By Robyn Collins
Are the Rolling Stones just about to release their long-awaited blues-based album after a more than decade-long hiatus? Judging from the band’s Twitter, the answer might come in less than 24 hours.
Recently, the rock and roll legends posted a pair of 10-second teasers, accompanied by the message, “Coming October 6.”
The latest snippet of a song heavily influenced by the Chicago electric blues comes just one day after the band posted a clip of what appears to be a studio sessions for the album, which would be the follow-up to 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
Producer Don Was told French publication Le Figaro that the album “consists of covers of [Chicago] blues songs… the record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are.” He added that the album was recorded in just three days. Eric Clapton reportedly joined the sessions in June.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood said the band was on a “blues streak” after covering songs by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, reports the NME. “They really sound authentic,” Wood said. “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.”
The Stones played a private 90-minute set for 1,200 truckers at Freightliner’s annual customer appreciation dinner at the Bellagio Hotel on Monday night (Oct. 3) reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The band’s next gig is at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, which takes place Oct. 14-16 and will also feature Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters.
Check out the first taste of what could well be the Rolling Stones new album:
COMING OCTOBER 6 https://t.co/c7XSocAIDK—
The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 04, 2016
COMING OCTOBER 6 https://t.co/e8IC0vVFTJ—
The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 03, 2016