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Music Journo Never Got a Thank You from The Clash, Elvis Costello

ThereGoesGravityCoverW magazine contributor Catherine Hong has shared a fabulous preview of There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, the April 22 memoir from trailblazing female music journalist Lisa Robinson.

When the interview subject has the kind of stories that Robinson does, the Mick Jagger lede pretty much writes itself. Not to mention the killer, second-paragraph, anecdotal follow:

In the ’70s, when Robinson proved she could tour with the hard-partying Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones and file juicy behind-the-scenes stories without pissing anybody off — or, as she contends, having to sleep with anybody — the New York native established herself as music journalism’s ultimate insider. Robinson was the cool girl who introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed and shielded Patti Smith on the side of a Central Park stage so she could pee. She helped The Clash and Elvis Costello get their first record deals (“Never got a thank-you,” she notes tartly) and even lent Jagger a pair of her best lace underwear for a show in Toronto because his pants were too sheer.

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Where’s the Mick Jagger Selfie?

In the wake of Geraldo famously Tweeting proof that “70 is the new 50,” FishbowlNY is secretly hoping today’s 7-0 birthday boy Mick Jagger will cheekily at some point pick up on that semi-naked trail.

Jagger has always had a wicked sense of humor. So while we appreciate TIME‘s “10 Great Performances” gallery, applaud Marie Claire UK’s fashion-plate spread and the rest, we can’t get no media satisfaction until Mick reminds with a camera wink-wink just how in-fabulous physical shape he still is.

At press time, there is nothing Geraldo-July-4ish to be found on Mick’s Twitter feed. In fact, if the timeline is any indication, the 70th celebrations started well early into the week and are still going on.

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Coachella Hinting at Rolling Stones for 2013?

Coachella is almost around the corner (scary, huh?) and the music festival might have dropped a hint about the headliner for the 2013 festival.

The above image of what could be a stone (or beach ball … but let’s just go with stone) is via the Coachella Facebook page, leaving many to speculate this is a subtle hint the Rolling Stones will be the headline act.

Mick Jagger and the rest of the wrinkled crew were first linked to Coachella last month when their official app listed the festival as an upcoming tour date before quickly deleting it.

The two-day, two-weekend festival is scheduled for April 12-14 and April 19-21. The full lineup will be announced later this month.

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Mick Jagger Reportedly OK with Daughter Posing for Playboy

The lovely Lizzy Jagger graces the cover of the June issue of Playboy, and she told the magazine that mom and dad were totally cool with it:

They understood that when you don’t know when you’re going to have kids, it’s nice to have wonderful pictures of your 20-something self.

Indeed, it’s something of a family tradition. Lizzy’s mother Jerry Hall appeared on the cover of Playboy in 1985. Mercifully, Mick Jagger has not posed for the magazine himself.

Clive Davis Would Like to Hear a Little Less Dance Music

There are some bonafide music industry legends lined up for Sunday’s Grammy show – Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand. But towering above them all, per usual, will be current Sony Music maestro Clive Davis, whose Saturday night party at the Beverly Hilton is a bigger deal for the artists than the show itself.

Earlier this week, the New York Times did a brief Q&A with the 78-year-old Davis on the occasion of the Grammy Museum in downtown LA christening a 200-seat auditorium in his name. Along with explaining how hard it has become to say no to some of those who want to attend his party (“This year I really can’t go out to public restaurants”), Davis had some interesting thoughts on the state of the music industry. He says while the singles industry has come back with a vengeance, the radio end of things is in bad shape:

What I do find challenging is that radio is more restrictive these days, in changing Top 40 to rhythm, almost totally and exclusively. It’s fine to have dance music, it’s fine to have rhythmic music. But we must have our troubadours. We must have our poet laureates. We must have our new Dylan’s and new Springsteen’s.

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World’s Most Famous Groupie Defends Mick Jagger’s Manhood

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recently suggested in his autobiography “Life” that band mate Mick Jagger wasn’t exactly well-endowed. Not so, says legendary groupie Pamela des Barres of the geriatric rock star:

Despite my admiration for the pirate of the group, I beg to differ with Keith on the sexual prowess of his lead singer, Sir Mick Jagger. In all ways (including size, thank you) and on several occasions I got plenty of Satisfaction. The todger isn’t tiny after all, dolls. And you can trust the world’s most famous groupie!