The Rolling Stones recently confirmed the list of guests on their new albumHackney Diamonds. Among them is Lady Gaga, and how she got involved with the Stones is quite the story.

The band shared it in a new interview with Rolling Stone. As luck would have it, Gaga and the Stones were at the same recording studio at the same time working on new music. The pop star asked if she could stop by and say hello. During this session, the band was working on the song “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” which also features Stevie Wonder on keyboards.

Mick Jagger said, “She just walked in, in front of me, and she just curled up in a ball in front of me on the floor, and then someone gave her a mic, and she started singing ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs.'”

Ronnie Wood added, “And Mick said, ‘Well, come on in. Stand up. Let’s make a thing of this then. Let’s do it properly.'”

And there you have it: A simple request to say hello turned into a guest spot on a new Rolling Stones album!

As previously reported, other guests on Hackney Diamonds include Paul McCartney, original Stones bassist Bill Wyman and Elton John. McCartney plays on “Bite My Head Off,” while Wyman and John play bass and piano, respectively, on “Live by the Sword”

Hackney Diamonds comes out on October 20. A full track list for the album is below, and it’s available for pre-order in a variety of formats at


Rolling Stones – Hackney Diamonds – Track List

Get Close
Depending On You
Bite My Head Off
Whole Wide World
Dreamy Skies
Mess It Up
Live By the Sword
Driving Me Too Hard
Tell Me Straight
Sweet Sound of Heaven
Rolling Stone Blues


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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