Stones may be set to roll out on tour once more
Half a century after their first live gig on London’s Oxford Street, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the Rolling Stones marked the band’s 50th anniversary by launching a new book, a photographic exhibition and hinting about a tour.
As part of the festivities guitarist Ronnie Wood said the Stones are set to reveal their plans for future live gigs this week. “What we do is live in hope and hopefully this week we’ll unfold some plans,” Wood said, adding that the band had recently spent a number of days rehearsing in a studio in New York and that getting together was like “being back at school”.
Richards would not go so far as to say when the quartet comprising himself, Jagger, Charlie Watts and Wood would be performing again.
“We’re playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals – we’ve got together and it feels so good,” Richards said.
Wood, who joined the Stones in 1975 to replace Mick Taylor, also refused to rule out the possibility of a return appearance by Bill Wyman – bass guitarist for the band from 1962 until 1993.
“I saw him last week and he was in top form, rocking,” Wood said. – (Reuters)