Mick Jagger's new supergroup is 'SuperHeavy'
July 1st, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Mick Jagger's new supergroup is 'SuperHeavy'

On Thursday, a small group of journalists were introduced to SuperHeavy, the eclectic new supergroup featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart and "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman.

The five global music stars gathered in Studio A at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood to explain their surprise collaboration.

"I got a call from Dave," Stone recalled. "He said, 'Hey Joss, Mick and I want to make this band. Do you want to come and have some fun?'"

The music sounds like the sum of its parts - a joyous fusion of rock, soul, reggae and percussive Indian beats, with vocals from Jagger and Stone seamlessly interwoven with Marley's distinct toasting.

The as-yet untitled album will be released September 20 in the United States and a day earlier internationally.The quintet shot a music video for its first single, "Miracle Worker," Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

"Last night, we had our first audience," said Rahman. "Of course they were all extras, but they liked the music."

Recording took place in the South of France, Greece, Turkey, India, the Caribbean, Miami and Hollywood.

"It was an intense process that covered several countries, but started in this room," Stewart explained.

Jagger said the group wrote 29 songs in 10 days.

"Working with four other vocalists was interesting to me," admitted the Rolling Stones front man. "I've never actually done it before. Normally, I have to do everything - which I'm quite happy to do, don't worry."

Marley, meanwhile, is used to collaboration.

"I do a lot of work with my brothers," said the reggae star. "But this is quite different with the different genres."

"What genre of iTunes?" asked Jagger. "The unknown. The unclassifiable."

Whether SuperHeavy will tour remains to be seen - but the occasional special performance appears to be a sure bet.

"We'll be playing in the Unclassified tent at Glastonbury," Jagger quipped, as the crowd laughed.

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  2. Eagle

    Today is Mick Jaggers birthday and because of that we’re marking the DVD set, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones” 58% off! The offer is only good for today at dailydeals.target dot com/?ref=tgt_email_rdad2010. Brought to you by Eagle Rock Entertainment. Happy 68th Mick.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @JoElliot

    Mick Jagger = Legendary
    Damian Marley = Genius
    The two of them together ... phenomenal!

    July 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. REO Spunkwagon

    sweet,we wont be the worse band ever!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Who's Next

    I'm an old classic rock geezer..stones,beatles,kinks,the who..but this borders on the embarrassing. Why?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. PhilG.

    Super nonsense would be a better name.

    None of these people are beholden to this joke and they all have their own career's.

    Last weeks news before it ever broke.

    July 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Depends

    I bet the only thing that's super heavy in this band is Mick Jagger's adult diaper.

    July 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BeeeHaaave!

    Joss Stone is your "Go to" girl for vocals??? You cant be serious!!! Time to update your little black book.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the Urethera Micks

    YO fingernails- Joss my bone is great.......until she opens her mouth!. Stewart must of desperatly needed a piece of ass .Guess he wore Annie whatserface out.Even she/he wouldnt sign on for this waste of time.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fingernails on a chalkboard

    Jagger- from hero to Zero in two paragraphs.Superheavy?unclassified? LIGHTWEIGHT! esp with Joss Drone.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joss stone my bone

    How many people did this no talent TRAMP have to sleep with to be even considered for this lameass project? Aparently eveyone and there mother.Jagger is NOTHING without his cohorts. Stone is worthless eyecandy at best.Stewart even worse. Ba bye!

    July 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Ms. Stone is a class act and a great singer. You on the other hand are a crude bore.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. mejazzbo


    July 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Laya

    Oh my god. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Mick, you don't need these guys. Oh well.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. WakeUp&SmelldaNoDoze

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...oh sorry, was somebody saying something in this article? No? Oh, ok....zzzzzzzz

    July 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Baba O Rieley

    They should call this band SNOOZE-FEST. As soon as they replace ( hopefully already ) the Godawful Joss Stone they MIGHT stand a chance!

    July 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kevin T. Baldwin

    this is a joke, right? "Supergroup"? Really? REALLY? Don't think so, Mick. Well respected musicians, yes. Super GROUP? Nope.

    July 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bb

    Very old news.

    July 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dawn01

    this is the supergroup!!! http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    July 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Phill Atiao

    Joss Stone is absolutly DREADFULL!!!So dont listen you say-Trust me .....I wont!

    July 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jehsea

    I can't wait for the album. With this intriguing mix of styles, genres, and experience, this group should bring the house down!

    July 2, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. dave nelson

    Oh wow. Quite mix of styles and genres. This is definitely worth a listen.

    July 2, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  22. oranges

    Sorry, meant Mick, of course.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  23. oranges

    Wait....Micj Jagger is still ALIVE?

    July 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. tonysgirl1959

    @ apples...that's really rude. I would be interested in hearing this music. Mick is pretty darn talented. So is Dave Stewart and the producer for Slumdog...good luck to you all.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. apples

    Superheavy? why isn't Oprah in this band?

    July 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  26. pugsley

    this sounds stoopid.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |

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