Fans of the Rolling Stones have every reason to celebrate; their favorite English rock band will finally release a new album this year. The band has confirmed this.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Ronnie Wood revealed that the band has already recorded new material and “great covers” of blues. “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did,” he shared. “But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days.”
The 68-year-old band member further narrated that despite coming out with covers, they still sound authentic.
“They are extremely great cover versions of ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ and ‘Little Walter,’ among other blues people,” the guitarist of Rolling Stones said about their upcoming new album. “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,'” he added. “It sounded so authentic.”
Meanwhile, Keith Richards refused to comment when asked for additional details on the new project. He confirmed that a new album will be released soon, though. “There’s one coming,” the 72-year-old guitarist stated. “I can’t say no more. My lips are sealed.”
It can be recalled that the last album released by the group was “A Bigger Bang,” which they toured from 2005 until 2007. In total, the Rolling Stones was able to produce 22 albums in Great Britain and 24 in the Unites States.
In 2012, Wood, Richards, Mick Jagger (lead vocals and harmonica) and Charlie Watts (drums) went on tour for the band’s 50th anniversary celebration. But since then, they only released two songs.
In the meantime, the New York Times had the chance to talk to photographers Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz who dished in some interesting facts about the group before they snatched success in the international music scene.
“None of us thought this was going to last much longer,” said O’Neill, who started to take snaps of the popular British rockers in the mid-1960s. “We used to talk about what jobs we were going to get when this was over.”
“We used to joke about Mick Jagger doing this at 40.”
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