How many days does it take Rolling Stones to make an al­bum?

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The Rolling Stones ini­tially went into the stu­dio to cre­ate orig­i­nal rock mu­sic, but af­ter re­hears­ing blues songs to flex their mu­si­cal mus­cles, they took an un­in­tended path. They recorded an en­tire blues al­bum, and it only took them three days. “It was re­ally quick, su­per quick. It was re­ally fun to do some­thing that fast. And you didn’t re­ally have time to an­a­lyze and think and over­dub,” Mick Jag­ger said in a re­cent in­ter­view with The Associated Press. “I didn’t know if it was any good ... it was just too fast, and I lis­tened back and in the end we used all the songs we recorded.”

“Blue & Lone­some,” the iconic rock group’s first al­bum in 11 years, is out Fri­day. The 12-track set, recorded last De­cem­ber at Bri­tish Grove Stu­dios in West London, in­cludes cov­ers of blues songs from Jimmy Reed, Lit­tle Wal­ter, Ed­die Tay­lor and more. Eric Clap­ton, who was record­ing at the same stu­dio, plays gui­tar on two tracks, while Jag­ger plays the harp through­out. The idea of record­ing a full blues record came af­ter Keith Richards sug­gested they play Mem­phis Slim’s “Blue and Lone­some” to warm up.

“We had no in­ten­tion of mak­ing a blues al­bum,” Richards said. “‘Let’s make a blues al­bum’ just ain’t us, you know. But at the end of the ses­sions we said, ‘We made a blues al­bum!’” Jag­ger then started sug­gest­ing more artists to cover, from Howlin’ Wolf to Wil­lie Dixon: “Mick ba­si­cally was com­ing out with most of the ones he wanted to do. — AP

Fash­ion de­signer Tommy Hil­figer, cen­ter, poses with The Rolling Stones, from left, Ron­nie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jag­ger and Char­lie Watts at the open­ing night party for ‘Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism’ at In­dus­tria on Tues­day in New York. — AP

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