The Rolling Stones collaborating with Eric Clapton on their new album?

Rumours EC has joined Mick and co at new sessions

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The Rolling Stones are reportedly recording with Eric Clapton.

According to The Sun, Clapton and the Stones recently ran into each other at a west London recording studio and have since recorded two songs together with producer Don Was.

Ron Wood had previously revealed that that the band have been on “a blues streak” in the recording studio, covering standards by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.


“They really sound authentic,” Wood said of the band’s new tracks in April. “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.”

Last year the Stones shared a previously unreleased version of “Brown Sugar” featuring Eric Clapton from their deluxe reissue of Sticky Fingers.

Speaking to Uncut about this unreleased version of “Brown Sugar“, producer Chris Kimsey recalled, “Keith and Bobby Keys had a joint birthday party at Olympic [Studios]. I remember Al Kooper and Eric Clapton being there. I recorded this ‘Brown Sugar’ jam that went on for 15 minutes. Alan O’Duffy, who was booked to engineer the session, fancied a bit of this lovely birthday cake that was going around. It was hash cake. 15 minutes later he was gone, so I had to engineer that evening’s session. It was quite terrifying. All these people came in. We recorded this extended version of ‘Brown Sugar’. Everyone was playing live, like a big club. I remember George Harrison turning up as well.”

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