London: Legendary British rock band `The Rolling Stones` are all set to return with a new album, with songwriter-and-guitarist Keith Richards set to meet his bandmate Sir Mick Jagger next week to discuss the new record.
The guitarist admits the band, which came out with their last album `A Bigger Bang` in 2005 and also consist of guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts, are on the verge of reconvening to record a new LP, as long as singer Mick gives it the green light, Contactmusic reported.
"I don`t know, I`m going to hopefully find out soon, I`m going to be seeing Mick next week or something, so I`m going to try and screw some information out of him," Richards said.
"You`ve got to have everybody want to do it, so I usually wait for a call from Mick saying, `Let`s make something, let`s do something,` because without his actual `want to do it`, there`s not much point. But I`m always working, I`ve got ideas for stuff, but I haven`t put them together yet with Mick," he added.
The 66-year-old musician is looking to head back into the studio with his bandmates but insists the group will not be ready to tour again this year.
"Yeah, but I don`t think this year, not that I`ve heard. The suggestion is that there would be a record on instead," Richards said.
"Things like debauchery and drugs were really peripheral, you know, when you`re making a record. I mean, they`re there, they`re going around, but I can`t honestly write songs and make a record and debauch at the same time, you know, not even me," he added.