The Rolling Stones are incombustible both on stage and in the recording studio. And, after conquering the main coliseums of the European continent during the months of June and July, with the mammoth tour that celebrates its 60 years of trajectory, Its Satanic Majesties are already planning their next recitals while preparing their return to the charts.
Guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards, who seems to be living a second youth at 78 after having given up alcohol and drugs forever, has revealed in the latest episode of the podcast ‘The Rolling Stones: 60th Anniversary Special’, of the Apple Music 1 station, that the historic formation hopes to be able to publish new songs by the end of the year, although he does not know in what format they will materialize.
“I couldn’t tell you what form these songs are going to take when they’re released. I hope we can have them recorded by the end of the year and then, I don’t know, what do we do? Do we share them by streaming? It doesn’t matter, I just make records and then we decide how they’re going to come out. That’s what I do,” he admitted about the lack of interest produced by the new panorama of music distribution.
For this unreleased material, the band has re-recruited drummer Steve Jordan, who replaced the ill-fated Charlie Watts at the Stones’ European gigs. Both Keith and his teammates, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger, are more than satisfied with the work of Jordan, who also received the approval of his late predecessor.
“I wasn’t for the job at the beginning and I was like, ‘I can’t do this without Charlie.’ But Charlie said, ‘You can do it with Steve. He can take my place whenever he wants.’ And it convinced me. My God, I love that man,” he revealed of the sadness he is saddened by the loss of his friend, who died on August 24, 2021.