The Rolling Stones' plans for the following year are still up in the air – with rumors of a world tour in 2012 – but Richards is keeping busy. The guitarist has been discussing a record with his band the X-Pensive Winos, which includes drummer Steve Jordan. "It's starting to blossom," said Richards, who has released two albums backed by the Winos, most recently 1992's Main Offender. As for the Stones, Richards added, "I'm trying to nail them down, but I don't want to crucify them."
This story is from the June 9th, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone.