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Rumor: Clapton Appearing On New Stones Album

Here's some exciting news if it's true; Eric Clapton has joined the Rolling Stones for a couple of tracks on their next album, according to The Sun in the U.K.

An unnamed source tells the tabloid that both acts were working in the same studio in late London and Clapton "came in to say hello. They ended up jamming and recorded two songs. Don (Was, who's co-producing the Stones album) reckons it`s the best thing he has ever done with the Stones."

Guitarist Ron Wood tipped the Stones' recording plans in November, telling us that

"I know Mick (Jagger) has a whole artillery and I said, 'Come on, let's do it.' And him and Keith are building, which is good. I said, 'Well, if there's any gaps, you know I've got some (songs). I'm always there to help.' I know Mick has a huge artillery of songs which is great, and I can't wait to get my teeth into them."


The Stones have plenty of time to keep recording; they're not scheduled to play again until the Desert Trip festival during October in Indio, Calif. The Sun's source says the group "decided to go back in the studio later this month because they are enjoying it so much."



Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.