2012 has seen the Rolling Stones hit a benchmark that almost every band will never see. 50 years on from when they began, The Rolling Stones have begun working on anniversary plans with rumours flying around ranging from a world tour to a re-release of their entire discography. However, it seems that part of their celebrations may come in the form of a new record.
The heavily blues-influenced rockers are arguably one of the most influential groups the world has ever seen (The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Elvis may have something to say about that). Regardless, after the band’s A Bigger Bang tour in 2006-2007, which became the highest grossing tour of all time (until U2’s 360 tour) the band went on a type of hiatus with minimal activity coming from the band themselves. Of course, their label released multiple works including the anniversary of Exile on Mainstream and their 1978 album Some Girls, yet the band themselves began to pursue other interests.
Rumours aside, some actual information has risen from the Stones camp, with Mick Jagger taking to Twitter to declare that he was recording in Paris for the Rolling Stones, with the image above attached to the tweet.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) August 23, 2012
This is the first news of a new record that has emerged from anywhere across the Stones team, but it has sent fans into an absolute frenzy. Rumours of a 2013 Glastonbury appearance have begun to grow, with many proposing that the band’s performance at the festival would see their last ever. Regardless of the rumours, news from the band will be released soon; fingers crossed for both a world tour and a new record.