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Keef: There's something in the air with Stones

Keith Richards has hinted the Rolling Stones are planning more work after their complete their 2014 commitments.

Speaking in a video released to thank their European fans for support during their recent tour, the guitarist says: “This band is really picking up steam now – there’s something in the air.”

While his bandmates make equally positive-sounding comments without committing to anything, Richards adds: “Our strength lies in being together. There’s a certain chemistry. I can’t put my finger on it – if I knew the answer I’d bottle it and sell it.

“It’s been a real buzz. I think I may keep this job on.”

The Stones played to 782,000 fans across 14 shows during their European trek. They’ll play a rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand starting in October, which had been postponed after Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott committed suicide in March.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.