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Mick Taylor denies he wants to sue The Rolling Stones

Guitarist's management tell NME.COM newspaper reports are incorrect

Guitarist Mick Taylor's management have told NME.COM that a report suggesting that he is planning to sue The Rolling Stones for unpaid royalties is incorrect.

Taylor's Manager Jeff Allen said the guitarist had been "horrified" to read reports that suggested he was owed money by his former group.

He added that Taylor – who played for The Rolling Stones between 1969 and 1974 – "doesn't feel any need to sue" the band, whom he still remains close to.

"He [Mick Taylor] certainly didn't say that he was going to sue the Stones. Mick's got a very good relationship with the Stones," Allen explained.

"In fact, the last time we met up with them, him and Keith [Richards, guitarist] were like long-lost lovers – hugging each other and happy to see each other. When Mick was ill either six or eight weeks ago with some kind of chest complaint, Mick Jagger had his office phone up to see what was going on, and then he phoned up the hospital just to check on Mick because they were worried about him. So there's absolutely no animosity between Mick and the Stones."

Allen went on to strongly deny other aspects of the article that appeared over the weekend (September 13).

"You can imagine the shock, horror and disbelief when that article came out in the Daily Mail. The emphasis of the article was that Mick was some kind of run-down, down-and-out tramp living in Suffolk. The reality is Mick's having the house done up," he said. "Mick is living in Holland at the moment with his girlfriend."

He went on to confirm that Taylor's forthcoming tour dates in Germany and France are still set to go ahead as planned, and urged fans to check Micktaylor.net for more information.

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