Long considered a rock god, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has a new goddess, and it’s not a slinky, young babe — it’s his new album.
Goddess in the Doorway is due November 6, his publicist said, and Jagger’s first solo disc in eight years includes such highlights as a track with U2’s Bono called “Joy.”
Five songs on the album were produced by Jagger with ex-Rolling Stones keyboardist Matt Clifford, and five others were handled by Marti Frederiksen, who co-wrote and produced Aerosmith’s latest, Just Push Play. Wyclef Jean produced one additional track on the record, the publicist said.
Goddess in the Doorway also features a strong stable of guest performers (see “Bono, Wyclef, Joe Perry Lend Hands To Mick Jagger Solo Album” ). Pete Townshend and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry play on numerous tracks. Jagger’s pal Lenny Kravitz, who contributed to the singer’s last solo album, Wandering Spirit (1993), guests again and co-wrote “God Gave Me Everything.” Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas penned three tunes with Jagger, but it looks like only one, “Visions of Paradise,” will appear on the disc.
Other song titles include “Everybody Get High,” “Don’t Call Me Up” and the title track.
No tour plans have been announced yet, however Jagger has said he wants to play the new songs live, just not on a worldwide tour. He has also said that while there won’t be a Rolling Stones tour this year, the band is interested in getting back in the studio and on the road.
In addition to recording Goddess, Jagger found time to act in the George Hickenlooper film The Man From Elysian Fields, which also stars Andy Garcia, James Coburn and Anjelica Huston. But that’s not the extent of his upcoming screen time — Jagger is also the focus of a documentary by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald.