A Bigger Bang is the twenty-second studio album by The Rolling Stones. It is a follow-up to their previous full-length studio album, 1997's Bridges to Babylon, and like Bridges to Babylon and its 1994 predecessor Voodoo Lounge, the album was again produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. The album features a more basic, stripped-down style reminiscent of Some Girls, but with a harder, more contemporary edge. Many of these songs were recorded with just the core band of Richards, Jagger, and Watts. Ronnie Wood was absent from some of the sessions, playing on only ten of the sixteen tracks, with only very occasional contributions from outside musicians comprising the recording of the album.
The Biggest Bang is a four-disc concert DVD/BD collection released by the Rolling Stones. The collection documents several shows from the band's 2005-2006 legs of the A Bigger Bang Tour. The DVD debuted at #1 on Billboard's music video chart selling 20,422 copies during the first week and has sold almost 48,000 copies to date (September 14, 2007). It was certified 7x Platinum in U.S for shipments of 700,000 copies (each DVD of the 4 disc set counts as one). It was re-released on Blu-ray on June 16, 2009, with only the concert of Austin and his documentary, Salt of the Earth the tour documentary, the excerpt of the Saitama concert.
Blue & Lonesome is a covers album by The Rolling Stones - their 23rd British and 25th American studio album - released on 2 December 2016. It is the band's first album to feature only cover songs. It is their first studio release since 2005's A Bigger Bang. "Just Your Fool", a Little Walter cover, was released as the first single from the album on 6 October. In April 2016, at the launch of the Rolling Stones career retrospective Exhibitionism, the band confirmed their new album due to be released "some time in the autumn". Richards said the album would feature "a lot of Chicago blues". Eric Clapton plays guitar on two tracks. Clapton was recording his own album in the same studio as the Stones were and was asked to play on a few tracks. The album is entirely blues-based, consisting of covers of artists such as Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter.