The Rolling Stones will release a new album, Bridges To Babylon, and embark on a U. S. tour in late September. The album is expected to include 12 songs and features the work of producers Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan), the Dust Brothers (Beck, Beastie Boys) and Danny Saber (Black Grape), as well as the Glimmer Twins (that would be Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards). Despite varied production approaches, Bridges To Babylon is said to still sound like a Rolling Stones album.
Of the 12 tracks currently set to be included on the album, three--" Anybody Seen My Baby," "Might As Well Get Juiced" and "Saint of Me"--were produced by the Dust Brothers while Saber was behind the board for "Gunface." Some of the other song tiles: "Already Over Me," "Always Suffering" and "Low Down."
The album was recorded at a number of studios including Don Was' favorite, Oceanway (located in Hollywood), and the Dust Brothers Silver Lake district home studio. In addition to Jagger, Richards, guitarist Ron Wood and drummer Charlie Watts, musicians lending a hand included Was (who played bass on at least one track), keyboardists Billy Preston and Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, session drummer Jim Keltner, sax man Wayne Shorter and bassist Me'Shell Ndegeocello.
As for the group's world tour, it is currently set to kick off at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 23, will last a year, and will feature another mind-blowing stage set.