The Rolling Stones Member Drops Prison Bombshell


The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards joins Matt Wilkinson for The Rolling Stones: 60th Anniversary Special on Apple Music 1. Matt and Keith discuss prison, working with Mick Jagger in Jamaica and releasing new music.

This is part 2 of Matt’s celebration of 60 years of The Rolling Stones, following on from new interviews with Sir Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood which aired on Apple Music 1 and Apple Music Hits last month.

Listen to the interview with Keith in full on Matt Wilkinson’s show on Apple Music 1 here,

Keith Richards on going to prison…

The Scrubs [Wormwood Scrubs] is, actually, you had to be there, you know I mean?

To actually understand it. It was a weird experience, but I mean, I’ve been in a few other clinks over the time, and basically they’re all great once you get out.

Keith Richards on working with Mick in Jamaica…

Yeah, we did, and I guess when this tour’s finished, give it a break for a bit, but then I imagine that we’ll pick up where we left off in Jamaica. There’s some good stuff there. It was fun.

Port Maria, somewhere – up there.. up in the Blue Mountains. We played it like hermits, we didn’t go out, we just worked, but we’ll pick up on that I guess a little later in the year.

Keith Richards on releasing new music…

I couldn’t say what form things are going to come out. I hope that we’ll have recorded some stuff by the end of the year, and then, I mean, what do we do, stream it? I don’t know. Anyway, I just make records and then we figure out how they come out, right? That’s what I do.