There has been a lot of hype around the Rolling Stones’ upcoming 50th anniversary reunion tour, but apparently it wasn’t all that easy to get the band back together. Before the aging Londoners could hit the road together, Keith Richards reportedly had to apologize to Mick Jagger. Apparently Richards made some statements in his memoir Life last year (such as claiming Jagger has “a tiny todger”), that had his bandmate pretty upset.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, however, Jagger noted that “He did apologize, to my face. So you have to put all that sort of stuff away. Water under the bridge, really. Hopefully, you know, we can carry on working.” Richards himself then said, “It was something to get out of the bloody way so we could get the band on the road. You know, I’ll say sorry to God if you like. I don’t give a shit. I said, ‘Look forward, brother, look forward.’ If you was married to somebody for 50 years, you can have your little spats here and there, and we don’t mind having them in public occasionally. We can’t get divorced — we’re doing it for the kids!”
Watch the Stones’ video announcement of the tour, including the dates, below and try to catch Richards and Jagger onstage together while you can. [Zap2It]