Stones headed to studio soon
By MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press April 10, 2012 10:24AM
At a Monday news conference in New York, Ronnie Wood holds up a guitar he painted. | Evan Agostini~AP
Updated: May 12, 2012 8:11AM
NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones will meet in a recording studio later this month “to just throw some ideas around,” said band member Ronnie Wood.
The guitarist for the legendary rock group said Monday that he and the band just want “to get the feel again.”
Preparing for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary is “like working out for the Olympics or something,” Wood said. “You’ve got to go into training.”
Wood made the comments in an interview following a press conference for an exhibition, “Faces, Time and Places,” which features his own paintings. It includes likenesses of him and his band mates, as well as Muhammad Ali and Al Pacino.
Wood’s week will get busier when he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday as a member of the Faces, along with Rod Stewart. It will be the second induction for the 64-year-old Wood. The Stones were inducted in 1989.
He also talked about recording another solo album.
“Lots of people don’t know I’ve made seven, ‘cause most of my albums escape; they’re not released,” he said, laughing. “Keith [Richards] says they all skyrocket to oblivion.”