Rolling Stones fans reckon that a new album from the band has been announced after a suspicious advert appeared in a local English newspaper.
The Hackney Gazette recently displayed an ad for a new company by the name of “Hackney Diamonds.” Although branded as “specialists in glass repair,” there are some pretty blatant clues that it’s actually the Stones.
For one, the ‘i’ in ‘Diamonds’ is dotted with the band’s tongue logo. The text in the ad also name drops several Stones songs, reading: “Our friendly staff promises you satisfaction. When you say gimme shelter, we’ll fix your shattered windows.”
It also says ‘Est. 1962’… the year the band was formed.
If a new album called Hackney Diamonds is in fact coming, we might be getting it next month, as the ad states that the new store is opening September 2023.
The ad also leads readers to a Hackney Diamonds website, which gives the opportunity to “register your interest now.”
If you head to the link, a form appears to give your name and email address. If you read the fine print, you’ll notice it’s run by Universal Music Group, which also happens to be the Stones’ label.
The band has been hinting at a new album for a while and are reportedly working on songs with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
This will be their first album since 2016’s Blue & Lonesome and Charlie Watts’ death.