XPN MusicNotes: ABBA announces its first new song in 35 years, The Rolling Stones detail massive vinyl box set

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ABBA | via Pitchfork

They have more money than they know what to do with but both ABBA and The Rolling Stones are staying relevant with some new releases…and for ABBA it’s their first new music in 30 years!

ABBA has gotten the band back together again for two, new songs- 35 years after releasing the farewell single “Thank You for the Music.” All four original members of ABBA — Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson & Anni-Frid Lyngstad — have announced that they have recorded two new tunes, one of them called “I Still Have Faith in You,” is set to debut in December as part of ABBA’s new digital experience.

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence. We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

Digital-avatar versions of the band-members will perform the new song on NBC and the BBC in December, and ABBA’s tour as digital avatars will start in 2019. After ABBA broke up in the late 90’s it took more than 30 years before they reunited on a stage together two years ago at a private party.

Read more about ABBA’s New Virtual Reality Experience here.


The Rolling Stones are releasing a gigantic special edition vinyl collection that will include all of the band’s albums (15 of them!) since 1971. The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 has been produced from the original master tapes,and each one will have a unique numbered certificate of authenticity. There will also be download codes for high-quality digital versions of the albums. The Rolling Stones’ The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 goes on sale June 15th and will cost $515.

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger is rumored to be in the process of making the Rolling Stones’ next album. He’s also getting the band ready ready for a big stadium tour across the UK and Europe. Supporting acts on the No Filter tour include: Liam Gallagher, Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, James Bay, and Richard Ashcroft.

Here is the list of the albums included in the Rolling Stones vinyl collection:

Sticky Fingers (1971)
Exile On Main St (1972)
Goats Head Soup (1973)
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (1974)
Black And Blue (1976)
Some Girls (1978)
Emotional Rescue (1980)
Tattoo You (1981)
Undercover (1983)
Dirty Work (1986)
Steel Wheels (1986)
Voodoo Lounge (1994)
Bridges To Babylon (1997)
A Bigger Bang (2005)
Blue & Lonesome (2016)

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