The Rolling Stones’ last studio album was 2016’s ‘Blue and Lonesome’, which was composed of blues covers. “We’ve become too lazy,” Jagger said. “We’ve been on the road most of the time.”
The band teased the release of the new album through a spoof advertisement in the local Hackney Gazette newspaper.
The cryptic advertisement, which also appeared in the companion headline of the Islington Gazette, referenced several of the band’s best-known songs, including ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, ‘Gimme Shelter’ and ‘Shattered’.
The ad continued: “Our new store on Mare Street is opening in September 2023. When you say shelter me we’ll fix your broken windows, our friendly team promise your satisfaction.”
Hinting that the ad was not for an actual East London glass repair business, it included the letter ‘i’, a miniature version of the band’s famous lip logo.
The advert – in the same font as the ‘Some Girls’ album – also states that the firm was founded in 1962, the same year the band was formed.
Last year the Stones traveled to Europe for their 60th anniversary tour, which included stops in cities including Madrid, Milan and Munich, and a performance at the British Summer Time (BST) festival in London.
When Jagger was asked the secret of his decades-long musical marriage, he quipped, “Don’t talk very often.” “How to politely shut up,” Richards said.