Ronnie Wood reveals The Rolling Stones planning to release new album later this year
The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that the band are planning to release a new album later this year.
The axeman, who was speaking to Associated Press as the band launched a new exhibition in London, said that the band had recently been in the studio and had recorded a string of blues covers as well as some new songs.
He said: "We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."
Wood added that the album would tentatively arrive "this year."
His comments were backed up by Keith Richards, who said when asked about a new album: "There's one coming, I can't say no more. My lips are sealed."
The Rolling Stones, who recently returned to the UK after playing their first ever show in Cuba, released their last studio LP in 2005.