London (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.