Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” is devoting its entire run during the week of May 10 to special shows saluting the Rolling Stones’ iconic album “Exile on Main Street.” That week, a host of major acts will perform covers of songs from “Exile,” and that Friday’s (May 14) episode will feature the premiere of a new documentary about the album’s creation, “Stones in Exile.”
Participating bands have yet to be officially announced, but they are expected to include some of rock’s biggest names. It is also unknown if members of the Rolling Stones will be part of the celebration.
Released in 1972, “Exile on Main Street” is infamous for its debaucherous recording sessions at Keith Richards’ mansion in the south of France. The album spawned a host of instant Stones classics, including “Loving Cup,” “Sweet Virginia,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Ventilator Blues,” “Rocks Off” and “Torn and Frayed.”
“Exile” will be reissued on May 18 through Universal with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions, including “Following the River,” “Plundered My Soul,” “Pass the Wine” and “Dancing in the Light.” A super deluxe edition includes the album on vinyl, a 30-minute DVD and a 50-page book with photos from the era.