The Rolling Stones set to release First Album of Originals in 18 Years

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The Rolling Stones set to release First Album of Originals in 18 Years

The Rolling Stones
Words by Jack O'Shea Ayres

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones are set to release their first new album of originals in 18 years, titled Hackney Diamonds next month.

The new Rolling Stones album will be released on October 20 on Geffen Records and is led by new single “Angry”, which arrived last week with a music video starring Sydney Sweeney directed by François Rousselet. 

The Rolling Stones recorded Hackney Diamonds at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Metropolis Studios in London, Electric Lady Studios in New York, and Sanctuary Studios in the Bahamas, with the new album seeing Paul McCartney playing bass on one song. “Angry” was produced by Andrew Watt, who’s also contributed background vocals and percussion


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The infamous band teased the release of the upcoming album last month with a cryptic ad appearing in local newspaper the Hackney Gazette, reading “Our friendly team promises you satisfaction. When you say gimme shelter we’ll fix your shattered windows”, with the term “Hackney Diamonds” referring to the glass shattered during a robbery in East London slang. 

Fans last saw The Rolling Stones release an album in 2016; Blue & Lonesome, which comprised blues covers and was their last LP recorded with the late Charlie Watts, who died in 2021. 

Last month saw a pair of bronze statues unveiled in the English city of Dartford, said to represent Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, paying homage to when the two members of The Rolling Stones first met as teenagers at a train station back in 1961. 

“Angry” marks the first single for The Rolling Stones since the release of “Living in a Ghost Town” back in 2020.