Ron Wood says that fans are going to have to wait a while for any new original Rolling Stones music. The band will release the blues covers set, Blue & Lonesome, on December 2nd, marking the Stones’ first new studio release since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Blue & Lonesome was an unplanned sidetrack during the group’s most recent string of sessions in which they got on a kick jamming blues tunes — and before you knew it, they had their 23rd studio album.
Ron Wood told is that the eight or so Mick Jagger/Keith Richards originals already in the can from the recent sessions might end up being there for a while: “Well, those things have to cook awhile, y’know, the new songs. No, I thought I’d leave this up to Mick (Jagger) this time, and, y’know, Keith (Richards) was saying, ‘Well, let’s see where it’s gonna take shape.’ ‘Cause, I always come in with songs if they haven’t got any (laughs). I like to see what they come up with first. But those songs are gonna sit a while and maybe be re-done, whereas the blues songs, we just hit it once (claps) — bang! Y’know, next song! We had the album in two, three days.”
Now open to the public in New York City is Exhibitionism — the Rolling Stones’ first ever multimedia career retrospective. The show is up and running in the West Village at Industria Superstudio, and will be in the city through March 12th.
As well as over 500 of the Stones’ important and unseen artifacts from the band’s personal archives, the exhibition takes the public through the band’s fascinating 50-year history, embracing all aspects of art & design, promotion, film, video, fashion, performance, and rare sound archives.
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