LONDON — The Rolling Stones have hit their peak again in 2010, this time in the form of a rarely seen re-released movie of a 1972 concert.

“Ladies and Gentlemen … The Rolling Stones” was originally released in late 1973 in Britain, but the film was not widely shown. The digitally remastered version, which made its global premiere on Tuesday in London, shows the Stones at their best, belting out classics like “Brown Sugar,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” along with “new” songs like “Tumbling Dice,” Sweet Virginia” and “Rip This Joint.”

The latter songs were all on the 1972 album “Exile on Main St.,” which was also remastered and re-released this year to great acclaim.

None of the current Rolling Stones members that are in the movie – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts – made it for the premiere, but former bassist Bill Wyman was in attendance. Wyman was with the band for 30 years but quit in 1992 to explore other musical opportunities.

Although Jagger wasn’t there, a short interview with the lead singer was played on the screen before the movie began.

“Everyone’s very together and on,” Jagger said in the interview, which was recorded about six weeks ago in London. “I can remember the Rolling Stones being a very, kind of, lackadaisical, very sloppy band on stage. But this was obviously not the case on this day.”

Lennon’s killer, now 55, denied parole for sixth time

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Lennon’s killer was again denied parole in New York, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the musician’s New York City apartment building.

A parole board decided not to release Mark David Chapman after interviewing him Tuesday by teleconference at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

It was Chapman’s sixth appearance before the board since be coming eligible for parole in 2000. He will be eligible again in 2012.

Chapman, 55, had been scheduled to appear last month, but the hearing was postponed by parole officials, who said at the time they were awaiting additional information.

Flight attendant could avoid jail with program

 

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who allegedly cursed out a passenger on a flight before sliding down the plane emergency exit chute he deployed at Kennedy Airport, could avoid jail time.

Slater, 38, whose name and actions exploded worldwide after the Aug. 9 incident, is being evaluated for an “alternative sentencing” program in Queens Criminal Court, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Upon completion of the program, Slater could get probation or be required to perform community service as his sentence, he said.

Slater – who was charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, and is free on $2,500 bail – made a brief court appearance Tuesday, but his scheduled hearing was postponed.

His next court appearance is Oct. 19. If convicted, he would face a maximum term of 7 years.

Purse thief won’t avoid jail

 

NEW YORK — A man convicted of stealing Kirsten Dunst’s designer purse from a New York City hotel suite has been sentenced to four years in prison.

James Jimenez was convicted of burglary in June. He was sentenced Tuesday.

A jury had found him guilty of stealing Dunst’s $2,000 designer purse. Actor Simon Pegg’s cell phone and other items also were taken from the chic hotel in 2007.

The actors were staying at the hotel while filming “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.”