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Keith Richards says Rolling Stones hiatus was ‘necessary’ and made him stronger

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Keith Richards says the break from the Rolling Stones in the 1990s was “a necessary hiatus” and that time away from the legendary rock band had made him “stronger”.

The veteran guitarist, 78, said the period in which he released his second solo album Main Offender with the X-pensive Winos had given him a better “knowledge” of the role of leader.

The Rolling Stones nearly broke up in the late 1980s due to growing animosity between Richards and lead singer Mick Jagger.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 about the 30th anniversary of Main Offender, released in 1992, Richards spoke about how the experience had “strained” him.

The Rolling Stones nearly broke up in the late 1980s due to growing animosity between Richards and lead singer Mick Jagger (Jane Barlow/PA)

“It was a strange period,” he said.

“Looking back now, it was a necessary pause. Once we started up again, I felt stronger than I had in a long time.

“Doing the Winos I had learned a lot more about being the leader.

“In other words, I came back to the Stones with a lot more knowledge of what Mick’s job implies. And it’s surprisingly different, you’re out there all the time.

“I mean, you don’t stop. With the Stones, I can slide my time. But doing the Winos, while working with the Winos singing and playing guitar as well, that made me really tense.

“And I brought a lot of knowledge and a much tighter feeling when I came back to the Stones.”

Richards and Jagger put their animosity aside after the Rolling Stones were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

They embarked on a record-breaking Steel Wheels tour ending in August 1990, after which they went on a brief hiatus.


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