Rolling Stones gush about the blues with Apple Music

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Mick Jagger plays  a lot of harmonica on the new album.
Mick Jagger plays a lot of harmonica on the new album.
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The Rolling Stones dropped their first album in 11 years today, and to celebrate they sat down with Apple Music to talk about their love of the blues.


The new album, Blue & Lonesome, packs 12 tracks covering blues songs you’ve probably never heard. The classic tracks were originally recorded by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and other legends. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards revealed the album came “out of thin air” as the band was preparing to make new original songs.

Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts all sat down with Apple’s Matt Wilkinson to talk about the project and their love of blues when they were angsty teens growing up in England.

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The Stones also made a new music video, which features Kristen Stewart grabbing some beer and driving around recklessly in a vintage Mustang. Titled “Ride ‘em on Down,” the blues song was originally recorded by Bukka White way back in 1937.