Rolling Stones Announce New Album of Original Music, First in 18 Years

Guitarist Ronnie Wood said the album, titled Hackney Diamonds, will feature Lady Gaga



LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger arrive at the Rolling Stones "Hackney Diamonds" Launch Event at Hackney Empire on September 06, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Mick Jagger arrive at the Rolling Stones’ “Hackney Diamonds” launch event at Hackney Empire on Sept. 6 in London. STUART C. WILSON/GETTY IMAGES

THE ROLLING STONES announced their new album, Hackney Diamonds, and premiered the video for its first single, the hard-rocking “Angry,” at a press conference Wednesday in East London. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood sat down with Jimmy Fallon to talk about the making of their upcoming LP, their 24th, which is due Oct. 20.

It’s the band’s first full album of original music since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, and their first since the death of drummer Charlie Watts. Jagger explained that the titleHackney Diamonds, is slang for what happens to windshields when someone gets rowdy on a night out.

“We wouldn’t be putting this out now if we didn’t really like it,” Jagger said. “We didn’t want to make just any record and put it out. So we wanted to make a record. Before we went in, we said we all want to make a record that we really love, ourselves. People may like it, other people may not. But we must say this, we are quite pleased with it. … We hope you’ll like it.”