Keith Richards Inviting Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor to Rolling Stones Jam Sessions, Looks Back at 'Some Girls,' Heroin Addiction
When Keith Richards calls Spinner on a rainy Wednesday evening, he's in a jovial mood. The Rolling Stones are about to release a deluxe edition of their 1978 classic album 'Some Girls' on Nov. 21 and Keef recently revealed that he'll be jamming with bandmates Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts in London. The big question is still whether or not Mick Jagger will join them for a tour next year in honor of their 50th anniversary -- and if Richards has his way, the band will be out there, possibly with more than just the current lineup. In this candid interview, the rock legend speaks -- in his trademark warm, raspy way -- about the band's future, his memories of recording 'Some Girls,' his well-publicized heroin addiction, his 1977 arrest in Toronto for drug trafficking, the inspiration for 'Beast of Burden' and his award-winning memoir, 'Life.'
When do you start those jam sessions with Ronnie and Charlie?
The idea is to go in December. I said, "Jesus Christ, we haven't played together for a couple of years. We better get our chops together." So it basically is just like that, it's just a jam.
Are you planning on playing Stones songs or maybe just some blues jams?
Playing anything. I can't tell you. I'm not Nostradamus, my friend. I ain't telling you anything about that because I know nothing except we're just going to play.
Any sign of Mick coming?
Of course. I mean, everybody's welcome. I was going to ask Bill Wyman to come by too. And Mick Taylor. The whole lot. They're all Stones, you know? Why not?
So, with the