Keith Richards Hoping To Record New Rolling Stones Music This Year
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Keith Richards has high hopes for the Rolling Stones to record new music by the end of the year.
In an interview with Matt Wilkinson for The Rolling Stones: 60th Anniversary Special podcast on Apple Music 1, Richards shared that the band is working on new material, but he admitted he has no idea what form it will be released in, explaining:
“I couldn’t say what form things are going to come out. I hope that we’ll have recorded some stuff by the end of the year, and then, I mean, what do we do, stream it? I don’t know. Anyway, I just make records and then we figure out how they come out, right? That’s what I do.”
The Stones just recently wrapped up their 60th anniversary tour in Germany with an emotional tribute to late drummer Charlie Watts. Prior to the trek, Richards revealed that touring drummer Steve Jordan would be doing the drumming works for the band. He explained that Watts endorsed Jordan before his death. Keith said:
“We do have a lot of stuff of Charlie Watts still in the can. We were half-way through making an album when he died…
“Of course, if we want to carry on recording, we’re gonna need drums, and it’s gonna be Steve Jordan.”
The rocker was initially reluctant to tour or record without Watts, he admitted:
“I was in, ‘Oh, I cannot do this without Charlie’. But Charlie said to me, ‘You can do it with Steve. He can take my seat anytime’. And he talked me into it.
“God damn, I loved that man.”