If you thought that the Rolling Stones were going to mellow out as octogenarians, think again.
Just two months after Mick Jagger turned 80 in July — and with Keith Richards right behind him, hitting that milestone on Dec. 18 — the legendary British rockers haven’t lost any of their old bite on their new single “Angry.”
Packing their trademark bad-boy attack, the track previews ‘Hackney Diamonds” — the Stones’ first studio album of new material since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang” — which will be released on Oct. 20.
And from the moment you hear the stomping drums of Steve Jordan — enlisted with the blessing of founding Stones skinsman Charlie Watts before his 2021 passing — and then Richards’ classic guitar riffage, it’s a nostalgic trip back to familiar territory.
The “Angry” video was debuted on Wednesday morning after a launch event held at the Hackney Empire in East London’s Hackney district. Starring actress Sydney Sweeney — of “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus” fame — as the ultimate Stones groupie cruising down Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, the clip features younger versions of the Stones playing on billboards from scenes throughout their storied career.
The Stones revealed other details about “Hackney Diamonds,” a 12-track set that was produced by Andrew Watt, the go-to studio gun for everyone from Post Malone and Lana Del Rey to Pearl Jam and Ozzy Osbourne.
The LP will feature Lady Gaga on the track “Sweet Sound of Heaven,” while Watts plays on two cuts with his parts recorded before his death. And another original Stones member, former bassist Bill Wyman, makes a cameo on “Live by the Sword.”