Keith Richards promises new Stones album

Music 01/03/2018

It's been 54 years since the Rolling Stones released their debut album and now they're working on their next one.

During the last couple of years the band has spent about 3 weeks in the studio putting together their first original record since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang'.

Keith Richards says he thinks it will be a while before it sees the light of day, but he promised it's on the way.

“I’m going to sound like Trump — ‘It will happen; don’t worry about it’ — but it’s in the early stages,” Richards told The Wall Street Journal. “We have some stuff down, which is very interesting. It’s more difficult for us to write together the further apart we are, but it also has its benefits in that we come back to it from a different angle.”

Richards and Mick Jagger have been songwriting partners for more than 50 years and famously butt heads but when they get together what they come up with is excellent.

"Mick and I live off this fire between us," Richards noted.

"I find it an interesting challenge to write for Mick,” he added. “There’s no point in my giving him a song that’s beyond his range or that he’s not comfortable with. What I really like to do is write a song where Mick goes, ‘Yeah, right, I’m in!’ That’s what I try and do, because I’m writing for the lead singer of the Rolling fucking  Stones, and that is my job — to give him a riff that he leaps on and goes, ‘Right, I know what to do with this.’"

Jagger recently said the Stones had “half an album” of material recorded and Ronnie Wood, said the process is "like putting it on top of the strainer and seeing what soaks through by the time you come back to them again. The lumps that are left on top after time has gone by, that’s what you make your dough out of. It wouldn’t surprise me if we re-cut them all again. It’s one of those things."

The Stones recently won a Grammy for their 2016 blues album Blue and Lonesome and they've just announced a new run of tour dates beginning in May.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock