March 21st, 2012 by faye
Founding member of “The Rolling Stones” Keith Richards has finally apologized publicly to his band mate, Mick Jagger, for the derogatory comments Richards made almost two years ago in the controversial memoir “Life.”
In the autobiography, Keith Richards portrayed Mick Jagger in a not-so-flattering light, calling him “unbearable” among other things.
However, during a new interview for an upcoming documentary about the band, it seems like the two rock stars have decided to make amends with each other.
“Looking back at any career you are bound to recall both the highs and the lows,” Mick Jagger was quoted as saying. “In the 1980s for instance Keith and I were not communicating very well. I got very involved with the business side of the Stones, mainly because I felt no one else was interested, but it’s plain now from the book that Keith Richards felt excluded, which is a pity. Time I reckon to move on.”
Keith Richards then added, “Mick’s right. He and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me. As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick Jagger and I regret that.”
A much-awaited world tour by The Rolling Stones is not expected to happen until 2013 at the earliest, according to the Rolling Stone magazine. Some industry sources claim that the delay is due to the dispute between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, but Rolling Stone said it may be more closely linked to concerns over Richards’ health.
“The quality of the guitarist’s performances declined after he suffered a head injury on vacation in Fiji in April 2006, midway through the Bigger Bang tour,” the magazine said.