The Rolling Stones released “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven”, the second single of their upcoming album “Hackney Diamonds”. Besides the band, the track also features the special guests: Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. Two versions are available, one with approximately 5 minutes and the other with more than 7 minutes.
It’s their first studio album since “A Bigger Bang” released in 2005 and the new record will be out next October 20. This is the first album the band will release without their original drummer Charlie Watts, who paassed away at the age of 80 back in 2021, but there will be a few parts that were already recorded by him before his passing. The complete tracklist of the album still wasn’t revealed.
Hear the new Rolling Stones song “Sweet Sounds of Heaven”:
The new album was recorded at several places in the world, including: Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York.
The band confirmed that Paul McCartney made a guest appearance in one of the tracks of the upcoming record. The band’s original bassist Bill Wyman also will appear in at least one track.
On tour they are accompanied by Chuck Leavell (Keyboards – Since 1982), Bernard Fowler (Backing vocals and percussion – Since 1989), Matt Clifford (Keyboards, french horn – Since 2012), Darryl Jones (Bass – Since 1994), Tim Ries (Saxophone, keyboards – Since 1999), Karl Denson (Saxophone – Since 2014), Sasha Allen (Backing vocals – Since 2016) and Steve Jordan (Drums – Since 2021).