Keith Richards: Mick Jagger’s a vain, power freak
Keith Richards has called his Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger a “power freak” who’s a “bit vain” but he doesn’t mind in the slightest.
Keith told Uncut magazine recently: “Mick’s a maniac. He can’t get up in the morning without knowing immediately who he’s going to call. Meanwhile, I just go ‘Thank God I’m awake’ and wait for three or four hours before I do anything.”
“He is a power freak and there’s nothing we can do about it. I don’t want to do anything about it. Let him bugger about. It doesn’t make any difference to what we do.”
Regarding Mick’s stage presence, Keith added: “Excuse me while I laugh. He’s a bit vain, let’s put it like that.”
“We want a vain bloke up there, don’t we? Meanwhile, the band can go to work. Vanity will not carry a band. But a band can carry vanity.”