Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones appeared on Sky News to reveal news about the upcoming album, ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ as well as information on the late drummer Charlie Watts’ inclusion on the upcoming tracks. With the publication of their newest song, ‘Angry,’ the interviewer expressed the fans’ delight at hearing the drummer and seeing his former bandmate Bill Wyman return. Clarifying that Watts had previously recorded the drum sections, Jagger stated: “It’s a really cool idea because we had Charlie on two tracks from a previous session that we thought would fit into this album.” So nearly the entire record was completed this year. But we had two Charlie tracks from 2019 that we believed would fit in, so we thought, ‘Okay, well, why don’t we try Bill on this track overdubbing basses we recorded on the original rhythm section?'” Jaggers then recalled asking his bandmate the following question: “So I went up to Bill and asked, ‘Are you still playing Bill?'” ‘What do you mean I’m still playing?’ he asked. Of course, I’m still in the game.’ So we went in to do it.” Although Jaggers seemed to be pleased with the band’s earlier releases, he believes they could have been better.
The rocker confessed: “Well, I told myself and others that we’d been recording, that we’d done a lot of sessions, but I didn’t think this stuff we did was outstandingly wonderful.” It was excellent, but not wonderful; I said, ‘Was it truly great?’ and said, ‘If we’re going to do a record here, it has to be great,’ and everyone replied, ‘Yes, you’re right.'” He came to the conclusion: “Of course, what’s fantastic to one person isn’t terrific to another, you know. But I said, ‘It’s got to be great before you release it.’ And I believe we’re all pleased and enthused about it.” Since the end of August, The Rolling Stones have been providing teasers for the new album, and a release date has also been announced. ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ which includes drum parts recorded by the late drummer, is set to be released on October 20. The band’s upcoming album will be their first in 18 years, as well as their first without Watts. Both the most recent interview and the most recent release, ‘Angry,’ may be found below.