Monday, April 4, 2016
Guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that The Rolling Stones have been working on their first new studio album in a decade.
Wood tells the Associated Press that the band even plan to release the follow-up to 2005’s “A Bigger Bang” later this year.
"We went in to cut some new songs, which we did," explains Wood. "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,'" he added. "It sounded so authentic."
Wood’s update on new music from the Stones follows remarks he made last November, saying that the studio sessions would come before the group began rehearsals in January for their first South American tour in a decade.
Last fall, Keith Richards also revealed the band had discussed plans to regroup to record some new tunes.
On March 25, the Stones performed their first-ever concert in Cuba with a free show before an estimated crowd of 1.3 million fans on the Caribbean island.
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