NEW YORK (CBS) The Rolling Stones are ready to hit the road again.
Guitarist Keith Richards confirmed Thursday that the band is planning to tour together in 2011, dismissing any rumors that they have retired. He also revealed the group is preparing to record new material.
"Everybody's ready to go out there again," Richards told BBC 6 Music. "Who said it should stop, and who said when?"
"Only we will know when it comes to an end, with a crashing halt," the 66-year-old added.
The Rolling Stones have not released a new album since "A Bigger Bang" in 2005. Their last tour, which earned $558 million according to BBC, ended in London in August 2007.
"After these many years working together, we have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album," Richards said.
Although he described frontman Mick Jagger asRichards said he's "looking forward to working" with his band mate.
"Knowing Mick [Jagger], as I do, he's a very prolific writer. I have ideas [too] and we'll put them together in December or January."