Rolling Stones announce first album since 2005
Rock band The Rolling Stones are set to come up with their first studio record in over a decade.
Titled 'Blue & Lonesome', the album will release on December 2. The album will feature 12 tracks, recorded in three days at London's British Grove Studios, all cover songs by classic bluesmen, including Howlin' Wolf ('Commit a Crime'), Little Walter ('I Gotta Go') and Jimmy Reed ('Little Rain').Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were joined by their long-time touring musicians Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford as well as Clapton for the recording.
The album will take the band "back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones."
"This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do," said Don Was, who has co-produced the album alongside the Glimmer Twins (a pseudonym for Jagger and Richards).
The band's last album called 'A Bigger Bang' was released back in 2005.