The Rolling Stones began their success in London, 1962 entering fame as a blues band. The band’s first line up of members consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards(guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was actually removed from the line-up but he did continue his allegiance with the band by being an occasional pianist until he passed away in 1985. The band has released 22 albums within Britain and 24 in the United States. The last album, ‘A Bigger Bang’ was released in 2005, which gave the band the opportunity to tour this album in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The line-up of the band as we know it today consists of Mick Jagger (guitar), Keith Richards (Piano), Ronnie Wood (drums) and Charlie Watts (drums). It can be noted that the band has changed remarkably over the years especially with members!
The band has in fact confirmed that they will release another album. Guitarist, Ronnie Wood confirmed on Monday, April 4 that “There’s one coming,” the 72-year-old guitarist said of a new album. “I can’t say no more. My lips are sealed.” Fans are disappointed that there wasn’t much more that could be revealed but their hope has been renewed on the prospect that there will be another album. In 2015 Wood did confirm that “We’ll maybe go in the studio in December and cut a few tracks and see what happens,” and then continued to say “We’ll take it from there, see how it all goes. One thing at a time.”
Now a few months down the line, Wood has left their fans begging for more by offering a teaser suggesting “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.” This sounds as though it will be a promising album for fans that have been waiting nearly a decade for their next album. It looks as though this time they will be making an even bigger bang than they did in 2005.
– Amy Curtis, Correspondent (Music)