The Rolling Stones have teased a new song titled “Don’t Get Angry With Me” on a new website dontgetangrywithme.com, which has disappointed some fans. The site provides a true tease by playing a little piece of the song before failing to load or displaying error messages. On social media, the band responded to problems with the statement, “Sorry, don’t get angry with me.” On Wednesday (August 23), the Stones began teasing what is assumed to be their forthcoming 24th album, Hackney Diamonds, with an advertisement in the Hackney Gazette. The “company” bills itself as “specialists in glass repair,” yet Hackney Diamonds sounds exactly like something the Rolling Stones would release.
“Our friendly staff promises you satisfaction,” the ad says, using the same font as the band’s 1978 album Some Girls. “When you say, ‘Gimme shelter,’ we’ll fix your shattered windows.” The initial site was followed by a countdown clock counting down to the album’s claimed unveiling or release. The clock displays on the HackneyDiamonds.com landing page and the band’s official website, and it is set to expire at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday (September 6).
Hackney Diamonds will be the band’s first album of new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. It will also be the band’s first release without original drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, just before the band’s 60th anniversary tour. The band recently disclosed that they were recording basic tracks for a new album in New York City with drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Darryl Jones. The Rolling Stones are also said to have enlisted the help of former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as producer Andrew Watt, for the record.