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The Rolling Stones have been teasing a new album and it looks like we’ll have some details later this week. The album will be titled Hackney Diamonds. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will discuss the album with Jimmy Fallon from the London borough of Hackney. That neighborhood is “at the heart of” the band’s new album, Hackney Diamonds, per their press release. The Stones made the announcement in a funny video with Fallon that they posted earlier today. The video notes that the band will discuss their “new album, new music, new era.” The live stream on the Stones’ YouTube channel will occur at 6:30 am PT/ 9:30 am ET this Wednesday, September 6.

Rolling Stones LIVE in conversation with Jimmy Fallon

Talking new album, new music, new eraStreaming globally here on Youtube from Hackney, London...This Wednesday September 6th 2023Welcome to Hackney Diamonds 💥G...

The “new era” that the messaging refers to, of course, is the fact that this will be the first new Rolling Stones album since death of drummer Charlie Watts in 2021. Last year, Keith Richards told Rolling Stone that the band’s next album would include Watts’ final recordings. He said that any other drums would be provided by Steve Jordan. Jordan has been the Stones’ touring drummer since Watts announced that he’d be sitting out their dates, due to health issues in April of 2021. Jordan and Richards have a long history; Jordan has been Richards’ main collaborator on his solo albums, starting with 1988’s Talk Is Cheap.

Hackney Diamonds will be the first new Stones album since 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, an album of blues covers. It will be their first album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. They have released a couple of other original songs in recent years. The latest was “Living In A Ghost Town” in 2020. They also released two new songs, “Doom and Gloom” and “One More Shot” from their 2012 collection, GRRR!

The Stones currently have no tour dates listed on their website. But expect them to announce some to coincide with the album’s release. Although Mick Jagger just turned 80, and Keith Richards and Ron Wood are both in their 70s, so they may not go on a marathon tour, and their shows may be shorter than they used to be.

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