Jagger Steps Through The 'Doorway'

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's new solo album, "Goddess in the Doorway," will drop Nov. 20 under a new deal with Virgin. As tipped here in August, the album features guest spots from the Who's Pete Townshend, U2's Bono, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Wyclef Jean, and labelmate Lenny Kravitz, who co-wrote the single "God Gave Me Everything."

"These are all very personal songs, kept true to my original vision," Jagger said in a statement. "Sometimes these things take on a life of their own, which can be great too, but this is an intimate collection of songs that I could sing to you across the kitchen table." A video for "God Gave Me Everything" was recently shot in Los Angeles with director Mark Romanek.

The album is Jagger's first since 1993's "Wandering Spirit" (Atlantic), which peaked at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and featured the single "Sweet Thing," which hit No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish, and longtime Stones collaborator Billy Preston were among the guests on that Rick Rubin-produced set.

Jagger will perform Saturday (Oct. 20) as part of the Concert for New York at the city's Madison Square Garden.


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