Late Night FDL: Brown Sugar

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (ft. Eric Clapton)

Love that slide guitar licks of Eric’s…

The Rolling Stones have revealed a previously unheard version of Brown Sugar, featuring a guest appearance by Eric Clapton.

It’s one of the bonus tracks on the upcoming reissue of 1971 album Sticky Fingers, which arrives on June 8.

The band say Clapton’s slide guitar was recorded during an “impromptu performance at a birthday party for Keith Richards” in 1970.

Mick Jagger and co are currently touring the US, where last week they performed Hang On Sloopy for the first time in 49 years. The track was part of their shows in the 1960s, but didn’t reappear until they played Columbus, Ohio, last week. The state made the track their official song in 1985, and the Columbus audience joined in on the chorus with their traditional chant.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood recently stated the band were at the top of their game, saying: “We are better live now. I don’t know what’s happened. We’re going to explode one day, I think.”

What’s on your mind tonite…?