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Rolling Stones' album set for release this year

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Rolling Stones' album set for release this year

The Rolling Stones' new album will be released "this year".

Guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that the group - which also includes Keith Richards, Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts - have recorded a number of new original songs and some blues covers and revealed they plan to drop the record "this year".

Ronnie said: "We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic... When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."

Keith confirmed the upcoming release but would only say: "There's one coming. I can't say no more. My lips are sealed."

Meanwhile, although the band have a combined age of 286, the 'Paint it Black' hitmakers show no sign of slowing down and are even planning some future tours following the success of their gig in Cuba - their biggest concert to date - last week.

Keith previously said: "We're planning some gigs later on this year. I take each tour as it comes and at the moment I'm still shaking Cuba off me."