Keith Richards describes Mick Jagger as ‘unbearable’

The Rolling Stones' guitarist lays into his bandmate in his new book

Keith Richards has labelled his Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger “unbearable”.

Richards, who is currently promoting his autobiography ‘Life’, was describing his friendship with Jagger to The Times when he made the admission that he and Jagger don’t get on. He added that he has taken to calling the singer “Brenda” and “Your Majesty” as a joke.

“I used to love Mick, but I haven’t been to his dressing room in 20 years,” Richards said. “Sometimes I think, ‘I miss my friend’. I wonder, ‘Where did he go?’.”


The book itself sees the guitarist talk candidly about Jagger, and he reportedly writes: “It was the beginning of the ’80s when Mick started to become unbearable.”

Despite the criticisms, Richards admitted in the interview that Jagger had read the book, which is set to be released on October 26, and that the only part he asked to not be included was an admission from the guitarist that his bandmate had used a voice coach. Richards added that he refused to omit the offending section from the book.

The guitarist also appeared to back up Ronnie Wood’s recent claim that The Rolling Stones have no plans to retire, by saying: “We’ll be on the road again in the future.”

He added: “I think it’s going to happen. I’ve had a chat with Her Majesty. Brenda.”