In celebration of their 50th anniversary, The Rolling Stones will release a new career-spanning best-of today. Called GRRR!, it is available in five formats with either 50 or 80 tracks. It starts with their 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" and contains all their biggest songs including their two new ones -- "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot" -- both of which were recorded this past August in Paris. These are their first new songs since 2005.
As for calling it GRRR as in grrreat, Mick Jagger tells us he can hear it rolling off the tongues of disc jockeys. The album cover is a painting by his friend Walter Ford of a gorilla sporting the Stones' tongue and lips logo. Jagger tells us it's the "500-pound gorilla in the room... I really like the piece."
The Stones have taken time out from their rehearsals in Paris to fly to New York for Tuesday night's premiere of their latest documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, at the Ziegfeld Theatre. It debuts on HBO Thursday.
And in case you missed it yesterday, they have added a third U.S. show, December 8th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.