Ronnie Wood opens Rolling Stones-backed community music studio

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Ronnie wood was the guest of honor on Tuesday (3) at the opening of Community Links music studios in Canning Town, east London, developed in partnership with the rolling stones.

The ultramodern studio will give an important helping hand to the budding musicians of the borough of Newham, thanks to a generous partnership with the Stones. After playing in London during the 2018 stage of their No filter tour, which starts again in the United States end of September, the group looked for an opportunity to invest in the creative future of young people in London and partnered with Community Links, a social action charity.

The specially designed studio is the result and will offer studio access for young people up to the age of 24. It will host creative workshops that promote mental well-being, as well as formal courses and study programs that will lead to qualifications in music technology. and sound engineering.

Rolling Stones manager Joyce Smyth was also present at the ceremony to co-present the students with an original piece of famous Wood art, a setlist from the group’s show at the nearby Olympic Stadium in May 2018, sales of which have specifically helped fund the studio. .

“I remember the help I received when I was young”

“I am delighted that I have been asked to open the Community Links music studios in Canning Town,” said Wood. “I remember the help I received when I was young and it is fitting that, thanks to this great charity, the Stones give a helping hand to all the budding musicians in east London . ”

After validation that Charlie Watts is likely to miss the next No filter dates, Wood wrote on social media, “I’m going to miss Charlie on our next tour, but he told me the show has to go on!” I can’t wait for Charlie to come back on stage with us as soon as he’s fully recovered. Many thanks to the old friend of the band, Steve Jordan, for playing in Charlie’s place and in his drum seat for the fall tour.

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