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Ronnie Wood discusses possibility of the Stones releasing new material

Ronnie Wood discusses possibility of the Stones releasing new material

Ronnie Wood has spoken out about the possibility of The Rolling Stones releasing new material.

The band are currently involved with their 50 & Counting tour and are set to headline Glastonbury later this month. But in an interview with Boston radio station WZLX, Wood said they were trying to fit in some recording sessions into their schedule.

Speaking about the band's recent gigs, Wood said: "We're playing better than ever. The shows are the best we've ever done. These shows have proved to be a kick in the pants for us. Not only can we do it, we're better than ever."

Then, when pressed about the chances of the band heading to the studio in the near future, he said: "Well it takes so much time and effort to take this thing back on the road, [but] we've got the big wheels rolling now. We've just got to find the gaps to record."

After headlining this year's Glastonbury on Saturday June 29, the Stones will then play a further two dates in the UK at London's Hyde Park on July 6 and 13.

Meanwhile, the Stones have reportedly been locked in talks with the BBC over how much of their headline set at Worthy Farm will be broadcast. Sources close to the band have said they only want four songs from their performance to be shown to TV viewers, but the BBC have said they have held "constructive" discussions with the group about the stand-off.

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