February 20, 2008 11:46

Rolling Stones tell young bands not to take drugs

Legends call on Amy Winehouse to 'get her act together'

Rolling Stones tell young bands not to take drugs
The Rolling Stones have spoken out about taking drugs and named Amy Winehouse as in particular danger.

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were at the premiere in Berlin of Martin Scorcese’s documentary on their band, called 'Shine A Light', when they made the warning.

Jagger said: “When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects. In our time, there were no rehab centres. Anyway, I did not know about them.”

The singer explained his feelings about Amy Winehouse, who guested with the legends onstage at the Isle Of Wight festival last year.

He said: “I'm worried she might die if she goes down the road that she has taken.”

The advice has not gone down well though, with the band being accused of hypocrisy and coming across like granddads rather than rock stars.

However a spokesperson for The Rolling Stones defended their comments, telling The Telegraph that: "Mick and Keith were asked to give their views about Amy and did so. They are still good mates."

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