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Lee Lewis eyes Stones for album

Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is about to start a tour of Europe

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis has said he hopes to get Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to play on his new album.

The 73-year-old Great Balls Of Fire singer said he would "probably have" the two Rolling Stones stars as guests on his latest record.

"I have known them back when they were kids. Ain't that something? They ain't kids no more," said Lewis.

He described his new work as "far out stuff" as he gave a press conference ahead of a London gig next week.

Lewis is headlining the Rock 'n' Roll Festival on Tuesday. The performance will kickstart his European tour.

Lewis was asked if he was still "The Killer", as he was nicknamed.

"Yes sir. I'm a mean old man," he said. "That's the name of a song we've just recorded.

"I enjoy music and I enjoy playing the crowds. If they ever stop coming I'll just quit playing."

And he said rock 'n' roll audiences today are "just as wild as they always were".


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