Ronnie Wood plays guitar on new Starsailor album

Rolling Stone recruited for fourth album

Starsailor have finished work on their fourth studio album.

The band wrapped up the record, tentatively titled ‘All The Plans’, in May, and are now waiting for their label to finalise a release date.

The Rolling StonesRonnie Wood plays guitar on the track ‘All The Plans We Made’.

Speaking to Billboard.com, Starsailor frontman James Walsh said the cameo came as a surprise to them.

he said: “We kept asking him [Ronnie Wood] if he’d be up for playing some guitar on the record, and at the time he was busy promoting the film (‘Shine A Light’) so there were a couple of months where he just wasn’t available to do it.”

However, Walsh got an early morning call confirming Wood could play on the tune.

He added: “Then I got a call about half-past-six one evening from his son Jesse saying, ‘My dad really wants to do this now. Can you be at the studio [at] nine o’clock?’ So from having sort of given up the ghost it all came together out of the blue. It was amazing; he stood there playing the guitar, saying the song reminded him of ‘Maggie May’ – quite high praise, indeed.”

Walsh went on to say that the follow-up to 2005’s ‘On The Outside’ will go back to the band’s roots, and revealed: “On this album, there’s a lot more light to it, and we’ve reverted back to the more acoustic guitar and piano-driven sound on a lot of the tracks.”