The Rolling Stones celebrated the discharge of their new album with an intimate membership efficiency in New York Metropolis, closing the present with a rousing duet with Woman Gaga as Daniel Craig, Chris Rock, Mary-Kate Olsen and extra cheered on.
The rock icons carried out songs from Hackney Diamonds — together with the Gaga-featured “Candy Sounds of Heaven,” first single “Offended,” “Entire Large World” and “Chew My Head Off” — hours earlier than the album was launched Friday morning. The Stones’ seven-track set additionally included well-known songs like “Tumbling Cube,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Shattered.”
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wooden performed like outdated buddies onstage, having fun with each second of the quick efficiency whereas the viewers watched in awe. Attendees included Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Taylor Hill, Rachel Weisz, Christie Brinkley, Ed Burns, Keegan-Michael Key, Think about Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Minka Kelly, Christy Turlington and Questlove, who deejayed units earlier than and after the Stones carried out. Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Andrew Watt, who produced Hackney Diamonds and is greatest recognized for his work with Justin Bieber, Miley Cryus and Ozzy Osbourne, additionally attended.
Jagger eliminated his jacket close to the tip of the present and danced and sang onstage, which featured gorgeous backing musicians, together with Steve Jordan on drums.
Gaga was pitch-perfect whereas singing alongside Jagger, incomes a standing ovation from the viewers. She and the band bowed on the finish of the set.
Hackney Diamonds is the band’s first album of authentic music since 2005’s A Greater Bang. In 2016, they launched the blues covers album, Blue & Lonesome, which received the band their third Grammy.
The rockers stated they recorded 23 songs for the album, ultimately choosing 12 tracks to make the ultimate reduce. Songs had been recorded in London, Los Angeles, New York Metropolis and the Bahamas.
Of the album title, Jagger defined on the album launch in London: “It’s like getting your automotive window display screen smashed on a Saturday evening in Hackney.” He additionally referred to as the theme of the album “indignant and disgust.” Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, carried out on two tracks, whereas authentic member Invoice Wyman performs on “Reside by the Sword.”