As if The Rolling Stones didn’t just play for over one million people in Cuba (the band reported it as 1.2 million that turned up for the show), the group recently hit the studio after their tropical trip and laid down a number of tracks for a new album. While it was previously reported that the band was planning some new studio work, a new interview with guitarist Ronnie Wood confirmed the news in a new interview with Associated Press.

“We went in to cut some new songs, which we did, but we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days,” said Wood in the interview. He continued, “They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic.”

He also admitted that the tracks were recorded a couple of months ago, but that they were enjoying the cuts upon recently reviewing. “When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that? It’s you’… It sounded so authentic.” Unfortunately, Wood declined to make any additional comments, only saying that the album would be released this year, and that they had another recording session coming up.

The classic rock band hasn’t released any new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, but a return to their roots in blues music would be a welcomed listen for any longtime fan. After all, the band is named after a Muddy Waters song called “Rollin’ Stone.”