Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Are Recording Music With The Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones are reportedly working on a forthcoming album that will feature contributions from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the surviving members of The Beatles. The collaboration, facilitated by Grammy producer of the year Andrew Watt, sees McCartney recording bass parts in recent Los Angeles sessions, while Starr is set to play drums.
Details about whether McCartney and Starr will collaborate on the same track, work on multiple songs, or make the final cut remain uncertain. Despite not officially announcing the album, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Stones have hinted at upcoming music in recent months.
This collaboration marks a rare occurrence of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones working together. In 1967, John Lennon sang backup on The Stones’ “We Love You,” and Brian Jones, a member of The Stones, played saxophone on The Beatles’ “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” during the same year.
Next Chapter Without Charlie Watts
The potential album will be The Stones’ first with original music since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.” After celebrating 60 years with a tour in August 2022 and releasing a cover album, “Blue & Lonesome,” in 2016, the band faces a significant change with the absence of longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August 2021 at the age of 80. However, Watts had recorded new music with Jagger and Richards on drums before his death, and the surviving members expressed their deep sadness at his loss.
The Reunion on Display in LA
On the other hand, McCartney and Starr—who have remained friends ever since The Beatles broke up—recently displayed their relationship at a Stella McCartney celebration in Los Angeles. The two iconic musicians, featured in the Abbey Road documentary “If These Walls Could Sing,” were seen dancing to the 1976 disco hit “Young Hearts Run Free” by Candi Staton. The heartwarming reunion video was shared by Starr on social media, reflecting the enduring bond between the legendary musicians.