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    Mick Jagger and Girlfriend Melanie Hamrick Announce the Birth of Their Son

    A Rolling Stone gathers no moss, but he can put together an impressive brood of children: Mick Jagger and his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, have announced the birth of their son.

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    Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

    Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child.

    Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to the couple's son. According to a statement, both parents are "delighted" and "mother and baby are doing well."

    Jagger already has seven children — Georgia, James, Jade, Elizabeth, Lucas, Karis and Gabriel — who range in age from their 40s to teenagers.

    He became a great-grandfather in May 2014 when Jade's daughter, Assisi, gave birth to a baby girl.

    Hamrick is a 29-year-old ballerina who has performed with the American Ballet Theatre in New York. They began dating after the suicide of fashion designer L'Wren Scott in 2014, Jagger's partner of 13 years.

    In May, fellow Rolling Stone Ron Wood became a father again at 68 after his wife, Sally Humphreys, gave birth to twin girls.

    Jagger and his bandmates recently released "Blue & Lonesome," the iconic rock group's first album in 11 years. The 12-track set includes covers of blues songs from Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Eddie Taylor and more.

    Bobby Blotzer Insists 'No Judgment Has Been Rendered' Against His Version of Ratt

    Drummer Bobby Blotzer is firing back against his former Ratt bandmates' recent announcement that they've reunited, taken control of the group's name, and kicked Blotzer out. Continue reading…

    Kaedy's Conversations

    Kenny Loggins will be autographing his new children’s book Footloose, with new, family-friendly lyrics, and a CD of him performing the new version of the song tucked into the back of the beautifully illustrated book. He’ll be in Atlanta at the 25th Book Festival of the MJCCA November 5th at 8:15pm.

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    He spoke with Kaedy about his new book, his family, being a first time grandfather, and much more!

    Listen to the full interview below.

    Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Fest is at Lakewood Amphitheater this Saturday, October 29th.

    The music is on 2 stages starting at 4pm, including Mother’s Finest, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, ZZ Top, and Gregg Allman. The festival also features a great selection of food trucks and local craft brews.

    Kaedy and her buddy Melissa Ruggieri, Music Scene writer for The AJC, interviewed Gregg about his health, new music, the festival, and more!

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    Kaedy Kiely and Melissa Ruggieri from ajc.com talked with Ed Roland of Collective Soul about “Rock Chastain 2016” Saturday night at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Ed’s Sweet Tea Project is playing the benefit for The Chastain Park Conservancy with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Whiskey Gentry, and Brian Collins.

    Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.

    Listen to the full interview below.

    Infamous keyboard player, Rick Wakeman, spoke with Kaedy Kiely about his upcoming show with former Yes bandmates Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin – ARW, The Music of Yes and More at the Fox Theatre October 10th 2016.

    Hear Rick talk about new music, his late bandmate Chris Squire, and his friendship with David Bowie.

    Listen to the full interview below or click here.

    Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ are headlining a benefit concert for The Chastain Park Conservancy on October 15, 2016 at Chastain Park Amphitheater. “Rock Chastain 2016” includes Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, The Whiskey Gentry, and Brian Collins, and The River’s Kaedy Kiely will be emceeing the evening’s event. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, and a percentage of every ticket is tax deductible.

    Kaedy recently talked to Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ about his participation in Rock Chastain 2016, and more.

    Listen to the full interview below.

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