Clapton has reportedly recorded two tracks with the band with producer Don Was

The Rolling Stones have reportedly collaborated with Eric Clapton on their new album.

According to The Sun, Clapton and the Stones recently ran into each other at a west London recording studio and have since recorded two songs together with producer Don Was.

“Eric was in the next studio along so he came in to say hello. They ended up jamming and recorded two songs,” a source apparently told the tabloid. “Don reckons it’s the best thing he has ever done with the Stones.”

Last year a previously unreleased version of the Stones’ classic ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton appeared on a reissue of the band’s ‘Sticky Fingers’ album.

Ronnie Wood broke news that the Rolling Stones would begin recording a new album in December last year (2015). The album is expected to come out later this year.

Wood has since revealed that that the band have been 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.”