Keith Richards says he would work with Bob Dylan ‘in Hell or Heaven’

Mick Jagger also calls Desert Trip festival 'Coachella for old people'

The Rolling Stones have spoken in a new interview about this summer’s massive Desert Trip festival in California, which sees them share a bill with Bob Dylan.

The festival will take place over two weekends in October. The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan play the Friday nights, Paul McCartney and Neil Young will headline the Saturday legs and Roger Waters and The Who will close each weekend on the Sundays. Scroll below for the full schedule.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger said: “On the Friday night, it’s going to be us and Bob Dylan, so there will be masses of musicians, actually masses of guests of all the musicians, and it’s a fun time for everyone.”


Keith Richards added: “How many trips can you take to the desert, man? The line-up is just amazing. I can’t believe we’re all going to be stuck in this little town together. I mean, never have we ever all in the same place at the same time.”

Richards continued to say that he would love to work with Dylan: “I’d work with Bob any[where]. I’d work with Bob in hell or heaven. I love him.”

Keith Richards has been critical of Bob Dylan in the past, having been quoted as saying: “Bob’s a nasty little bugger. I remember him saying to me, ‘I could have written ‘Satisfaction’, but you couldn’t have written ‘Desolation Row”. I said, ‘Well, you’re right there, Bob.'”


Elsewhere in the Rolling Stone interview, Jagger joked that Desert Trip was “Coachella for old people,” adding: “Maybe I’ll just get my RV and stay there for a bit longer.”

See the full schedule for Desert Trip below. It will take place at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan (October 7, 14)
Paul McCartney, Neil Young (October 8, 15)
Roger Waters, The Who (October 9, 16)