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Rolling Stones star forms supergroup
By Damian Jones
Newsbeat reporter

Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood appears in the Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has told Newsbeat he plans to team up with The Charlatans and The Stereophonics for his next solo project.

Wood, who is promoting the forthcoming Stones documentary Shine A Light, said he was hoping to go into the studio with a host of stars before heading out on a live tour over the next year.

"I've got a few things up my sleeve. I'm hoping to put my next studio album out once we get a break from promoting this documentary," he explained.

"I'm planning on bringing in The Charlatans, Kelly Jones from The Stereophonics and Paulo (Nutini) and I'm going to get my old drummer Andy Newmark back together again.

"We're going to go in the studio and then take it live once the record comes out."

Big names

The legendary guitarist has released six solo albums during his career which have featured a host of big names including members of The Stones, Bob Dylan and U2 guitarist The Edge.

But this will be his first solo outing since 2001's Not For Beginners.

Of the new documentary, which has been shot by legendary Raging Bull director and long time fan Martin Scorsese, Wood said he did a "great job".

He added: "It's a real theatre experience and you've got to be in a cinema with the sound whacked up to get the full force of it. You feel like you're actually up there onstage."

The documentary chronicles the band during two nights of their A Bigger Bang tour at New York's Beacon Theatre between 29 October and 1 November 2006.

Controversial artist

"Obviously there are loads of things I would like to have used but you have to take an average really. Marty has put the ball in his court and I think he's done a great job," he said.

"It's a huge honour really because Scorsese has a dynamic about him that nobody else has. The whole project was reciprocated from him. He loves us and we love his work, so it's a great working team."

Although work is yet to begin on the next Rolling Stones album, Wood revealed that singer Mick Jagger has been heavily involved with mixing sessions for a live album which is due to be released ahead of the documentary on 7 April.

RONNIE WOOD FACTS
A British hockey player shares the same name
He began his career as a guitarist with The Birds in 1964
At the 1985 Live Aid concert Wood gave Bob Dylan his guitar after a string broke. He carried on playing air guitar
Several of Wood's paintings, including work commissioned by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, are displayed at London's Drury Lane Theatre
In October 2007 Wood appeared on Top Gear

He added: "We haven't had chance to start work on a new album yet because Mick has been working on the mix of the live CD of the movie. That will come out and be suffice for now."

The legendary guitarist, who is a keen artist, also told Newsbeat that he is a big fan of controversial artist Banksy.

He added: "I've got some of his stuff. I think he's great. I bought a painting of Queen Victoria and one of his Kate Moss paintings. I've got an interesting cross section of his work."

Shine A Light is out in UK cinemas on 11 April.



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