The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards recently discussed The Rolling Stones’ 80’s hiatus during a new Zane Lowe interview on Apple Music 1. He said that it was a crucial break for the band but labeled it to be ‘weird.’
“Quite an important part on the keeping the Stones together, we were at that period couldn’t possibly have been we wouldn’t have hooked again, the Stones. It was a weird period, and looking back on it now, it was a necessary hiatus. Once we started back again, I felt stronger than I had for a long time. And that’s a hell of a band too.”
Keith Richards opens up on Eric Clapton
Keith Richards has recently responded to British-born six-string player Eric Clapton having some doubts over the use of vaccine. It has been noted that over the past two years, or so, during the pandemic, Clapton has been as vocal as any about his vaccine skepticism. He has been involved in the debate in many ways along with the likes of podcast host Joe Rogan and more.
Richards took note of the matter and has said to trust the doctors, trust the experts. In a new interview with Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast, Richards offered his perspective on vaccines, mandates, and Clapton, saying, “I just want to get rid of this damn thing, and the only way I can see is everybody does as doctor says.”
Richards continued, “I love Eric dearly. I’ve known him since forever and we’ve had ups and downs… This [virus] thing, it’s split people up and it made people sometimes go awry for a while, you know. Hope you rethink here and let’s do this thing.”