Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his band took over New York’s Cutting Room for a handful of shows over the past weekend. With him on stage was the man whom Wood replaced in the Rolling Stones - Mick Taylor.
Rolling Stone magazine report that Wood kicked off the evening with the Jimmy Reed shuffle “Shame, Shame, Shame.” Taylor took care of the solo on his Gibson Les Paul. It might seem like an odd pairing, that there would be resentment between the two guitarists being how they’re both closely linked to the same position in the most successful rock band in the world. But Wood’s and Taylor’s relationship go back to both musicians pre-Stones days when Wood would fill in for Taylor in his band The Gods when the latter’s stage fright got the best of him.
Jimmy Reed songs made up the backbone of the show, which aside from the opening track included Wood’s and his band’s take on “Bright Lights Big City,” and “Going To New York.” Wood relished the spotlight and getting the chance to be the main focus for once, while Taylor was content standing to the side delivering solos.