It is the legendary band’s first new LP in almost 20 years

The Rolling Stones live [Dave J Hogan Getty]
The Rolling Stones [Dave J Hogan/Getty]

The Rolling Stones have confirmed a brand new album. The forthcoming Hackney Diamonds will be the band’s first new LP in nearly two decades. Their 23rd original studio effort, Hackney Diamonds will also be their first album without founding drummer Charlie Watts who passed away at 80 in August of 2021.

Check out the album’s cover art below.

On Wednesday, September 6, The Rolling Stones are set to share details about the upcoming album during a conversation with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. The interview will be broadcast live on YouTube HERE from East London’s Hackney districtFans around the world can tune in at 2:30pm BST, 6:30am PST, 9:30am EST, 10:30am BR, 3:30pm CET, 10:30pm JST, 11:30pm AEST.

Hackney may be at the heart of Hackney Diamonds, but this is a truly global moment we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube,” The Rolling Stones said in a statement.

Reportedly recorded in Los Angeles, California, The Rolling Stones’ new album was helmed by GRAMMY®-winning producer Andrew Watt. Watt, who won Producer of the Year at the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards, was behind the control panel for Ozzy Osbourne’s award-winning 2022 LP Patient No. 9. Recently, Watt has also worked with the likes of Post Malone, Maroon 5, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, among others. For Hackney Diamonds, The Stones’ longtime musical director Steve Jordan reportedly plays drums on the album.

Additionally, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reportedly featured on the new record, according to Variety.

The Stones’ last studio outing was 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Four singles were released from the record – “Streets of Love, “Rough Justice,” “Rain Fall Down,” and “Biggest Mistake.” It peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart, and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It was certified platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.

In 2016, the band released Blue & Lonesome, an album of blues covers.

In 2020, The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel their No Filter Tour in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dates were rescheduled, slated to start in September 0f 2021. After the death of Charlie Watts, who sat behind The Stones’ kit for more than half a century, the band decided to go ahead with the tour. Steve Jordan stepped in to play drums.

The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds cover art