Rolling Stones said to be collaborating with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on new album

The Rolling Stones are said to be collaborating with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on a new Stones album.

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As reported by Variety, multiple sources have confirmed that the two surviving members of The Beatles have both contributed to a new Rolling Stones album.

That project is still unannounced, but is said to be produced by Andrew Watt and feature both McCartney and Starr. 

It is understood that McCartney has recorded bass parts for the album over recent sessions in Los Angeles.

McCartney and Watt have worked together in the past. In a 2021 interview, McCartney recalled meeting the producer, saying: “I went around for a cup of tea, and of course we ended up making a track.”

In a Q&A on McCartney’s official website, looking ahead to 2023, he said:  “I’ve been recording with a couple of people, so I’m looking forward to doing even more. I’ve started working with this producer called Andrew Watt, and he’s very interesting — we’ve had some fun.”

If and when the album is released, it will mark the Stones’ first new music since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. More recently, the band released the live album and concert film Grrr Live!, originally recorded at New Jersey’s Prudential Center as part of the bands 50 & Counting tour in 2012.

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Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones pose for a photo during a press conference to announce a world tour at the Julliard Music School May 10, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

In 2020, the Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger said the band had recorded “a bunch of tracks” and were “finishing off the vocals and some other instruments on them… It sounds good, what we’ve already done — [it] sounds pretty good to me.”

Just last month, bandmate Keith Richards said “there’s some new music on its way” in an Instagram post, having before said that he and Jagger had recorded “more [tracks] than I can count” during a session in Jamaica.

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