The Rolling Stones will release their 26th studio album, Hackney Diamonds, tomorrow. It's their first album of original material since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
Their last one, 2016's Blue & Lonesome, was a collection of blues covers that they quickly recorded while trying to find the right sound for the room at Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios in London, where they were hoping to record an original album.
Mick Jagger tells us he had a little over 20 songs when they started recording Hackney Diamonds late last year at Henson Studios in Hollywood under a tight deadline.
The album contains 12 tracks -- 11 of which are originals. 10 are from this last session, while two others, "Mess it Up" and "Live By the Sword," are from 2019 with Charlie Watts on drums.
Ronnie Wood plugged the album last night on The Tonight Show. Keith Richards will appear on the show tomorrow night.