Rolling Stones to Release First Album of Original Songs Since 2005

Rolling Stones to Release First Album of Original Songs Since 2005
Rolling Stones to Release First Album of Original Songs Since 2005

After a lengthy hiatus, the iconic rock band, the Rolling Stones, is preparing to unveil their new studio album, “Hackney Diamonds.” This marks their first collection of original songs since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”

Global Debut and Exclusive Livestream

Global Debut and Exclusive Livestream

The highly-anticipated album is scheduled to make its global debut on Wednesday, with an exclusive livestream event on YouTube. During this event, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood will take the stage alongside Jimmy Fallon, all the way from the vibrant London borough of Hackney.

This neighborhood plays a central role in the album, as highlighted in the band’s official press release. The event aims to provide insights into the new music and the exciting era that lies ahead for the Rolling Stones.

Leading up to the album’s release, the Rolling Stones embarked on a teaser campaign, offering fans a sneak preview of one of their songs titled “Don’t Get Angry With Me.” Interestingly, this promotion garnered some frustration, as the website offering a snippet of the tune experienced frequent crashes.

However, the band’s decision to utilize YouTube for the exclusive livestream suggests a more robust platform to meet the anticipated demand.

A Tribute to Charlie Watts

In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, Keith Richards revealed that the forthcoming project would include the final recordings of their longtime drummer, Charlie Watts, who sadly passed away in 2021. Steve Jordan, Watts’ live replacement, contributed to the album in other capacities.

It’s worth noting that prior to this, the Rolling Stones released a surprise track, “Living in a Ghost Town,” in April 2020, during the height of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Mick Jagger later acknowledged that the pandemic had disrupted their progress towards completing a full album.

“Hackney Diamonds” may also feature a special guest appearance by none other than Paul McCartney. While there were reports of Ringo Starr participating in recording sessions, these claims have yet to be confirmed.

The Rolling Stones, despite Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood being in their late 70s and Mick Jagger nearing 80 in July, show no signs of slowing down. They recently embarked on a European tour to commemorate their 60th anniversary, and with a new album on the horizon, it appears that the legendary band is ready to hit the road once again in the coming year.

Fans can anticipate not only the latest releases but also the timeless classics that have defined the Rolling Stones’ illustrious career.

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