Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger for "Life" comments
Although the Rolling Stones have announced they won't be touring this year, at least a couple of them have been talking to each other recently.
Tension between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reportedly surfaced following the publication in 2010 of Richards' memoir, "Life," which featured a few pointed barbs about his longtime songwriting and performing partner, but in an interview conducted for an upcoming documentary spanning the group's 50 years in rock and roll, the pair seem to have ironed out the rough patch, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
"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 and I regret that," Richard said in the interview, conducted by director Brett Morgen for the still-untitled documentary, which is set to debut in September.
"In the 1980s ... Keith and I were not communicating very well," Jagger said, answering a question about the duo's ancient relationship which prompted Keith's apology. "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 felt excluded, which is a pity. Time I reckon to move on."
"Mick's right," Richards added. "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."
According to Morgen, the documentary features footage culled from more than 50 hours of interviews, and will include never-heard-before Stones songs and unseen concert material.
"For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones," Morgen said in a statement. "The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavor of the iconic rock band."