Rolling Stones to Unveil "Hackney Diamonds" After an 18-year Studio Hiatus



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Rolling Stones to Unveil "Hackney Diamonds" After an 18-year Studio Hiatus
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LOS ANGELES — After a prolonged anticipation, the legendary rock icons, The Rolling Stones, have officially ended the wait, signaling a triumphant return to the music scene. This Monday, a monumental announcement was made public: The Stones are gearing up to launch their first compilation of original tracks in nearly two decades.

Their last such endeavor was 2005’s “A Bigger Bang,” a celebrated album that still resonates with fans to this day. The forthcoming collection is aptly titled “Hackney Diamonds,” paying homage to London's vibrant Hackney district, suggesting the band might be embedding local flavor into their timeless sound.

Stones' Grand Hackney Reveal

Adding to the buzz, The Rolling Stones have planned a grand event in the heart of East London's Hackney region for this Wednesday. This occasion will not only shed light on the album's intricate details but will also feature an engaging conversation between Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood.

And who better to orchestrate this dialogue than the charismatic host of "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon? Music enthusiasts and ardent fans across the globe can tune in to this conversation. The event is slated to be livestreamed exclusively on YouTube.

International audiences can set their alarms for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. BST, 9:30 a.m. EST, or 6:30 a.m. PST, depending on their respective time zones. In their official statement, The Rolling Stones expressed, “While 'Hackney' forms the soulful core of 'Hackney Diamonds', we envision this album release as a global celebration.

We're thrilled to connect with our fans worldwide through the YouTube platform”. The build-up to this announcement was nothing short of theatrical. In a brilliantly executed teaser campaign, fans were left awe-struck as the band’s iconic mouth and tongue insignia illuminated world-renowned landmarks across major cities like New York, London, and Paris.

However, amidst this jubilation, it's poignant to note that “Hackney Diamonds” is also the band's first venture without their esteemed drummer, Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021. This release will undoubtedly hold a special place in the hearts of both the band members and their legion of fans.