The Rolling Stones Gear book is out on February 4, 2014. It has taken author Andy Babiuk nine years to complete the mammoth 672-page book. Babiuk has previously authored the acclaimed Beatles Gear.
Rolling Stones Gear is the first book to historically document all of the Rolling Stones’ musical equipment.
A press release says, “It’s also the story of The Rolling Stones, but with a new twist: their history as told through the instruments they used. The book covers not only the group’s personal background, but also every tour and studio session from their inception in 1962 to date, with detailed documentation illustrating what instruments and equipment were used during these periods.
“Every song recorded by the band, including demos and out-takes are also documented, with input from within the Stones’ ranks as well as from people who were involved with the band.
“The lavishly-illustrated book contains hundreds of photographs and rare images, many of which have never been published, including The Rolling Stones’ actual guitars and equipment, which were specially photographed for this book and are seen for the first time.”