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Paul McCartney to appear on Rolling Stones album

Paul McCartney is confirmed to make an appearance on an upcoming Rolling Stones album. This news follows a previous report from Variety. The news that surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were set to collaborate with The Rolling Stones. A new record expected to be released later this year. However, a representative for The Rolling Stones has clarified that McCartney will only be playing bass on one new song and that Starr is not currently collaborating with the band.

The Rolling Stones' upcoming studio album, which will mark their 31st release, has yet to be officially announced. However, it has been confirmed that the album will include performances from touring drummer Steve Jordan, as well as the late Charlie Watts. Charlie recorded his parts before his passing in August 2021. McCartney, according to the Stones' representative, joined Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in Los Angeles during the album's mixing stages to contribute a bass track. The album was produced by Andrew Watt. Watt has previously worked on albums by artists such as Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Vedder, Britney Spears, and Elton John's 2022 collaboration "Hold Me Closer."

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The Rolling Stones have been teasing their forthcoming album for some time now. Earlier this year, Keith Richards posted an Instagram video suggesting that new material was in the works. Mick Jagger revealed in a 2021 interview with the Los Angeles Times that the band had "a lot of tracks done." However, the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns caused delays in the recording process.

The band's previous album, 2016's "Blue & Lonesome," received critical acclaim and was produced by Jagger, Richards, and Don Was. In a four-star review for The Guardian at the time, Alexis Petridis praised the album of blues covers, describing it as "appealingly visceral and live" and noting that it sounded "more raw and vibrant than the Stones have done in years."

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