The Rolling Stones Tease Upcoming Release Of Blues Album

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Earlier this year The Rolling Stones guitarists Keith Richards and Ron Wood revealed the band was working on a blues-themed album expected to be released at some point this year. The Stones have been teasing an October 6th announcement, while the LP’s producer Don Was recently said the album of Chicago blues covers will be released in December.

Watch a teaser pointing towards an October 6th announcement, which could be when The Stones reveal the release date and share a single off the LP:

Radio.com reports Was told French media outlet La Figaro, “The album consists of covers of blues songs of Chicago. It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones. There was no retouching on the pieces. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are.”

Don Was also confirmed a previous report that Eric Clapton is involved in the forthcoming record. “He was recording his own album in the studio next door,” Was explained. “He had only to cross the hall to join! Hearing them play in the studio, he had also gasped. He was still a teenager when he saw them in the clubs of Richmond in their infancy, as a fan. He borrowed one of Keith’s guitars and started playing two songs. It was exceptional enough to see.” Additionally, the producer said the album is scheduled for a December release.

The Rolling Stones return to the stage on Friday as part of Desert Trip in Indio, California.

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