Keith Richards has called Sir Mick Jagger, another Rolling Stones bandmate, a “a******.” Richards confessed that they still dispute after more than 60 years of working together, but he insisted that their relationship is essentially based on love.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Keith Richards praised Mick Jagger as a superb frontman and noted that they had experienced their fair share of highs and lows over the course of their 60-year collaboration, mostly in relation to their professional endeavors. When Keith finds something “schlocky,” and Mick likes it, they can argue, which leads to Keith using foul language.
However, he emphasized that these arguments are minor in comparison to the overall harmony they experience. Keith expressed his tremendous love for Mick Jagger in his final statement.
Keith Richards talks about his relationship with Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger’s important contribution to the completion of their new album, “Hackney Diamonds,” was also acknowledged by Keith Richards. Mick, in Keith’s opinion, had a significant role and was consistent with his long-held conviction.
Keith underlined that it’s crucial to rush a lead singer into the recording studio once they indicate a desire to do so since their passion inspires the entire band.
Keith also underlined the need to utilize Mick’s current state of mind during their creative process, emphasizing that it is much simpler to work with an enthused Mick than one who is perplexed or dissatisfied.
Keith Richards also noted that despite Charlie Watts’ passing in 2021, he still keeps in touch with him, and he expressed his expectation that these conversations will continue. Additionally, he expressed his respect for his wife, Patti Hansen, calling her an exceptional woman and his rock.
Keith Richards acknowledged Patti Hansen’s crucial support and grounding influence in his life. He declared that he would pen a book about her.
More about Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones guitarist, backup singer, and co-principal songwriter, Keith Richards, is an English musician and one of the band’s original members. His composition work with the band’s lead singer, Mick Jagger, is widely regarded as one of the most fruitful musical pairings ever.
The Rolling Stones’ music has been characterized by Keith Richards’ distinctive and unmistakable guitar playing throughout the band’s long existence, which spans more than six decades. Due to his adulterous affairs and drug use over the years, Richards attracted a lot of media attention, which led to his image as a countercultural character.
In 1989, in acknowledgment of their tremendous contributions to the music industry, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones were given the distinguished honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, they were honored for their influence when they were admitted to the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Keith Richards achieved a highly regarded place in the world of guitar playing by placing fourth on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the top 100 guitarists in 2011. He was ranked 15th in Rolling Stone’s most recent rating from 2023.
Keith Richards was born and raised in the English town of Dartford in Kent. He attended Sidcup Art College after graduating from Dartford Technical School. After graduating, he made friends with Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones and eventually joined the storied Rolling Stones.
Keith Richards has experimented with his own side project named The X-Pensive Winos in addition to his efforts with the Rolling Stones. In addition to his musical accomplishments, Keith Richards played Captain Teague, the father of the well-known figure Jack Sparrow, in three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Richards himself had an impact on both the character’s appearance and personality.