The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic and era-defining bands of all time, released the highly anticipated single, “Doom and Gloom,” today. This is the first new song from the band in seven years. Half a centennial after the group’s formation, this rock and roll tune easily plays as though it could have been an old forgotten track salvaged from the cutting room floor (aside, of course, from all the anachronistic mentions of class warfare and oil fracking in the lyrics).
Unfortunately for fans hoping for an entire record of new material, this song is off of The Stones’ upcoming 50th anniversary compilation album, “GRRR! Greatest Hits,” dropping November 13th. The upside is that the album will feature one more fresh recording, in addition to the “Doom and Gloom” cut, titled “One More Shot,” alongside a collection of old favorites such as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Start Me Up,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”