BY ANISSA GROUT
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band that formed in London, in 1962. The members today consist of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts. They have a total of 51 albums, including their brand new one, Blue & Lonesome, which was released on Dec. 2, receiving great reviews from both fans and critics on their comeback album in over ten years.
Blue & Lonesome is taking them back to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. The album is full of blues, jazz and rock. Numerous magazines have praised the new album. The Telegraph said, “Blue & Lonesome is the album any Rolling Stones fan would have wished for.” Classic Rock described the album as, “the Stones doing what they do best.”
According to Billboard, the Stones are hurtling towards No. 1 on the U.K. charts. They also stated that Blue & Lonesome was recorded in just three days and is the Stones’ first studio album since A Bigger Bang, which came agonizingly close to No. 1 following its release in 2005.
In 2016, the Rolling Stones toured Latin America, became the first rock band to play a massive free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana, Cuba, opened their blockbuster exhibition in London, took it to New York, played both Desert Trip festivals alongside Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, the Who and Roger Waters, and performed at a sold out venue in Vegas.
On Dec. 12, the Stones will be releasing their documentary “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!”, which will only be out for one night in select cinemas around the U.S..