Keith Richards on Why The Rolling Stones Haven’t Sold Their Catalog
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]”