Keith Richards has announced plans for a new Rolling Stones album. It was announced in a live interview session during an iHeart ICONS radio broadcast on Tuesday September 15th 2015. Keith Richards said, “The Rolling Stones have definite plans to record next year after a tour of South America.” Keith Richards also spoke of meeting with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood in London during the second week of September.
The last album of all new material from the Rolling Stones was released ten years ago in 2005. The album “A Bigger Bang,” featured sixteen tracks all written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The previous Stones album “Bridges to Babylon,” was released in 1997. Keith Richards has been promoting his new solo album,”Crosseyed Heart,” which will be released on September 18th 2015.
The Rolling Stones first formed in London in 1963. Over the years the group has had very little changes in personal. The four remaining members pictured above are Mick Jagger on lead vocals, Keith Richards on rhythm and lead guitar, Ron Wood on lead guitar and Charlie Watts on drums. Daryll Jones replaced Bill Wyman on bass almost twenty tears ago. Daryll Jones has yet to be officially declared a Rolling Stone. That makes Ron Wood the newest member of the Rolling Stone. That may seem odd because Ron Wood joined the band over 40 years ago in 1975 for the Black and Blue album. Ron Wood had replaced Mick Taylor who had previously replaced Brian Jones. So in essence it is only Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts that remain from the original lineup. However, it is inconceivable that the Rolling Stones would ever continue on without Mick, Keith or Charlie. When looking back to 1962 ,The Rolling tones are probably the oldest band still recording new material among all the rock bands in classic rock history.