The Rolling Stones, photo by Mark Seliger
The Rolling Stones’ first studio album in nearly two decades has been released.
Hackney Diamonds, the Rolling Stones’ 24th British and 26th American studio album, is out today, the 20th of October 2023, on Polydor.
Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and former bandmate Bill Wyman, all make appearances on the album. It is the band’s first studio album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, and the first after the death of drummer Charlie Watts in 2021, who contributed to select tracks in 2019. The album has received good reviews from critics, with many stating that it is their best album in decades.
Hackney Diamonds was revealed at a news conference held at the Hackney Empire in September. The album features Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. The band also revealed their new lead single, Angry, as well as the music video for the song.
The band states that fans will not have to wait another 18 years for The Rolling Stones’ new music.
Ronnie Woods told NME: “We’ve got (things) up our sleeve for, you know, more music to come because we cut about 23 songs and we only picked the first 12.”
Hackney Diamonds are also be available to stream on all major platforms.
Hackney Diamonds features 12 songs and all of them have been co-written by Jagger and Richards.
Order and listen here:
“Angry” (Jagger–Richards, Andrew Watt)
“Get Close” (Jagger–Richards, Watt)
“Depending On You” (Jagger–Richards, Watt)
“Bite My Head Off”
“Whole Wide World”
“Mess It Up”
“Live by the Sword”
“Driving Me Too Hard”
“Tell Me Straight”
“Sweet Sounds of Heaven”
“Rolling Stone Blues” (Muddy Waters)