Guitarist also has new solo album ready for release after band's tour
Henry Hodson

10:10 10th April 2015

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Keith Richards has said he has new solo LP completed and The Rolling Stones have discussed the idea of a new album. 

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Richards stated that the band are "talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there's nothing definite. We just threw out the idea. I'd like to get the boys back in the studio again, yeah. Anything can happen."

Richards then confirms his new solo album as 'just done', and ready for release after all work for the Stones tour finishes with the Quebec City Summer Fest show on 15 July: he says 'I've been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it's September, but I don't know for sure.' No title or single for his third solo effort, following 1988’s Talk Is Cheap and 1992’s Main Offender, has yet been shared. 

Last month The Rolling Stones announced a deluxe reissue of Sticky Fingers, featuring previously unheard outtakes from the studio sessions and live performances from the time of release. The album is set for rerelease in a variety of formats on 8-9 June. Richards has kept his cards frustratingly close to his chest on the subject of a full live rendition of the 1971 classic for these shows: 'it wasn't my idea. It was kicked around...I don't know. It was just an idea.When we get to rehearsals, we'll give it a try.'  

The 'Zip Code' tour comes to 15 North American cities, beginning May 24 in San Diego. The dates will be the band' first live performances since the loss of Bobby Keys, longtime accompanying saxophonist: 'Man, he'll certainly be missed,' Richards laments, 'especially backstage. He was a good, good friend of mine. But he would be the first to say,'The show must go on.'

The Rolling Stones last UK date was British Summer Time on 13 July 2013.

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