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Richard Ashcroft’s manager reveals how The Rolling Stones returned the rights to The Verve’s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’

A manager of The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has revealed how the songwriter managed to win back the rights to ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ from The Rolling Stones. Speaking to Billboard in an interview published yesterday (June 24), John Kennedy – one of two managers Ashcroft hired last year – shone a light on the process of approaching Mick Jagger and...

Keith Richards on his relationship with Mick Jagger: “I love the man 99% of the time”

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The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has spoken about his current professional and personal relationship with Mick Jagger, saying that he "loves" Jagger "99% of the time". The guitarist was speaking in a new interview ahead of today's (March 29) release of the special reissue of his debut solo album 'Talk Is Cheap', which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Read more: Mark,...

Watch Keith Richards’ video for previously unreleased track ‘Big Town Playboy’

Keith Richards has shared the video for his previously unreleased song ‘Big Town Playboy’. The track features on a 30th-anniversary edition of the guitarist’s debut solo album, ‘Talk Is Cheap’, which is set to be re-released as a super deluxe box set, standard deluxe box set, and on CD, LP, and digital release. ‘Big Town Playboy’ features Mick Taylor...

The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards says kicking heroin is easier than quitting smoking

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Legendary Rolling Stones hellraiser Keith Richards has revealed how he's trying to quit smoking – but it's proving harder than kicking a heroin habit. Despite a lifetime of notorious debauchery, the music icon is favouring a healthier lifestyle these days, having announced plans to give up drinking last year. But it seems that cigarettes are the one vice that he's really...

Keith Richards gives update on Rolling Stones’ next album and explains why the band still tour

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Keith Richards has spoken about the next Rolling Stones album and explained why the band still tour. The legendary rockers are currently working on their first record of original music since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’. Since then, they've released one studio album: 2016 covers record ‘Blue & Lonesome’. Guitarist Ronnie Wood had previously suggested that work on the album...

Mark, My Words: Keith Richards has stopped drinking and I don’t know what’s real anymore

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The Teletubbies are a decades-old subliminal plot to brainwash our children into totalitarian subservience. Bear with me. Being a new father, I’ve only recently been exposed to this sickening experiment in 1984-style mind control, and suddenly everything – Brexit, Tommy Robinson, the tide pod challenge, Bastille – makes sense. Where my daughter sees a bright, cheery wonderland of TV-bellied...

Keith Richards has given up drinking: “It was time to quit”

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The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has revealed that he has cut back drastically on his drinking, admitting in a new interview that "it was time to quit". Richards, who will turn 75 next week (December 18), was speaking ahead of the North American leg of the veteran band's 'No Filter' tour, which kicks off in Miami in April 2019. Read more: The...

Paul McCartney shares the bizarre business idea he and Keith Richards came up with on holiday

Paul McCartney has shared the bizarre business idea that he and Keith Richards came up with on holiday. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug here The Beatles and Stones musicians were both on vacation in Turks and Caicos recently, with McCartney saying he would visit Richards after lunch most days. Speaking to Marc Maron for the latest episode...

Rolling Stones make triumphant return to London – and it’s like they’ve never been away

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“It’s good to be home,” were the words of Mick Jagger as he stood, resplendent in a sparkly silver space jacket, on stage at the London Stadium last night (May 22). It’s been a long five years since The Rolling Stones played live in London — and an even longer 11 years since they did a full UK tour. But...