Ron Wood: New Rolling Stones album by the end of the year

Ron Wood has said that The Rolling Stones have already recorded eleven new songs for a new album.

According to Billboard, Wood stated “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did but we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”

When asked when the album would be out, he simply said “This year.”

Keith Richards also hinted at an album at the opening of the band’s Exhibitionism gallery show. “There’s one coming. I can’t say no more. My lips are sealed.”

The Stones have recorded 24 studio albums in the U.S. over their career but their last was eleven years ago with A Bigger Bang which peaked at number 3 in the U.S. and 2 in the U.K. Except for their 1964 U.S. debut (The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers)), every one of those albums has gone to the top five.

The band did record two new songs since A Bigger Bang, which were included on their 2012 compilation GRRR!