Rolling Stones announce new ‘Blue & Lonesome’ album

Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones have recorded an album of blues covers. It's due out December 2. The perfect Christmas gift for Dad?

Splash screen for YouTube video promoting Rolling Stones' new album.

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2016 — It’s here, at last! Or at least it’s here for those aging Boomers still remaining on this planet. Wednesday, October 5, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones launched a publicity buildup for their upcoming jazz cover album “Blue & Lonesome.” It’s their first new album in a decade, proving that Mick and the boys still have several axes to grind after all these years.

That said, this new release also promises something “completely different” from the usual Stones fare, as the durable rock band reaches back to explore their earlier musical roots.

In addition for nostalgia-crazed Boomers, the new Stones release may prove appealing, educational and enlightening for disgruntled but still inquisitive millennials looking for something a bit different from the lame, over-commercialized faux musical junk that’s endlessly promoted today. It also helps prove that energetic pop music actually existed long before the 1960s came along. (So did Mick Jagger. And sex.)

According to a report on Fox News,

“The Stones announced their album as they prepare to play the outdoor festival Desert Trip in California this weekend, joining The Who, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Neil Young for the festival unofficially dubbed ‘OldChella.'”

The magazine “Rolling Stone” has also chimed in, noting

“Keith Richards told Rolling Stone in September that the group had been recording in London, cutting several songs in a rapid period. ‘It was fun – always is,’ he said. At the time, he claimed the album would contain a lot of Chicago blues.'”

The ubiquitous and remarkably long-lived British rockers have already put up a pair of YouTube videos hyping the album’s December 2 release date. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the real deal, you can help yourself feel better, at least in the short term, by surfing over to the Stones’ website to pre-order the new release, assuming you’ve still got a few bucks left from updating to the iPhone 7.

Meanwhile, to capture some of the flavor of this unusual new offering by Their Satanic Majesties, try the following YouTube video clip on for size. Then head on down below for more info and a list of album tracks as reported by Newsweek’s Ryan Bort.


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