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Stones "to tour"

Keith Richards tells 6 Music new material is on the way and they'll tour next year

  • 04/11/2010
  • Sinead Garvan and Mark Savage
6 Music's Sinead Garvan interviews Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones plan to hit the road in 2011, despite rumours that they had retired from touring altogether.

"Everybody's ready to go out there again," guitarist Keith Richards told BBC 6 Music. "Who said it should stop, and who said when?"

"Only we will know when it comes to an end, with a crashing halt," he added.

There are still no official dates on the books, however, with the band releasing an official statement saying: "There are no concrete plans for the Rolling Stones to tour."

It continues: "The same applies to rumours that they are going into the studio soon to record a new album."

But speaking at the launch of his new autobiography, Life,  Keith told 6 Music News the Stones were also gearing up to record new material.

"After these many years working together, we have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album.

"And knowing Mick, as I do, he's a very prolific writer. I have ideas [too] and we'll put them together in December or January.

"We're looking forward to working."

Keith was talking to 6 Music's Sinead Garvan, you can listen to the full interview below:

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