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October 12, 2012 / jhsaeger

Rolling Stones Cut “Doom and Gloom,” First New Song In Six Years

            With every large box set there is typically some new wrinkle to add enticement for the consuming masses, even when you have one of the most storied discographies in contemporary music. In the instance of the Rolling Stones’ GRRR!, the rockers will mark their 50th Anniversary with a massive career-spanning compilation complete with two new tracks, including “Doom and Gloom,” which was released to the internet yesterday and will be available in its physical form on November 13th. The second single, “One More Shot” will be released on a yet-to-be-announced date in the very near future.
            The track is vintage Stones, who are firing on all cylinders after a lengthy hiatus and a public spat between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Jagger’s vocals are still solid, although Richards’ guitar and Charlie Watts’ drumming make “Doom and Gloom” work best. Even though it is only the first of two songs, it is still a good thing when the Rolling Stones are making fresh music, their longevity is a truly remarkable accomplishment. Enjoy: 

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