By HANNA FLINT
For many, the return of The Rolling Stones to the touring circuit was the musical highlight of the year.
And as the veteran rockers welcomed a string of A-list guests to the stage, their shows became that of legend.
But it was their final performance in New Jersey that saw Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and the blues-guitar duo of Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer, jam with the Stones to give fans an extra treat; with celebrity photographer Terry Richardson there to capture some of the intimate moments behind the scenes.
This is a role Terry knows well, for it was he that spent a year traveling with Gaga, documenting the experience in a photo-book dedicated to the singer.
Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson, features more than 450 photographs that take the reader from Lollapalooza in August 2010 to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour in 2011.
Taking on the same quality of his visual odyssey, the photographer shared on Twitter a mixture of colour and black and white photographs from the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey.
With the Born This Way singer as the subject of most, she is seen with the Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood and New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen.
Wearing a variety of outfits that ranged from a simple vest to a racing stripe catsuit, the one consistency in the portraits of Gaga was her poker straight, blonde hair, fluttering false eyelashes and bee stung lips.
Looking like she had shed the 'boyfriend weight' the New Yorker looked fantastic, especially in monotone.
On stage, Gaga was her typically exuberant self as she moved like Jagger with the full-lipped man himself to Gimme Shelter.
The Boss lent his guitar prowess to Tumbling Dice, while the Black Keys added oomph to the band's Bo Diddley cover of Who Do You Love.