Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rolling Stones: Mick Taylor writing autobiography

Mick Taylor, lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones from 1969 to 1974, is writing his autobiography.

Taylor spoke about his memoirs a few weeks ago in an interview with BANG Showbiz at the recent Ian Stewart tribute concert in London.

"I don’t want to write the kind of book that will shock people, about the
scandals, sex, drugs and rock and roll because Keith’s done that with his book,”
said Taylor. “It’s a hard book to write. My time will come, but it’s not yet."

Taylor also said that he had mixed feelings about his time with the Rolling Stones, the band that made him famous: "I kind of loved it. I loved it and I hated it. The more successful the Stones became the more seriously they took themselves. Why I left will be in my book. It certainly wasn’t because I didn’t like the rest of the band, or had a huge falling out, or anything like that. It’s much more personal than that."

Taylor commented on how he has been documenting his memories: “I jot down my memories all the time and have done for years, in case I ever lose my mind."

Taylor famously replaced the late Brian Jones in the Stones and played on some of the band’s most important albums before quitting the group at the end of 1974, just as they were preparing for a 1975 tour; he was replaced by Ronnie Wood, who remains a Stone to this day.

The The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
Live - 1972

See also:

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Motley Crue: Nikki Sixx praises Rolling Stones at Grammys
VIDEO: Mick Jagger rocks the Grammys