The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones announce new album, Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones aren’t done yet. On Thursday, the legendary rock band announced a new album, Blue & Lonesome, their first since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. This one will feature a series of blues covers, and the band released a snippet of the track “Just Your Fool” alongside a 360-degree album cover.

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Rolling Stones looking to release new album this year

The Rolling Stones are working to release their first collection of new music in more than a decade as early as this year, according to band member Ronnie Wood.

The guitarist told the Associated Press on Monday that the British rockers have recently been recording both original material and blues covers, with an eye toward dropping an album sometime in 2016.

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The Rolling Stones rock Cuba with historic Havana concert

For years rock ‘n’ roll music had been discouraged in Cuba. Communist leader Fidel Castro famously denounced The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones’ first album came out a few years after the Cuban Missile Crisis when the country’s leaders weren’t preferential to American-influenced music.

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Rolling Stones send message to Cuban fans ahead of Havana concert

With days to go before their historic concert in Havana, the Rolling Stones sent a video message to their Cuban fans — in Spanish, no less.

Beginning with a hearty “¡Hola, Cuba!” the endearing (if not quite expertly pronounced) message continues, “We are so excited to be coming to play for you. We’ve performed in many incredible places, but this concert in Havana is going to be a historic event for us. We hope it will be for you too. Thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful country.”

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