If my grandpa knew how to text, I probably would’ve woke up to a blinking phone this morning that said “New Rolling Stones song! It’s like high school all over again!!” But instead, I got one of those real phone calls where you actually talk to someone out loud, because, well, he’s a grandpa.
The seminal rock ‘n’ rollers celebrated 50 years in the business with a new song called “Doom and Gloom” from their upcoming greatest hits album GRRR!, the British veterans’ first new single in more than six years (“Biggest Mistake” in 2006).
The new material, along with a second new track called “One More Shot,” will stand steady alongside their hits “Beast of Burden,” “Start Me Up,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Honky Tonk Women,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
“Doom and Gloom” kicks off with some classic Stones guitar chords—riffs that wouldn’t feel too foreign from the basement sounds of their 1972 album Exile on Main Street—before iconic frontman Mick Jagger cuts in with his fair share of growling and drawled singing. It’s not “Gimme Shelter,” but it’ll satisfy fans until GRRR! arrives to a record store near you on November 12.
Their 50th anniversary is a busy one. In addition to this greatest hits collection, the release is complemented by the release of a new coffee table book and two documentaries—“Crossfire Hurricane and “Charlie Is My Darling–Ireland 1965”—with four upcoming concert dates on the horizon.
Get your morning rolling with some Stones.