Ronnie Wood says The Rolling Stones will start recording new album in December

It's been 10 years since the band's last studio album

The Rolling Stones may record their new album before the year’s end, says guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Bandmate Keith Richards recently said that the group would return to the studio and work on new music in April 2016, but now Wood has suggested work could begin earlier than that.

“We’ll maybe go in the studio in December and cut a few tracks and see what happens,” Wood recently told ABC Radio. “We’ll take it from there, see how it all goes. One thing at a time.”

Wood added that the session would lay “some groundwork” for what will be their 23rd studio LP.

The Rolling Stones released their most recent album ‘A Bigger Bang’ in 2005.


Richards recently said of working on new music: “These guys aren’t getting any younger, but at the same time, they’re getting better. I’d love to shove them in the studio in April, hot off the road.”

Earlier this year, frontman Mick Jagger said: “It would be very nice and I’ve got a lot of new songs and songs I’ve written over the last couple of years. I’ve done really good demos for all of them, which I would love to record. So, let’s hope so.”