New album to be distributed on flash-mem cards.

The Rolling Stones (Virgin) are distributing their new album "A Bigger Bang" on new flash-memory cards created by SanDisk.

For $40 fans can buy the 265MB memory card with immediate access to the new album. Additionally, the card will contain several other Rolling Stones albums that users can preview, but must purchase to unlock.

The SanDisk flash cards can be played on supporting mobile phones, PDAs and laptop computers. The card will be available in early November.