Keith Richards teases new music's 'on its way'

Keith Richards has promised new music credit:Bang Showbiz
Keith Richards has promised new music credit:Bang Showbiz

Keith Richards has teased new music is "on its way".

The Rolling Stones guitarist was seemingly referring to new tunes from the 'Start Me Up' band.

In a belated Happy New Year message to fans, Keith, 79, wrote on Instagram this week: "Hi guys, here we are again.

“Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year and there’s some new music on its way and hopefully we’ll get to see you. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”

Late drummer Charlie Watts is set to feature on the band's next album, Ronnie Wood recently revealed.

The legendary rock group are working on their first LP of original songs for 18 years and the 75-year-old guitarist-and-bassist said Charlie - who passed away in August 2021 at the age of 80 - will be heard on the eagerly-anticipated record, which is expected to be released in 2023.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, Ronnie spilled: "We are recording the new album now and we are going to LA in a few weeks to carry it on and finish it off. Charlie is on some of the tracks and drummer Steve Jordan."

New sticksman Steve replaced Charlie on the drum kit for their 2022 'Sixty' tour, which marked six decades of the band.

The new album will be the first LP to feature new compositions by singer Sir Mick Jagger and Keith since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang', although they did release single 'Living in a Ghost Town' in 2020.

The band's last album release was 2016's 'Blue and Lonesome', which was comprised of cover versions.

Meanwhile, the 'Paint It Black' rockers are set to stage a virtual concert to celebrate the release of 'GRRR Live!'.

The Stones performed one of their most memorable concerts in Newark, New Jersey in 2012, when it was broadcast on pay-per-view - and they're now planning to celebrate the release of 'GRRR Live!' by airing the star-studded event on February 2.

The show featured performances from a host of big-name stars, including Lady Gaga, Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer, Mick Taylor and Bruce Springsteen.

And the iconic show is now being made available to fans worldwide on RollingStonesNewark.com, via interactive video company Kiswe's global live streaming technology.