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For loyal Rolling Stones fans, the very long wait is over: the ultimate rock band is back Hackney Diamondtheir first original studio album since 2005 Bigger blast.
The debut LP is set to be released worldwide this Wednesday via an exclusive YouTube live stream. The event itself will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood chatting on stage with Jimmy Fallon from London’s Hackney – a neighborhood “at the heart” of the new album, according to the band’s official press release – about new music and events. A new era ahead.
This ad is followed by a teaser campaign with a sneak preview of “Don’t Be Mad With Me”. Ironically, this promotion an act It pissed some people off, because the website where you could supposedly hear a snippet of the tune kept crashing. But one would imagine that YouTube is ready to handle the huge demand.
Richards said Rolling Stone Last year, the group’s upcoming project would include final recordings of drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021, and that Steve Jordan, Watts’ live replacement, was filling in elsewhere. Prior to that, The Stones had released a surprise single, “Living in a Ghost Town”, in April 2020, just as the coronavirus swept the planet. Jagger later said the pandemic had halted progress toward his goal Completed album.
Hackney Diamond May also features a guest appearance from Paul McCartney, although reports that Ringo Starr attended the recording sessions have not been substantiated.
The Rolling Stones toured Europe last summer to celebrate their 60th anniversary, and with another record just around the corner, they showed no sign of slowing down, even though Richards and Wood were both in their late 70s and Jagger both turned 80. in July. Keep an eye out for them appearing again next year to support their latest release – with the classics revisited, of course.
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