Star-studded tracklist for new Rolling Stones album revealed

Paul McCartney and Elton John have been named as guests on the new Rolling Stones album after the band revealed the full tracklist.

The former Beatles singer plays bass on Bite My Head Off, while Sir Elton features on piano on Get Close and Live By The Sword.

Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder were also previously announced as guests on Hackney Diamonds – the Stones’ first album of new material in 18 years.

The US stars feature on a track called Sweet Sounds Of Heaven.

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards lifted the lid on the album at an event in east London last week.

“I don’t want to be big-headed but we wouldn’t have put this album out if we hadn’t really liked it,” Sir Mick told the audience.

“We said we had to make a record we really love ourselves. We are quite pleased with it, we are not big-headed about it, but we hope you all like it.”

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Stones reveal big star collaborations

The confirmation came after an advert appeared in the Hackney Gazette in August, supposedly for a glass repair store, featuring lyrics from the band’s best-known hits.

Released on 20 October, it’s the band’s first release since the death of drummer Charlie Watts in 2021.

Watts still features on two tracks, Mess It Up and Live By The Sword, while former bassist Bill Wyman also plays on the latter song.

The Stones have already released the video for album opener Angry – featuring actress Sydney Sweeney on the back of a car heading down Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

Angry is a theme of the album, Sir Mick said at the launch event, adding that it also contains “love songs, ballads, country-type” songs.

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‘I feel like I want to stand up’

Speaking to Sky News, he said the band had worked on new material before but it hadn’t passed the bar until now.

“We did lots of sessions but I don’t think the stuff we did was outstandingly wonderful,” he said.

“It was good, but it wasn’t great … I think we’re all kind of happy [with Hackney Diamonds].”

The full tracklist is as follows:

Get Close
Depending On You
Bite My Head Off
Whole Wide World
Dreamy Skies
Mess It Up
Live By The Sword
Driving Me Too Hard
Tell Me Straight
Sweet Sounds Of Heaven
Rolling Stones Blues

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