The Rolling Stones announced their first album in 10 years on Wednesday, offering pre-orders for “Lonesome and Blue” on their website.
The album will be released on December 2.
The band released a handful of short teasers over the past few days, and producer Don Was told French media the album consisted of covers of Chicago blues songs and was recorded in just three days.
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Guitarist Ron Wood talked about the recording sessions in April.
"We went in to cut some new songs, which we did," Wood said. "But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."
The Stones announced their album as they prepare to play the outdoor festival Desert Trip in California this weekend, joining The Who, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Neil Young for the festival unofficially dubbed "OldChella."