Keith Richards Shares About His Clean Lifestyle
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In a recent heart-to-heart with The Telegraph, The Rolling Stones’ legendary guitarist Keith Richards opens up about his journey towards sobriety, revealing that this shift has brought him a profound sense of contentment.
In his candid conversation, Richards reflects on the significant changes he’s made over the years, including giving up cigarettes in 2019, putting heroin behind him in 1978, and bidding farewell to cocaine in 2006. He confesses to still enjoying the occasional drink with a hint of humor, saying:
“I’m not going to heaven any time soon.”
Nevertheless, he’s genuinely striving to appreciate this new, drug-free way of living, describing it as something entirely unique and fresh in his life.
Richards: Rap Is People Shouting, Not Music
When it comes to music, Richards doesn’t hold back his opinions. He reveals his distaste for rap music, asserting:
“I don’t want to start complaining about pop music. It’s always been rubbish. I mean, that’s the point of it. They make it as cheap and as easy as possible and therefore it always sounds the same; there’s very little feel in it.”
Instead, he emphasizes his love for music created with traditional instruments, disapproving of synthesized elevator music and rap, which he describes as “people shouting and calling it music.”
In other news, The Rolling Stones are gearing up to release their upcoming studio album, Hackney Diamonds, on October 20th. This album features a collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney. Reflecting on this partnership, Mick Jagger praises McCartney’s natural and relaxed approach, expressing how enjoyable their collaboration has been.