Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mick Jagger “a bit peeved” about Keith Richards’ new book

Rolling Stone online have published an excerpt from their new cover issue featuring Keith Richards; the October 28 issue hits newsstands tomorrow (15).

Keith’s autobiography, “Life,” comes out October 26. It’s a book that covers two sides of Keith: his personal life issues, music and survival – and - his unique relationship with Stones leader Mick Jagger.

Keith tells the magazine that Jagger has read the book, and “he was a bit peeved about this and that."

"I had a feeling Mick would have no problem with the truth," Richards said, pausing for a moment. "No doubt I was as infuriating to him as he can be to me." The partnership continues, as the Glimmer Twins talked over the summer about possible Stones plans for 2011. "Mick and I are still great friends and still want to work together."

"Can you imagine if life went along smoothly and everybody agreed?" Richards asks. "Nothing would happen. There'd be no blues. There'd be no 'Happy,'" referring to his classic track on 1972's Exile on Main Street.

Keith worked on the book with British author James Fox; the two "talked in topics and periods, never chronologically,"says Fox, for up to three hours a day and several days at a stretch, starting at the end of 2007.

The The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers
Marquee Club – London, UK – March 26, 1971

Keith Keith Richards

Keith Richards – As Wicked As It Seems (1992)