Ron Wood solo album features Eddie Vedder

Guitarist is moving on with seventh solo album
Guitarist is moving on with seventh solo album

Ronnie Wood will put his recent love troubles to one side to release a new album, his first record in almost a decade, and his seventh in total on his own.

The Rolling Stones guitarist infamously split from long-term wife Jo last year after being rumoured to be having an affair with Ekaterina Ivanova, a cocktail waitress young enough to be his grand-daughter.

On 2001's Not for Beginners Wood worked with Bob Dylan and again he has called in a couple of favours from musician pals.

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder makes an appearance on the album, titled "More Good News", which was produced by Bob Rock, who worked with Metallica on their opus The Black Album.

Rock confirmed the album, and Vedder's input into it, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after-party over the weekend.

Wood finished touring with The Rolling Stones almost two years ago and was rumoured to be reforming the Faces with Rod Stewart but was treated for alcoholism last autumn after making a guest appearance on the latest Starsailor album.

We're sure that's a coincidence though.