The Rolling Stones have unveiled the full tracklisting for new album ‘Hackney Diamonds’.
Speculation surrounding the release began over summer, with a mysterious ad in London local newspaper Hackney Gazette. Hosting a special press conference at the beautiful Hackney Empire building, the Rolling Stones – alongside Jimmy Fallon – confirmed the news in full.
New album ‘Hackney Diamonds’ will be released on October 20th, led by punchy lead single ‘Angry’.
The full tracklisting is now online, alongside details of the guests. A 12-track affair, the much-missed Charlie Watts features on two tracks, ‘Mess It Up’ and ‘Live By The Sword’. The Stone Alone himself – bass player Bill Wyman – returns to the fold, playing on ‘Live By The Sword’.
As accidentally revealed by Ronnie Wood during the press conference, Lady Gaga features on the album – she sings on ‘Sweet Sounds Of Heaven’; as if that pair up wasn’t enough, Stevie Wonder plays keys on the song.
‘Bite My Head Off’ boasts bass playing from Paul McCartney, while Elton John tinkles the ivories on ‘Get Close’ and ‘Live By The Sword’.
Here’s the tracklisting in full:
DEPENDING ON YOU
BITE MY HEAD OFF
WHOLE WIDE WORLD
MESS IT UP
LIVE BY THE SWORD
DRIVING ME TOO HARD
TELL ME STRAIGHT
SWEET SOUNDS OF HEAVEN
ROLLING STONE BLUES