Keith Richards recently told Rolling Stone that he, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood would soon be getting together in London for an informal jam session.

But apparently, it will be a Mick Jagger-less Roling Stones gathering.

"We're just going to play a little together, because we haven't played for three or four years. You don't necessarily want to rehearse or write anything -- you just want to touch bases. That's a good start: me, Charlie, and Ronnie. Mick's welcome, and I'm sure he'll turn up, but right now we just want to get our chops down."

Of course there's been much buzz regarding a Stones 50th anniversary tour next year. As of right now, there are no official plans in place.

"I just hope we can perform live", says Wood. "It'd be great to see if that old spark is there."

The Stones last performed on October 6th, 2006 when they wrapped their massive A Bigger Bang Tour in Regina, Saskatchewan's Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.

You wonder if this is simply the guys getting together more or less for fun or is Keith sending Mick a message i.e. it's time to get serious and get to work.

What'd be really cool was if Bill Wyman showed up.

In other Stones activity, Some Girls - Live In Texas 1978, a concert film shot in Fort Worth will be out on DVD November 21st. The film and it's soundtrack have both been digitally remastered.