In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, The Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards discussed the potential for the band to sell their catalog. Amidst several musicians like Neil Diamond, Sting and Leonard Cohen, who have begun selling their catalogs, Richards said that The Rolling Stones are not yet prepared to sell theirs.
“Mick [Jagger] and I have not spoken about it on a serious level,” he said. “I don’t know if we’re ready to sell our catalog, we might drag it out a bit, put more stuff on it! You only think about selling your catalog – it’s a sign of getting old!”
Now 78-years-old, Richards will be touring with his bandmates over the summer in celebration of the band’s 60th anniversary of making music together, despite the death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts in August. Their tour will begin in Madrid on June 1, and travel through Munich, Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels, Vienna, Paris and other cities, before performing in Stockholm on July 31 and concluding their tour.
When asked about a retirement from music, Richards responded, “If I did that, I wouldn’t come up with an answer and I’d always be thinking about it. You know what I mean? Tomorrow? No. July the 5th, 2025? No, no you can’t no…I’ll find out the hard way!”
The Rolling Stones previously made headlines for having teased and released a cover of “Troubles A’ Comin” by the Chi-Lites in conjunction with the release of their Tattoo You 40th anniversary box set in October.