According to Variety, reports of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (the two surviving Beatles members) have been recording with The Rolling Stones for their new album. According to multiple sources, Paul has recorded several bass parts for the Stones' new album while Ringo is also slated on the yet-to-be-announced album.
The two bands have been "feuding" since the 60s, they have always been outwardly friendly with each other though they've barely ever collaborated. The Stones' second single (and first hit) was a cover of the Lennon-McCartney composition "I Wanna Be Your Man" in 1963. Four years later, Lennon and McCartney sang backing vocals on the Stones’ single “We Love You” in a show of generational support: The song, hardly the Stones’ best, celebrated the overturning of a trumped-up drug conviction that saw Mick Jagger and Keith Richards briefly jailed.
Yet even as the band members became older, the rivalry remains. In 2021 McCartney said of the Stones, “they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.” Just a few weeks later, Jagger shot back at the group’s Los Angeles concert that McCartney was in the audience and would “join us in a blues cover.”
New Rolling Stones recordings would be released through Universal Music Group worldwide. While no announcement had been made at this time, the Rolling Stones have toured every year since 2012 (except 2020, dates for which were postponed to the following year) and a 2023 summer tour seems very likely.
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