The Rolling Stones Return With First New Song in 8 Years, 'Living In A Ghost Town'

Completed in isolation

For the fist time in 8 years, ladies and gentlemen, The Rolling Stones have new music.

On Thursday the band debuted, “Living In A Ghost Town,” a song written and recorded in Los Angeles and London, and completed over the last few weeks in isolation. The track is the first new original material from the iconic band since two new recordings were featured on 2012’s GRRR. The Stones also released a Blues cover album in 2016.

"I was just jamming. I was just playing a guitar and just wrote it like that," Mick Jagger told Apple Music. "I don't know what frame of mind I must've been in. I mean it was semi-humorous, then it got less humorous and I don't know. Sometimes these things take a long time to write but this, I just wrote it really quickly in like 10 minutes."

The Rolling Stones unfortunately had to postpone their upcoming No Filter North American Tour, which was set to kick off on May 8.

“We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour,” the band shared in a statement. “We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together – and we’ll see you very soon.”

The string of stadium shows was to be a follow-up to 2019’s sold out run across the country, which itself was delayed by heart surgery for frontman Mick Jagger. "We just want to keep going" Keith Richards told RADIO.COM in 2018. "Just line us up and get us ready."

This weekend, The Rolling Stones conferenced in from their respective homes to be a part of the One World: Together At Home event, in support of COVID-19 relief. Their performance of  “You Can't Always Get What You Want" was one of the night’s highlight showing Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood performing in separate locations, and Watts delivering some incredible air drums.

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