The Rolling Stones haven’t released an LP since 2005, but frontman Mick Jagger recently hinted that the band may be working on some new music. He posted a video of himself on Twitter playing the harmonica and captioned the clip: “Harmonica playing on new tunes!”
The frontman also made some tongues wag for wearing a pair of Nike sweatpants. Nike just featured athlete Colin Kaepernick in an advertising campaign, angering some Americans because the NFL star started the practice of kneeling during the national anthem at football games.
Jagger hasn’t provided any other details about a possible new album. The last Rolling Stones LP with all original songs, A Bigger Bang, dropped 13 years ago. In 2012 they released two new tunes for the compilation GRRR! They then planned on recording new material but had so much fun working on music that inspired them that they released the covers album Blues & Lonesome in 2016 instead, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.
Over the years several band members have hinted at a new studio project, and their manager Joyce Smyth recently told Music Business Worldwide that the group is devising its plans for the next year. “In terms of some studio work, maybe some live plans or other projects that are coming through the door,” she revealed.
The men are getting up there in years—Jagger is 75, Keith Richards is 74, Ronnie Wood is 71, and Charlie Watts is 77—yet they still plan on making and performing music, even if they need to take a break now and again.
Smyth explained that after they completed their No Filter European concert tour this summer, one member who she would not name asked to have the month of August off. “I think that says it all,” she told Music Business Worldwide, adding, “We’re looking forward, not backwards, the whole time.”