While speaking to Simon Boyle’s “Bizarre” column of the British newspaper The Sun, THE ROLLING STONES guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that the group has been working on unpublished material for some time and a new album will be released. In addition, the band will go on a world tour just four months after finishing the “No Filter” tour.
“The new album is like a puzzle, we still have to put the missing pieces together. We hope to release it in 2020 and then continue our world tour,” Wood said.
Earlier this year, THE ROLLING STONES were forced to postpone the North American leg of their “No Filter” tour, which ran from April 20th to July 29th, due to Mick Jagger‘s health problems.
Mick Jagger underwent surgery to replace a valve in his heart.
THE ROLLING STONES‘ latest album, Blue & Lonesome, was released on 2 December 2016. t is the band’s first album to feature only cover songs, and their first studio release since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, with its eleven-year gap being the longest between two albums from the band.
Though there had been an eleven-year gap between albums, THE ROLLING STNES kept the same basic production and musician team as A Bigger Bang. Joining vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards as producers was Don Was, who had been working with the group for most of the prior two decades. In the studio were band members Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Charlie Watts (drums), alongside contract players Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (multi-instrumentalist). Eric Clapton contributed guitar on two tracks and drummer Jim Keltner plays percussion on another.