(ANI): Brit rock band The Rolling Stones have blasted rumours that
they are planning to tour this year without guitarist Ronnie Wood,
insisting that there are no gigs planned for 2010. Rumours had
started that the band met behind Woods" back to discuss ditching
him, because of his ongoing struggle with alcohol addiction and his
doomed high profile relationship with lover Ekaterina Ivanova.
Sources had claimed that songwriters Sir Mick Jagger and Keith
Richards were seeking a replacement for a 2010 tour that would
include a gig at this summer"s Glastonbury Festival. The rumours
prompted the group to release a statement to NME.com, denying they
have any plans to tour this year. “Following recent UK media
speculation, The Rolling Stones would like to make it clear there
are no plans at the moment for the band to tour in 2010," the Daily
Express quoted the statement as reading.