At last check, a Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour has not been officially confirmed.

Traditionally, "official" word on anything regarding the world's greatest rock and roll band has come from it's leader, and thus far, Mick Jagger ain't talking.

But that hasn't stopped guitarist Keith Richards from doing the whole smoke and mirrors bit.

It was announced earlier that he would soon be joining rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie  Watts in London for what's being called a "jam session", something to "take the rust off".

Keith was asked if Mick  was invited to the rehearsals. Richards hinted to that the band might have some ghosts from their past on board, too: "Of course. I mean, everybody's welcome. I was going to ask Bill Wyman to come by too. And Mick Taylor. The whole lot. They're all Stones, y'know? Why not?"

When pressed about the difficulties in rounding up the Stones, who all live indifferent parts of the world depending on the time of year, Richards said: "I want to pull it off. That, at the moment, is my task. . . I usually find that logistical nightmares can always be overcome if everyone wants to get together."

Taylor has not officially been a Stones member since 1973 but has made various appearnces on stage over the years.

Bassist Bill Wyman left the group after 1989-1990's Steel Wheels tour and has since performed with his own band The Rythym Kings.

Check out this video of the band rehearsing "Tumbling Dice" in Switzerland back in 1972.