Chiswick Link To New Rolling Stones Album
Their first studio release in a decade was recorded at British Grove Studios
The first new studio album in over a decade to be released by the Rolling Stones was recorded in Chiswick.
Blue and Lonesome, which contains covers of blues classics, was recorded over just three days at British Grove Studios, which is owned by Mark Knopfler. The Rolling Stones website confirmed today that the album will be released on 2 December.
It will feature new versions of songs by Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed amongst others. Guitarist Eric Clapton also features on the album, having dropped in to the sessions while recording his own album in the studio.
The Stones have not released a studio album since A Bigger Bang, in 2005.
The band took to Twitter this week with the line “Coming October 6” along with a snippet of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the band jamming out a hard blues song with harmonica. The band's website was updated earlier this week to include the teaser video, showing the footage apparently shot inside British Grove Studios in Chiswick.
British Grove Studios is owned by musician Mark Knopfler and apart from him, other musicians to have recorded there include David Gilmour, Travis, and Eric Clapton.
The music press has been eagerly awaiting the announcement.
October 6, 2016