Keith Richards Share How Mick Jagger Almost Stole A Song From Him
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Rolling Stones’ legendary guitarist, Keith Richards, recently spilled the beans in an exclusive interview with Guitar Player, giving fans insights into their upcoming album ‘Hackney Diamonds.’ Amidst discussions about the new music, Richards shared how Mick Jagger attempted to claim a particular song as his own.
Richards’ Vocal Evolution in ‘Tell Me Straight’
In the interview, Richards opened up about the noticeable improvement in his vocals on the latest album, acknowledging the comments he received from those around him.
“People have been telling me I sound stronger after I stopped smoking cigarettes in 2019. When we went out on the road a couple of years ago, the sound guys started making comments. They were like, ‘Man, your voice… what’s happening?’ Since then, singing has felt different, and I’m enjoying it more.”
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Mick Jagger’s Attempted Song Heist
The conversation steered towards the track ‘Tell Me Straight’ from the new album, with the interviewer noting its philosophical and mythic elements. Richards explained his intention for the song, emphasizing its unique blend of mythic and hardcore truth. However, a surprising revelation followed as he disclosed Jagger’s attempt to snatch the song for himself.
“Oh, cool. It came kind of like that. Once it was on the roller, these chords appeared and then the rest of it seemed to fall into place around it. I knew it was getting pretty good because Mick tried to steal it! I had to say, ‘Uh-uh buddy. I’m doin’ this one.'”
Hackney Diamonds Stadium Tour
As the Rolling Stones gear up for their 26th album release, they’re hitting the road once again for the Hackney Diamonds Stadium Tour. Sponsored by AARP, the tour is set to kick off on April 28, 2024, in Houston, featuring performances in 16 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Fans can expect a mix of classic hits and tracks from the upcoming album, making it a must-see for Stones enthusiasts.
With Richards’ vocal evolution and Jagger’s attempted song heist adding intriguing layers to the Rolling Stones’ narrative, the Hackney Diamonds Stadium Tour is poised to be a remarkable journey through rock history.