Mick Jagger: ‘I’m not thinking about retirement’

Rolling Stones frontman says he is keen to record a new album with the band

Mick Jagger has said that he is not considering retirement and that he hopes to record a new Rolling Stones album in the near future.

Frontman Jagger was asked about his future plans by Rolling Stone following the news that the band will tour the US later this year.

Denying any suggestion that he might consider a step away from his duties with the band, Jagger said: “Nah, not in the moment. I’m thinking about what the next tour is. I’m not thinking about retirement. I’m planning the next set of tours, so the answer is really, ‘No, not really.'”

Meanwhile, Jagger said “It would be very nice” to make a new album with the band and adding that he has “got a lot of new songs” from the past two years. “I’ve done really good demos for all of them, which I would love to record. So, let’s hope so,” he added.

Jagger even added that should the Rolling Stones not record the belated follow-up to 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, he’ll make a solo record instead.

He admitted: “I’d love to record a Stones album. If that doesn’t happen, then yes. That’s a truthful answer. I’ve got songs that would be great for the Stones, and I’ve got songs that wouldn’t be perfect for the Stones.”

The group will head out on the road 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’.