Keith Richards wants to record a new Rolling Stones album.

The 71-year-old guitarist is keen for the band to return to the recording studio for the first time since they made 'A Bigger Bang' in 2005 but admitted there are no ''definite'' plans to do so.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''We're talking about doing some recording after this tour, but there's nothing definite. We just threw out the idea. I'd like to get the boys back in the studio again, yeah. Anything can happen.

Keith has also been working on his third solo album and admitted he is likely to go on the road alone to promote the record.

He said: ''I think that's coming out in September. We're looking for the right time slot to bring it out. The Stones have been working so much lately that I've been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it's September, but I don't know for sure.''

Asked if he will tour the album, he added to Rolling Stone magazine: ''That's being kicked around. At the moment, I'm just getting my head into the Stones and I haven't really thought about what I'm going to do afterwards. But usually if I put a record out, I do some road work. So, it's possible''

Keith's comments come a few days after his bandmate, Sir Mick Jagger, revealed he had written new songs for a Rolling Stones album.

He said: ''It would be very nice and I've got a lot of new songs and songs I've written over the last couple of years. I've done really good demos for all of them, which I would love to record. So, let's hope so.''

And asked if he's thought about making another solo album, the rock icon said: ''I haven't, really. I'd love to record a Stones album. If that doesn't happen, then yes. That's a truthful answer.

''I've got songs that would be great for the Stones, and I've got songs that wouldn't be perfect for the Stones.''