A Minnesota Music-Industry Vet Revisits 1979 Rock Culture and the New Barbarians | Twin Cities Geek

Via Twin Cities Geek: In 1977, Keith Richards was busted for drugs in Toronto, and the incident changed the trajectory of the Rolling Stones for the rest of the decade. What no one at the time knew is that the mess in Canada would help spawn the short-lived band the New Barbarians in 1979, a pivotal piece of rock lore that fits neatly into the 50-year history of the Rolling Stones.New Barbarians: Outlaws, Gunslingers, and Guitars (Voyageur Press) is a sleek 200-page prose and visual narrative that captures the history of the Stones’ offshoot band, fronted by guitarists Ronnie Wood and Richards.

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