The Rolling Stones are reportedly going to be back with brand new original music and we’re very excited. The legendary band’s last original album came in the form of 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, which was followed by ‘Blue & Lonesome’, the covers album they released last year.
The Stones most recent album featured covers of little-known American blues songs, which was assembled during sessions for what will be the next studio record.
The news of a new album came out when Keith Richards sat down for an installment of “Ask Keith Richards,” for Ultimate Classic Hits.
Richard’s was asked about the possibility of new music after being inspired to get into the studio following the last album.
“Yes, we are — very, very shortly,” he replied. “Cutting some new stuff and considering where to take it next. Blue & Lonesome caught us a little bit by surprise in that we figured it was something we had to do, but we didn’t expect the response.”
Blue & Lonesome enjoyed incredible success and marked a return to The Rolling Stones gaining both commercial and critical success. When the discussion of the album success came about the question of Volume Two arose.” “I don’t think we’re going to sucker into that straight away,” said Richards. “But it wouldn’t take a twist of the arm to do some more of that. It’s such fun to record, and there’s plenty more where that came from.”
There were recent rumours circling of the possibility of new music, particularity when a picture of Mick Jagger and Skepta appeared on Instagram.
This fall, the group will also head out on a European “No Filter” tour, starting in Hamburg in September and ending in Paris in October. Alas there are no tour dates for Ireland, but you can always travel a little further afield to see the lads.
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