Keith Richards Says The Rolling Stones Will Record in 2016

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Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Indianapolis.

Keith Richards says The Rolling Stones have "definite plans" to record next year after a tour of South America.

The Stones guitarist talked about the Stones' plans to record their first studio album since 2005's A Bigger Bang during an iHeartRadio ICONS broadcast from New York on Tuesday.

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Richards, who is releasing a new solo album, Crosseyed Heart, on Friday, said in a live question-and-answer session that he was in London last week and got together with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

The band, which finished a North America tour this summer, will tour South America in early 2016.

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Richards has made no secret of his ambition to get the band back to work on a new album. “I’m trying to get the Stones into the studio,” Richards recently told EW. “But I don’t quite honestly see it happen this year. After we do South America in February and March, I’d love to get in the studio in April. But I know what those guys are like. When they finish a tour, they don’t want to do nothing!”

Crosseyed Heart is Richards’ first solo album since 1992's Main Offender. Richards shared the album track "Trouble" back in mid-July.


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