The Rolling Stones Premiere Alternate Version of "Dead Flowers" — Video

The Rolling Stones have premiered an alternate version of "Dead Flowers" that will appear on the upcoming reissue of the band's legendary 1971 album, Sticky Fingers.

This newly unearthed version is an interesting alternate, in that it's both bluesier and more hard-edged than the country-fied take that ended up on Sticky Fingers.

The reissue of Sticky Fingers is due June 9 and also will feature a version of "Brown Sugar" recorded with Eric Clapton, an acoustic version of "Wild Horses" and alternate takes of "Bitch" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking."

Check out the alternate take of "Dead Flowers" below, and let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.