New Rolling Stones Album Is No April Fools Joke

Rolling Stones Albums

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With all those cruel rumors that circulated at the beginning of April about a new Led Zeppelin album and tour, which of course was a cheap April Fools Joke, it’s nice to hear a somewhat official announcement that the Rolling Stones will be releasing a new album in 2016.

According to Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones , the band has just recently recorded 11 new blues numbers in the studio. Ron Wood claimed that the Rolling Stones had recorded some new songs along with some blues covers.  Ron Wood was quoted as saying

“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. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic… 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 interview with Ron Wood was conducted by the Associated Press and took place in London. Rolling Stones had just finished their short South American tour and their historic concert in Cuba. The last time the Rolling Stones released an album was in 2005 when they released their A Bigger Bang LP.

There is no other band in rock and roll history that has continued to release albums as long as the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones first album entitled The Rolling Stones was released in 1964 in the United States. Their first album in United Kingdom was also released in 1964 a month before the U.S. release. That album was entitled England’s Newest Hit Makers. Both albums featured similar track lists with only a few small differences and some song title changes. Since 1964, The Rolling Stones have released albums in every decade since the nineteen sixties except for the 2010’s. The 2016 release will continue that amazing string of album releases in every decade.

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Updated August 20, 2020

Editor’s note:

The Rolling Stones released an album of only blues covers entitled Blues & Lonesome in 2016.

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