"You don't necessarily want to rehearse or write anything – you just want to touch bases. That's a good start: me, Charlie and Ronnie. Mick's welcome, and I'm sure he'll turn up, but right now we just want to get our chops down."
Beyond that, the Stones' plans for their 50th anniversary next year remain unclear. "I just hope we can perform live," says Wood. "It'd be great to see if that old spark is there."
That’s a notion Jagger has thrown water on previously even though London is hosting the 2012 summer Olympics, which would draw the eyes of the world and provide an awesome platform for any kind of Stones gig.
As for the Some Girls set, it follows a re-issue of Exile on Main St. and, reports RS, could be just the beginning. Producer Don Was, who helmed both re-issues, apparently wants to tackle Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed or Sticky Fingers soon.
"There's so much material," he says. "If they never went in the studio again, you could have a new Stones album every year for the next 50 years, and it would all be good."