Keith Richards Claims Playing Rock N' Roll Is Better Than Church
Keith Richards has never been one to mince words. Leading up to the Rolling Stones' triumphant (June 29th) show stealing appearance at England's Glastonbury Festival, he shed some light on being an elder statesman in rock. Richards spoke to the BBC, and was asked how he responded to claims that the Stones, who rage in age from 66 to 72 are too old to rock, joking, "I'd say, 'What do you know about it? You've never tried it.' It's good for your health to play rock n' roll in a clean-living band like the Rolling Stones. You should try it. It's better than church."
We asked Keith Richards, who has been internationally famous for nearly 50 years, what -- if anything -- he misses about his pre-fame days: "One thing I miss is going, maybe, to the movies. That I used to love to do and. . . y'know, I go in and spoil the movie for everybody. It just takes one person. Y'know, apart from small limitations like that, No, it's. . . I can't think of -- I couldn't knock it, man."
The Rolling Stones will return to London's Hyde Park on July 6th for the first time since July 5th, 1969 to play the first of two shows -- the second being set for July 13th -- which, as of now, marks the end of the band's 50 & Counting Tour dates.
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