Rolling Stones' album set for release this year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 April 2016
Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones' new album will be released "this year" and Ronnie Wood revealed they were inspired by a number of blues musicians

The Rolling Stones' new album will be released "this year".

Guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that the group - which also includes Keith Richards, Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts - have recorded a number of new original songs and some blues covers and revealed they plan to drop the record "this year".

Ronnie 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."

Keith confirmed the upcoming release but would only say: "There's one coming. I can't say no more. My lips are sealed."

Meanwhile, although the band have a combined age of 286, the 'Paint it Black' hitmakers show no sign of slowing down and are even planning some future tours following the success of their gig in Cuba - their biggest concert to date - last week.

Keith previously said: "We're planning some gigs later on this year. I take each tour as it comes and at the moment I'm still shaking Cuba off me."

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.