- 05 Apr 16
Wood has confirmed that the follow-up to 2005's A Bigger Bang will drop this year
The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has confirmed that the rock stalwarts, who just completed their historic trip to Cuba, are now honing the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's A Bigger Bang.
In a new interview with The Associated Press, Wood revealed that the band recently spent a few days in the studio, where they recorded some new originals and nearly a dozen blues covers.
"We went in to cut some new songs, which we did," Wood said. "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 we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."
Wood added that the album would arrive "this year."
Wood made the new album remarks in London at the group's "Exhibitionism" exhibit at the city's Saatchi Gallery, where Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards were also on the guestlist.
However they weren’t as forthcoming, with Richards only admitting that "There's one coming. I can't say no more. My lips are sealed."