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The Rolling Stones, nearly six decades after first forming, remain one of the most popular bands in the world.

From the ’60s to the present, the Stones’ catalog features some of rock’s most iconic and influential tracks of all time. In celebration of “The World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band,” here are the Rolling Stones’ 50 best songs ranked.

 

What’s New with the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones have an eventful 2024 ahead of them. The iconic band will be hitting the road in North America in support of their latest album, Hackney Diamonds, which was released in October 2023. Their 2024 tour dates are as follows:

  • April 28th – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium (Gary Clark Jr.)
  • May 2nd – New Orleans, LA – Nola Jazz Fest
  • May 7th – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium (Carin Leon/Electric Mud)
  • May 11th – Las Vegas NV – Allegiant Stadium (The Pretty Reckless)
  • May 15th – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field (Joe Bonamassa)
  • May 23rd – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (TBA)
  • May 26th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (Lawrence)
  • May 30th – Foxboro, MA (Near Boston) – Gillette Stadium (The Red Clay Strays)
  • June 3rd – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (Tyler Childers)
  • June 7th – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Ghost Hounds)
  • June 11th – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (KALEO)
  • June 15th – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Browns Stadium (Ghost Hounds)
  • June 20th – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High (Widespread Panic)
  • June 27th – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (Bettye LaVette)
  • June 30th – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (Lainey Wilson)
  • July 5th – Vancouver, BC – BC Place (Ghost Hounds)
  • July 10th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium (The War and Treaty)
  • July 13th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium (The Linda Lindas)
  • July 17th – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (The Beaches)

Hackney Diamonds, of course, was their first studio album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. The Stones announced the album in a press conference in September 2023 hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

During the press conference, Mick Jagger said of the album, “We wouldn’t be putting this out now if we didn’t really like it. We didn’t want to make just any record and put it out. So we wanted to make a record.”

Jagger added, “Before we went in, we said we all want to make a record that we really love, ourselves. People may like it, other people may not. But we must say this, we are quite pleased with it. … We hope you’ll like it.”

Hackney Diamonds features some big guests. Ronnie Wood said during the presser that Lady Gaga sings on the track “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” He also dropped Stevie Wonder’s name but didn’t specify what track he’d be on. Late drummer Charlie Watts is featured on two tracks with one of them being “Live By the Sword.”

Keith Richards provides vocals on “Tell Me Straight.” He playfully said of the song, “I can tell you straight that I have no idea what it’s about. He [pointing to Jagger] tried to steal it, so it must be good.”

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