Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds

For the Rolling Stones‘ devoted followers, a really lengthy wait is over: The seminal rock band is again with Hackney Diamonds, their first authentic studio album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.

The LP is ready to debut worldwide on Wednesday with an unique YouTube livestream. The similar occasion will characteristic Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood chatting on stage with Jimmy Fallon from the London borough of Hackney — a neighborhood “on the coronary heart of” the brand new album, per the band’s official press launch — concerning the new music and new period forward.

The announcement followers a teaser marketing campaign together with a sneak preview of a tune, “Don’t Get Angry With Me.” Ironically, that promotion did make a number of individuals offended, because the web site the place you might supposedly hear a snippet of the tune kept crashing. But YouTube, one imagines, is ready to deal with heavy demand.

Richards instructed Rolling Stone final yr that the group’s forthcoming undertaking would come with final recordings

from longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, and that Steve Jordan, Watts’ reside alternative, was filling in elsewhere. Prior to that, the Stones had launched a shock monitor, “Living in a Ghost Town,” in April 2020, as Covid-19 gripped the planet. Jagger later stated that the pandemic had interrupted progress towards finishing a full album.

Hackney Diamonds can also characteristic a visitor appearance from Paul McCartney, although reviews that Ringo Starr sat in on recording periods weren’t substantiated.

The Rolling Stones toured Europe final summer season to have a good time their sixtieth anniversary, and with one other file across the nook, they present no signal of slowing down, regardless of Richards and Wood being in their late 70s and Jagger turning 80 in July. Keep an eye fixed out for them to hit the street as soon as extra subsequent yr to help their newest launch — whereas revisiting the classics, after all.


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