Speculation about The Rolling Stones staging a series of 50th anniversary shows continues to move toward reality.
In a new interview with Q Magazine, Keith Richards says, "We've got some shows in London, I believe, and in New York, but I really can't talk about any of that at the moment. They've put the gag on me on this. You can hint!"
Even more enticing are comments made by longtime Stones sax player Bobby Keys. In a just-published interview with Billboard, Keys said the band was "gonna do some more concerts, starting in November with two in England and then a couple here in the States, then there's a few added concerts after that. Keith told me a couple months ago there was something in the wind and just be ready to go. I'm waiting for them to send me the plane ticket and the information, and then I'll go."
A new Stones compilation set "GRRR!" is set for release November 12. "Doom and Gloom," the first new song released by the band in seven years, came out as a digital download.