The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was asked in a new interview with The Telegraph about the popularity of drugs like Xanax and Percocet.
“Drugs are not interesting these days. They are very institutionalized and bland. And, anyway, I’ve done ’em all.”
“I’m not saying I’m definitely off all of this stuff. In six months’ time, I might be on it again. But at the moment, for a couple of months, I haven’t touched it.”
The interviewer also said Keef is “smoking incessantly” and “speaks as if his vocal cords are coated in thick layers of fur.”
During the rest of the interview, Richards talked about Elton John’s upcoming three-year farewell tour, saying:
“More room for us! After three years on the road with Elton, you would want to retire, too. I’ll take his word for it.”
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts criticized David Bowie in a new Guardian interview.
“I thought people would have been very sad obviously [when Bowie died], and he was a lovely guy and he wrote a couple of good songs. But for me, he wasn’t this musical genius.”
Watts talked about a hypothetical end of the Stones, saying:
“I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie, I don’t know about the rest of it. It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said, ‘That’s it, enough.’
“I don’t know what I would do if I stopped. Keith is a great one for saying, ‘Once you’re going, keep going.’ The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show.
“I would hate it to dissolve not amicably. I would like Mick to say, or me or Keith or whoever – ‘I don’t want to do it any more,’ for whatever reason, and we just say that’s it. I wouldn’t want it to be an argument or whatever.”