The Rolling Stones are ''talking'' about a 50th anniversary reunion tour.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed the group - which also comprises drummer Charlie Watts, lead singer Sir Mick Jagger and lead guitarist Keith Richards - put aside their differences to spend some time in the studio before Christmas and held tentative talks about hitting the road to mark the massive date.

He told Radio Times magazine: ''It was great keeping our chops together, that's what we love.

''We're still in talking mode. And I don't know, each week brings a new development. Basically, get the boys feeling comfortable with each other cause we're all ready to go individually, it's just a matter of tying up Loose Ends and coming together as a unit. We're all happy, we were happy before Christmas. It's getting better each time.''

Ronnie also revealed he is thrilled that Rod Stewart has is returning to his Roots and has agreed to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his former band The Faces in April.

The 64-year-old musician - who is a member of the 'Stay With Me' rockers, who reformed with Mick Hucknall replacing Rod on lead vocals for a tour - said: ''He's coming out of the 'Songbook' mode. And getting where he should be! I want the street-cred back. We want a bit of rock n' roll. That's what we do.''