So after about three weeks of hype that something major was to be announced today, setting tongues wagging across the globe, The Rolling Stones disappointed pretty much everyone with the news: GRRR!, their 31st compilation featuring two new tracks recorded last month, will be released in November. It's now unlikely that albums comprised entirely of new material will ever outnumber the compilations.
Also rumored, but yet to be confirmed, are four concerts- two at the Brooklyn Barclays Center on December 6th and 7th and another pair in London on November 26th and 27th. These dates do come on the heels of GRRR!'s release, so perhaps there is more to come, including the rumored last gig that will take place at next year's Glastonbury Festival.
One bit of good news is the release of the documentary "Crossfire Hurricane," also in November, which will be shown in the U.S. on HBO. Hopefully for those of us who don't feel the need to subscribe to cable television, there will be other alternatives to view the film.
For those of us waiting patiently for a 50th anniversary tour, the news is disappointing. But you know, you can't always get what you want. And that's your Rolling Stones Song of the Day.