The Rolling Stones are quite possibly one of the greatest bands of all time. With a massive following and a highly successful career spanning over almost 50 years, it’s no surprise that in a recent interview with The Guardian, guitarist Keith Richards has suggested that their journey together has not always been so hunky dory.
When Richards was asked in the interview about whether his relationship with frontman Mick Jagger imitated that of ‘squabbling brothers‘, Richards said “No, it’s like working with Maria Callas. The diva is right and we’ve got to try and put music together without annoying the diva. If the diva gets too annoyed, then I get pissed off.”
Richards also continued by adding “Do you think when we get together we’re all like happy families? Forget about it. We’ve been fighting cats and dogs all our career. We’re like brothers in that sometimes we love each other and sometimes we hate each other and sometimes we don’t even care. I’ve been playing guitar, watching that bum [dance in front of me] for years.”
In the same interview, Richards also said in relation to the possibility of the band reuniting for their 50th anniversary that “I’ve no idea. We don’t really get together that much as a group.”. Oh well HTF haven’t lost all hope though… come on lads.