The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood says the members of the band are "all ready to go" for a much-awaited new tour and there is now just "a matter of tying up loose ends".
Speaking in Radio Times, he revealed that the Stones even had a studio jam session together last December. "It was great," he said. "Keeping our chops together, that's what we love. Basically, get the boys feeling comfortable with each other. We're all happy - we were happy before Christmas. It's getting better each time."
It's the band's 50th anniversary this year but the Stones have not toured together since 2007 and there is still no official confirmation that they will return. However Wood said: "Each week brings a new development."
Read more about Wood and how his famous radio series came to TV on Sky Arts despite Keith Richard's mantra "The Stones don't do telly!" in this week's issue of Radio Times magazine, on sale now.