The Rolling Stones are gearing up for the release of brand new music.

On Monday (Sept. 4), the legendary rock band announced the upcoming release of Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original music since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.

Full details will be shared during an event in the Hackney district of East London on Wednesday (Sept. 6), where the Stones’ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood will be interviewed by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. The event will be exclusively streamed on the Rolling Stones’ YouTube channel here.



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“Hackney may be at the heart of Hackney Diamonds, but this is a truly global moment we want to share with fans around the world via YouTube,” the Rolling Stones said in a statement.

A minute-long teaser clip finds Fallon lounging on a couch listening to the Stones on vinyl when he receives a special call from the “Stones phone,” featuring the group’s iconic logo. A mumbled voice from one of the band members can be heard through the receiver, informing the Tonight Show host about the act’s upcoming livestream event.

The Rolling Stones recently teased a new track believe to be titled “Don’t Get Angry With Me” (or “Angry”) through the website, which purposely results in an error message when attempting to load the song. The Stones have comically responded to frustrated users on social media with the message, “Sorry, don’t be angry with me..” Some fans have managed to get past the “500 Error” page and access the 15-second snippet.

Hackney Diamonds marks the first new Rolling Stones album of original music since the release of 2005’s A Bigger Bang, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band’s A Bigger Bang Tour ranks seventh on Billboard‘s top 10 tours of all-time, having grossed $558 million from 111 concerts that drew 3.5 million fans, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Following A Bigger Bang, the rock legends recorded 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, an all-covers album of blues classics and deep cuts. Produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins (the longtime pseudonym used by Jagger and Richards for their production work), the 12-song set featured music by Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf.

Hackney Diamonds will also be the first Stones release since the 2021 death of founding member Charlie Watts, who performed on nearly every recorded song since the group formed in 1962. Since Watts’ passing, the band has been touring with new drummer Steve Jordan.

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