Ron Wood undergoes an operation for a hernia sustained the previous year.

13th: Mick Jagger attends his daughter Georgia's 16th birthday party, dresses like Austin Powers at the Cobden Club in London

17th: The Stones announce that they have signed a record deal with Universal for the release of the soundtrack to the upcoming Shine a Light concert film.


7th: Shine a Light concert film opens the Berlin Film Festival, Germany

30th: The Rolling Stones, along with director Martin Scorcese, hold a press conference at the Palace Hotel in New York City to promote the release of the Shine a Light concert film and album.

1st: The Rolling Stones' 9th live (double) album, Shine a Light, is released.
2nd: The Stones now appear in Leicester Square, London, England, at the UK premiere of Shine a Light.
4th: The concert film Shine a Light is released worldwide.

9th: The soundtrack to "Shine a Light" debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard

 17th: Mick Jagger attends the Vanity Fair party at the Cannes film festival in France, along with Steven Spielberg,
Bono, Harrison Ford, Sean Penny, Cate Blanchett and others.

2nd:  Charlie Watts' 67th birthday

1st: Ron Wood spends two weeks at his home in Ireland, accompanied by a new flame, 19-year-old Russian-born waitress Ekaterina Ivanova

26th: On Mick Jagger's 65th birthday, the Rolling Stones sign a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music, who now hold the rights to the group's post-1970 catalogue.

3rd: Ron Wood is in a rehab center in Surrey, England, where he is visited by Ekaterina Ivanova.
12th: Ron Wood is visited by his wife Jo at the Surrey clinic.

3rd: Ron Wood start divorce talks  with Jo Wood, his wife of 30 years, as Ron continues his liaison with Ekaterina Ivanova.

28th: Keith Richards performs with Buddy Holly's Crickets in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second Musicians Hall of Fame ceremony.

21st - 28th: Ron Wood spends a week in London, rehearsing with Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones for a possible eventual Faces reunion

11th: The town council in Dartford, England, birthplace of Mick and Keith, decides to rename streets according to Stones songs. They will include Sympathy Street, Dandelion Row, Cloud Close, Rainbow Close, Little Red Walk and Stones Avenue

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