Stones are working on a new album featuring late drummer Charlie Watts

According to The Sun, which writes that guitarist Ronnie Wood says that the band’s new album will be released next summer. The record will have some of Watts’ drumming work included alongside that of touring drummer Steve Jordan’s.

Watts died last year at the age of 80. He had been drumming with the iconic rock’n’roll band since their formation in the early ’60s.

Wood told The Sun in an exclusive chat: “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,” he said.

The Rolling Stones’ next album is set to be their first studio record of original material released for almost two decades (since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang‘).

In August, the Stones’ singer Mick Jagger paid a fresh tribute to Watts on the first anniversary of the drummer’s death.

The surviving members of the legendary group have opened up about the loss of Watts on numerous occasions onstage and during interviews. In May, Jagger said: “I miss him as a player and as a friend.”

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