TODAY: HACKNEY DIAMONDS

The Stones-world is humming and excitement builds up!

At least, for us Stones fans this truly is a holiday! The Rolling Stones will present their new album Hackney Diamonds in the Hackney Empire in Hackney today!

The preparations for the PC are still going on with lots of media staff setting up their devices for interviews and reports…

Refresh this page every once in a while to get the latest updates ...The press is all over the place, like reuters.com / independent.co.uk / BBC.com

=> OK, the PC is over – now comes the video premiere of “Angry”

Mick just said that they are there for introducing their new single “Angry” and the corresponding video taken from the upcoming new album – that’s why they’re there …

Here’s the new single:

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And here’s the complete The SUN showbiz stream of the event – 2:19:31 (start at 29:29 / red carpet at 1:13:15 / the intro at 1:33:50 / start PC at 1:39:05 / start new video ‘Angry’ at 2:02:58)

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Here we have Mick and Ronnie talk to the press after the gig – and you can catch Ronnie telling about going on tour in the US next year!

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First comments from the press:

The Guardian: ‘We were lazy!’ The Rolling Stones unveil new original album Hackney Diamonds after 18-year wait

The Telegraph: Angry is The Rolling Stones’ best single in 40 years

Rolling Stone: Rolling Stones Announce New Album of Original Music, First in 18 Years

The Times (via archive.ph): I’ve heard Hackney Diamonds. It’s the best Rolling Stones album since 1978 by Will Hodgkinson (chief rock and pop critic). Here’s a short citation:

Variously poignant, irreverent, anarchic and, in one gospel-tinged moment, quite spiritual, it touches on all the aspects we love about the band, glued together by the rambunctious energy they have made their own since the early Sixties.


Irish Radio station Nova will report live from there: “Our own Dee Woods will join American TV host Jimmy Fallon at the live stream event where Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will talk through their first album of original material in 18 years — since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.” You can check their page for updates.

Here’s another archive of the PC, at Facebook!

Then, SKY News is said to stream from the event at 2 PM, too. I don’t know whether access restrictions apply, so give it a try:

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Now, this looks pretty cool:

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