The Rolling Stones‘ guitarist Keith Richards has discussed his love of smoking weed but how he’s unsure whether full legislation of the drug would be a positive development.
The 71-year-old star recently spoke to Mojo about how he “wasn’t meant to make it this far”, adding that despite his advancing age, he still “smokes regularly”.
Richards revealed that he likes “an early morning joint. Strictly Californian”. The musician, who releases first solo album in 23 years ‘Crosseyed Heart’ during September, added that “whether [legislation is] a good thing in the long run, I don’t know”.
Richards’ comments follow news earlier this year of Paul McCartney revealing that he gave up smoking cannabis “a long time ago” because he didn’t want to “set [a bad] example to my kids and grandkids”.
Richards recently shared a clip for his new solo single ‘Trouble’. ‘Trouble’ is taken from ‘Crosseyed Heart’, Richards’ first solo album in 23 years. The 15-track effort will be released on September 18, following 1992’s ‘Main Offender’ and 1988’s ‘Talk Is Cheap’.
The upcoming record will feature contributions from The Rolling Stones’ late saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died in December 2014. A press release states that the record was inspired by reggae, rock, country and the blues.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with [drummer] Steve Jordan and [guitarist] Waddy Wachtel again,” Richards said in a recent statement. “There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end.”