The Rolling Stones to Release New Album in 2016?

The Rolling Stones to Release New Album in 2016?
It's been 11 years since the Rolling Stones issued their last album, but guitarist Ron Wood is hinting that a follow-up release could arrive by the end of the year.

Caught at London's Saatchi Gallery today (April 4) at the opening of "Exhibitionism," an exhibit exploring the group's lengthy history, Wood noted that the Stones had recently been working on new material in the studio, as well as a few covers. The iconic rocker said that the sessions found the band caught up "on a blues streak."

"We cut 11 blues in two days," he told Associated Press, adding, "They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic."

Though an ETA has yet to be locked down, Wood said that the recordings could make their way through speakers "this year." Keith Richards, who was in attendance at the opening with Wood, Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts, confirmed that an album is on the way ("There's one coming").

While the Rolling Stones continue to tour regularly, having charted their "Zip Code" trip through North America in 2015, the band have not issued an album of new material since 2005's A Bigger Bang. You'll find a video for that album's "Streets of Love" down below.

"Exhibitionism," meanwhile, runs at London's Saatchi Gallery until September.