Eric Clapton will feature on Rolling Stones' new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2016
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is set to feature on Rolling Stones' new album, which is rumoured to be released in Autumn this year

Eric Clapton is set to feature on Rolling Stones' new album.

The 71-year-old guitarist - who made up one third of the band Cream - will join the longstanding English rock band on their upcoming blues-inspired album, according to the band's original member Keith Richards.

Speaking about the collaboration to BBC 6 Music, Richards said: "[Eric] dropped by for a couple of numbers."

And the 72-year-old singer songwriter felt nostalgic when the pair joined forces, which transported him to the times the Rolling Stones and Clapton's former band The Yardbirds would take to the stage at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey.

Richards explained: "[It was] like old times down in Richmond".

And it was hoped Richards and his longstanding band mates Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts - who have been a part of the group since they formed in 1962 - would play across Europe next year.

Speaking about an upcoming tour, he teased: "I think it's on the menu somewhere."

Meanwhile, the band - who confirmed their upcoming release earlier this year at an event at the Saatchi gallery in London - has revealed the album, which will include their own renditions of popular blues tracks, will be released in Autumn.

Richards said: "[It is] coming out in the autumn some time".

Although Richards has given a brief insight into the genre of the music, he has kept his cards close to his chest and has not uncovered more detail about what is to come because he can't remember.

He said: "The titles I can't reveal at the moment, for the reason that I can't quite remember them and I haven't got a list with me."

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