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The Rolling Stones confirm new album ‘Hackney Diamonds’ and share single ‘Angry’

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The Rolling Stones have officially announced their new album, ‘Hackney Diamonds’ and shared details of new single ‘Angry’.

The veteran rockers’ 24th record, was confirmed in a press release to be their first of original music since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, earlier this week.

Band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have now spoken about the new record, which was produced by Andrew Watt, on a livestream at the Hackney Empire, this afternoon (September 6) with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon host, Jimmy Fallon.


Revealing the new album, Mick Jagger said: “We’re here to present our new single which is called ‘Angry’ and the new video. Our new album ‘Hackney Diamonds’ also comes out on October 20.” You can view the video, which features Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney, below.

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Speaking about the call up for the video, Sweeney told Fallon: “I freaked out, called my family, and brought my mum.”

She added: “I didn’t know it would be the first single… it’s stuck in my head.”

“We’ve got to make a record that we really love ourselves,” added Jagger of the band’s aim with the album. “We are pleased with it and I hope you all are [too].”

He also confirmed the new record has 12 tracks with two written by former drummer Charlie Watts, and the band began working on the new songs at the end of 2022, with the aim of getting the album wrapped up by mid-2023.


It was recorded in various locations including Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, London’s Metropolis Studios, Sanctuary Studios in the Bahamas, Electric Lady Studios and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, in New York.

You can view the broadcast again below.

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Last month it seemed that the new record had been announced via a cryptic advert in a local newspaper, while last week the band teased a worldwide “Hackney Diamonds” announcement with an augmented reality video clip and website.

They also teased a snippet of their new single, ‘Angry’, via a website called

“Hackney may be at the heart of Hackney Diamonds, but this is a truly global moment we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube,” The Rolling Stones said in a statement about the event.

The Stones’ last album was a blues covers LP, ‘Blue & Lonesome‘ (2016).

Meanwhile, frontman Mick Jagger recently celebrated his 80th birthday with Keith RichardsRonnie WoodNile Rodgers all offering their best wishes.

The full tracklisting for ‘Hackney Diamonds’ is as follows:

‘Get Close’
‘Depending On You’
‘Bite My Head Off’
‘Whole Wide World’
‘Dreamy Skies’
‘Mess It Up’
‘Live By The Sword’
‘Driving Me Too Hard’
‘Tell Me Straight
‘Sweet Sound Of Heaven’
‘Rolling Stone Blues’

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