Mick Jagger and Keith Richards say they're ready for another tour, but first they're working on cutting a new record contract. That may take a year to negotiate, they say.
"We've come to the end of our CBS contract," Jagger, 47, said about the pact that paid the Rolling Stones $24 million over the last eight years. "We're negotiating a new one, but we don't know with who yet."Last week, the aging supergroup released "Flashpoint," a live album chronicling its 1989-90 "Steel Wheels" tour. It also includes two new tracks: an anti-war song and a tribute to soul singer James Brown.
"Since we started `Steel Wheels,"' Richards, 47, said last week, "everybody in the band has realized there is still another corner to turn for the Stones."
"It will probably take a year to renegotiate another contract," Richards added. "Otherwise, we might have been back on the road this year, the way things were going."
In the meantime, Richards said he's reuniting his side band, the X-pensive Winos, for an album and short tour. And Jagger is in Atlanta making a movie, "Freejak."