The Rolling Stones are collaborating with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on a new album, according to reports.
This news has been reported by multiple sources, with the album said to be produced by Andrew Watt, who also produced Ozzy Osbourne’s recent Grammy Award winning, ‘Patient Number Nine’.
It has also been reported that Beatles legend Paul McCartney has been recording bass parts for this as of yet untitled album, however it has yet to be confirmed if McCartney’s work will feature on the final cut.
It has also not been confirmed if McCartney will even feature on the same song as fellow surviving Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.
This would mark the first album to be released by the Rolling Stones since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’.
“new music on the way”
With the album still in the mixing stage, a release date has yet to be offically announced, with recording sessions being conducted in LA over recent weeks.
This new album would appear to echoe the words of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who last month revealed that the band had “new music on the way”.
Along with wishing his followers a Happy New Year, Richards also wrote, “Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year and there’s some new music on its way and hopefully we’ll get to see you. Let’s keep our fingers crossed”.
Richards also made similar comments last August, where he insisted that the Rolling Stones have no plans to finish up following their major UK and European Tour last year.
“Anyway, I just make records and then we figure out how they come out, right? That’s what I do”, he said.
“I think the most important thing is that the people in the band want to stay together. That helps! We had our ups and downs, of course. But in the end we always noticed that we are more creative together”.
News of this new album would appear to eschew any past feuds between the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, which include Paul McCartney allegedly referring to Mick Jagger and co as a “blues cover band”.
Keith Richards also spoke about these comments in another interview last year. See what he said here.