Keith Richards says "the door is wide open" for Jack White to produce the next Rolling Stones album.
Fans have speculated for years over whether the former White Stripes man will produce the band, especially after White and Richards spent time in a studio together in 2009.
"I enjoy working with Jack," Richards told Rolling Stone magazine. "We've done a couple of tracks." He adds that their unreleased recordings could still see the light of day.
"I don't know if [Jack] ever considered that it was actually, like, master cuts,
" Richards said. "But at the same time if Jack wanted to do it, I'd probably say, 'Yeah.'
It could be a very public invite for White to produce material to mark the Stones' 50th anniversary this year. "I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got," says Richards, "and that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I'd love to cut some tracks."
Meanwhile, Jack White told the BBC about his love for vinyl. "The whole experience of vinyl is what we're after. If we don't see something moving, we lose romance," he said.
"There's no romance for me to sing to you about an iPod. Why? Because nothing's moving. I think digital and invisible things make you feel like some other being is in charge of it somewhere else. Like, 'I'm just a witness to this and I'll sit here politely.'"
Do you get a sense of romance from playing vinyl? Compare your digital and analogue music experiences in the comments.