'I wouldn't be surprised if we did some recording later this year' says guitarist

The Rolling StonesKeith Richards has hinted that the band could hit the studio later this year.

Talking to Rolling Stone, the guitarist said that although no plans were set in stone new material before the end of 2010 could be on the cards for the veteran rockers.

“There’s no definite plans, but I can’t see any of them [band members] stopping,” he explained. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we did some recording later this year.”

Despite the potential for a new album, Richards added that the band may consider scaling down any future touring plans.

“Maybe we’ll search for a different way for the Stones to go back on the road, maybe not the football stadiums anymore,” he admitted. “Maybe something different. You can’t go around there in lemon-yellow tights forever.”

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones are to reissue their 1972 album ‘Exile On Main Street’ with 10 previously unreleased tracks on May 17.