Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Jagger admits that the Rolling Stones brand may outlive the individual band members, saying, "You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour. The technology has really moved on since the ABBA thing [the Voyage show, which features 'ABBAtars' of the Swedish pop group 'performing' live, is currently enjoying a hugely successful run in London], which I was supposed to go to, but I missed it."
Elsewhere it the interview, Jagger talks about the period in the mid-1980s were at loggerheads, saying, "There were a lot of disputes. And then, with Charlie [Watts] not functioning too… probably because it was his way of escaping. You get to a certain age and you don’t want to have to deal with this stuff. I mean, everyone was taking drugs, the 1980s was a big drug period. Well – so were the 1970s! And the 1960s!”
Jagger also reveals that upcoming album Hackney Diamonds might not be their last, telling writer Neil Shah, "We have a whole album of songs we haven’t released! I have to finish them. But we got three-quarters of it done."
Hackney Diamonds is due to land on October 20 via Universal, and is the band's first album of original material since 2005's A Bigger Bang. It was produced by Andrew Watt and recorded in Los Angeles, New York, London and the Bahamas.