Rolling Stones to start recording their new album 'very shortly' says guitarist Keith Richards

FP Staff

Jul,25 2017 15:14 46 IST

Los Angeles: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has said the band will soon start recording their new album.

The Rolling Stones. Reuters

The Rolling Stones. Reuters

During a segment of Ask Keith Richards on the YouTube page of the legendary groups guitarist, Richards was asked if the Stones had been inspired to get back in the studio following their 2016 covers album Blue & Lonesome.

"Yeah, in fact, we are very, very shortly. Cutting some new stuff and considering where to take it next," he responded.

Before Blue & Lonesome, the British band, which formed more than 50 years ago, last released 2005's A Bigger Bang, their 24th studio album.

Blue & Lonesome was a return to the band’s blues core, it was the band’s first all-blues album, and their first all-covers album. In short, it was a 42-minute doffing of the band’s hat to the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter, Buddy Johnson, Memphis Slim and Howlin’ Wolf in 12 songs.

Recorded in December 2015, at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in West London, the album also sees Eric Clapton guesting on Everybody Knows About My Good Thing and I Can’t Quit You Baby.

Rolling Stones is a legendary and iconic English band formed in the 1960s and has been named world's greatest rock and roll band numerous times. The band, which has witnessed many member entries and exits, currently includes the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

(With inputs from PTI)