Mick Jagger has confirmed that The Rolling Stones are working on new music.
Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 reports that he spoke with Jagger on two occasions recently – including Vanity Fair’s pre-Oscars party last week – and the rocker revealed the news about a follow-up to 2016’s covers album “Blue & Lonesome.”
“Mick Jagger told me that the next Stones album will not be covers but new songs,” writes Friedman.
“I’m working on new songs now,” he quotes Jagger as saying.
“Blue & Lonesome” was recorded over three days in December 2015 at British Grove Studios in West London and was produced by Jagger, Don Was and Keith Richards.
The group played live in the studio without overdubs and were joined on two tunes by Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own record.
The 2015 sessions were originally planned to work on new Stones material, but the group got on a roll playing blues covers in the studio and kept recording.
“Blue & Lonesome” debuted at No. 1 in both the UK and Australia while snagging a No. 4 entry on the US Billboard 200.
The band’s last album of original music was 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”
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