Keith Richards has become the second member of The Rolling Stones to say they should record a new album.
Earlier this week frontman Mick Jagger said that he was keen to make a new record with the band and, should that not happen, he will release a solo album instead.
Guitarist Richards has now echoed those sentiments. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he confirmed that the group are discussing the “idea” of recording their first album since ‘A Bigger Bang’ in 2005.
“We’re talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there’s nothing definite,” he said. “We just threw out the idea. I’d like to get the boys back in the studio again.”
Like Jagger, Richards also has plans to release a solo album. His is already written and recorded with a 2015 release date in mind. “We’re looking for the right time slot to bring it out. The Stones have been working so much lately that I’ve been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it’s September, but I don’t know for sure.”
The album will be Richards’ third solo effort, following 1988’s ‘Talk Is Cheap’ and ‘Main Offender’ in 1992.
The Rolling Stones will head out on the road in the US this May, June and July. The band will kick things off in San Diego on May 24, before heading to major cities such as Dallas, Detroit and others, before finishing up at the Le Festival D’Été de Québec on July 15. They have suggested that they could play 1971 album ‘Sticky Fingers’, which is being re-released at the end of May in deluxe and super-deluxe editions containing unreleased bonus tracks, in full during the dates.
The Rolling Stones’ upcoming dates will be their first since saxophone player Bobby Keys died in December aged 70. Keys was a notable player on ‘Sticky Fingers’.