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The Rolling Stones to Release Blues Covers Album in December

The Stones will cover Chicago blues artists including Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter

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The Rolling Stones have a new album of blues covers coming this December, according to French newspaper Le Figaro, who published an interview with Rolling Stones producer Don Was. Today, the Stones updated their social media presence and website with a blue version of their classic tongue logo.

“The release of the album, whose title is still unknown, is scheduled for December,” says the article, translated by Google Translate. The story is also reported by CBS affiliate WZLX and Ultimate Classic Rock.

Don Was elaborated on the album in the interview. “The album consists of covers of blues songs of Chicago. It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones. There was no retouching on the pieces…. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are.”

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In an April interview with the Associated Press, Ron Wood said, “We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”

Mick Jagger and the band have been teasing their fans with tweets like this one:

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