Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Keith and Mick 'patched things up'

Keith Richards said he's made up with Mick Jagger

Keith Richards has revealed that he and Mick Jagger have made up since their spat earlier this year.

The two Rolling Stones rockers fell out over stories about Mick that Keith published in his autobiography, Life.

Mick was described as "unbearable" in the memoir, and Keith insinuated the frontman had "a tiny todger".

But Keith said of Mick: "He's a brother, a best friend, and probably the most contentious person I know. All collaborations are like that. Nothing goes totally smoothly, but we always patch it up. We patched it up now. The thing is we enjoy working with each other; it's the idea of it that's frightening."

The band is rereleasing its seminal 1978 album Some Girls with some previously unreleased material, and Keith revealed the song Before They Make Me Run has become his favourite song to perform.

"It's pretty autobiographical... I was feeling a little hounded, so I think it came out of feeling that. I was on the run, basically. Very few countries would accept me at the time," said Keith, who was facing a potentially long prison sentence at the time because of a heroin possession charge in Toronto.

Other major hits from the album include, Shattered, the Temptations cover of Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), and Beast Of Burden.

While Keith said the unreleased music was ready to go, Mick said he tinkered with the remixes.

"Claudine and Tallahassee Lassie were all more or less as (they) were. I just listened and said, 'Do they need a bit of percussion or a harmony vocal?,' but apart from that they're fine," Mick said.

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