The Rolling Stones Announce Hackney Diamonds, Their First Album in 18 Years

Watch the video for lead single "Angry" starring Sydney Sweeney

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The Rolling Stones, photo by Mark Seliger

    The Rolling Stones have revealed details of their first album of original material in 18 years, Hackney Diamonds, due out October 20th. The announcement was made during a livestream event hosted by Mick Jagger impersonator Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

    Hackney Diamonds was produced by Andrew Watt. Spanning 12 tracks, the album was recorded in Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York.

    A full list of guest contributors has yet to be revealed. However, during Wednesday’s livestream, the band revealed that Lady Gaga sings on the song “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” Late drummer Charlie Watts and former bassist Bill Wyman are also featured on the album. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder are also rumored contributors. Update: The Stones have confirmed guest appearances from Lady Gaga, McCartney, Wonder, and Elton John.


    The video for lead single “Angry” was directed by Francois Rousselet and stars actress Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The White Lotus). Watch below.

    The band teased “a new Stones era” ahead of the single’s release with a fittingly anger-inducing website that consistently failed to load a 16-second preview of the song.

    Hackney Diamonds marks The Rolling Stones’ first album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. In 2016, they released the blues covers album Blue & Lonesome.

    Hackney Diamonds Artwork:

    The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds

    Hackney Diamonds Tracklist:
    01. Angry
    02. Get Close
    03. Depending on You
    04. Bite My Head Off
    05. Whole Wide World
    06. Dreamy Skies
    07. Mess It Up
    08. Live By the Sword
    09. Driving Me Too Hard
    10. Tell Me Straight
    11. Sweet Sound of Heaven
    12. Rolling Stones Blue