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The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Old 09-06-23, 06:08 PM
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The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23



The Rolling Stones announced their new album, Hackney Diamonds, and premiered the video for its first single, the hard-rocking “Angry,” at a press conference Wednesday in East London. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood sat down with Jimmy Fallon to talk about the making of their upcoming LP, their 24th, which is due Oct. 20.

It’s the band’s first full album of original music since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, and their first since the death of drummer Charlie Watts. Jagger explained that the title, Hackney Diamonds, is slang for what happens to windshields when someone gets rowdy on a night out.

“We wouldn’t be putting this out now if we didn’t really like it,” Jagger said. “We didn’t want to make just any record and put it out. So we wanted to make a record. Before we went in, we said we all want to make a record that we really love, ourselves. People may like it, other people may not. But we must say this, we are quite pleased with it. … We hope you’ll like it.”

In addition to talking about the making of the record, which was helmed by producer Andrew Watt (Miley Cyrus, Ozzy Osbourne), the band reminisced about its first-ever press conference in the Sixties (buying a pint of beer each for NME and Melody Maker), how Wood likes to “keep everything moving” (to audience cheers) by playing with other artists, and the time Richards smoked illegally backstage at The Tonight Show. Fallon also attempted a Jagger impression right in front of Jagger. “That’s not how I speak,” Jagger said, laughing.

The band also unveiled the track list for the album, which contains 12 tracks, though Jagger said they’d recorded 23 for it. Wood praised the funky riff of “Whole Wide World” and about how “Dreamy Skies” is about getting away from everything (which Jagger says never happens.)

Wood also revealed that Lady Gaga sings on “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” and quizzically shouted out Stevie Wonder’s name when Fallon announced the track. They described “Live by the Sword” as “slightly retro,” and Richards talked about “Tell Me Straight,” a song he sings. “I can tell you straight that I have no idea what it’s about,” the guitarist joked. And he pointed at Jagger, “He tried to steal it, so it must be good.” They all laughed.

“When a singer wants to make a record, you record him, because you never know the next time you’re gonna get it,” Richards said about how the album came together. “So when Mick said to me, ‘I want to make a record,’ I … said, ‘Let’s go.'”

“Well that’s good to know, isn’t it?” Jagger said, laughing.

“I’ve never told you that before,” Richards said.

“You shouldn’t have told me now,” Jagger rejoined, and everyone laughed. “That’s good to know, that’s all I’ve got to do.”

The band ended up cutting the album all over the world. They recorded at Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios, London’s Metropolis Studios, Nassau, Bahamas’ Sanctuary Studios, and a couple of New York institutions, Electric Lady Studios and the Hit Factory/Germano Studios.

They also premiered the video for “Angry,” which stars White Lotus and Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney. The actress, who was sitting in the front row, told Fallon, “This is the biggest thing ever.” Francois Rousselet, who directed the clip for the Stones’ “Ride ‘Em on Down” (off their 2016 collection of blues covers, Blue & Lonesome), helmed the clip.

In the clip, she rides on the back of a red convertible through the Sunset Strip as billboards depicting various eras of the Stones perform the track, whose chorus goes, “Don’t get angry with me,” a perfectly syncopated Jagger rhythm. Sweeney even plays a little air guitar.

Hackney Diamonds track list:

1. “Angry”
2. “Get Close”
3. “Depending on You”
4. “Bite My Head Off”
5. “Whole Wide World”
6. “Dreamy Skies”
7. “Mess It Up”
8. “Live by the Sword”
9. “Driving Me Too Hard”
10. “Tell Me Straight”
11. “Sweet Sounds of Heaven”
12. “Rolling Stone Blues”
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ds-1234819173/


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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I saw the video earlier today.

The song really doesn't do much for me.
The music video is pretty cool with the old Stones video playing on the billboards. The chick sprawling on the car throughout it was dumb - even with her big tits.
I knew Wyman left the band 30 years ago and Charlie Watts died a couple years ago, but the last billboard at the end of the video reminded me that the Stones are essentially just a trio now. I found that a little depressing.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Originally Posted by Coral
I knew Wyman left the band 30 years ago and Charlie Watts died a couple years ago, but the last billboard at the end of the video reminded me that the Stones are essentially just a trio now. I found that a little depressing.
That is my feeling as well. Similar with The Who.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I quite liked that song. It's short and repetitive, but it's got a strong riff and Mick's vocals are pretty solid.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I didn't watch the interview and haven't read any more about this, but are they actually going to tour again?
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Liked the song and the video ...

My only criticism ... it would have been cool to catch a glimpse of Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, and Brian Jones (unless I missed them?). And a little more of Charlie, as well.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

There is a CD/BD limited edition on the Stones official site. The BD has the stereo hi-res and ATMOS mixes.
https://therollingstonesshop.com/pro...lu-ray-box-set
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Decent song, nothing great. The video looks like it came from thirty years ago, though.

Can't help but think the whole thing feels like someone told an AI to make a new Rolling Stones song with a video and it came up with this.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Decent song, nothing great. The video looks like it came from thirty years ago, though.

Can't help but think the whole thing feels like someone told an AI to make a new Rolling Stones song with a video and it came up with this.
"Make a Rolling Stones music video. Also, I like boobs".
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Well, that lady on the car is FAR TOO YOUNG for them ...
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Well, that lady on the car is FAR TOO YOUNG for them ...
Sydney Sweeney is 25 years old, she was too old for Jagger seven years ago.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I think the new song is great and the video is fun - seems like something right out of Tattoo You. Apparently, Wyman plays bass on one track and they have several more songs in the can that didn't make the album. Pretty stoked for this.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
Well, that lady on the car is FAR TOO YOUNG for them ...
Too old for Bill Wyman, though.

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Not bad for an 80 year old singer and however the heck old Keith Richards actually is.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Me in 1989: "Gotta get tickets to the Steel Wheels tour. The band is getting old - who knows how long they're going to be around making music or even touring".

34 years went by way too fast.

This made me chuckle


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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

That song was far far better than I was expecting. Nicely done!
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Angry - Catchy but uninspired. More of a rocker you find buried in middle of album. Doubt it would crack the top 20 back in the day.
The Album- "Rolling Stone Blues" is what I'm anxious to hear. It closes out the cd and probably the best song.
Going out on a limb. These 12 tracks are the lesser of the 23. They held back the best 11 tracks for the next and probably final album.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Next song (with Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder):

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Listening to it and so far it seems very overproduced and loud, although maybe it will grow on me. Personally I wish they'd get more stripped back and bluesy rather than trying to do all these big stadium anthems. Wish more of it sounded like the Muddy Waters cover at the end, frankly, although I know they did just do a (rather underrated IMHO album of covers 6-7 years back.

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Agree with the above - it's too polished, wish it was a bit (or a lot) more raw.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I like the Angry song, not much else that I like on the record.

If you have Apple Music you can listen to the Atmos version.
Although to me the sound in the music video for Angry sounds better then the Atmos version
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I listened to it - nothing really stands out but it generally sounds like The Rolling Stones so that's a plus. Overall it was OK.
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

I like the live version a lot better.

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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

The Rolling Stones have announced a massive North American stadium tour in 2024.

The “Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds” visits 16 cities beginning in April 2024, including stops in Houston, Glendale, Las Vegas, Seattle, E. Rutherford, Foxboro, Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Chicago, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Santa Clara. Additionally, The Stones will appear at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. It marks the band’s first outing since the “No Filter” tour in 2021.

The Stones will be touring in support of their new album, Hackney Diamonds, which features their first new, original material in 18 years.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1st via Ticketmaster. A variety of pre-sales will take place in the days prior, including a Ticketmaster pre-sale set for Thursday, November 30th (use access code BACKSTAGE). Fans can also sing up for an artist pre-sale via The Rolling Stones’ website.

The Rolling Stones 2024 Tour Dates:
04/28 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
05/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz Fest
05/07 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
05/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
05/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
05/30 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
06/03 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
06/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
06/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
06/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Browns Stadium
06/20 – Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High
06/27 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/05 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
07/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
07/17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s® Stadium
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Re: The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - 10/20/23

Looks like AARP members get first dibs with a presale that starts at 10AM local time on Nov 29. Stones website registrants are next at 12 pm the same day. Then the Ticketmaster presale on Nov 30 and then the general on Dec 1. There might be a Citi/Chase and local radio somewhere in there too.

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