The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was asked if Keith Richards and Mick Jagger ‘ripped him off’ by not crediting him for co-writing a Stones classic in a new Spiegel German newspaper interview. Below are a couple of roughly translated questions and answers.
Spiegel asked, “In 1974, you first made deals with the Stones and helped to wrote ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It),’ even before you were a member of the band. You did not get a songwriting credit.”
Wood responded, “Well, that’s Rock’n’Roll, too. That’s a thing with the Stones, ‘Jagger / Richards’ is a seal of approval like ‘Lennon / McCartney.’ I understand that, somehow.”
Spiegel pushed, “Did you not feel ripped off?” Wood shot back, “Nobody knew it would be a huge hit. Mick also wrote ‘I Can Feel The Fire’ with me. I worked on my first solo album, ‘I Got My Own Album to Do.’ He suggested that I use the ‘Fire’ song for it, and he would use ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’ for the Stones album. I agreed without thinking too much.”
Keith Richards’ daughter revealed her ‘love’ for a Guns N’ Roses member earlier this week. The Rolling Stones are currently working on a new album, though progress has been slow as work has been done at intermittent times.
TKinOH posted on IORR.org about remarks from an insider, “Woody’s sayin’ the work on the album comes first, then continuing the tour. That might explain the lack of rumors lately. I’m wondering if The Stones will go with the album release, then a tour of North America next Fall 2020? 1989, 1994, 1997, 2002, and 2005 all unfolded like this…
The timing could allow for Motley, The Crowes et al, to finish their road work before the heavy hitters come in! It’ll be worth the wait, no matter when it comes…Happy Holidays to all!” BabyBlue responded, “I think new LP could be done by April or March if they push it. So a tour mid or late June to end August or early July to early September.” Keith Richards’ wife reacted to a family health scare last weekend.