Rolling Stones Releasing 9 New Songs for ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary

by Chris Haney

It’s been 40 years since the Rolling Stones came out with their 1981 album Tattoo You. To mark the occasion, the band is now releasing a remastered collection that will include nine previously unheard tracks.

As part of a 40th-anniversary celebration of the chart-topping album, the legendary British band has something in store for their fans. Tattoo You is the Rolling Stones last album to hit No. 1 in the U.S., so its new remaster is well-deserved. On October 22, the band will release a newly remastered version of the 1981 album. In addition, they will release deluxe versions of the album as well. They include a Lost & Found: Rarities album and the 26-song Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 live album.

The Lost & Found: Rarities album includes the nine previously unreleased tracks. According to the band’s website, the rarities album is “newly completed” and “enhanced” with added vocals and guitar from the Rolling Stones. The site also shared some of the highlights from the deluxe album.

“Among these, ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ is a quintessential Stones rock workout with all of the group on top form,” the Rolling Stones’ website details. “Other highlights of Lost & Found include a killer version of ‘Shame, Shame, Shame,’ first recorded in 1963 by one of the band’s blues heroes, Jimmy Reed. [It also includes] their reading of Dobie Gray’s soul gem ‘Drift Away.’ And a fascinating reggae-tinged version of ‘Start Me Up.'”

The anniversary release of the Grammy-nominated 1981 album was announced as the band gears up for their “No Filter” tour. The 13-date American tour kicks off in St. Louis on September 26 and runs through November.

Rolling Stones Drummer to Miss 2021 US Tour

Earlier this month, the Rolling Stones shared some unfortunate news with their fans. Singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, and bassist Ronnie Wood will all be on tour. However, the fourth integral member of the iconic rock band, drummer Charlie Watts, will have to sit out this tour due to health concerns.

Watts celebrated his 80th birthday on June 2, but he recently underwent an emergency medical procedure. A spokesperson for the band shared a statement calling the procedure “completely successful.” The drummer had a routine check-up that revealed the unspecified health issue.

“Charlie has had a procedure which was completely successful,” the Rolling Stones spokesperson explained. “But I gather his doctors this week concluded that he now needs proper rest and recuperation. With rehearsals starting in a couple of weeks it’s very disappointing to say the least, but it’s also fair to say no one saw this coming.”

The band moved forward with their tour plans by announcing a temporary drummer for the tour. Veteran drummer Steve Jordan will replace Charlie Watts on the “No Filter” tour. Over the years, Jordan has worked closely with Rolling Stones guitarist and co-founder Keith Richards. The interim drummer seems like a good fit until Watts can recover and rejoin his longtime bandmates.