It looks like we will be hearing some new material from the surviving members of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones very soon. According to Variety, they have confirmed from multiple sources that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are playing on the upcoming Stones album.
Following the passing of their drummer Charlie Watts in August 2021, Mick Jagger had said that it would be very challenging to record new material without his late friend. Although it would be weird to work with some other drummer, the band members had still hinted at the possibility of making new music, as Watts also would want them to do so.
A few months ago, Ronnie Wood had given an update on the band’s long-awaited new album and revealed that they were in the process of recording. The guitarist had also said that the upcoming album would include parts recorded by both Watts and his replacement, Steve Jordan. It seems like we will also see some guest appearances in the Stones record.
As verified by many sources, Paul McCartney reportedly recorded the bass parts for the as-yet-unannounced project produced by Andrew Watt. According to Variety, the recording sessions of the Beatles icon took place in Los Angeles in recent weeks, and the album is now entering the process of mixing.
Yet, Paul McCartney isn’t the only Beatle who will contribute to the upcoming Stones record. As reported, Ringo Starr will also lend his drumming skills. However, it is unclear whether McCartney and Starr will be on the same track or whether their parts will arrive separately. No matter how the final output will turn out, seeing the Beatles and the Rolling Stones join forces is enough for their fans to feel overjoyed.