He is the Hellraiser and reputed party animal in one of the most legendary rock & roll groups of all time.
However, Keith Richards has announced in a recent interview with MOJO Magazine that he is restricting his notorious party lifestyle and saving less alcohol and his beloved cigarettes.
The Rolling Stones rocker admitted that he started a health kick in 2019 after December became a "long party" for his 75th birthday and 35th wedding anniversary with wife Patti Hansen at his luxurious Turks & Caicos home on Parrot Cay ,
It's just rock n roll: Keith Richards revealed in a recent interview with MOJO Magazine that he's limiting his notorious party lifestyle and saving less alcohol and his beloved cigarettes
Rock on: Keef is the hellraiser and party animal in one of history's most legendary rock & roll groups, The Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter's hit maker said: "On January 1st, you're beaten. And that's a good way to start a new year, right ?! I'm drying now! & # 39;
I hit the hard stuff on the head. I have a little wine with meals and a Guinness or a beer or two, but otherwise … no. It's like heroin – the experiment is over. & # 39;
He stopped. "If I meet you in a bar and you say, do you want to have a drink?" – heheheh – I would not refuse! I am not a Puritan in these matters. It's just that it's not on the day ticket anymore. & # 39;
When asked if he ever tried to give up cigarettes, the guitarist said: I tried. So far unsuccessful! Lou Reed claimed that nicotine was harder to give up than heroin. "
Iconic: The Rolling Stones Rocker, said he started the year 2019 with a health kick after December became a "long party" on his 75th birthday and 35th wedding anniversary (above with his bandmates Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts)
It's. Leaving heroin is like hell, but it's a short hell. I mean the actual process. Cigarettes are always there and you always have.
& # 39; I just pick them up and light them without thinking. But lately, in fact – spread the news! – I've been able to reduce it a lot every day and still work on it.
"Because I realized that I did not need it. I realized it was just a useless habit. But hey, when you're 75, the habits are pretty ingrained. & # 39;
When asked how he stays in shape, the star revealed that he relies on an extremely basic regime to preserve his polished body.
He said, "I get up, ummm, and then, I know, I sit down, I'm not trailing, I think it's bad for you, it's bad for the joints, especially on concrete.
& # 39; i do not go with it. It's just not for me. It works for some people, but you know, it's just … Mmm. Oh, and when I go to the islands, I swim a lot. & # 39;
Try: When asked if he ever tried to give up cigarettes, the guitarist said, "I tried. So far unsuccessful! Lou Reed claimed that nicotine was harder to give up than heroin.
Heyday: The hitmaker of Gimme Shelter said: & # 39; I hit the hard stuff on the head. I have a little wine with meals and a Guinness or a beer or two, but otherwise … no. It's like heroin – the experiment is over
He added, "It's not a regime, it's just very nice to be in the water, and uh, you know … float a bit."
Despite his hectic lifestyle jolting around the world for gigs with the Stones, the star said he still had no mobile phone and said he was "pretty illiterate."
He said, "I rely on my children or the wife to … just look! Google or something! I do not touch these things. I have never liked phones.
Maybe it's because the phone keeps ringing so much that someone wants something since he was 19 years old.
So I would only ever call the phone. So if you brought cell phones, I'm like, oh no …! At least before I could say, "I was not there!" But now … Everyone who knows me knows that I do not have a phone. & # 39;
In 2019, Keith will join bandmates Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts on the US stage of the Stones No Filter Tour. During this two-month period this summer in 13 US stadiums.
Legend: The Rolling Stones, whose founding member is Richards, are so famous for their hedonism and debauchery that their actions in the heyday of the band set the bar for a decadent rock star (with Mick Jagger).
Keith said: "Everyone wants to work as long as they can and feel good about it.& # 39;
& # 39; Our  Tour in the UK and Europe was fantastic, the band rocked. Until we arrived in Warsaw and someone said: This is the last show … Oh no, it was just going on!
So when 2019 came the proposal to play America, everyone jumped up. It's what you do. If you give me 80,000 people, I feel at home. There is also something about the harmless joy of turning people on. I do not want to disappoint these people by saying "Oh, I do not feel like it".
"If I did not feel like it, I would not do it. Neither of us would. The roar of grease, the smell of the crowd – it gets you! You can not stay away. & # 39;
The Stones are also recording their new album.
Keith, who also edits the magazine this month, said: "We're in the studio in a couple of weeks, the whole kit and Caboodle. The Stones with Don produced in LA.
Party animal: When asked how he stays in shape, the star revealed that he relies on an extremely basic regime to maintain his sharper frame
"We did it sometime this year. We do as much as possible for a week or so, and then we're on the road. So we'll see what happens afterwards. & # 39;
The Rolling Stones, whose founding member is Richards, are so famous for their hedonism and debauchery that their actions have since set the bar for a decadent rock star in the heyday of the band.
Keith, known by keen fans as Keef. Had immediately separated from the other band members because of his rough antics.
He was arrested and charged with drug-related charges five times: in 1967, twice in 1973, in 1977 and in 1978.
At his first trial, he was sentenced to one year in prison for allowing cannabis to smoke on his property. This was later overturned.
No satisfaction from the gym: He said: & # 39; I get up. Ummm. And then, I know, I sit down. I'm not trailing, I think it's bad for you. It's bad for the joints, especially on concrete
The band was then relentlessly persecuted by the police during their 1972 North American tour, referred to as the "Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise Tour." At that time, they started booking entire floors of hotels.
On the way to a show in Nebraska, the Stones were attracted to the police, which uncovered a huge supply of illegal drugs.
Nothing came of it – except a fine of $ 165.50 for reckless driving – but Richards says about the tour in his biography: "The State Department had uprisings (true), civil disobedience (even true), illicit sex ( whatever that is) noticed. and violence in the United States. & # 39;
With a minimum sentence of seven years, Richards escaped jail by negotiating a plea that included a show for the blind.
After falling from a tree in Fiji, he finally gave up the cocaine and suffered a severe head trauma, which in 2006 required a life-saving operation.
MOJO will be appearing on the kiosks on February 19th. An exclusive preview edition is available now from greatmagazines.co.uk/keithrichards
While still allowing himself the "occasional" glass of wine or beer, Keith told Rolling Stone in December 2018 that curbing his drinking was an "adaptation."
He said, "You can call it that, yes. But I really do not notice any difference – except I do not drink. I did not feel [right], I did it. I did not want that anymore. & # 39;
Ronnie Wood, who has been sober for eight years, told Rolling Stone that Richards was "a pleasure he works with" since he restricted the substances and alcohol.
& # 39; Much more mature. He's open to more ideas, whereas before I'd grit my teeth and go: "He'll give me some shit if I say that." Now he says, "That's cool, man," Wood said.
Wood said the old Richards used to excel and could get angry if he drank too much, but he noticed this and began to cut slowly.
Richards said there was an "interesting" difference in playing more soberly on stage than in his previous alcoholic performances, and Wood agreed that the two guitarists now work "more diligently" when it comes to their guitar riffs, and they more carefully interweave with each other.
The final leg of the Rolling Stones tour begins on April 20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The 30th anniversary of Keith Richard's first solo album "Talk Is Cheap" (BMG) will be available on March 29th.
MOJO will be on the kiosk on February 19, and an exclusive preview edition is now available at greatmagazines.co.uk/keithrichards
Better than ever: In 2019, Keith will join bandmates Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts on the US stage of the Stones No Filter Tour, which will be staged in two US stadiums this year in 13 US stadiums (Picture 2018).