Last week Billboard Magazine reported that the Rolling Stones will reunite onstage for a quartet of shows in London and New York this coming November. This week the band also announced that they will also be releasing a new commemorative greatest hits album that same month.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the London blues group that went on to become the biggest rock band in the world. And while earlier this year the band had firmly stated that there would be no reunion tour, it now looks as if Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood will take the stage as the Rolling Stones for the first time since the 2005-2007 Bigger Bang tour.
Other events that have taken place this year to mark the influential, long-running band’s half-century together include a photography exhibit in London, a new book, and a documentary, Crossfire Hurriance.
The new album, set to be titled GRRR! will be a compendium of hits from throughout the band’s career and will include familiar classics like “Satisfaction,” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” along with a pair of new studio recordings the band recently did in Paris. GRRR! will be issued in multiple formats including a three-CD version with 50 tracks, a 12-inch vinyl box set, and a four-CD Super-Deluxe version with 80 tracks in all.