The Rolling Stones Reportedly Plan To Release New Album This Year

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Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones will release a new album later this year. According to a report by the Associated Press, guitarist Ronnie Wood revealed the group has been at work in the studio on a new LP, also confirmed by guitarist Keith Richards.

The long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s A Bigger Bang would be the iconic rockers’ 25th studio album. According to Wood it will include new material as well as potentially several blues covers.

“We went in to cut some new songs, which we did,” Wood told the AP. “But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”

Wood, Richards and fellow Stones’ members Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts were on hand together at the the Rolling Stones Exhibitionism preview at London’s Saatchi Gallery in London on Monday. When asked about the potential new album, Richards reportedly responded “There’s one coming. I can’t say no more. My lips are sealed.”

Last month The Stones held a landmark free concert in Havana, Cuba attended by 700,000 people inside Ciudad Deportiva, with another 500,000+ gathered outside. Watch a video chronicling the historic event:

[Hat tip – Stereogum]