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The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards first talked about working with Jack White in 2009 and the two did record together, but nothing was released. In a new interview, he said that there was a possibility that the legendary rock band could work with White again and he could produce their next record.
Rolling Stone asked Richards if the group would work with White, who has collaborated with other artists like Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson. “That's always a possibility,” he told the magazine. “The door is wide open.”
The Stones are currently in the midst of trying to figure out how to celebrate their 50th anniversary, which is this year. So far, all they have planned is a pricey photo book. According to The Guardian, the group will get together next month to talk about their next move, which could include a tour next year and recording a new album.
Of a new album, Richards also told Rolling Stone, “We're going to talk about that in July and see. I mean, I'd love to get some tracks down and see what songs we've got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I'd love to cut some tracks, yeah.”
White’s The White Stripes were the Stones' opening act in 2002 and the Blunderbuss singer was immediately impressed when he saw the Stones perform. "[I learned] how good they were,” he said in 2008. “You could see the comfort level between them, in Keith's guitar playing and Ron's slide playing. It's impressive, man, when that confidence is exuded.”
Richards and White worked together in 2009, but the tracks were never released. “I don't know if [Jack] ever considered that it was actually, like, master cuts,” Richards said of them in the new interview. “But at the same time if Jack wanted to do it, I'd probably say, ‘Yeah.’”