Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards Says Band are Pondering Performing, Recording This Year

2012-06-22

Story by Charles Ken

Rolling Stones have big plans for their 50th anniversary

Rolling Stones fans: Rest assured that plans to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary are in the works. Keith Richards recently told Rolling Stone magazine that the band is in talks about the possibility of playing one or more concerts this year in honor of the anniversary.

“I’d like to get a couple of shows down and see how it goes,” Richards said. “But I’d love it.” According to the magazine, the men are also discussing a possible 2013 tour.

Back in April, band members started rehearsing in studios in New York City and Weehawken, New Jersey. Footage from those jams are expected to appear on the upcoming 50th anniversary documentary, with director Brett Morgen at the helm.

“We’re just getting our chops together,” Richards said of the jam sessions. “It was like playing in the garage, a maintenance check.”

Richards went on to say that the Stone will get together next month in the U.K. to fully flesh out their 50th anniversary plans: “It’s all very hush-hush. I’m going over to London for a bit, so I’ll find out more then.” He thinks new music might be a possibility, to boot. “I’d love to get some tracks down and see what songs we’ve got,” he said. “And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving.”

 




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