Keith Richards revealed in a new video that The Rolling Stones intend to continue with Mick Jagger and their current lineup after their upcoming now postponed tour, and that they’ll release a new album. Jagger underwent successful heart surgery on Friday. He told fans, “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend. And also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”
Alternative Nation reporter Joe Hughes transcribed Keith Richards’ comments.
“We’re working on the album. We’ve got the first bits done and I’m looking forward to getting back in after this tour. Charlie Watts is playing his arse off!”
He also discussed playing with Mick Taylor on ‘Talk is Cheap.’
Keith Richards: And then who walks in? Mick Taylor. Out of the blue.
Interviewer: Had there been no bad blood, really, between the two of you?
Keith Richards: Oh no, no. Mick Taylor- Mick had worked backed with the Stones a few years ago for a tour. It’s just what happened, you know. It did lead me onto like Ronnie Wood, who you know, I’ve been working with and who needed a job.
Interviewer: Now you also had a couple of legendary cats- additional…
Keith Richards: Oh yea. Guys were walking in man, that we had um…
Interviewer: Bernie Worrell?
Keith Richards: Bernie Worrell. Um, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker Frankie Gavin.
Interviewer: For those of you who might not know, Bootsy and Maceo were of course from James Brown’s band.
Keith Richards: Bootsy, he apparently drove from Cleveland to Queens in New York. I don’t know. We were going to fly him in and in- immitates Bootsy Driving-, “No, I’d like to drive from.”