply cannot be reproduced. Using already-published interviews as a backbone, author Jake BrownContinue reading “Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work”