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Keef gets his way over Stones album

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says the band will make a new album next year.

It’ll be their first full-length studio work since 2005’s A Bigger Bang – although they recorded new tracks Doom And Gloom and One More Shot for 2012 compilation Grrr!

Richards, who just launched solo album Crosseyed Heart, had previously said: “I’d like to get the boys back in the studio again.”

Frontman Mick Jagger voiced his agreement in another interview, saying: “I‘ve got a lot of new songs.”

Now Richards has revealed that the Stones have “definite plans to record” in 2016.

He tells Rolling Stone: “We had a little chat – we were just saying, ‘We’ve got to get in the studio, right? That’s agreed. Okay, boys, that’s agreed.’”

He adds: “We might try to get into the studio before Christmas. I think that’s sort of doubtful – but at the same time, it’s definitely in the works.

“I would say, off the top of my head, after the South American tour in February.”

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