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The Rolling Stones announce first new album in 11 years

The Rolling Stones have confirmed they are releasing their first studio album since 2005.
The rockers have been teasing the release of new material on social media by sharing video footage of them in the studio with the caption, “COMING OCTOBER 6”. And on Thursday (06Oct16), they announced their follow-up to 2005’s A Bigger Bang, titled Blue & Lonesome.
“The Rolling Stones return to the blues with Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade #RollingStones #BlueAndLonesome,” the message on their official Twitter page reads.
The album comprises blues covers of tracks such as Little Walter’s Just Your Fool, Everybody Knows About My Good Thing by Little Johnny Taylor and I Can’t Quit You Baby, made famous by Otis Rush, according to the BBC.
The band recorded Blue & Lonesome at British Grove Studios in Chiswick, West London in just three days earlier this year (16).
Rocker Keith Richards had told BBC 6 Music in April (16), “We’re actually in the studio in the moment cutting new stuff.”
Ronnie Wood added they had “cut 11 songs in two days, just ‘bang’ – like that.”
“We didn’t spend any time rehearsing them or anything,” he continued. “We just picked a song that suited Mick (Jagger’s) harmonica or a guitar riff… and they worked out pretty good… It was like, ‘this is what the Stones do, we play blues.’”
Richards also revealed their good pal Eric Clapton would feature on the album, which is set for release on 2 December (16).
The Stones headline the inaugural Desert Trip festival in California on Friday night (07Oct16). The two-weekend event also features sets from Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Who.

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