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Hot Stuff

The Story of the Rolling Stones

Matt Lee

HOT STUFF presents the largest collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia in the world, chronicling the band's 60-year history from its inception in 1962 to the present day.

'Incredible!! It's all there.' Keith Richards

With handwritten introductions by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, the Stones' legendary story is told through over 1,500 rare items, from hand-written setlists and super-rare vinyl pressings to stage-worn costumes and guitars.

This staggering collection is compiled by author Matt Lee, who has been gathering Rolling Stones memorabilia since the late 1990s. Lee was Curatorial Consultant to the Rolling Stones' touring exhibition, Exhibitionism, and currently holds the Guinness World Record for his Rolling Stones collection.
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  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1970s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1980s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1990
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 2000s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 2010s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, Solo Years

THE COLLECTION

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'On the following pages you will see some of the best, most interesting and rarest Rolling Stones collectibles in the world...' - Matt Lee

Following the 'The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World' through the decades, from 1962 until today, HOT STUFF explores a breathtaking archive of Rolling Stones artifacts and memorabilia.
 
Packed with highlights such as the band's first contract, the shirt Keith wore at Altamont, Ronnie's Urban Jungle guitar, Charlie's signed shoes, and Mick's 'Butterfly' jacket, worn in memory of Brian Jones, HOT STUFF takes a deep dive into the world of the Rolling Stones. The record-breaking collection has been amassed and curated by Stones expert Matt Lee, and includes tickets, posters, passes, promotional items, records, clothing, drumsticks, guitar picks, instruments, setlists, correspondence, and much, much more. 
 
Expertly photographed and presented here for Genesis subscribers, Lee's collection documents the band's recent 2021 No Filter Tour, and even explores the band members' solo careers, taking a fascinating look at their work outside of the Stones.
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  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1960s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1970s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1970s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1980s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 1990s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 2000s
  • Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones, 2010s

THE MANUSCRIPT

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Personally introduced by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood, HOT STUFF is written by Stones expert Matt Lee.

In his fascinating commentary, Lee shares anecdotes about his Stones archive and his encounters with the group, offering insightful and entertaining context to each of the items. 
 

'If you love the Stones, and the insane, irresistible world of everything rock and roll, you'll love this book.' - Craig Kallman

 
The Chairman & CEO of Atlantic Records, Craig Kallman, provides a foreword to the book, and an afterword is provided by Bill German - author, editor, and publisher of the Rolling Stones' official newsletter, Beggars Banquet, from 1978 to 1996. 
 

'As a journalist and historian, I believe in preserving things for posterity, and that's what Matt Lee has tirelessly done for us.' - Bill German

 
The result is a completely unique biographical document of one of the most famous rock bands in history.
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  • Rolling Stones Laminate Passes
  • Rolling Stones Backstage Signs
  • Rolling Stones Guitar Picks
  • Rolling Stones Sticker Passes

THE LIMITED EDITION

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HOT STUFF is published in a numbered and signed limited edition of only 500 Deluxe copies. Alongside the book, at least five original pieces of vintage Rolling Stones memorabilia are included.

Each copy of HOT STUFF is signed by the author, Matt Lee, and co-author, Chris Lehourites, with the signature page additionally bearing a First Class postage stamp - one of four special designs now being issued by the Royal Mail to commemorate 60 years of the Rolling Stones.
 

'What a wonderful book of your collection.' - Mick Jagger


Across 320 pages, the contents of HOT STUFF are beautifully reproduced in large format (253 mm x 308 mm / 10" x 12") onto heavyweight 200 gsm paper. Each book is quarter-bound in black vegan leather with metallic silver covers. The binding is finished with red and silver foil blocking and silver page edging. 
 
Protecting the boxed set for many years to come, HOT STUFF is housed in a sturdy screen-printed and foil-blocked archival case.


THE MEMORABILIA


'Unique items get me really excited. You can hold them and feel that moment in time.' - Matt Lee


Completing the HOT STUFF boxed set is an envelope containing a minimum of five pieces of authentic Rolling Stones tour memorabilia. These valuable items would be desirable at auction and are perfect for building or starting one's own collection. Each copy contains: 

Guitar pick 
 Concert handbill 
 Backstage sign
   e.g. 'Make Up', 'The Lounge', 'Stage'
 Sticker pass
   e.g. 'VIP', 'Guest', 'Crew', 'Media'
 Laminate pass
   e.g. 'Rehearsals', 'All Access', 'Entourage'

The contents of each set are unique. As original items, each piece has been on the road with the band and has its own story to tell. Each Deluxe copy of HOT STUFF is therefore a valuable piece of Rolling Stones history in itself, and a true collector's edition.
  

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Hot Stuff

The Story of the Rolling Stones

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  • ISBN:
    9781905662807
  • Deluxe:
    500 copies
  • Signed by:
    Matt Lee
  • Contributors:
    Craig Kallman, Bill German
  • Paper:
    Heavyweight 200 gsm matt art
  • Binding:
    Black vegan leather binding, metallic covers, red and silver blocking and page edging
  • Box:
    Screen-printed and foil-blocked archival case
  • Extras:
    At least five pieces of vintage Stones memorabilia, including a guitar pick, concert handbill, backstage sign, sticker pass and laminate pass
FULLY SUBSCRIBED. All copies from this Deluxe limited edition are finished by hand and will be available for dispatch in September 2022.
Deluxe No longer available

HOT STUFF presents the largest collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia in the world, chronicling the band's history from 1962 to the present day. Introduced by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, HOT STUFF includes over 1,500 rare items, from hand-written setlists and super-rare vinyl pressings to stage-worn costumes and guitars.

  • Published Sep 2022
  • Page size: 253 mm x 308 mm
  • 320 pages
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