Surprise ! After 18 years of absence, the Rolling Stones are back. The British group has just announced the arrival of a new album, entitled Hackney Diamonds. The suspense is at its peak. Details will be revealed Wednesday afternoon, in an exclusive interview with Jimmy Fallon, on YouTube.
Hackney Diamonds will be launched at an event in Hackney, east London, a venue 'at the center of the new album'. For the occasion, Mick Jagger, who celebrated his 80th birthday at the end of July, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be interviewed by American television host and humorist Jimmy Fallon. The event will be broadcast on YouTube from 3:25 p.m. "This is a truly global moment that we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube," the band said.
This album is the Rolling Stones' 24th studio album in the UK. It is also their first studio album with original songs in 18 years. The latest is none other than the opus A bigger Bang, released in 2005. Their last album, Blue and Lonesome, which turns out to be a record of blues covers, dates back to 2016. Hackney Diamonds will be the first project of the Stones since the death of Charlie Watts, drummer of this legendary group, in 2021 at the age of 80. The BBC reports rumors that stars like Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga will feature in the album.
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The launch of this opus was announced in August in an enigmatic advertisement published in a local daily, the Hackney Gazette. “Hackney Diamonds, glass repair experts. Opening in September 2023,” this advertisement indicated. It immediately spread on social networks, fans having spotted allusions to the group. In the text, mentions of flagship titles like Gimme Shelter and Satisfaction. The date of the creation of the company, 1962, also happens to be that of the creation of the group. The dot on the “i” of the word “diamonds” took up the famous logo in the shape of a mouth sticking out its tongue. The advertisement linked to a website “hackneydiamonds.com” bearing the signature of the Universal Music label.
Since Wednesday morning, the site links directly to that of the group and shows Jimmy Fallon on a sofa, hanging from an old telephone. “New album, music, era,” it reads, above a countdown before the “conversation” between the Stones and Jimmy Fallon began.