LONDON — The Rolling Stones are set to announce Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original music for 18 years.
The band, who formed more than six decades ago, heralded a “new album, new music, new era,” on X, formerly Twitter, with details to be revealed on Wednesday.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood — the surviving core of the band — will be interviewed by Jimmy Fallon in Hackney, east London, streamed online at 1330 GMT, according to a skit featuring the US chat show host answering a call on the “Stones Phone.”
Music fans have been awaiting the announcement since a cryptic advertisement appeared in a local newspaper last month, with references to some of the band’s biggest tracks and the name of the new album.
Clips of a new song, “Angry,” have also been posted on a website called don’tgetangrywithme.com. The album will be the first since the death of drummer Charlie Watts in August 2021. — Reuters