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More Blues Albums From The ROLLING STONES?!

Success of ‘Blue & Lonesome’ could lead to another blues LP...

July 24, 2017

It's now been a dozen years since The ROLLING STONES last released an album of new, original songs (The Biggest Bang was released in 2005), and the band of heritage rockers have been planning to record & release a new album for quite a while at this point. Now, STONES' riff-meister KEITH RICHARDS is saying that the band could very well start work on that new album very soon!

The band had planned on creating new music last year but instead released the spontaneously recorded collection of blues covers (Blue & Lonesome) which ended up being received very favorably by critics and fans alike. (It was The Stones' best reviewed album since the 1980s!) The success of Blue & Lonesome was unanticipated, as The STONES recorded those songs as kind of a lark, putting down on tape the songs they would play as a warm-up to recording in the studio.

In a recent installment of the YouTube feature, "Ask Keith Richards," Keith said he was feeling inspired to record more music with the Stones. The success of Blue & Lonesome inevitably leads to the question of another blues-inspired album, to which Keith explained that they had a lot of fun recording the blues, so it wouldn't take much convincing for them to do it again.

Another positive outcome following the success of the Blue & Lonesome album was that, according to Keith, it helped to "revive" the band and "boosted their energy," while at the same time encouraging their “viability” as they move forward in their career as "The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band"! Before any new STONES' recordings are done, fans can anticipate a new book & DVD package called Rolling Stones on the Air in the ‘60s, a collection of television and radio performances from the 1960s.