Keith Richards wants to make a new Rolling Stones album

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Keith Richards has a solo album completed, and says the Rolling Stones have been talking about making a new album.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the guitarist said: “We’re talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there’s nothing definite. We just threw out the idea. I’d like to get the boys back in the studio again.”

As for his solo record, which would be his third – following 1988’s Talk Is Cheap and 1992’s Main Offender – Richards says: “We’re looking for the right time slot to bring it out. The Stones have been working so much lately that I’ve been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it’s September, but I don’t know for sure.”

Richards wouldn’t be drawn on the possibility of the band playing their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety on their upcoming US tour. He said the notion had been “kicked around” but that it “wasn’t my idea”. However, he said, “I’d like to give it a try.”

Last month, the Stones announced both a deluxe reissue of Sticky Fingers, featuring unreleased outtakes from the sessions and contemporary live performances, and their 15-city “Zip Code” tour of North America, kicking off on 24 May in San Diego. The tour will be the Stones’s first dates since the death last year of saxophonist Bobby Keys, their longtime accompanist. “Man, he’ll certainly be missed,” Richards said, “especially backstage. He was a good, good friend of mine. But he would be the first to say, ‘The show must go on.’”

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