Rolling Stones Planning New Album and Live DVD
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Keith Richards said the group is itching to get back into the studio for its first album since 2005's A Bigger Bang. "Just last week, the word 'studio' popped up while we were rehearsing," he noted. "I said, 'Well, let's find a time. I'm ready!'"
They're also talking about releasing a home video of the secret show they performed at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre on May 20, four days before the tour officially kicked off in San Diego. They played Sticky Fingers in its entirety for an audience of about 1,200 fans. Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone that the band was especially on that night, knowing that the show was being filmed for possible release.
"We had to revisit tunes that we don't do very often, and we had to make sure they worked really well," he said. "We worked quite hard on 'Sister Morphine' and 'I Got the Blues.' They're not actually that easy to do – it's not simple 12-bar stuff."
Still, all of these new plans will most likely be on hold until the Stones wrap up the Zip Code tour, which continues through July 15 in Quebec. After that, they may head to South America in the fall. "I'm looking at what the options are -- we haven't etched it in stone," Jagger said, adding that the band has no plans to retire anytime soon. "Sometimes at the beginning of these tours, you feel a bit achy. But I'm in good shape. It's all about avoiding being injured. You've just got to watch it and not overdo it, and you should be able to do it for a little bit longer."
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