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The Rolling Stones: Unzipped

The Rolling Stones, Anthony DeCurtis


Featuring fresh insights from Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie, Unzipped digs deeper than ever before into the Stones’ archives to present a comprehensive collection of Stones artworks, instruments, stage outfits and notebooks alongside key work by some of the legends of rock photography


For almost 60 years the Rolling Stones have helped shape popular culture around the globe. Unzipped captures the compelling character and dynamic spectacle of the band through distinctive photography and interviews with the Stones themselves, tracing their impact and influence on rock music, art, design, fashion, photography and filmmaking.

Evocative archive photos, artworks, outtakes and memorabilia, together with dazzling images of the band’s instruments and outfits, plunge you into the ever-changing world of the Stones. Many of the instruments and outfits are paired with pertinent archive photos, so you can examine the detail and see the objects in use. Peppered throughout with engrossing and insightful new commentary by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, the book also features a compelling introduction by Anthony DeCurtis, which chronicles their career, and perceptive articles by some of their most important creative collaborators, including Buddy Guy, Don Was, Anna Sui, John Varvatos, Martin Scorsese, Shepherd Fairey, Patrick Woodroffe and Willie Williams.

Bold, glamorous and captivating – and beautifully bound and finished – Unzipped is the perfect showcase for ‘the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world’.

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Choice Magazine

'An evocative photo-led exploration of the band’s close-on 60-year career'

'This handsome tome has much to offer the Stones fan who thought they knew everything'
Record Collector

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 31.7 x 24.1 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 400

Publication date: 7 October 2021

ISBN: 9780500023853

Contents List

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones on Display, Anthony DeCurtis
Blues Roots: Interviews with Buddy Guy and Keith Richards
Edith Grove: Interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts
Recording: Interview with Don Was
Songwriting: Interviews with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Instrument Folio
Style: Interviews with Anna Sui and John Varvatos
Film and Video: Interview with Martin Scorsese
Art and Design: Interview with Shepard Fairey
Live: Interviews with Patrick Woodroffe and Willie Williams

About the Author

The Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - have all been interviewed specially for the exhibition and accompanying book. Anthony DeCurtis is an author and music critic. He has written for the New York Times, Relix and Rolling Stone, for which he is a contributing editor.