THE ROLLING STONES: They're in the early stages of recording new music
With numerous outlets continuing to report that The Rolling Stones will be recording, based on a video Keith Richards made in the spring but just recently posted on his website, we can once again confirm -- with the help of their producer, Don Was -- that the process has been underway.
On Monday Don Was gave an update on the reports of The Rolling Stones recently being in the recording studio:
"We're in the very, very early stages of making a record. But there's definitely been activity and a lot of new songwriting. But it's really early. It could go so many different ways. But you can see the sculpting is just beginning. But it's gonna be a while before there's a record."
The Stones started a new album of original material last year, but in trying to get the right sound inside Mark Knopfler's British Groves Studios in London, they ran through a number of blues covers. Satisfied with how they were sounding, they decided to record them, which resulted in their last album, Blue & Lonesome.
The Rolling Stones also have a 50th anniversary worth celebrating.
On September 22nd, Their Satanic Majesties Request will return in a limited edition deluxe double vinyl / double hybrid Super Audio CD set. The Abkco release packs both the stereo and mono versions of every song, all newly remastered. This special edition will include Michael Cooper’s original 3-D lenticular cover photograph from 1967, featuring the band -- still including founding member Brian Jones -- at the peak of psychedelia.