After recent speculation that drummer Charlie Watts was set to quit the band were dismissed, guitarist Keith Richards has revealed he now wants The Rolling Stones to record new material. Speaking in Rolling Stone magazine, Richards said: “I’m trying to gather the boys together. One way or another, I’ll get them back in line.”
All has been quiet with the legendary rockers since they released their 22nd UK studio album ‘A Bigger Bang’ in 2005 and went on to hit the road for the huge ‘Bigger Bang’ tour, which began in August 2005 and finally culminated with three dates at London’s O2 Arena in August 2007. The tour was later confirmed as the biggest grossing of all time.
In the same interview, Richards also revealed he has been working with White Stripes man Jack White, but was reluctant to divulge any concrete information. “I enjoy working with Jack,” he said. “We’ve done a couple of tracks.” Asked if there is a possibility White could produce any new Stones material, Richards said: “I couldn’t fuel that rumour any more than to say Jack and I are in touch.”
The album would be the group’s first on their new label after it was announced in July 2008 that they were leaving EMI to join Universal Music.
Checkout Keith’s 2007 release “Talk is Cheap“: