Blues record expected this week
Earlier this week, the band’s website was updated to include a short teaser video titled “The Rolling Stones – Coming October 6”, showing footage apparently shot inside British Grove Studios, a recording complex in Chiswick, west London.
With the band’s new album, thought to be a collection of covers of Chicago blues classics, expected this week, the group have previewed new music in another teaser clip posted to Twitter. Watch below.
It was reported in June that Eric Clapton and the Stones recently ran into each other at a west London recording studio and recorded two songs together with producer Don Was.
Don Was has told French publication Le Figaro that the Stones’ new album “consists of covers of blue songs” and was recorded by the band in just three days. “The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are,” he is quoted as saying.
Ronnie Wood broke news that the Rolling Stones would begin recording a new album in December last year (2015).
Wood later revealed that the band went on “a blues streak” in the recording studio, covering standards by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.
“They really sound authentic,” Wood said of the band’s new tracks in April. “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.”
The Rolling Stones also played a surprise set for 1,200 truckers in Las Vagas this week (October 3).