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ICYMI: Stones Tease Announcement Of Blues Album

There are strong indications the Rolling Stones may announce their new blues album later this week.

The group has posted a short video on its official web site showing images shot from the recording studio in London where they made the album, along with the title "The Rolling Stones -- Coming October 6."

The Rolling Stones on Twitter


Guitarists Keith Richards and Ron Woods have previously confirmed the group worked on the album, while co-producer Don Was more recently spoke about the sessions, saying the group had recorded the album in just two days, with Eric Clapton sitting in for a couple of songs, and would release it in December. And Mick Jagger recently tweeted a photo of a harmonica case and some Stones logo guitar picks, with the message "Watch this space  #playing the blues."

Mick Jagger on Twitter

Watch this space #playingtheblues

It's will be a busy fall for the Stones, including appearances at this month's Desert Trip festival, the November 11 release of the "Havana Moon" concert film and the November opening of the Exhibitionism artifacts exhibit in New York City.


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.