THE Rolling Stones will tackle the realm of American football, after signing a deal to create promos for the new season.

The rockers have signed up with US TV network ABC and the National Football League to create clips for the 2005-06 season of television show MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

The first spots will air on 8 September (05) before the season opener between the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots, and will feature footage from the band's 31 August (05) Detroit, Michigan, show.