It would be their first since 2005's A Bigger Bang

Keith Richards has confirmed that he wants The Rolling Stones to return to the studio and work on new music in April 2016.

Richards confirmed that all four members of the band recently met and agreed to record a new album, now telling The Sunday Times Magazine: “These guys aren’t getting any younger, but at the same time, they’re getting better. I’d love to shove them in the studio in April, hot off the road”.

Richards also expressed his surprise at the band’s long career, saying: he “never thought I’d get this far”.

Richards recently denied that the band would be splitting up any time soon. “People have said we’re splitting up since every tour from about 1975,” said Richards.

“If anybody should be interested in when we’re going to quit, it should be the Stones, and they’re not particularly interested in doing so.”

Meanwhile, the Stones recently released their latest archival album, Live At The Tokyo Dome 1990, on iTunes, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl album and as a DVD + CD set.

The show was one of ten that the Stones played between February 14 and 27 during the Steel Wheels World Tour.

These were the first concerts the Rolling Stones ever performed in Japan. The footage has been restored and the sound newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

The tracklisting is:
Intro: Continental Drift
Start Me Up
Bitch
Sad Sad Sad
The Harlem Shuffle
Tumbling Dice
Miss You
Ruby Tuesday
Almost Hear You Sigh
Rock And A Hard Place
Mixed Emotions
Honky Tonk Women
Midnight Rambler
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Can’t Be Seen
Happy
Paint It Black
20,000 Light Years From Home
Sympathy For The Devil
Gimme Shelter
It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll
Brown Sugar
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

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