The Rolling Stones are rumored to be working on a new album, with contributions from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles.
news, not yet officially confirmed, follows recent hints from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards about new music. Grammy-winning producer Andrew Watt is reportedly overseeing the project, with McCartney playing bass and Starr on drums in Los Angeles sessions.
The extent of McCartney and Starr’s involvement, whether on one track or multiple, is still unclear. This collaboration is a noteworthy event, echoing past collaborations like John Lennon’s vocals on The Stones’ “We Love You” and Brian Jones playing saxophone on The Beatles’ track in 1967.
This album would be The Stones’ first with original music since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang”. The band, having completed their 60th-anniversary tour and released a cover album in 2016, is navigating the loss of their longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who passed in 2021 but had recorded new material prior to his death.
Meanwhile, McCartney and Starr recently celebrated their enduring friendship, showcased at a Stella McCartney event in Los Angeles.
They were seen enjoying themselves to Candi Staton’s “Young Hearts Run Free,” a moment Starr shared on social media, highlighting the lasting bond between these iconic artists.