Keith Richards reveals that new ROLLING STONES music is forthcoming, as he, Mick Jagger, and Ronnie Wood are joined by Charlie Watts’ replacement drummer to complete a new album. The Rolling Stones are currently on their SIXTY European tour in honor of their 60th anniversary. Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, and Ronnie Wood are working on new material for a new album despite the fact that the group’s members are approaching their eighties and drummer Charlie Watts passed away last year. Keith Richards told Apple Music 1 in their The Rolling Stones: 60th Anniversary Special podcast that the band will have recorded new material by the end of the year. Anyway, I just create records and then we determine how they turn out, correct? That is my job.”
Although the 78-year-old noted he was unsure if the new songs would be accessible via streaming services. Assuming The Rolling Stones are working on a new studio album, it would be their first since 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, a blues cover album. A full-length album has not been released by the band since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Prior to his death, Watts was unable to perform with The Rolling Stones for the first time in decades. He assured the rest of the band that Jordan would be able to fill in. Richards recalled thinking, “I cannot accomplish this without Charlie.” Watts countered, “You can do it with Steve. He may occupy my seat at any time.” The guitarist continued, “And he convinced me to do it. I adored that man, Goddamn it! Additionally, it would be their first since Watts’ death a year ago. Richards has previously confirmed that their new drummer Steve Jordan will contribute to the completion of a new album.