The Rolling Stones’ ‘Hackney Diamonds’, First Studio Album In 18 Years
The Rolling Stones have confirmed the title of their first album in 18 years! The full details of “Hackney Diamonds” is coming this Wednesday, September 6. The band (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood) is going to be interviewed by by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon on a YouTube livestreamed event from the Hackney district of East London! Fun, right?
The Stones said the following in a statement, “Hackney may be at the heart of Hackney Diamonds, but this is a truly global moment we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube.”
The Stones’ new album is the first since their drummer, Charlie Watts, died in 2021. Word is, the new LP will have several songs late-drummer Watts recorded prior to his death.
“Let me put it this way,” Richards told the Los Angeles Times in 2021. “You haven’t heard the last of Charlie Watts.”
And, as mentioned above, it’s their first collection of new material in almost two decades! Before you say anything, yes, the band did release “Blue & Lonesome” in ’16 – but that was a covers album, paying tribute to old-school blues.
If you’ve been keeping up, the Stones’ confirmed that Sir Paul McCartney makes a guest appearance on their new album.
Two years ago, Richards told the Los Angeles Times that COVID delayed the new album, with singer Mick Jagger adding, “We have a lot of tracks done, so when the tour’s finished, we’ll assess where we are with that and continue.”
How many more albums do The Rolling Stones have in ’em? It’s amazing, right?!