In a Sunday Times Magazine interview, Richards revealed that the band had recently met in London, saying: “These guys aren’t getting any younger, but at the same time, they’re getting better. I’d love to shove them in the studio in April, hot off the road.”
The Stones will wrap up their América Latina Olé tour in March, which means hitting the studio in the spring is realistic.
However, according to Ronnie Wood, in an recent interview with ABC News, the band could be in the studio by the end of this year. “We’ll maybe go into the studio in December, cut a few tracks and see what happens. We’ll take it from there – see how it all goes. One thing at a time,” Wood told ABC.
The Stones’ last full-length album was 2005’s A Bigger Bang, though the band has recorded new material since then. In 2012, they released two new tracks, Doom And Gloom and One More Shot, on the GRRR! greatest hits album.
Last month they released Live at the Tokyo Dome, the latest concert film in their From the Vault Series.