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The Rolling Stones shared new details about their forthcoming 24th studio album, Hackney Diamonds, during a live-streamed press conference hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

To begin with, Hackney Diamonds comes out on October 20. It’s their first studio album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. A full track list for the album is below, and it’s available for pre-order in a variety of formats at

During the press conference, Mick Jagger said of the album, “We wouldn’t be putting this out now if we didn’t really like it. We didn’t want to make just any record and put it out. So we wanted to make a record.”

Jagger added, “Before we went in, we said we all want to make a record that we really love, ourselves. People may like it, other people may not. But we must say this, we are quite pleased with it. … We hope you’ll like it.”

Hackney Diamonds will also feature some guests. Ronnie Wood said during the presser that Lady Gaga sings on the track “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” He also dropped Stevie Wonder’s name but didn’t specify what track he’d be on. Late drummer Charlie Watts is featured on two tracks with one of them being “Live By the Sword.”

Keith Richards provides vocals on “Tell Me Straight.” He playfully said of the song, “I can tell you straight that I have no idea what it’s about. He [pointing to Jagger] tried to steal it, so it must be good.”

In addition to officially announcing the new album, the Stones unveiled its first single and music video: “Angry.” The music video stars The White Lotus and Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney. The video shows Sweeney riding in the backseat of a convertible along the Sunset Strip. Animated billboards along the strip highlight the band’s many eras of their legendary career while Sweeney lipsyncs the song.

Rolling Stones – Hackney Diamonds – Track List

Get Close
Depending On You
Bite My Head Off
Whole Wide World
Dreamy Skies
Mess It Up
Live By the Sword
Driving Me Too Hard
Tell Me Straight
Sweet Sound of Heaven
Rolling Stone Blues

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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