Concurrent with national ‘One Hit Wonder Day’ (coincidence only,) the Rolling Stones have shared a snippet of Lady Gaga‘s vocals alongside Stevie Wonder‘s keyboard playing on their ‘Sweet Sounds Of Heaven’ collaboration.
Included in their highly anticipated ‘Hackney Diamonds’ forthcoming full length, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with the the pop icon (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) and the Motown legend on the track.
Included in their social media clip, Gaga sings “I hear the sweet sounds of Heaven,” followed by Mick requesting “Play me something, Stevie.”
Scheduled for a proper October 20 release, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John are also featured on the iconic rockers ‘Hackney Diamonds’ LP, as former Beatle plays bass guitar on ‘Bite My Head Off’ and the ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker plays his piano on ‘Get Close’ and ‘Live by the Sword’.
About his former rival’s unexpected involvement, Jagger recently stated:
“Paul (McCartney) was in LA when we were recording and he was supposed to work with Andy one week.” “Andy had said, ‘I am working on this record and I will be on it for six months if I do nothing else. “Andy said, ‘Why don’t we get Paul to come in?’. We suggested he played on this tune, and he really rocked it. We were all in a room together.” “It seemed so natural and Paul was so relaxed and he enjoyed it. John [Lennon] was a close friend of mine and he was so acerbic.” “Paul is a different kind of personality. We don’t see each other that much but we do text.”
In addition to the remaining three Stones, and celebrity collabs, the new album will feature late drummer and original member Charlie Watts (who passed away from cancer at 80 in August 2021) on two tracks, with replacement Steve Jordan playing on the remaining ten titles.
On ‘Live by the Sword’, the trio are backed by both Charlie and former Stones bassist Bill Wyman, reuniting the original rhythm section of The Rolling Stones, and the second song featuring Charlie is ‘Mess It Up’.