NME has reported that The Rolling Stones will release a new single, “Doom and Gloom,” this Thursday, Oct. 11. The song will air on BBC Radio 2 at 8:15 a.m. GMT, after which it will be available for download.
This year marks the band’s 50th anniversary, and throughout the year there’s been plenty of speculation about potential celebration shows and the possibility of the band getting back together to record new material. The Stones’ last release was the 2005 LP A Bigger Bang.
Then, in August, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were spotted exiting a recording studio in Paris. They were believed to have been working on songs that would be included in a greatest hits release. A massive compilation titled GRRR! was announced a week later. A Nov. 13 North American release date was attached to the 50-song collection, and the inclusion of new tracks recorded at the Paris session was confirmed.
“Doom and Gloom,” will be the first of those tracks to see the light of the Internet, and it will certainly be interesting to hear what kind of material has resulted from the rock icons’ first trip to a recording studio in over seven years.