The Rolling Stones announce new album – the first in 18 years | Ents & Arts News


The Rolling Stones have announced a new album, their first studio collection of original material in 18 years.

Featuring the core trio of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, the band shared details about the album, Hackney Diamonds, on social media – and are set to be interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday about the release.

It will also be their first collection without drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021.

They shared the news with the message: “New album, new music, new era,” and a short video skit showing Fallon receiving a call on his “Stones phone” to summon him to the UK capital.

The interview with the American chat show host will take place in Hackney, east London, and will be live-streamed globally on their YouTube channel.

The Rolling Stones last album of original music was A Bigger Bang in 2005, while their last studio album, Blue & Lonesome, which comprised blues covers, was released back in 2016.

The band first teased their new music online and by placing an advert in the local paper – the Hackney Gazette.

The advert for Hackney Diamonds featured lyrics from the band’s best-known hits, and included a website and a phone number which takes you through to a recorded message.

The greeting from a male voice with a Cockney accent says: “Welcome to Hackney Diamonds, specialists in glass repair. Don’t get angry, get it fixed.”

The phrase “Hackney Diamonds” is old east London slang for shattered glass from windows being broken during a robbery.

The Rolling Stones formed in the early 1960s and have had eight number one singles in the UK including (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Paint It, Black and Honky Tonk Women.

In 1989 the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by The Who’s Pete Townshend.

They marked their 60th anniversary with a European tour in 2022, covering 10 countries including a performance at British Summer Time (BST) festival in London.


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