Rolling Stones ‘moving ahead’ with new album

The Rolling Stones have confirmed work is underway on a new album following Mick Jagger’s speedy recovery from heart surgery.
The band were forced to postpone the U.S. leg of their No Filter Tour last month (Apr19), when the 75-year-old was hospitalised and required a heart valve replacement operation. The frontman has since made a full recovery and the band are set to return to the road in June.
Representatives for the group also confirmed plans for a new album from the British rockers, their first original material in 14 years, are also back on track.
“The album is moving ahead but no release date is confirmed,” a spokesperson told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, and an insider revealed that Mick is particularly keen to push ahead and complete the record.
“Mick is keen to make up for lost time,” the source explained. “This album has been spoken about for a long time so now they are keen to get it out as soon as possible.”
Preliminary recording sessions took place late last year, and the band returned to the studio in March, before Mick’s health scare forced the four-piece to postpone all work commitments.
Back in November, guitarist Keith Richards gave Rolling Stone magazine an update on the early sessions, revealing: “We knocked out a few songs together with (producer) Don Was. We’re just working things through. We had a great time (and) got some nice stuff out of it.”
He originally predicted the album would be released by the end of 2019, adding: “I would say if I’m looking at it, we’re going to do this tour, so maybe this time next year, I would say. Maybe. That looks like a reasonable projection.”
The Rolling Stones’ new album will feature their first original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Rescheduled dates for the No Filter Tour get under way in Chicago, Illinois on 21 June and will wrap up in Miami, Florida on 31 August.