Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger working on solo album

Other than an April release for a CD Singles box set, things have been fairly quiet in the Rolling Stones camp lately.

Now, news this week is that Mick Jagger is in the studio working on a solo album.

The source: Micks’ brother, Chris.

Rolling Stone reports that Jagger is hard at work on a record with producer Dave Stewart in Los Angeles.

In an interview with a Portuguese TV station that aired on Tuesday, during which Chris discussed his own music career, the lesser-known of the Jagger brothers mentioned that Mick does his best to keep in touch.

"He's doing a record at the moment in Los Angeles with Dave Stewart," Chris Jagger mentioned. "He called me last night telling me what he was doing."

The album would be Jagger's first solo effort since 2001's "Goddess in the Doorway," but it would not be the first time the Stones frontman has collaborated with Stewart. The producer, who first made his name as one half of the Eurythmics, co-wrote several songs on Jagger's 1987 solo album, "Primitive Cool." The two collaborated again in 2004 for three original songs that appeared on the soundtrack of the "Alfie" remake.

The news coincides with tweets last week from Roots drummer Questlove, who reported he was in a New York studio with Jagger, but did not specify on what they were working.

Check out more details, and the video of Chris Jagger’s interview, at Rolling Stone here.

Mick Jagger Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger – God Gave Me Everything (2001)
With Lenny Kravitz

See also:

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The Rolling Stones announce CD Singles (1971-2006) Box Set release