Rolling Stones back in the stu­dio ‘very shortly’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Keith Richards has con­firmed The Rolling Stones will be back in the stu­dio “very shortly”. The 73-year-old gui­tarist re­vealed the ‘Paint It Black’ hit­mak­ers - whose last al­bum was 2005’s ‘A Big­ger Bang’ - will be work­ing on orig­i­nal ma­te­rial and de­cid­ing which di­rec­tion to take the band in. When asked if he was in­spired to get back into the stu­dio with the group, he replied: “Yes, we are - very, very shortly. “Cut­ting some new stuff and con­sid­er­ing where to take it next.” The Bri­tish rock­ers - also made up of Sir Mick Jag­ger, Ron­nie Wood, and Char­lie Watts re­leased ‘Blue & Lone­some’, an al­bum of blues cov­ers, in De­cem­ber last year and Keith hinted they are keen to make a fol­low up to the record. Speak­ing to Ul­ti­mate Clas­sic Rock, he added: “I don’t think we’re go­ing to sucker into that straight away. “But it wouldn’t take a twist of the arm to do some more of that. It’s such fun to record, and there’s plenty more where that came from. “‘Blue & Lone­some’ caught us a lit­tle bit by sur­prise in that we fig­ured it was some­thing we had to do, but we didn’t ex­pect the re­sponse.” Keith has pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted the group didn’t ever in­tend to cre­ate a blues al­bum but the project spi­ralled af­ter they en­joyed record­ing the first few tracks. He said: “The rea­son we hit into the blues stuff was we were in a new stu­dio and in new rooms, it al­ways takes a while to adjust to sounds. “So I said to Ron­nie [Wood] and Mick [Jag­ger], ‘Let’s just hit into the blues,’ some­thing we’re all fa­mil­iar with to get the sound to­gether. It came to­gether so quickly and so well, sud­denly Mick said, ‘Well in that case, let’s do this Howlin’ Wolf song,’ and one led to another and be­fore we knew it we had an al­bum with­out any in­ten­tion of do­ing it.”

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