Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, pictured on March 25, 2016, will perform at a mega festival in October in Indio, California
The Rolling Stones release first new album in more than a decade

The Rolling stones will release their first album in more than a decade.

Their producer, Don Was, has revealed the band is releasing a blues covers album.

Speaking to Le Figaro he said, “The album consists of covers of blues songs of Chicago." 

“It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones."

"There was no retouching on the pieces. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are."

It is also rumored that rock legend Eric Clapton took part in the recording.

The band's official website shows a snippet of the band playing a track from the album with the words "Coming October 6" on their homepage.

The release date of Friday is the same day the Stones will inaugurate Desert Trip, a new festival in California that aims to bring together the top living legends in rock history.

The septuagenarian rockers, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, are one of the highest-grossing acts in the music business and will share the three-day festival bill with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, The Who and Neil Young.

The Rolling Stones have not released a studio album since 2005's "A Bigger Bang," which consisted of original material that largely stayed true to the band's bluesrock roots.

(Staff with AFP)

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