The Rolling Stones have one of the most prestigious catalogs in music history, and if it were sold, it could net a ridiculous sum of money. However, Keith Richards said in a recent interview that selling the catalog isn’t in the plans anytime soon.
Speaking to Anthony Mason on CBS Sunday Morning, Richards said, “Mick and I have not spoken about it on a serious level. I don’t know if we’re ready to sell our catalog. We might drag it out a bit – put some more stuff in it!”
He then bluntly added, “You only think about selling your catalog when … it’s a sign of getting old!”
As for “putting more stuff” in the catalog, Richards also said in the interview, “I was working with Mick [Jagger] last week and [drummer] Steve [Jordan], and we came up with some, eight or nine new pieces of material, which is overwhelming by our standards…Other times, [songwriting is] like a desert…It’s the muse thing. If I could find her address… [laughs]”