Rolling Stones Talk About Their New Music
The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years together this past summer and they're still cranking out the tunes. Here they discuss the new material and maybe drop some hints about their plans for 2013.
Some songwriters say that their best songs came about very quickly and that's exactly what Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are saying about the Rolling Stones two new songs.
Keith is telling Billboard.com that they're lucky the new material happened very quickly because they weren't given much time to work on it anyway. Keith says the group knew their new compilation GRRR! was happening, but they felt like they should have something new to offer their fans. Mick was the brains behind the track Doom and Gloom and Keith was behind One Last Shot, but he did have some help from Mick. All told the writing and the recording sessions for both songs took only three days which Keith says was probably, "the quickest Rolling Stones recording session ever."
As a huge fan of the Rolling Stones, on one hand I'm excited about the possibility of a world tour, but on the other hand, how excited are we as fans of the classics to hear their new material?
This is the first new music we've heard from the Stones in seven years. Their last release, A Bigger Bang which sounded like a stripped down version of Some Girls, but it sounded very dirty like their older material, but they threw in modern twists that made it sound new. It's very hard to describe, but it was good, so my hopes were high when I heard there was new stuff on the way, but in my honest opinion, the new tracks on GRRR! are not their best.
GRRR! is a greatest hits compilation that I can't wait to get my hot little hands on. Some of the greatest hits on the record include It's All Over Now, The Last Time, Satisfaction, Time is On My Side, Get Off My Cloud, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Gimmie Shelter, Brown Sugar, It's Only Rock n' Roll, Miss You, Beast of Burden and Start Me Up. My palms are sweating as I type this, that's how excited I am for this record. If I am fortunate enough to see them on a stop in the Twin Cities, I may die.
Rolling Stones, by the way have five shows scheduled before the end of the year. They're doing two nights at the O2 in London at the end of the month and then they're doing three nights in December in Brooklyn at the brand new Barclay's Center. The final night, December 16 will be broadcast on Pay Per View.
GRRR! is being released as a 50 track regular edition, a 50 track limited edition, an 80 track super deluxe edition and it comes out today.