Published Feb 20, 2008Throughout the Rolling Stones history, the UK granddads have been no strangers to substance abuse. From Keith Richards getting a rumoured blood transfusion to rid all the junk from his system to Brian Jones going belly up in a blissed-out chemical state, drug use and the Stones have always gone hand in hand. Well, now they are saying no.
While at the premiere of Martin Scorceses new Stones documentary, Shine s Light, in Berlin this week, Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, warned all the young dudes and dudettes out about the dangers of drugs.
"When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects, Jagger told reporters. "In our time, there were no rehab centres. Anyway, I did not know about them. (You were likely too damn stoned, Mick ed.)
Jagger then went on to focus his new, and rather hypocritical, anti-drug leanings towards British tabloid-magnet Amy Winehouse, who played with the Stones last year at the Isle of Wight. "Im worried she might die if she goes down the road that she has taken, Jagger said.
Then, in a sudden moment of clarity, Richards pieced together this wonderful piece of advice: "She should get her act together.
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