Rolling Stones confirm video starring Paul Mescal with new teaser


Full clip will be released later this week. Scarlet is joined by two other unreleased songs, Criss Cross and All the Rage, on a deluxe version of Goat’s Head Soup

The Rolling Stones have shared a teaser for their upcoming music video starring Paul Mescal – thereby confirming reports that the Normal People star would appear in a clip for the band.

The video, which accompanies the song “Scarlet”, will be released this coming Thursday (6 August) at 7pm BST/11am PST/2pm EST.

It includes “a very special introduction” by Mescal and Mick Jagger, the band tweeted on Monday along with a short clip of Mescal.


A long-lost song the Rolling Stones recorded with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page is to finally be released. Scarlet, thought to be named after Page’s daughter, was recorded in October 1974. It is described in a press release as having “layered guitar textures” from Page, and is “as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era”.



Their bands had been on tandem runs of historic brilliance, crossing paths as both recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in sessions dating back to the late ’60s. Led Zeppelin also put down music at the Rolling Stones’ mobile studio and Stargroves, Mick Jagger’s house, in the early ’70s. (Excerpt from ultimate classic rock)

This wasn’t anything so serious. Page was at Island for a tossed-off solo session with Richards that also included unofficial Stones member Ian Stewart on piano, Ric Grech (Traffic, Blind Faith) on bass and Bruce Rowland (Joe Cocker, Fairport Convention) on drums, according to Felix Aeppli’s Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones.

They emerged with “Scarlet,” a long-lost collaboration that will finally see the light of day when it’s bundled with an expanded edition of Goats Heads Soup. The Rolling Stones are set to release the unearthed jam on Wednesday.

An official statement announcing the reissue praised Page’s “layered guitar textures” on “Scarlet,” calling it as “infectious and raunchy as anything the [Stones] cut in this hallowed era.”

At the time, Page figured they were working on B-side material, but interest was such that “Scarlet” initially sparked rumors about a possible solo album by Zeppelin’s guitarist. “Chalk that off to Keith Richards’ sense of humor,” Page told Rolling Stone in 1975.

“It was great, really good,” Page added. “We stayed up all night and went down to Island Studios where Keith put some reggae guitars over one section. I just put some solos on it, but it was eight in the morning of the next day before I did that. He took the tapes to Switzerland and someone found out about them. Keith told people that it was a track from my album.”

Named after Page’s daughter, “Scarlet” is part of a series of career intersections dating back to 1964, when Page added guitar to the Rolling Stones’ demo for “Heart of Stone.” John Paul Jones did the string arrangement for 1967’s “She’s a Rainbow,” and Page worked with Brian Jones on 1967’s A Degree of Murder. Stewart added piano to Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” in 1971 and “Boogie With Stu” in 1975. Page sat in on the Stones’ 1986 single “One Hit (To the Body),” as well.

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The legendary group released their first new song in eight years back in April with ‘Living In A Ghost Town’, which was recorded during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.The title and lyrics suggest that ‘Criss Cross’ will be an outtake – aka ‘Criss Cross Man’ – from the Stones’ 1973 album ‘Goats Head Soup’.

Today (July 8), Mick Jagger and co posted a seven-second snippet of the video for their next offering, due to arrive tomorrow (July 9) at 2pm (BST). “Givin’ me a ⤫ CRISS CROSS ⤫ mind…,” its caption reads.

The box set editions of Goats Head Soup also include the Brussels Affair 15-track live album from their memorable 1973 Belgium show, the “Dancing With Mr. D,” “Silver Train” and “Angie” videos, and an exclusive 100-page photo essay book with words by music writers Ian McCann, Nick Kent and Daryl Easlea.
Upon the release of ‘Living In A Ghost Town’, Jagger revealed that the Stones had been “in the studio recording some new material before the lockdown”, while Keith Richards explained that the song was cut “for part of a new album”.

Dancers from Britain’s Royal Ballet have made a short film in which they perform in London’s deserted streets to the sounds of The Rolling Stones, a project designed to highlight the plight of the arts during the coronavirus pandemic.(

First soloists William Bracewell and Reece Clarke, among others, donned trainers to dance on sunlit pavements and cobblestone roads outside the sealed entrances of some of London’s biggest theatres.

These included Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall.

The film’s producers said in a statement they wanted to shine a spotlight on a sector threatened by “the unrelenting pressures of Covid-19”.

The video was directed by Joanna DeFelice, Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Melanie Hamrick, a ballerina and partner of The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

It was choreographed to The Rolling Stones’ Living in a Ghost Town, a single released in April.

The project aims to raise funds for Acting for Others, a network of 14 charities providing financial and emotional support to people who work in the theatre.




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