Rolling Stones Could Return to Studio This December, Says Ronnie Wood

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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.

The Rolling Stones could be back in the studio as early as next month. That’s the word according to guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has told ABC Radio: "We'll maybe go in the studio in December and cut a few tracks and see what happens." 

It’s no secret the Stones have tentative plans on hammering out what would be the follow-up to 2005’s A Bigger Bang. While on the promotion trail for his latest own solo album Crosseyed Heart, founding guitarist Keith Richards told various interviewers he had definite plans to get the band together for sessions next April. Those plans, however, may be expedited.

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In his chat with ABC Radio, Wood noted that the legendary British rock group would be laying "some groundwork" for a possible new album project in the coming weeks. "We'll take it from there, see how it all goes," he added. "One thing at a time."

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The Stones finished their massive North America Zip Code trek this summer, and their touring juggernaut is scheduled to restart in Latin American in the early stages of 2016.

The group will kick off rehearsals in January ahead of their America Latina Olé stadium tour which begins in Santiago on Feb. 3 and will make stops in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Lima, Bogotá, and wrap March 14 in Mexico City.