ROLLING STONES RELEASE FIRST NEW MUSIC FOR SIX YEARS - LISTEN HERE 11th October 2012
The Rolling Stones have released their first new piece of music in six years, a new single called 'Doom & Gloom'
'Doom & Gloom' premiered this morning on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Show and Evans loved it so much he played it twice in a row. The track, recorded in the band's recent Parisian studio sessions, is a precursor to the Stones umpteenth Greatest Hits album 'GRRR', set for release on November 12th.
You can hear the single in the video player at the bottom of this page.
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Keith Richards revealed earlier this week that the band have been booked to play live shows in London and New York.
The legendary rockers had long been rumoured to be playing live again this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, with frontman Mick Jagger claiming in July that they were planning on sharing a stage together this autumn.
Despite speculation, the band turned down the chance to play the Olympics opening ceremony and denied reports they would play two shows at London's O2 Arena this November. But in an interview with Q magazine, Richards let slip that they had booked a run of shows in both the UK and the US – although he didn't reveal when the dates would take place.
He said: "We've got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can't talk about any of that at the moment. They've put the gag on me on this. You can hint!"
Richards also said the band's rehearsals were going from strength to strength, adding: "Everybody relies upon their instincts, especially once you start working regularly together again. Because it pulls all the bits and pieces together, which when you're not working and playing with the guys, dissipates, obviously; you're not having that immediate contact.
"But kind of two days of hanging around with the guys again, a certain demon energy takes over and you wonder where it's coming from!"