The wait has been long but well worth it. This is the story of the Rolling Stones, but with a new twist: their history as told through what instruments were used during their recording sessions and tour dates. Covers not only the group's personal background, but also every tour and studio session from its inception in 1962 to date, with detailed documentation illustrating what instruments were used. Every song recorded by the band, including all demos and outtakes, is also documented, with input from within the Stones' ranks as well as people who were involved with the band throughout their career. The information and data used was culled from several thousand periodicals, as well as hundreds of interviews conducted by the authors. The authors also carefully scrutinized thousands of photographs as well as thousands of hours of televised performances, interviews, and tour footage to present this factual document. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and images, many of which have never been published, including The Rolling Stones' actual gear which were specifically photographed for this book and are seen here for the first time. Hardcover. 672 pp.