Rolling Stones Announce New Album Blue & Lonesome

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The Rolling Stones are coming back after an 11-year recording hiatus.

The band announced Blue & Lonesome, a collection of blues covers, will be released December 2.


The 12 tracks were recorded in only three days at London’s British Grove Studios. Songs that get the cover treatment include Howlin’ Wolf’s “Commit a Crime”, Little Walter’s “I Gotta Go” and Jimmy Reed’s “Little Rain”.

There’s a special guest on the record, too: Eric Clapton appears with the group on the cover of Little Johnny Taylor‘s “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” and Otis Rush’s “I Can’t Quit You Baby.”

Fans of the band from the beginning will feel nostalgic at the news: before they broke big with original material, the band would perform blues covers.

The Rolling Stones have been teasing a big announcement today all week. Take a look at a teaser video posted to their Facebook page:

The full tracklist is available below. Will you be picking up the new Stones record on day one? Let us know in the comments below!

Blue & Lonesome

1. “Just Your Fool” (Originally written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)
2. “Commit a Crime” (Originally written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Burnett)
3. “Blue and Lonesome” (Originally written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)
4. “All of Your Love” (Originally written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam – Samuel Maghett)
5. “I Gotta Go” (Originally written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
6. “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” (Originally recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)
7. “Ride ‘Em On Down” (Originally written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
8. “Hate To See You Go” (Originally written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
9. “Hoo Doo Blues” (Originally recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)
10. “Little Rain” (Originally recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)
11. “Just Like I Treat You” (Originally written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)
12. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (Originally written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)

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