While the collective age of The Rolling Stones’ four principal members is 71.25 years old, the legendary outfit looks to be putting off retirement for the foreseeable future. On the heels of their Zip Code Tour, the band has announced plans to hit the studio to begin work on a new album, their first in over a decade.
Keith Richards broke the news during a live Q&A in New York City on Tuesday night. As he explained it, the band has “definite plans to record” following their as-yet-unannounced South American tour early next year.
The Stones’ last album came in the form of 2005’s A Bigger Bang, though the band record a new song called “Doom and Gloom” for their 50th anniversary retrospective compilation GRRR!, released in 2012.
In related news, Richards will release his first solo album in 23 years, CROSSEYED HEART, on September 18th.