The Rolling Stones -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood -- have helped curate a pretty impressive blues collection titled, Confessin' The Blues, which drops on November 9th. The news of the set comes on the heels of the band's Grammy Award winning 2016 set, Blue & Lonesome, According to the official press release, "Confessin’ The Blues includes tracks by the biggest blues pioneers including Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Big Bill Broonzy, and Robert Johnson. All of these artists had an impact on the nascent Rolling Stones, be they influencing Keith’s guitar licks or Mick’s vocals and lyrics. As Ronnie Wood says: 'That’s how Mick and Keith first got close as well, on the train coming back from college. They noticed each other’s record collection and it was,' Hey, you’ve got Muddy Waters. You must be a good guy, let’s form a band.'" A Portion of the proceeds will benefit Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation.

Mick Jagger said, "The first Muddy Waters album that was really popular was Muddy Waters at Newport, which was the first album I ever bought".

Keith Richards added: "If you don’t know the blues. . . there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock n' roll or any other form of popular music."

Keith Richards recently shed some light on the difference from an avid music fan and a working musician: "Once you become a musician, you kind of give up one thing, which is just the sheer innocence of listening to music, without bothering to know how it's done, or even bothering to figure out why. Just the sheer innocence of just listening to music. And that's what musicians tend to forget. Because, once you're into music, you're always trying to figure out what the cat's playing. So, it becomes, like, you're distracted in a way. Here's to all the listeners, y'know, that don't have to bother about knowing (laughs) this stuff."

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