The Rolling Stones bring their Sixty European tour to an end tonight in Berlin, Germany, and Keith Richards hopes he and Mick Jagger will get back to work on their next album.
He tells Apple 1 Music, "I imagine that we’ll pick up where we left off in Jamaica [this past winter]. There’s some good stuff there. It was fun...
"We played it like hermits, we didn’t go out, we just worked, but we’ll pick up on that I guess a little later in the year."
As for what we can expect, Richards says, "I couldn’t say what form things are going to come out. I hope that we’ll have recorded some stuff by the end of the year, and then, I mean, what do we do, stream it? I don’t know. Anyway, I just make records and then we figure out how they come out, right? That’s what I do."
In April of 2020, the Stones rush-released one of the new songs, "Living in a Ghost Town." It was their first original song since “Doom and Gloom” and “One More Shot” from their 2012 compilation album GRRR!
In 2016, they went into Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios in London with the goal of recording an album of original material. But while trying to familiarize themselves with the studio, they started doing a bunch of blues covers, which they decided to record. The result was 2016's Blue & Lonesome.